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An election was held for the new post of Police and Crime Commissioner in West Yorkshire on 15 November 2012.

Mark Burns-Williamson won the seat for Labour.

Result
Vote Share
Labour
47.9%
Christie
23.0%
Conservative
21.1%
Lib Dems
8.0%

1st Round 2nd Round
Party Candidate Votes Vote % Votes Vote %
Labour Mark Burns-Williamson 102,817 47.9% 114,736 61.5%
Independent Cedric Christie 49,299 23.0% 71,876 38.5%
Conservative Geraldine Carter 45,365 21.1%
Lib Dems Andrew Marchington 17,247 8.0%


News
"West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson speaks of the challenges ahead"
Halifax Courier, 23 November
"West Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner candidate reveals he was probed over fraud"
Yorkshire Evening Post, 25 October
"Bradford Council faces £35,000 allowances bill for police panel members"
The Telegraph and Argus, 10 October
"Police and crime commissioner elections: West Yorkshire"
BBC News, 10 September
"MP launches police cuts fight"
Pontefract and Castleford Express, 6 August
"Shadow in plea for a re-think on police cuts"
Yorkshire Evening Post, 3 August
"Mark to stand as police boss"
Pontefract and Castleford Express, 22 June
"Tories seek candidate to fill police commissioner role"
Keighley News, 13 April
"Tory race is on for new police and crime commissioner role"
The Telegraph and Argus, 5 April


Forum
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