Conservative candidate Zoe Metcalfe has been elected as the new Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire after this week's by-election.
Just 13.94% of eligible residents of the county took part in the vote on Thursday, to select a new Commissioner following the resignation of Philip Allott.
Ms Metcalfe received 39.5% of the first-preference votes from the 86,973 ballot papers.
When both first and second preference votes were taken into account, she received a total of 41,760, with Labour's Emma Scott-Spivey in second place with 26,895.
Zoe Metcalfe is currently a councillor on Harrogate Borough Council, and will take up the new role with immediate effect.
Simon Dennis, Chief Executive of the Office of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner said: “On behalf of the Office, I am delighted to welcome Zoë to the role of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. Together with the Chief Constable and the Interim Chief Fire Officer, I look forward to working with her in the years ahead.
“I also want to thank Jenni Newberry for serving as Acting Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for the past few weeks and all the team at the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner who have worked so hard to ensure our work continued without interruption ahead of this by-election.”
North Yorkshire Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner by-election result, Thursday 25th November 2021
- Zoe Metcalfe (Conservative): 34,385
- Hannah Barham-Brown (Women's Equality Party): 8,837
- James Barker (Liberal Democrats): 9,499
- Emma Scott-Spivey (Labour): 18,094
- Keith Tordoff (Independent): 14,988
- Zoe Metcalfe (Conservative): 7,375
- Emma Scott-Spivey (Labour): 8,801
- Zoe Metcalfe (Conservative): 41,760
- Emma Scott-Spivey (Labour): 26,895