CONSERVATIVE candidate Philip Seccombe has been named Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner after the final votes were counted.
After the first round of voting yielded no majority winner, voters for the unsuccessful candidates had their second preference considered for the two front-runners – Mr Seccombe and Labour candidate Julie Jackson.
The second round votes were counted and Mr Seccombe came out on top with 9,313 votes, edging out Mrs Jackson – who finished with 7,383 votes.
Philip Seccombe has vowed to “make Warwickshire a safer place to live, work and visit.” He said: “Crime is too high and I want to assist our police to reduce it by increasing their numbers and making them more visible.”
Mr Seccombe has previously sat as a district councillor for 14 years, served as a commanding officer in the Warwickshire Yeomanry and has founded and ran a successful business for almost 30 years.