Tory wins two-horse race to take PCC job in Staffs

First published in News

STAFFORDSHIRE voters have chosen Conservative candidate Matthew Ellis to be their new Police and Crime Commissioner.

The election, which was a two horse race between Mr Ellis and Labour's Joy Garner, was won with the lowest turnout so far declared of 11.6 per cent.

Mr Ellis will make a declaration of Acceptance of Office on Monday November 19 and will take up office on Thursday November 22.

Staffordshire Police Chief Constable, Mike Cunningham, said: “I would like to welcome Matthew to the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire and look forward to forging a strong relationship as we work to keep the communities of Staffordshire safe and reassured.”

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