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Tory wins two-horse race to take PCC job in Staffs
4:44pm Friday 16th November 2012 in Local
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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