Independent congratulates new Police Commissioner for North Yorkshire after election win
Keith Tordoff MBE sent his best wishes to Philip Allott, the Conservative candidate, who was elected on Friday with a total of 84,737 of the first and second-preference votes.
Labour candidate Alison Hume came second with a total of 53,442 votes.
After beating the Lib Dem candidate into third place, Mr Tordoff, a long-serving police officer and former chair of Nidderdale Chamber of Trade, said: "I would through your publication like to thank you for your coverage of the campaign and take this opportunity to thank those who kindly voted for me.
"As the Independent candidate I received 22,338 votes, coming in third which I am very proud of.
"I am grateful to the people who supported my campaign to try and get me elected to work for them and support the Police and Fire services of North Yorkshire. "
Mr Tordoff continued that he hoped the new Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner would get the resources required to do a good job for the residents of North Yorkshire.
He said: "I would like to congratulate Philip Allott (Conservative) on being elected as Police Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire.
"I would also like to thank the other candidates in the contest, Alison Hume (Labour) and James Barker (Lib. Dem).
"I am sure we all want the Police and Fire services of North Yorkshire to be fully supported and resourced to be judged outstanding in every area at the next Government inspection.
"I wish the new Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Philip Allott, all the very best and will be looking to him to deliver on his election pledges for everyone who lives, works or visits North Yorkshire "
The results from the first stage of the count, which included the two candidates who did not go through to the second stage count, were:
Phillip Allott (Conservative) - 73,657
Alison Hume (Labour) - 40,803
Keith Tordoff (Independent) - 22,338
James Barker (Liberal Democrats) - 19,773
The overall turnout for the North Yorkshire and York PFCC elections was 25.33% which was an increase from 22% in the 2016 contest.
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