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This report is taken directly from BBC Online: "Conservative John Dwyer has been elected Cheshire's first police and crime commissioner (PCC).

Mr Dwyer beat Labour's John Stockton after second preference votes were counted when neither managed to get 50% of votes.

He will be on a salary of £75,000 and responsible for setting priorities for Cheshire Police, overseeing its budget and hiring the chief constable.

The turnout in Cheshire overall was 13.7%.

Mr Dwyer, a former Assistant Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary, won the second preference vote with 56.5% of votes opposed to Mr Stockton's 43.5% share of the votes.

In the first count, Mr Dwyer received 40,122 (36.84%) votes, Mr Stockton, an executive board member for Halton Borough Council, got 30,974 (28.44%) and Sarah Flannery (Independent) received 18,596 (17.08%).

Liberal Democrat Ainsley Arnold received 10,653 (9.78%) votes with the UK Independence Party's Louise Bours polling 8,557 (7.86%) votes."

 

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