Ann Barnes wins Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Thanet
INDEPENDENT candidate Ann Barnes stormed to victory in Thanet, setting up a landslide win to become Kent's first police commissioner.
The former Kent Police Authority chairman topped the votes with 42.1 per cent, leaving Conservative Craig MacKinlay trailing on 22.8% and Harriet Yeo of Labour with just 12.7 per cent.
Indifference was the overwhelming mood of the electorate as just 14,671 voters went to the ballot box – 15.1 per cent of those eligible.
The new role will replace Kent Police Authority and will produce policing plans, manage funding and hold Chief Constable Ian Learmonth to account.
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Full results from Thanet are: Barnes (Ind) 42.1%, Mackinlay (Con) 22.8%, Yeo (Lab) 12.7%, Wauchope (UKIP) 10.5%, Uncles (English Democrats) 6.5%, Dai Liyanage (Ind) 3.4%.