New mayor and new commissioner are elected

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 6th May 2024

A new East Midlands Mayor has been elected, while a new Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire has also been chosen by voters.

Claire Ward has won the first ever elections for an East Midlands Mayor after voters took to the polls on Thursday (May 2).
There were six candidates for the new mayor, who will lead the new East Midlands Combined Authority.
The election results were as follows: Claire Margaret Ward (Labour and Co-operative Party) with 181,040 votes; Ben Bradley (Conservative Party) with 129,332; Frank Adlington-Stringer (Green Party) with 50,666; lan Graves (Reform UK) with 49,201; Matt Relf (Independent) with 23,359; and Helen Louise Tamblyn-Saville (Liberal Democrat) with 15,970.

Meanwhile, following the same polling day, Nicolle Ndiweni has been elected as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire.
The results of this election were as follows: Nicolle Ndiweni (Labour & Co-operative) with 93,260 votes; Angelique Foster (Conservative) with 65,293; Russell Armstrong (Reform) with 32,944; David Hancock (Liberal Democrat) with 22,540.
The new Commissioner is set to take up office on Thursday, May 9.

To keep up to date with news from the Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner go to here

To read more about the new East Midlands Combined Authority, go to here

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