Conservative candidate, Matthew Scott has held onto the position of Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent. He beat Labour’s Lola Oyewusi and the Liberal Democrat’s Graham Colley, with 56% of the vote.
It will be Mr Scott’s second term as the PCC for the county, having been elected in 2016. The results were:
Matthew Scott, Conservative: 237 278
Lola Oyewusi, Labour: 103 807
Graham Colley, Lib Dem: 69 464
There were 420 422 votes cast, with 9873 spoilt papers.
Turnout was 31.8%
Mr. Scott has reiterated his commitment to making Kent safer and recruiting more police officers.
Since 2016 there are nearly 800 more police officers in the county and he hopes to see the total number rise to 3970 by March 2022.