Martin Surl is re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner

Release date: 6 May 2016

The counting of votes cast in the Gloucestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Election District took place on Friday 6 May.

No candidate received more than 50% of the valid first preference votes (Cotswold District totals in brackets):

Barry Kirby Labour - 33,825 (2,004)

Martin Surl (Independent) - 57,447 (6,376)

Will Windsor-Clive (Conservative) - 46,965 (7,166)

Rejected - 5,115

A second count was required and the overall winner was the Independent candidate – and current PCC  – Martin Surl.

The number of votes cast in Cotswold District was 15,779, representing a  23.4% turnout. Across the whole county,143,364 ballot papers were returned, which equates to a 30.5% overall turnout.

Why are Police and Crime Commissioners important?

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected by the public to ensure that the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

For details of the Gloucestershire PCC candidates go to

Elections Fact File

  • There are 67,537 voters in the Cotswold District (463,597 voters in Gloucestershire)

  • 376 people are employed in the District on polling day (1,645 in Gloucestershire)

  • 117 polling stations in the District (468 in Gloucestershire)

  • 11,909 postal voters in the District (79,064 in Gloucestershire)


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