Conservative Marc Jones elected new Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Conservative Marc Jones has been elected as Lincolnshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner.

Jones fought off competition from Victoria Ayling (UKIP), Lucinda Preston (Labour), and Daniel Simpson (Lincolnshire Independents) in the election on May 5.

A Lincolnshire county councillor, Jones was elected with 48,033 overall votes in the second round in the count at the Lincoln Drill Hall.

The overall turnout was just over 20% compared to 15% across Lincolnshire in 2012.


He will succeed Independent Alan Hardwick in the post, who announced his retirement from frontline politics earlier this year.

Jones has indicated during the campaign that he would give up his post as councillor in charge of finance on Lincolnshire County Council.

However, he has said that he will not be resigning as a councillor.

The candidate with the second most votes was UKIP’s Victoria Ayling.


Full results after second preferences

Marc Jones (Conservative) – 48,033

Victoria Ayling (UKIP) – 37,420