Conservative Marc Jones has been re-elected to the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner role.

He won from the first round of counting with 102,813 votes from a 31% turnout.

The PCC oversees the strategy and finances of the force, and also hires and fires chief constables, who are responsible for the daily policing operations.

Mr Jones will be in the position for three years.

The breakdown of the results is:

  • Marc Jones (Conservative) – 102,813
  • Rosanne Kirk (Labour) – 34,310
  • Ross Pepper (Liberal Democrats) – 10,172
  • David Williams (Lincolnshire Independent) – 18,375
  • Peter Escreet (Reform UK) – 6,101

Here’s the live result announcement, the reactions and acceptance speech:

See all our local elections results coverage here

Saturday, May 8, is the final day of counting votes in the local elections, with results expected today for the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

People took to the polls on Thursday, May 6, to decide who would be their new ward councillors, as well as the Police and Crime Commissioner. Due to safety measures surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, votes for the PCC are counted Saturday.

Marc Jones was the second-elected PCC of Lincolnshire in May 2016 and this time his role is being challenged by Labour City of Lincoln councillor Rosanne Kirk and Chair of the Lincolnshire Police Independent Advisory Group (IAG), David Williams from the Lincolnshire Independents party, Ross Pepper from the Liberal Democrats and Peter Escreet from the Reform Party.

Local Democracy Reporters Daniel Jaines and James Mayer are at the Lincoln counting centre today to bring you the result as it is announced.

See The Lincolnite’s election guide here for our previous stories and information, candidates and party promises; including interviews and live PCC hustings.

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There have been 248 coronavirus cases in Greater Lincolnshire and three COVID-related deaths so far this week – a 7% drop in cases but two more deaths than the previous week.

The government’s COVID-19 dashboard on Friday recorded 35 new cases in Lincolnshire, four in North Lincolnshire and four in North East Lincolnshire.

One death was registered in North Lincolnshire. These figures include deaths both in and out of hospitals, as well as residents in hospitals outside the county.

NHS England reported two hospital deaths this week so far. Friday’s death was at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, the first death there in over a month. This time last week, no hospital deaths were recorded across Greater Lincolnshire hospitals.

On Friday, national cases increased by 2,490 to 4,431,043, while deaths rose by 15 to 127,598.

In local news, all people under the age of 40 will be offered an alternative COVID-19 vaccination to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab after fears that young people could get rare blood clots.

The move is a precautionary one after evidence of young people suffering from blood clots once they were given the AstraZeneca jab increased.

A Year 9 student at Cleethorpes Academy has tested positive for coronavirus, resulting in 28 pupils now self-isolating as a precaution.

Principal Mrs Janice Hornby sent a letter to parents/carers on Thursday, May 6 and said the school is continuing to monitor the situation and is working closely with Public Health England.

In national news, England’s R number has fallen slightly to between 0.8 and 1, latest figures show.

This means that on average, every 10 people infected with COVID-19 will pass it on to between eight and 10 other people.

The Prime Minister has said the government needs to carefully handle outbreaks of the India variant of coronavirus in the UK.

It comes as Public Health England (PHE) said one version of it had been elevated to a “variant of concern”.

Coronavirus data for Greater Lincolnshire on Friday, May 7

Greater Lincolnshire includes Lincolnshire and the unitary authorities of North and North East (Northern) Lincolnshire.

59,937 cases (up 43)

  • 41,627 in Lincolnshire (up 35)
  • 9,614 in North Lincolnshire (up four)
  • 8,696 in North East Lincolnshire (up four)

2,192 deaths (up one)

  • 1,617 from Lincolnshire (no change)
  • 307 from North Lincolnshire (up one)
  • 268 from North East Lincolnshire (no change)

of which 1,305 hospital deaths (up one)

  • 812 at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (no change)
  • 41 at Lincolnshire Community Health Service hospitals (no change)
  • 1 at Lincolnshire Partnership Foundation Trust (no change)
  • 451 in Northern Lincolnshire (NLAG) (no change)

4,431,043 UK cases, 127,598 deaths

DATA SOURCE — FIGURES CORRECT AT THE TIME OF the latest update. postcode data includes deaths not in healthcare facilities or in hospitals outside authority boundaries.

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