Conservative Katy Bourne has won the most first-preference votes in Horsham district’s election for the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.
Mrs Bourne polled 6,324 first preferences in the district, 37.8 per cent of the total. Independent Ian Chisnall (3,556, 21.3 per cent) was second, ahead of UKIP’s Tony Armstrong 2,618 (15.7 per cent), Liberal Democrat David Rogers (2,154, 12.9 per cent) and Labour’s Godfrey Daniel (2,073, 12.4 per cent).
These figures are included in the overall total throughout Sussex, where Mrs Bourne polled 59,635 first preferences (31.5 per cent), Mr Daniel 40,765 (21.5 per cent), Mr Chisnall 38,930 (20.6 per cent), Mr Armstrong 29,327 (15.5 per cent) and Mr Rogers 20,579 (10.9 per cent).
As no candidate polled more than half of the first-choice votes in Sussex, second preferences are now being considered too, with only Tory Mrs Bourne and Labour’s Mr Daniel left in the race. In Horsham district, Mrs Bourne polled 2,066 second-preference votes and Mr Daniel 1,078, while many voters did not specify a second choice. Second preferences for other areas are still being counted.
The turnout in Sussex was only 15.8 per cent, including 16.9 per cent in Horsham district.