Labour joy as Paddy Tipping wins Nottinghamshire PCC vote

Paddy Tipping
Paddy Tipping

LABOUR’S Paddy Tipping has created history by becoming Nottinghamshire’s first ever Police and Crime Commissioner today (Friday).

The former Sherwood MP won the contest after a second round of votes - defeating independent candidate, Malcolm Spencer.

Conservative candidate Tony Roberts and independent, Raj Chandran, bowed out after the first round.

The low turnout for yesterday’s election nationally was mirrored across the county.

In Nottinghamshire just 16.77 per cent of the electorate went to the ballot box - with 13.47 per cent in Mansfield; 15.09 per cent in Ashfield and 19.11 per cent in Newark & Sherwood.

There was also Labour success in Derbyshire for Alan Charles.

See Wednesday’s Chad for more on the elections.