Dr Alan Billings re-elected as South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner

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Dr Alan Billings has been re-elected as South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Comissioner.

The result was declared after a count at Barnsley's Metrodome today (May 10), with Dr Bilings increasing his majority. to 54 per cent of the vote - up from just over 50 percent in 2014.

The result is a sign of hope for Labour, after losing its PCCs to the Tories in neighbouring Humberside, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire over the weekend.

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The tories also took 20 seats in Rotherham's council elections on Saturday, which saw Labour only just cling on to control.

Dr Alan Billings.Dr Alan Billings.
Dr Alan Billings.

Dr Billings said that he was "pleased people put their trust in me", and said the victory for the Labour Party is truly astonishing, given what's happened in other parts of the country."

Dr Billings was up against Liberal Democrat Candidate Joe Otten, and Conservative David Chinchen.

He added that he will focus on anti-social behaviour, in particular nuicance quad bikes, rural crime, road safety and organised crime.

Full results

Alan Billings - 165,442 (54%)

David Chinchen - 98, 851 (32%)

Joe Otten - 42,462 (14%)

What does the Police and Crime Comissioner do?

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The PCC is now in place for a four-year term, and is responsible for:

Appointing the chief constable of South Yorkshire Police

Publish, a five-year police and crime plan that sets out policing priorities

Set the annual budget and precept (tax) level

Publish annual reports and accounts.