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New Warrington based Police and Crime Commissioner


WARRINGTON based Labour councillor David Keane will be the new Police and Crime for Commissioner for Cheshire after defeating incumbent Tory John Dwyer – in what many will see as a a surprise victory.

David Keane

David Keane

It was a day of double celebration as the Labour Borough Councillor was re-elected at Penketh.

In the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire election Mr Keane polled a total of 84601 votes against Mr Dwyer’s 81652.

The result reflected the near total collapse of the Conservative vote in the local elections in Warrington.

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Defeated John Dwyer

Mr Keane led after the first round of votes which then became a two horse race with Mr Dwyer.

When the second choice votes were calculated Mr Keane retained top spot as the second choice votes were evenly split.




John Dwyer  Conservative: 69, 322    12,330   Total 81652  

David Keane Labour  72497      12104    Total 84601

Neil Lewis (Lib Dem)  18530

Jonathan Sharkey UKIP 21991



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    • The pathetic number of voters who bothered to put their crosses on this particular ballot paper shows many others share your view on the relevance of PCCs to policing.

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