West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner election: Labour take control after vote goes to the wire

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A POLICE authority chair has said he will oppose the “damaging policing cuts to our vital services” as he was elected police and crime commissioner for West Yorkshire.

Labour’s Mark Burns-Williamson won the post after going to second preference votes against independent candidate Cedric Christie.

He achieved a total of 114,736 votes to Mr Christie’s 71,876.

 

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