Winchester turnout the highest in Hampshire

5:32pm Friday 16th November 2012

By Andrew Napier

The turnout in the Winchester district by voters for the election for police and crime commissioner was the highest in Hampshire.

Some 20.2 per cent went to the polls yesterday compared to only 11.5 per cent in Gosport and 11.6 per cent in Portsmouth. Across Hampshire the average was just over 15 per cent.

In the Winchester area, the same as the city council district, 18,405 people cast their vote out of a registered 91,335.

Michael Mates, Conservative, polled the highest number, 4,932, followed by Simon Hayes, Independent, on 4,440 then David Goodall, Liberal Democrat on 3,402, Jacqui Rayment, Labour, 2,311, Don Jerrard, Justice and Anti-Corruption Party, 1,649, and Stephen West, UKIP, 1,115.



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