Mulligan wants to see high police presence on streets

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North Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan, re-elected in last Thursday county-wide vote said later  that she intended to see £3m allocated to the county put to protecting vulnerable residents.

In addition, Mrs Mulligan, the Conservative candidate in the four-way election, said she aimed to see a high visible police and police community officer presence in North Yorkshire.

She said: "During my first term as commissioner I have tried to protect vulnerable people in North Yorkshire."

Mrs Mulligan was elected with a total of 65,018 votes while her nearest rival, Stephen Howley (Labour) polled 44,759.

The other candidates were Mike Pannett (Ind) who polled 30,984 and James Blanchard (Lib Dem) who polled 13,856.

A massive 7,669 voting papers were rejected because people had voted for more than one candidate, or their slip was ruled inadmissible due to the way it had been completed.

In Scarborough just under 15,000 people voted, 18.42 per cent of those eligible. This was the lowest turnout in North Yorkshire.

Scarborough figures:

CON=5,538

LAB=4,870

IND=3,248

LIB DEM=1,018