CONSERVATIVE Donna Jones was re-elected Hampshire and Isle of Wight police and crime commissioner (PCC) in emphatic fashion.

The former leader of Portsmouth City Council received 175,953, just shy of 70,000 votes more than Labour’s Becky Williams.

Liberal Democrats candidate Brad Pains came third with 92,843 votes and Don Jerrard, who represented The Justice and Anti-Corruption Party, came fourth with 40,961 votes.

The PCC election saw 14 local area counts take place across the county and island on Friday, May 3.

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Ms Jones received the most votes in 11 of these mini-counts.

Ms Williams led the voting in Rushmoor, where she is a councillor, and Southampton, which has a large Labour majority on the city council.

Mr Bains topped the voting in Eastleigh, an area where the borough council is dominated by his party.

The Liberal Democrats are targeting Winchester as a potential gain in the general election, with a 7.08 per cent swing needed to win the parliamentary constituency. Their PCC candidate came second to the Conservatives by just 447 votes in Winchester.

In Test Valley Ms Jones secured 10,539, compared to Mr Bains who received 4,532, Ms Williams 5,092 and Mr Jerrard 2,224. 

The turnout in the borough was 21.58 per cent. 

The overall turnout for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight police area was 28.38 per cent.

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Speaking after her victory, Ms Jones admitted securing a second term was “even more victorious” given the difficult set of election results for her party across the county.

Ms Jones said: “I just want to say a huge thank you to the people of Hampshire and Isle of Wight for putting their trust and confidence in me.

“I’m the first police and crime commission in the police force area to be re-elected for a second term.

“I’ve got almost a 20 per cent majority here in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight – the fifth largest police force in the country, representing two million people and hundreds of thousands of businesses. That’s very humbling. It is a big job. There is a lot of work still to be done and the work for me starts tomorrow.”