Ben Adams
Ben Adams

The new Staffordshire Commissioner says he is “honoured” to have been elected.

Ben Adams has previously served as a Conservative county councillor and will succeed Matthew Ellis in the role.

He won 136,024 votes, ahead of Labour’s Tony Kearon on 67,050.

Overall turnout was 28.9% with the Lichfield district figure standing at 33.13%.

“I am honoured the people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have put their faith in me to help our police and fire and rescue services keep them safe.

“I can’t wait to get started and ensure that local people’s concerns and priorities are heard and acted upon.

“I know that local taxpayers want their hard-earned money used to support the frontline police and fire and rescue effort, and that this is felt directly by communities.  

“I will be looking for more opportunities to share resources between police and fire, building on recent successes at Hanley and Tamworth, where the two services now work well and efficiently alongside each other.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped and supported me and look forward to delivering on the trust that has been placed in me.”

Ben Adams

Mr Adams will officially take up the role next week when he signs an oath to both services on 14th May.

Full results:

Ben AdamsConservative136,02455.71%
Deneice Florence-JukesIndependent19,1027.82%
Tony KearonLabour and Co-operative67,05027.46%
Michael Andrew RileyReform UK5,5042.25%
Richard Mark WhelanLiberal Democrats10,6904.38%

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  1. BEN Hopefully dog thefts will be addressed and more police patrols to deter tourist theives
    And abuse behaviour And litter bugs

  2. I voted for Deneice, who I know nothing about – simply because she’s independent.

    As we were promised when PCCs were introduced – they should be a-political and not aligned to any party, yet that promise fell by the wayside and now we have another Tory PCC.

    No party should control the police, it is far too important that the police remain independent of insidious party politics.

    A Conservative lie, for those keeping count.

  3. Read this recently.
    The Forest was shrinking but the trees kept voting for the axe, for the axe was clever and convinced the trees that because his handle was made of wood he was one of them – Turkish Proverb.
    So apt at the moment.

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