Conservative Philip Wilkinson wins Wiltshire PCC election – with reduced majority

CONSERVATIVE Philip Wilkinson has been reelected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire – but with a much smaller majority.

In 2021, Mr Wilkinson won with a majority of 7,367.

However, after the vote last Thursday (May 2), it emerged he had won, but by a reduced margin of 2,233.

Labour’s candidate, Stanka Adamcova, came in second place, pushing independent Mike Rees into third.

The full result in the Wiltshire PCC election was:

Philip Wilkinson (Conservative and Unionist Party) – 38,578
Stanka Adamcova (Labour and Co-operative Party) – 36,345
Mike Rees (Independent) – 29,035
Alan Hagger (Liberal Democrats) – 20,485

The result was declared at City Hall in Trowbridge, with turnout at 22.72% across Wiltshire and Swindon, with 125,927 verified votes cast.

Terence Herbert, Police Area Returning Officer for Wiltshire, said: “Congratulations to Philip Wilkinson on being re-elected as Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

“I’d like to thank everyone for coming out to vote, and to my staff and everyone involved for their professionalism in running such a smooth election.”

The result was welcome news for the Conservatives, who had seen Labour increase its majority on Swindon Borough Council to 25, having taken nine of the 20 seats up for election off the Tories.

And in the Avon & Somerset Police area, Labour’s Clare Moody defeated Conservative Mark Shelford to become the new PCC.

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