LIVE: Paddy Tipping wins Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner elections
Paddy Tipping has been named Nottinghamshire's first ever Police Crime Commissioner.
The Labour candidate won after a second round of voting.
After the second round was counted, Mr Tipping won with 65,919 to Mr Spencer's 52,789 votes.
The Labour man has promised to put more officers on the street and patrolling neighbourhoods.
He proposes to recruit an extra 150 police officers and 100 new PCSOs.
After his victory he said: "I got more votes than anybody in Nottinghamshire, more votes than any of the MPs in the county.
"I'm disappointed with the turnout and I think there are a number of factors involved.
"I'm really very disappointed that although the electoral commission put out a booklet to every household at the cost of £35m none of the candidates' information was put into it.
"People have said to me 'we've had your leaflet Paddy but we don't know what the other candidates stood for because we've not had other stuff from them' so we need a press on that.
"The government's inspector of police believe there are too many senior officers in Nottinghamshire and I tend to agree with them.
"I'm going to look at that closely.
"One of the things I'm determined to do is reduce the hierarchy and as a consequence put more officers back into neighbourhood teams."
Runner up Malcolm Spencer was philosophical despite defeat, but he was left angry with the lack of electoral information passed onto the public.
He said: "The electorate have been let down very, very badly by the lack of information and the lack of publicity that's been given to this throughout the entire few weeks, not only of the campaign itself, but the lead up to.
"A lot of people I've spoken to have echoed that. A lot of people have said 'why should I bother voting, not because I don't care but because nobody's telling me anything about it'."
"As an independent I'm proud I came a close second to the strongest candidate we've got and I don't think the people of Nottinghamshire have heard the last of me.
"I want to make sure party politics stays way clear from this job."
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