CONSERVATIVE Philip Allott, elected yesterday (Friday) as the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire received 6,398 votes in Craven.

Alison Hume, Labour, was runner up with 3, 229 votes, followed by Keith Tordoff, Independent, with 1,999 and James Barker, Liberal Democrat, with 1,525. The turnout in Craven was 29.56 per cent.

Overall, across the whole of North Yorkshire and York, Mr Allott took took 84,737 of the first and second-preference votes.Ms Hume won a total of 53,442 votes, putting her in second place.

Mr Allott, from Knaresborough, is the managing director of a PR and marketing agency. He was the former leader of the Conservative group on Harrogate District Council.