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Rob Mocatta has been re-elected to serve Petersfield Butser for the Conservative party, taking 50% of the vote. He lives in East Meon.

The Convervative’s Russell Oppenheimer is the winner of the Petersfield Hangers division. Councillor Oppenheimer lives in Petersfield.

Kate O’Kelly for the Liberal Democrats was re-elected to serve the Midhurst area which includes villages close to Petersfield.

Counting didn’t get underway until Friday afternoon, after the ballots had been verified.

Turnout was 38% and returning officer Amanda Pincham told us there was a high proportion of postal votest this time.

The election for Police and Crime Commissioner was won by Donna Jones for the Conservative party. Donna is a former leader of Portsmouth City Council. She was educated in our area at Ditcham Park school.

Background to the elections

There are two elections taking place that affect us in our area.

Elections of councillors to serve on Hampshire County Council.

A number of candidates is standing in each of the areas listed below. These areas are called “divisions”. One candidate will be elected to serve in each area.

Elections of a Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire.

A number of candidates is expected to stand for election to this role. One candidate will serve the whole of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight.

County Council elections

Which division am I in?

County Council election boundaries
County Council election boundaries. Source: Ordnance Survey mapping. Used under Open Government Licence terms.

Petersfield Hangers

Includes the Herne Farm and Tilmore areas of Petersfield, Sheet, Steep, Liss, Hawkley and Froxfield.

Five candidates have been nominated to stand, including representatives of the Liberal Democrat, Green, Labour and Conservative parties. There is one independent candidate.

Source: East Hampshire District Council

Petersfield Butser

Includes central, south and west Petersfield, the Bell Hill area, Buriton, Langrish, East Meon, Ramsdean, Chalton and Clanfield.

Four candidates are nominated to stand. They are from the Labour, Green, Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties.

Source: East Hampshire District Council

Midhurst

This ward includes Milland, Rogate and South & East Harting within our area.

Four candidates are standing. They represent the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Labour parties. There is one independent candidates nominated.

Source: West Sussex County Council

Police and Crime Commissioner

The elections for a Police and Crime Commissioner take place every four years.

This video explains the process and what the Commissioner’s role is.

Representatives of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative party are standing, plus one independent. They are:

  • Donna Jones, Conservative
  • Richard Murphy, Liberal Democrats
  • Tony Bunday, Labour
  • Stephen James-Bailey, Hampshire Independents

How can I vote?

You must be registered to vote by Monday 19 April.

If you are an eligible elector and you are already on the Register of Electors you do not need to re-register for these elections.

If you are not registered, you can find information on how to register at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote The deadline for applying to register for voting in this election is Monday 19 April 2021.

If you are an EU citizens living here you may register for the local government elections. EU citizens currently retain their rights to vote despite Brexit.

Details of where your polling station is located will be found on your poll card which will be sent to your home address.

When will the results be out?

The County election results are now known (see above).

The results of the Police and Crime Commissioner election is planned for a Monday announcement.

We will carry all the local results on Shine Radio in our news bulletins.

More information

East Hampshire electoral services team has produced a comprehensive page of information about the elections at https://www.easthants.gov.uk/may-2021-elections

If you live in West Sussex you can find information relevant to you here.