CONSERVATIVE Donna Jones has been made the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

On the Island, she won 19,400 votes alone, according to the results of the count.

More than 40,000 Islanders voted in the election on May 6, which had been delayed by a year due to Covid-19.

Nearly 39,000 votes were counted, after verification.

Voters’ second votes were also taken into consideration, and it was between Conservative Donna Jones and Labour Tony Bunday for the post.

Independent Steve James-Bailey and Lib Dem Richard Murphy were eliminated from the election.

Mrs Jones beat Labour candidate Tony Bunday by 50,326 votes to 43,919.

During the second count, 3,199 Islanders voted for Donna Jones as their second preference. 2,789 voted for Mr Bunday.

4,045 voted for eliminated candidates.

Mrs Jones has pledged to tackle anti-social behaviour, recruit 600 police officers by 2023, and increase police visibility.