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Quarter of Peterborough residents head to the polls to vote for new Mayor

Turnout in Peterborough is just under a quarter. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Just under a quarter of residents in Peterborough have cast a vote for the newly-created post of Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, with the winner expected to be announced late on Friday afternoon.

In total, 33,201 votes from the city were counted - a turnout of 24.7%.

33,201
How many votes were cast from Peterborough for the post of Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The figure is a significant improvement on the Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner vote in 2012 where only 14% of people in the county voted.

Elsewhere, counting is well underway across Hertfordshire and Essex, and early indications show that turnout has been mixed.

Counting is underway in Colchester (left) and Stevenage (right). Credit: ITV News Anglia

In Harlow there has been a rise in the number of voters this year compared to four years ago, with 28.59% heading to the polls on this occasion compared to 26.32% four years ago.

Colchester also recorded a turnout of 35%, while it was slightly lower in Stevenage (33.83%).

Results for Essex and Hertfordshire have already started to filter through, but many other County Councils won't start counting for a few hours yet.

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