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A new PCC for Essex - but the Tories win again

Roger Hirst takes over as Essex PCC. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Conservative candidate Roger Hirst has replaced his fellow Tory Nick Alston as Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.

Mr Hirst was already 30,000 votes ahead of his nearest rival, UKIP's Bob Spink, following the first count.

The redistribution of the other candidates' second choices helped push him over the 50% mark, with a total of 135,948 votes.

Bedfordshire's outspoken PCC loses out to Tory candidate

Kathryn Holloway is the new PCC for Bedfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Bedfordshire's outspoken inaugural Police and Crime Commissioner has been beaten by his Conservative rival.

Olly Martins was the only Labour PCC in the region following the 2012 election.

But, following the second count, he today lost the role to Tory Kathryn Holloway by nearly 2,000 votes.


Tories continue to oversee Cambridgeshire Police with new PCC

Jason Ablewhite Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The Tories will continue to oversee the police in Cambridgeshire - despite fielding a new candidate for 2016.

Sir Graham Bright stood down after four years in the role from 2012 to 2016.

Conservative Jason Ablewhite was voted in following the second count, beating Labour candidate Dave Baigent.

Tory Police Commissioner re-elected in Hertfordshire

The Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has been re-elected in Hertfordshire. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd has been re-elected in Hertfordshire.

Mr Lloyd took 42% of first preference votes compared with the former Labour MP Kerry Pollard coming in second with 27% of the vote.

The Liberal Democrats beat UKIP into third place.

Conservatives win PCC election in Northamptonshire

Conservative candidate Stephen Mold has been elected Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Conservative candidate Stephen Mold has been elected Police & Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire.

He replaces fellow Tory Adam Simmonds who stepped down from the role after one term in office.

Mr Mold took 41% of the vote in the first count with Labour's Kevin McKeever second on 36%.

Once second preference votes from the rejected UKIP candidate Sam Watts were taken into account, Mr Mold won by more than 9,000 votes.

Tory candidate returns as Suffolk PCC

Tim Passmore get four more years as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Suffolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Conservative candidate Tim Passmore will continue as Suffolk's Police and Crime Commissioner, as the first of the region's results come in.

The current PCC won both the first count and second count, when the alternative preferences of those people voting for candidates who had not made the top two were redistributed.

An extra 45,000 people went to the polls compared with the first ever PCC election in 2012 but the turn out in Suffolk was still less than a quarter of the electorate.


Tories lose councillors in East Anglia with gains for Labour, Lib Dems and UKIP

The number of councillors elected in the Anglia region on 5 May 2016. Credit: ITV News Anglia

All the political parties are claiming some measure of success in the local council elections in the Anglia region.

The Conservatives have lost councillors but scored a major victory by winning back an overall majority on Peterborough City Council. It brought the Prime Minister David Cameron into the city to celebrate with party workers.

There were gains in the region for Labour, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP while the Greens made losses.

Labour loses all seats in Rochford as Tories hold a reduced majority

Conservatives remain in overall control despite losses. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Labour has lost all its seats on Rochford council as the Tories held onto overall control.

But it was not all good news for the Conservatives, who lost six councillors taking their majority down to three.

UKIP, Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and the independent candidates all benefited from Labour and the Tories' losses.

Conservatives hold North Hertfordshire but with a reduced majority

The Conservatives have held North Hertfordshire council. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats both made gains in North Hertfordshire - but not enough to take overall control of the council away from the Tories.

The Conservatives still have a sizeable majority of 19 councillors.

The local authority has been in the hands of the Tories since 1999 when it took over from Labour.

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