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Nick Alston the new PCC for Essex

(First Count)

Nick Alston (C) 51,325 (30.51%)

Mick Thwaites (Ind) 40,132 (23.85%)

Val Morris-Cook (Lab) 27,926 (16.60%)

Linda Belgrove (Ind) 22,163 (13.17%)

Andrew Smith (Ukip) 15,138 (9.00%)

Robin Tilbrook (Eng Dem) 11,550 (6.87%)

Eliminated: Linda Belgrove, Val Morris-Cook, Andrew Smith, Robin Tilbrook

(Second Count)

Distribution of Belgrove's, Morris-Cook's, Smith's and Tilbrook's votes

Nick Alston (C) 62,350

Mick Thwaites (Ind) 58,664

Elected: Nick Alston**

Electorate 1,313,745; Turnout 168,234 (12.81%)