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.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire is proposing a council tax rise of almost 16% to pay for more police officers in the county.
Olly Martins is consulting the public on the 15.85% increase. A referendum would be required to secure a rise of this scale. It would be held alongside the General Election on 7 May.
Mr Martins says the increase would pay for 100 additional officers until at least 2021, with a focus on more visible policing in the community, managing prolific offenders and protecting vulnerable people.
Click below to watch Olivia Paterson's interview with Olly Martins:
BEDFORDSHIRE PCC ELECTION
Olly Martins (Lab) 27,947 (34.03%)
Jas Parmar (C) 26,226 (31.93%)
Linda Jack (LD) 11,205 (13.64%)
Kevin Carroll (Brit Freedom) 8,675 (10.56%)
Mezanur Rashid (Ind) 8,076 (9.83%)
Eliminated: Kevin Carroll, Linda Jack, Mezanur Rashid
Distribution of Carroll's, Jack's and Rashid's votes
Olly Martins (Lab) 35,958
Jas Parmar (C) 32,100
Elected: Olly Martins
Electorate 462,823; Turnout 82,129 (17.75%)