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Policing plan goes live.

Hertfordshire Police HQ in Welwyn Garden City Credit: ITV News

A five year plan for the policing of Hertfordshire goes live today.

It's the first to be implented by the county's new Police and Crime Commissioner.

The plan was drawn up after more than four months of consultation.

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Hertfordshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner elected

David Lloyd elected as PCC for Hertfordshire
David Lloyd elected as PCC for Hertfordshire

David Lloyd has been elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.

The full result was as follows:

First Count:

David Lloyd (C) 54,686 (45.89%)

Sherma Batson (Lab) 34,528 (28.98%)

Christopher Townsend (LD) 16,790 (14.09%)

Marion Mason (Ukip) 13,154 (11.04%)

Eliminated: Marion Mason, Christopher Townsend

Second Count

Distribution of Mason's and Townsend's votes

David Lloyd (C) 65,585

Sherma Batson (Lab) 42,830

Elected: David Lloyd

Electorate 845,253; Turnout 119,158 (14.10%)

Policing the police: Commissioner elections

On Thursday 15th of November we go to the polls to vote for Englands first Police and Crime Commissioners.

Their jobs will be to hold Chief Constables to account and help set crime priorities in your area. They'll also decide how much we pay for the police in our Council Tax bills.

But there are worries that this change hasn't been thought through and that turnout in the elections will be low. Luke Farrington reports.

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