Conservative candidate Nick Alston has been elected the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex.
The result was as follows:
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
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%)
The region's nine new Police & Crime Commissioners officially take office on Thursday following last week's elections.
The region's Police and Crime Commissioners will be getting to grips with their new roles after yesterday's election results.
Turnout in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections ranged from a 20% in Northamptonshire to just over 13% in Essex.