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Police Commissioner election count gets underway in Lincoln

The count for the election of the Police and Crime Commissioner at Lincolnshire Police has got underway in Lincoln.

Lincolnshire count Credit: ITV News

Turnout at yesterday's election was up compared with last time. It was 21.19% (114,766 votes cast). In 2012 it was 15.1%.

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Jeremy Corbyn: Labour 'hung on' amid 'growing support'

Labour "hung on" and "grew support" in council elections across England in the face of poor predictions, leader Jeremy Corbyn said during a visit to Sheffield.

He admitted there was "a lot of building to do" in Scotland following dire results in the Holyrood elections.

Mr Corbyn insisted he would continue as Labour leader: "I'm carrying on. Don't worry about that. I'm carrying on. I'm fine. I'm very happy."


Turnout in South Yorkshire Police Commissioner election doubles

Twice the number of voters have turned out for the latest poll to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner in South Yorkshire compared to the last ballot.

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Election officials at the count in Barnsley say the turnout for yesterday's vote was 29.48%. The turnout at the previous poll in November 2014 was 14.8%.

Labour candidate Dr Alan Billings is aiming to keep the job which has been in the headlines following a series of controversies over Hillsborough Disaster, the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal and calls for an inquiry into the so-called Battle of Orgreave.

The result is expected at around 12.30pm today.

No Overall Control North East Lincolnshire

No overall control at North East Lincolnshire Council following election.

Labour remains the largest party after last night's election, but the Liberal Democrats making the biggest gains of the night.

The political make-up of the council is now: Labour:18 Conservatives:11 UKIP:5 Liberal Democrats: 5 Independants:3

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