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The first ever Police and Crime Commissioners have been elected in our region but turnout in the poll was at a record low level.

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Prescott: I will be campaigning in my coffin

Lord Prescott (right), who lost out to Conservative Matthew Grove. Credit: Press Association

Lord Prescott has declared he will be "campaigning in his coffin" despite being defeated in last week's police and crime commissioner elections.

The former Hull East MP lost out to Conservative Matthew Grove in the race to become the first Commissioner for the Humberside Police force.

Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Lord Prescott said: "I don't think I'll stand for election again but I will forever be a politician and campaigner. It is who I am and the party I am in."

"I'm not going to be sitting around in my slippers. I will be campaigning in my coffin. This is the beauty of being in the Lords, I'm still involved politics."

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