ESSEX PCC ELECTION (Standings after first count)
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
Electorate 1,313,745; Turnout 168,234 (12.81%)
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