The former policing minister Nick Herbert, who oversaw the implementation of the concept of Police and Crime Commissioners, has tweeted 10 points about today's elections. They include:
3. Around 5m votes cast for PCCs. Each elected PCC will have more votes in numerical terms than any MP (obv constituencies are bigger).From @nickherbertmp on Twitter:
9. Idea that turnout in first election is test of PCC policy is wrong - key test will be how successful PCCs will be, esp. in cutting crimeFrom @nickherbertmp on Twitter:
10. This reform is happening - police authorities are going & 41 PCCs taking over. Now we should focus on what the newly elected PCCs do.From @nickherbertmp on Twitter:
Lord Prescott has lost his bid to become the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, being beaten by the Conservative candidate Matthew Grove.
- West Midlands: Bob Jones, Labour
- Warwickshire: Ron Ball, Independent
- West Mercia: Bill Longmore, Independent
Simon Hayes has defeated former Conservative minister Michael Mates to become Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.