Voting day in Police Commissioner elections

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Voters are being asked to chose a commissioner to oversee their local force Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Voting takes place across the North East in the first elections for Police and Crime Commissioners.

PCCs are being elected to each police force in England outside London. Their responsibilities will include overseeing budgets, setting priorities and appointing Chief Constables.

In the ITV Tyne Tees region, PCCs will be elected to the Northumbria, Durham, Cleveland and North Yorkshire forces.

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Police and Crime Commissioner elections

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