The North East has four new Police and Crime Commissioners. They will be responsibile for overseeing their police force. Their duties will include budgets, police priorities and the hiring and firing of chief constables.
Northumbria: Vera Baird, Labour
Durham: Ron Hogg, Labour
Cleveland: Barry Coppinger, Labour
NorthYorkshire: Julia Mulligan, Conservative
The newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria says the Government is to blame for the low turnout at the polls.
Cleveland's Police and Crime Commissioner elect, Barry Coppinger, has outlined his plans in an interview with ITV Tyne Tees.
Labour's Barry Coppinger says he is looking forward to taking up his new role as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Cleveland Police area