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PCC record-low turnout inquiry

A post-mortem was under way today into the first elections for police commissioners in England and Wales after the poll was marred by a record-low turnout. A detailed inquiry has been ordered by the Electoral Commission.

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Former police officer wins Gwent PCC election

Former police officer Ian Johnston has stopped Labour taking Gwent in the police and crime commissioner elections.

Mr Johnston beat Labour's Hamish Sandison in the final round of counting and became Wales's second independent candidate to win in the polls.

Turnout across Gwent was 14.3% - and one of Newport's 100 polling stations had no voters at all yesterday.

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