Independent becomes Kent Police & Crime Commissioner

An independent candidate has won the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner election:

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Ann Barnes has been elected as the new police & crime commissioner for Kent. #MyPCC #PCC

There is more coverage of the PCC election in Kent on ITV Meridian.

The Conservatives have claimed another victory - this time in Cheshire.

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John Dwyer has been elected as the new police & crime commissioner for Cheshire #MyPCC #PCC

There is more coverage on his victory at ITV Granada.

While Labour won Nottinghamshire:

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Paddy Tipping has been elected as the new police & crime commissioner for Nottinghamshire #MyPCC #PCC

For further reaction and analysis on these areas visit ITV Central.

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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.