Labour's Clive Grunshaw was voted the new commissioner for Lancashire following a second count.
He secured 79,790 votes against his opponent Tim Ashton (Conservative) who polled 73,262.
This unique experiment in democracy won't be remembered for the first police commissioners, but for how little it caught voters' attention.
Lord Prescott has lost his bid to become the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.
A guide to the elections for Police and Crime commissioners in England and Wales, taking place tomorrow.