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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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No votes at Welsh polling station

One polling station for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections has received no votes at all. While turnout for Wales's four police forces ranged from 14.3% to 17.1%, one polling station in Newport didn't receive a single ballot paper for the Gwent Police Commissioner.

The Home Secretary insists the commissioners will have a mandate to act as the "voice of the people" Credit: Press Assocation

Newport Council has declined to name the polling station.

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