Voters ignore police poll with low national turnout

  • In Coventry just 10.54% voted
  • West Yorkshire recorded 13.76%
  • Turnout was 12.8% in Birmingham
  • 12.5% in both Walsall and Solihull
  • 12.1% of voters bothered to cast their ballots in Sandwell

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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.