The position for Avon & Somerset's Police & Crime Commissioner is being fiercely contested - as the count enters its final stages.
Conservative candidate Mark West has taken the most votes from West Somerset, but current Police & Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has won in Taunton Dean.
Labour candidate Kerry Barker currently lies in third.
The turnout for the Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner election is 27% with over 325,000 casting their vote.
Listed in alphabetical order, here are the people standing for election as Police and Crime Commissioner for the Avon and Somerset Police Area:
- Kerry Barker, Labour Party
- Chris Briton, Green Party
- Paul Crossley, Liberal Democrats
- Aaron Warren Foot, UK Independence Party (UKIP)
- Sue Mountstevens, Independent
- Kevin Stewart Phillips, Independent
- Mark Weston, Conservative Party
The result is due to be announced later today (6 May).
It's been a night of elections across the West, including Police and Crime Commissioner elections, mayoral elections and local council ones.
Swindon's council results have already been announced, but who's will be counted and tallied up next?
Counting is now underway in Stroud for the Stroud District Council results.
For the first time since 2002, all 47 seats on the council are up for election on the same day.
Bristol has seen a big turnout for its local elections.
45% voted in the mayoral election - that's up from 28% in 2012.
- • 44.87% for the Mayoral election
- • 44.76% for the local election
Election staff will be counting papers over from today (6 May) until Sunday.
- 6 May – Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner
- 7 May – Mayor of Bristol
- 8 May – 70 local councillors results
In Swindon, where a third of the council seats were up for election, the ruling Conservative group lost two wards.
They maintain a majority of three on the Borough, where they've been the controlling party for 12 years.
Overall the Conservatives hold 30 seats, Labour 25, and the Liberal Democrats two.
One third of the seats on Swindon Borough Council were up for grabs. Leader of Swindon Council Cllr David Renard says it's good news regardless of the loss of the two wards.
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