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Angus Macpherson re-elected Wiltshire PCC

Wiltshire is the first police force in the country to declare the result of its Police and Crime Commissioner election.

Angus Macpherson has won a second term as Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon.

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He was re-elected after the vote went to a second ballot and beat his Labour challenger. The result was declared just before 5am this morning (6 May).

Mr Macpherson, who stood as the Conservative candidate, polled 56,605 votes in the first round, which represented 45%of the vote.

His closest contender, Kevin Small (Labour), received 28,166 in the first round (22% of the vote).

The turnout for the Wiltshire PCC vote was 25%, that's up from 16% in 2012.

Mr Macpherson, who was first elected in November 2012, will serve a four-year term. He will officially start his new term of office on Thursday 12 May 2016.

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Wiltshire first to announce new Police & Crime Commissioner

Wiltshire has become the first force in the country to announce their new Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Conservative Angus Macpherson was elected.

Wiltshire was the only county to count and declare the election overnight. Avon & Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset forces are counting today.

Mr Macpherson, who has served as a councillor, won the first round of voting with 28,558 votes but it was not enough to secure selection and the count went to a second round.

In the second round of voting, Mr Macpherson won 35,319 votes ahead of Labour's Clare Moody, who obtained 21,157 votes.

Turnout was lower than expected though, with just 15 per cent of the electorate voting. Votes entered for Gloucestershire and Avon and Somerset will be counted later today.

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