It's being called Independence Day - with 3 out of 4 independent candidates winning the Police and Crime Commissioner votes in our region. Martin Surl, won in Gloucestershire. Dorset voted in former detective Martyn Underhill.
And in Avon and Somerset, it was victory for Sue Mountstevens. But in Wiltshire - the first county in the country to declare - the Conservative Angus Macpherson won. Here's Tanya Mercer.
As Wiltshire was the only police force to count overnight, the man the county elected as the new PCC became the first in Britain.
We take a look at the six candidates standing for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner in Wiltshire.