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With a low turnout across the South West and throughout the country, we asked voters in Taunton why they did not go to the polls for the Police & Crime Commissioner election
Counting is under way in the second round of the Gloucestershire Police & Crime Commissioner election in Stroud. It's now a 2 horse race between Victoria Atkins (Conservative) and Martin Surl (Independent)
Early indications are that the Independent candidate Sue Mountstevens has won the Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner election. Official counting is just getting underway
The first county to county and declare their winner was Wiltshire. Council staff worked overnight to tally up who had won.
The Tory Angus Macpherson received 28,558 votes. In second place was Clare Moody for Labour with just over 16 thousand votes.
Our Wiltshire reporter Robert Murphy sends this report from Swindon.
Stroud turnout = 18%
Cheltenham turnout = 17.6%
Gloucester turnout = 15.7%
Cotswolds turnout = 19.8%
Forest of Dean turnout = 14.8%
Tewkesbury = 16.4 %
Which means the gloucestershire county turnout was 17.1%
Counting is underway at the Stratford Park Leisure Centre in Stroud where the first ever Police & Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire will be announced later today.
With counting now underway it has been confirmed that the turnout for Gloucestershire's Police & Crime Commissioner Election was 17.1 %
Wiltshire Chief Constable Pat Geenty has issued a statement following the PCC election in the county
Wiltshire was the first county in the country to declare in the early hours of this morning, where turnout was 15.8%.
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As Wiltshire was the only police force to count overnight, the man the county elected as the new PCC became the first in Britain.
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