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.
The Green Party has won its first seat on Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.
Local GP Jon Orrell claimed victory in the Dorset council's Weymouth East ward, with 55.3% of the vote.
His victory follows the election of Clare Sutton, who became the first Green on Dorset County Council when she won the Rodwell by election in Weymouth in November.
However Weymouth and Portland Borough Council remains in no overall control.
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
Labour are no longer the largest party on Plymouth City Council - and the leader of the Council Tudor Evans faces a challenge to keep hold of his job.
Last night's election saw the Conservatives gain one seat, in Eggbuckland, meaning the parties are tied at 27 seats each in a hung council.
Voting took place for 19 of its 57 seats - about a third.
Labour previously had the most seats on the authority, with 28, followed by the Conservatives with 26.
Overnight, the Conservatives gained one seat to take them up to 27 councillors, the same number as Labour, with UKIP remaining on three.
It's been a night of elections across the South West, including council elections.
In Exeter Labour strengthened its control of the City Council. It now has 30 of the 39 seats, with the Conservatives 8 and the Lib-Dems just 1.
The party had thought new boundary changes could have favoured the opposition but it wasn't the case as Ben Bradshaw MP tells us.
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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