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PCC election: from our Dorset Correspondent

In Dorset, there were just four candidates fighting for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner. The three main parties and an independent. It was won by the Independent and former Police Officer, Martyn Underhill with the Conservative second after second preferences were considered.

He became the first Independent to be elected to the role anywhere in the south west. Duncan Sleightholme reports.

Avon & Somerset PCC election turn-out

Avon and Somerset Police Authority has revealed the figures for the turn-out for last night's elections for the Police and Crime Commissioner.

They show a low turn-out in our region. The figures for Bristol are higher because the city was also taking part in mayoral elections.

  • Sedgemoor District Council 14.35%
  • Mendip District Council 18.53%
  • South Somerset District Council 19.24%
  • South Gloucestershire Council 16.3%
  • Bath & NE Som Council 15.95%
  • Taunton Deane Borough Council 18.13%
  • West Somerset District Council 16.91%
  • Bristol City Council 27.48%
  • North Somerset Council 16.01%

Avon & Somerset PCC elections go to second count

The election for the new post of Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset will go to a second count. The first count put the Independendent candidate ahead with the Conservatives in second place. The two others will now step aside for them to battle it out over voters' second choices.

  • Sue Mountstevens (Ind) - 83,985
  • Ken Maddock (Con) - 57,094
  • John Savage (Lab) - 49,989
  • Pete Levy (Lib Dem) - 43,446

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