Provisional results from the Dorset count show strong support for Martin Underhill, the independent candidate. The Conservative, Nick King, seems to be close behind.
An average of just 15% turned out to vote in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections across Devon and Cornwall.
Plymouth saw the lowest turnout with just 13% of the electorate voting.
Counting will begin later this morning across the Westcountry. Whoever is elected to the newly created role will oversee the regions police forces.
- Cornwall - 15.21%
- East Devon - 16.35%
- Exeter - 15.44%
- Mid Devon - 16.18%
- North Devon - 15.20%
- Plymouth - 13.03%
- South Hams - 17.05%
- Teignbridge - 16.00%
- Torbay - 13.58%
- Torridge - 14.86%
- West Devon - 17.46%
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Polls open at 7 a.m. for elections to the new post of Police and Crime commissioners, who will oversee the region's police forces.
There are ten candidates in Devon and Cornwall, four each in Dorset and in Avon and Somerset. Polling stations are open until ten tonight but counting begins tomorrow.