The Independent candidate Martyn Underhill has been elected the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset with a total of 51930 votes.
The first declaration in the Devon & Cornwall PCC election is expected around two o'clock with a final result likely to be at around 5pm, if second preference votes have to be counted
Turnout was 15.1%, according to Cornwall Council. In Plymouth the figure was 13.03% &
17.46% in West Devon.
Martyn Underhill (Independent) 43,425
Nick King (Con) 31,425
Rachel Rogers (Lab) 11,596
Andy Canning (Lib Dem) 9,963
The second preference votes for Martyn Underhill and Nick King are being counted.
No candidate has more than 50% after 1st round of ther Dorset PCC count. So going to count 2nd preferences for Nick King, Conservative and Martyn Underhill, Independent.
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.