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.
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