A former Navy commander will oversee Devon and Cornwall's police force for the next four years.
Tony Hogg who used to run RNAS Culdrose was elected as the first police and crime commissioner for the force. The result was declared just after midnight following a marathon count of more than thirteen hours.
Mr. Hogg who stood for the Conservatives polled more than 69,000 votes compared to his nearest rival Devon county councillor Brian Greenslade who got more than 37,000.He stood as an Independent.Eight other candidates were eliminated in an earlier round.
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