Polls open for North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner by-election

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Polls have opened in the by-election for a new Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner for the North Yorkshire Police area.Five candidates are contesting the race to replace former commissioner Philip Allott, who resigned after comments he made about the murder of Sarah Everard.

He was heavily criticised for the comments and was later given a vote of no confidence by the county's crime panel.

By-election polls close at 10pm on Thursday. The result is then expected to be announced on Friday.

The candidates are:

  • Hannah Barham-Brown - Women's Equality Party

  • James Barker - Liberal Democrat

  • Zoe Metcalfe - Conservative

  • Emma Scott-Spivey - Labour

  • Keith Tordoff - Independent