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Angus Macpherson re-elected Wiltshire PCC

Wiltshire is the first police force in the country to declare the result of its Police and Crime Commissioner election.

Angus Macpherson has won a second term as Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon.

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He was re-elected after the vote went to a second ballot and beat his Labour challenger. The result was declared just before 5am this morning (6 May).

Mr Macpherson, who stood as the Conservative candidate, polled 56,605 votes in the first round, which represented 45%of the vote.

His closest contender, Kevin Small (Labour), received 28,166 in the first round (22% of the vote).

The turnout for the Wiltshire PCC vote was 25%, that's up from 16% in 2012.

Mr Macpherson, who was first elected in November 2012, will serve a four-year term. He will officially start his new term of office on Thursday 12 May 2016.



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