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Turnout low in Thames Valley PCC elections

Residents cast their votes in the general election at the polling station in the Botolph Arms pub on Oundle Road

Residents cast their votes in the general election at the polling station in the Botolph Arms pub on Oundle Road

Votes in the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election are now being counted at Aylesbury Vale District Council’s Gateway conference centre.

Provisional figures show that the turnout to vote in yesterday’s elections was very low.

Turnout in Aylesbury Vale was 13.9 per cent, and in Thames Valley as a whole it was 13.3 per cent.

The first count is expected to be completed by about 1pm. If any one candidate has more than 50 per cent of the votes the police area returning officer, Andrew Grant, will make a declaration of the winner.

If no candidate has reached this figure,the returning officer will advise which two candidates (those with the most votes overall) will go forward to the second preference count.

A second preference count across the Thames Valley Police area would start at 2.30pm and finish no later than 4pm today.

The returning officer will announce the final result, along with a final turnout figure, from the Gateway Cconference centre.

The results will be published as soon as they are available on the AVDC website at www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

 

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