Northants Police and Crime Commissioner: Turnout expected to be higher than the national average

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

The turnout at polling stations across south Northants for yesterday’s Police and Crime Commissioner election has been revealed as 16.4 per cent.

But the figure for the whole of the county is slightly higher at 19.82, thought by many to have been boosted by the Corby by-election after the resignation of Louise Mensch. Turnout of that election has been reported at around 45 per cent.

The results of the PCC vote and two other elections in Northamptonshire are expected within the next few hours.

The PCC vote has also been complicated by the fact the name of the Labour candidate, Lee Barron, appeared on the ballot paper but he will not be able to take the job even if elected, due to a previous conviction.

The candidates are Jim MacArthur (UKIP), John Norrie (Ind), Adam Simmonds (Con) and Paul Varnsverry (Lib Dem).