Turnout of 12.4 per cent in Cherwell 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
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Just over 12 per cent of voters in the Bicester and Banbury area turned out for the new Police and Crime Commissioner elections yesterday, Thursday.

Provisional turnout figures for the Thames Valley Police area were released this morning.

The provisional Cherwell District turnout of 12.4 per cent compares to 13.9 per cent in Aylesbury Vale, 13.2 per cent in West Oxfordshire, and 15.7 per cent in West Berkshire.

Turnouts were slightly lower in some urban areas, with a turnout of 10.9 per cent in Oxford city, 10.9 per cent in Slough, and 13.3 per cent in Milton Keynes.

The first count is due to be completed by around 1pm, and if any candidate has more than 50 per cent of the vote, a winner will be declared by Police Area Returning Officer Andrew Grant.

The final result is due to be announced after the second count is completed at around 4pm.