Live: Police and Crime Commissioner election results

Hereford Times: Live: Police and Crime Commissioner election results Live: Police and Crime Commissioner election results

Follow the results of the Police and Crime Commissioner elections as they come in with our live blog.

3pm update: Dr Simon Murphy (Labour) has been eliminated after netting only 25.7% of the vote. 

Independent Bill Longmore was ahead with 37.8% of the vote, with Conservative candidate Adrian Blackshaw was a close second with 36.5%.

Read more here.

The West Mercia count started in Shrewsbury at 10.30am and results are expected in this afternoon. 

Across the border in Wales, Conservative candidate Christopher Salmon has been named the first Police and Crime Comissioner for Dyfed-Powys. His role will cover policing in Hay-on-Wye, Presteigne and Knighton.

You can find more results on the official PCC website - choosemypcc.org.uk.

While you're here, let us know what you think about the new role.

Did you spoil your ballot in protest? You can comment below or get in touch on Twitter (@HTnewsroom) or Facebook.

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11:42am Fri 16 Nov 12

silentbull says...

WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!!
WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!! silentbull

12:22pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Biomech says...

I still don't know what they are for, why we are having them, where voting was taking place, who was running, what they stood for or what will happen now that someone has been shoehorned in.
I still don't know what they are for, why we are having them, where voting was taking place, who was running, what they stood for or what will happen now that someone has been shoehorned in. Biomech

1:21pm Fri 16 Nov 12

WYSIATI says...

Predictably enough the Govt says the low turnout is because it's November and it doesn't matter!

Next time they put the election with another one - general election for example - so hiding the fact that almost no one was interested enough to go out and vote.

Perhaps they should have asked whether we actually wanted to do this and come up with some convincing reason why it represents a step forward.

Let's see what the actually do and hope there are not too many scandals
Predictably enough the Govt says the low turnout is because it's November and it doesn't matter! Next time they put the election with another one - general election for example - so hiding the fact that almost no one was interested enough to go out and vote. Perhaps they should have asked whether we actually wanted to do this and come up with some convincing reason why it represents a step forward. Let's see what the actually do and hope there are not too many scandals WYSIATI

1:33pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Eddie-983 says...

The information provided regarding each of the candidates was massively insufficient. There has been no information regarding exactly what their job roles involve or exactly what powers they have. More importantly police forces are being reduced due to costs which are reducing the number of boots on the ground. Surely these new job roles are simply creating another management tier along with the expense when the resources which need manageing are being reduced!
The information provided regarding each of the candidates was massively insufficient. There has been no information regarding exactly what their job roles involve or exactly what powers they have. More importantly police forces are being reduced due to costs which are reducing the number of boots on the ground. Surely these new job roles are simply creating another management tier along with the expense when the resources which need manageing are being reduced! Eddie-983

4:55pm Fri 16 Nov 12

mizza21 says...

Electoral Commission should give this a good probing. Mr Cameron has said the commissioners WILL have a mandate.
How the hell does he know that. What if hardly anyone at all voted and the elected commissioner only has 2% of the population voting for them?
How can that possibly be considered a mandate?
Call me Dave Cameron is in a glass house really when talking about a mandate.
Electoral Commission should give this a good probing. Mr Cameron has said the commissioners WILL have a mandate. How the hell does he know that. What if hardly anyone at all voted and the elected commissioner only has 2% of the population voting for them? How can that possibly be considered a mandate? Call me Dave Cameron is in a glass house really when talking about a mandate. mizza21

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