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Tories dominate crime boss elections in East Anglia

Crime Commissioners have been chosen following elections last Thursday (15).

Police and Crime Commissioners have been chosen following elections last Thursday (November 15).

The inaugural elections were marred by low turnouts.

The voting system saw first and second choices marked, with winners needing more than 50 per cent or to beat the second placed candidate with the second choice votes added.

Tory Tim Passmore won in Suffolk with 35 per cent.

Labour’s Jane Basham had more (35.1 per cent) but lost with second choice added.

Turnout was 15.4 per cent, meaning just 5.4 per cent backed Mr Passmore.

In Cambridgeshire Tory Sir Graham Bright (26.8 per cent) beat Labour’s Ed Murphy (19.8 per cent) with second choice added.

Turnout was 14.8 per cent, meaning just four per cent backed Sir Bright

In Essex Tory Nick Alston (30.5 per cent) beat independent Mick Thwaites (23.9 per cent) with second choice added.

Turnout 12.8 per cent, meaning just 3.9 per cent backed Mr Alston.

For all the latest news see Thursday’s (November 29) Echo.

 

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