Somerset PCC elections: A quiet start for Wells polling stations

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By abbie_wells | Thursday, November 15, 2012, 10:51

A deserted polling station in Wells suggests that the turn-out for the Police Crime Commissioner elections in Somerset is unlikely to be high.

Elections are taking place across Somerset today giving residents the chance to vote for who they want to be in charge of overseeing policing in the county.

The polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm today and the picture above of St Thomas Church Hall in Wells implies a quiet start to the day of elections.

Polling stations across Somerset have opened this morning as residents get the chance to vote for who they want to be in charge of overseeing policing in the county.

Election results are expected to be announced tomorrow and the new PCC will begin his or her new  £85,000-a-year role on Thursday, November 22.

The role of the PCC will be to act as watchdog over the police, holding police chief constables and the force to account and making them answerable to their communities.

These wide ranging powers given to the PCC include a mandate to hire or fire chief constables.

Elections for the first Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) are taking place between 7am and 10pm today.

The four candidates for Avon and Somerset are Pete Levy (Liberal Democrat), Ken Maddock (Conservative), Sue Mountstevens (Independent) and John Savage (Labour).

For more information on the candidates, click here.



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