Low turnout for police election

By Emily Pearce

Friday, November 16, 2012

 

JUST 14.3 per cent of Islanders went to the polls yesterday (Thursday) to vote for the new Hampshire and Isle of Wight police and crime commissioner.

It was well below the Electoral Reform Society predicted national turnout of 18.5 per cent. Out of 111,126 eligible voters on the Isle of Wight, only 15,858 ballot papers were received according to the Isle of Wight Council.

Votes are being counted at Medina Leisure Centre today (Friday), and the result of the election is expected to be announced by 2pm.

As previously reported, the winning candidate will be elected for a four-year term to oversee policing and community safety in the two counties, decide how budgets are spent and hold the chief constable to account over police performance.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. Man cut free after collision

    Wednesday, October 22, 2014

  2. Hurricane Gonzalo: Isle of Wight travel

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  3. Crash at Quarr

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  4. Investigation after boys approached

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

  5. High winds damage lifeboat centre

    Tuesday, October 21, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map
Travel News Sponsor