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.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Friday, August 26, 2016
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.
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.
IWCP v4.0 © Isle of Wight County Press 2016. All Rights Reserved. Web Design By Matrix Create.
Contact Us | Disclaimer
| Cookies | Links | Sitemap
Isle of Wight County Press Ltd. Registered office: Brannon House, 123 Pyle Street,
Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1ST. Registered in England. Registered number: 1342243.