Provisional turnout figures released for PCC electionsBy Laura Herbert
November 16, 2012
As the results of the first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections are due to be announced this afternoon, provisional turnout figures have been released.
The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) Andrew Grant has revealed overall turnout for the Thames Valley is 13.3 per cent.
In Wokingham provisional results show a turnout of 13.9 per cent, and 13.1 per cent in neighbouring Bracknell Forest.
West Berkshire Council recorded the highest turnout with 15.7 per cent, while Slough and Oxford City ranked lowest with a turnout of 10.9 per cent.
In Wokingham, Conservative Party candidate Anthony Stansfeld came top with 6,492 votes from across the borough.
There were 516 spoilt ballot papers at first preference count.
Mr Standfeld also won the most votes in Bracknell Forest with 3,939 votes.
The first count is expected to finish at around 1pm this afternoon and if one candidates receives more than 50 per cent of the votes they will be declared the winner.
If no candidate achieves more than half of the votes, a second count will take place at 2.30pm.