PCC election - 14 per cent turnout confirmed

JUST 14 per cent of residents cast their vote to determine who will be North Yorkshire and York's first Police and Crime Commissioner.

The result is expected at around 2pm today with Labour candidate Ruth Potter going head to head with Conservative candidate Julia Mulligan.

The turnout figure for North Yorkshire has now been confirmed as 14.32 per cent.

Councillors say earlier released figures of 13.51 were wrong.

The first PCC elections have faced controversy country-wide over reported low turnouts.

The previous low for a UK election was in 1999, when only 24 per cent of people took part in that year's European Parliament elections.

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2:49pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Pedro says...

And that includes the thousands who spoiled their voting card.
And that includes the thousands who spoiled their voting card. Pedro
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12:37am Sun 18 Nov 12

MouseHouse says...

an utter shambles that makes democracy in England and Wales look **** stupid. The chap responsible for this almighty fiasco is a Mr D Cameron of 10 Downing Street, London.

London is of course not part of the PCC nonsense, I assume London is just toooooooo important for anything like that.

Shame on you Dave Cameron.
an utter shambles that makes democracy in England and Wales look **** stupid. The chap responsible for this almighty fiasco is a Mr D Cameron of 10 Downing Street, London. London is of course not part of the PCC nonsense, I assume London is just toooooooo important for anything like that. Shame on you Dave Cameron. MouseHouse
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11:33pm Sun 18 Nov 12

jan1060 says...

I voted - but then I am registered for a postal vote. My husband votes the old fashioned way, and he didn't receive any info on how to vote, who was standing or anything. It was as if he had dropped off the electoral register or something. Perhaps that is what they really want - hardly anyone knowing how to vote so they aren't held properly to account.
I voted - but then I am registered for a postal vote. My husband votes the old fashioned way, and he didn't receive any info on how to vote, who was standing or anything. It was as if he had dropped off the electoral register or something. Perhaps that is what they really want - hardly anyone knowing how to vote so they aren't held properly to account. jan1060
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11:34pm Sun 18 Nov 12

jan1060 says...

I voted - but then I am registered for a postal vote. My husband votes the old fashioned way, and he didn't receive any info on how to vote, who was standing or anything. It was as if he had dropped off the electoral register or something. Perhaps that is what they really want - hardly anyone knowing how to vote so they aren't held properly to account.
I voted - but then I am registered for a postal vote. My husband votes the old fashioned way, and he didn't receive any info on how to vote, who was standing or anything. It was as if he had dropped off the electoral register or something. Perhaps that is what they really want - hardly anyone knowing how to vote so they aren't held properly to account. jan1060
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