Election 2016

Labour candidate becomes Derbyshire PCC

Hardyal Singh Dhindsa
Image caption Hardyal Singh Dhindsa is taking over from former Labour PCC Alan Charles

Labour candidate Hardyal Singh Dhindsa has been elected as police and crime commissioner for Derbyshire.

He won the seat with 78,858 votes - his nearest rival was the Conservative candidate Richard Bright with 77,245 votes.

Derbyshire's previous PCC was Labour's Alan Charles, who decided not to stand for re-election, describing the workload as "full-on".

The overall turnout for the Derbyshire PCC election was 23.93%.

This was up from 14.75% in 2012.

Chris Doidge, BBC Radio Derby's political reporter, said: "Derbyshire's turnout in the PCC election was higher than Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire.

"This is not a great surprise, as there were other elections in Derbyshire."

Candidates are listed alphabetically by surname. BBC News App users: tap here to see the candidates.

Votes at the first stage count:

Derbyshire Constabulary
Candidate Party
Richard Bright Conservative 61,741
Hardyal Singh Dhindsa Labour 66,925
Tom Snowdon Liberal Democrat 19,492
Stuart David Yeowart UKIP 30,381

Votes following the second stage count:

Derbyshire Constabulary
Candidate Party
Richard Bright Conservative 77,245
Hardyal Singh Dhindsa Labour 78,858

More information is available on the Choose my PCC website.