Election 2016

Tory candidate Kathryn Holloway is Bedfordshire PCC

Labour's Olly Martins (centre) and Kathryn Holloway
Image caption Conservative Kathryn Holloway as she was announced Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire

Conservative Kathryn Holloway is the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire.

Ms Holloway beat Labour's Olly Martins, who has been in the role for the past four years, by 2,883 votes.

The poll went to a second round of counting after none of the five candidates standing secured more than 50 per cent of first preference votes.

Ms Holloway is a former news reporter and presenter and has vowed to use her journalism skills within her new role.

The turnout across Bedfordshire was 23.7 per cent.

The Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police welcoming her to the role.

Jon Boutcher said he was "very much" looking forward to working with Ms Holloway, adding: "We still have much to do to bring our communities ever closer with the force."

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Results from the first round of voting:

Bedfordshire Police
Candidate Party Number of votes
Toni Bugle English Democrat 6,569
Kathryn Holloway Conservative 39,288
Linda Jack Liberal Democrat 12,413
Olly Martins Labour 37,853
Duncan Strachan UKIP 11,012

Results from the second round of voting:

Bedfordshire Police
Candidate Party Number of votes
Kathryn Holloway Conservative 47,397
Olly Martins Labour 44,514

More information is available on the Choose my PCC website.

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