Election 2016

Election 2016: Polling stations close across Dorset

Polling stations have closed across Dorset after a day of people voting in council and police commissioner elections.

Votes were being cast in elections at Weymouth and Portland council as well as for the county's police and crime commissioner (PCC).

The Weymouth and Portland council result is expected early on Friday.

The winner of the PCC vote is not expected to be declared until after 13:00 BST.

Across England elections are taking place for more than 120 councils and the London Assembly, and to elect mayors in Bristol, Liverpool, London and Salford, and 36 police and crime commissioners.