Election 2016

Election 2016: Polling stations close across Devon and Cornwall

Polling stations have closed across Devon and Cornwall after a day of voting.

Votes have been cast across the two counties for a new police and crime commissioner (PCC), and in Exeter and Plymouth for council elections.

People in St Ives have voted in a referendum for a neighbourhood plan that includes a measure to restrict new second homes being built in the town.

A governance referendum was also held in Torbay.

Counting begins in Plymouth and Exeter after the polls close at 22:00 BST, and results are due to be declared overnight at 02:00 BST and 04:00 BST respectively.

The results for the St Ives referendum are expected at 06:00 BST on Friday, while counting of the PCC votes does not begin until later that morning, with results due in at 18:00 BST.

The Torbay referendum result is not expected until Sunday afternoon after counting begins that morning.