Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Counting begins in South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner election

Shaun Wright, former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Image copyright PA
Image caption The successful candidate will succeed Shaun Wright, who resigned on 16 September

Counting has begun in the election of a new South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.

The vacancy follows the resignation of Shaun Wright amid the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham where he once headed children's services.

Voters went to the polls on Thursday with four candidates standing.

They are: David Allen, English Democrats; Alan Billings, Labour Party; Ian Walker, Conservative Party and Jack Clarkson, UK Independence Party.

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