Stoke & Staffordshire

Polls open in council and PCC elections in Staffordshire

Voting has begun in elections being held Staffordshire.

Seats on Cannock Chase, Newcastle under Lyme and Tamworth councils are being contested. At the same time, a new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Staffordshire Police will be elected.

Five candidates are standing to oversee policing in the county.

Across England, elections are being held at more than 120 councils and for 36 PCCs. Polling stations opened at 07:00 BST and will close at 22:00.

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