Martyn Underhill has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset.
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election results in Dorset are as follows:
Candidate Party Votes
Patrick CANAVAN Labour and Co-operative Party 20,169
Andrew John Noble GRAHAM Conservative 44,548 (after second stage count)
Lester Geoffrey TAYLOR UK Independence Party 21,086
Martyn UNDERHILL Independent 66,660 (after second stage count)
There were a total of 9,477 rejected votes.
A total of 129,461 verified votes were cast giving an overall turnout of 22.54% per cent. In total, 45,347 postal votes were received.
In 2012 the turnout was 16.77% with 98,679 verified votes cast. A total of 40,946 postal votes were cast and there were 6,027 rejected votes.