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Vox Pop: Stunning low turn out for PCC elections

Less than 16% of Welsh voters took part in the Police Crime Commissioner elections last 15th of November.

Labour candidate Alun Michael was elected as Police Crime Commissioner in the South Wales police area after a second count, with his election being tainted by the low participation in the region.

Political commentators and voters have blamed the low turnout in the polls on the lack of information provided by the government about the candidates and what the elections would achieve.

The Electoral Commission will now be responsible to investigate the low turnout in the first ever Police Commissioner elections in England and Wales.

Duties for the newly elected Commissioners will include, holding the police fund, secure the efficiency of the police force and creating plans for crime reduction in their areas.