Norfolk: First Ever PCC Elected

Stephen Bett has been elected as the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk after winning Thursday's vote.

Mr Bett is a former  chairman of the Norfolk Police Authority, and was standing in the election as an independent candidate.

He won after the first round saw him and the Tory candidate Jamie Athill with the most votes, but he won with a majority of more then three thousand after second preference voting had been counted.

Similar to much of the country there was a poor turnout in the poll with just 15% voting

The new new commissioners replace the old police authorities, and oversee policing in the county.

Chief Constable of Norfolk Police Phil Gormley told Heart: "I congratulate Stephen Bett on his success in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections for Norfolk which took place yesterday. I, along with the rest of my chief officer colleagues look forward to working  with him in the months ahead to continue to develop and deliver the excellent service provided by Norfolk Constabulary."

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