Polls Open For Police And Crime Commissioner

Islanders can vote today to elect the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner for the Devon and Cornwall force area.

Whoever gets elected will manage a £255m police budget, have the power to hold the Chief Constable to account, or remove him or her.

Islanders will be able to vote for ten candidates.

Polling stations are located on all of the islands and the count will take place in the Town Hall this evening, after the polls close at 10pm.

The results will be telephoned through to the main Cornwall count in Redruth because it’s not going to be possible to take the ballot papers to the mainland tonight.

Council Chief Technical Officer Neville Gardner has been appointed Returning Officer and he’ll oversee the election. Philip Hygate resigned the position for this poll last week as his suspension from work continues.


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