PCC ELECTIONS: Bedfordshire Turnout 17.75%. Winner Olly Martins.
After 2nd round:
Olly Martins 35958, Jas Parmar 32100.
1st round voting left Olly Martins ahead for Labour and Co-operative Party, with the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate, Jas Parmar, fairly close behind. This meant that the second preference votes were counted.
FINAL RESULT -
Olly Martins Lab 34%
Jas Parmar Con 31.93 %
1st round voting: Olly Martins 27947 votes; Jas Parmar 26226 votes; : Linda Jack, Liberal Democrat (11,205); Kevin Carroll, The British Freedom Party (8,675) and Mezanur Rashid, Independent (8,076).
None of the candidates will lose their £5,000 deposit as they have all achieved more than 5% of the vote.
Linda Jack tweeted, "Feeling angry at the affront 2 democracy these elections r. How can ppl decide with so much dependent on being on line?"
Sally Chidzoy (BBC Home Affairs Correspondent, tweeted, "Beds Lib Dem PCC candidate Linda Jack jokes granddaughter, 6 asked : "Nana, if you get elected does it mean you have to go to the jungle?"
(* The turnout figure above is quoted from The Guardian).
Video reaction from unsuccessful PCC candidates