Conservative candidate is elected Police & Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire

The new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Bedfordshire is Conservative Festus Akinbusoye 

The vote took place at Luton's Inspire Centre.

In the first round results the votes were as follows:

Festus Akinbusoye, Conservative: 51,700
David Michael, Labour: 42,708
Jas Parmar, Liberal Democrat: 15,983
Patrick Hamill, Independent​: 8,279
Antonio Daniel Vitiello, English Democrats: 3,387

Liberal Democrat Jas Parmar, English Democrat Antonio Vitiello and Independent Patrick Hamill were eliminated after the first round of voting.

Following the second count, the second preference votes were considered and added to the first round tally. Mr Akinbusoye won 59,793 votes, compared to Labour candidate, Mr Michael, who polled 50,815.

PCCs are elected to oversee the work of their local police force.