Police election: Vote goes to second choices

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The vote to decide Hertfordshire’s new policing boss is going down to the wire, after no candidate won outright after the first round of voting.

Herts went to the polls yesterday to choose who would take on the role, of Police And Crime Commissioner, which involves overseeing policing across the county.

None of the four candidates won 50 per cent of the vote, so the Liberal Democrat and UKIP candidates have now been eliminated and their supporters’ second choice votes will be counted instead.

The two remaining candidates are Conservative David Lloyd, who won the first PCC election in 2012, and Labour’s Kerry Pollard.