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Low turnout for Dorset PCC election

By This is Dorset  |  Posted: November 16, 2012

  • Staff are busy counting votes at The Lighthouse, Poole (Photo: Borough of Poole)

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The turnout in the Dorset PCC election has been announced as 16.8 per cent.

Counting of votes has got underway at The Poole Lighthouse, with results expected to be announced by this afternoon.

Reports had suggested the turnout in Dorset could fall below ten per cent, but results were not an bad as previously thought.

West Dorset had the highest turnout at 21 per cent, while Bournemouth was the lowest with 13 per cent. Weymouth and Portland had a rate of just under 16 per cent, while 18 per cent of people voted in East Dorset, Purbeck and North Dorset - and 16 per cent turned out in Poole.

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  • billcoop  |  November 16 2012, 11:23AM

    I think everybody understands that this is a farce. In Lyme Regis there is a police constable that should be in jail for perverting the course of justice, but nothing will be done, and I expect any number of people could tell a similar story right across the country. That said, the first test will be to see if Freemasons are removed from the force: when pigs fly; so as I said it's a farce.