Labour's Ron Hogg has been re-elected for a second term as Durham's police and crime commissioner (PCC) with a thumping majority.
Victorious: Ron Hogg
The incumbent PCC polled nearly 63 per cent of the vote.
The results of the Durham count are as follows: Ron Hogg (Labour) 50,915; Peter Cuthbertson (Con) 18,797; Craig Martin (Lib Dem) 10,.060.
Praising staff at Durham Constabulary, he said: "Four more years of success, four more years of giving you the police service that you deserve."
Returning officer Colette Longbottom has confirmed there has been a low turnout. Just 81,341 of the 458,397 electorate voted — 17.7 per cent, up three per cent on 2012.
A poll for the Electoral Reform Society published at the weekend found that nearly nine in ten people (89 per cent) said they could not name their local PCC. Click here for results service