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Ron Hogg returned as Durham PCC
06 May 2016

<b><i>Victorious: Ron Hogg</b></i>
Victorious: Ron Hogg
Labour's Ron Hogg has been re-elected for a second term as Durham's police and crime commissioner (PCC) with a thumping majority.

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.

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