Turnout for Police and Crime Commissioner elections in MK is 13.3 per cent

The polling station at Shenley Lodge
The polling station at Shenley Lodge
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A MEAGRE 13.3 per cent of people in Milton Keynes turned out to vote in the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner election.

The provisional figure was revealed by Police Area Returning Officer, Andrew Grant, earlier this afternoon.

Results are currently being counted, with the first count having already concluded.

Across the Thames Valley area, the total turnout was also 13.3 per cent. The highest turnout, percentage wise, was in West Berkshire Council (15.7 per cent), while in Oxford City and Slough Borough Councils the turnout was just 10.9 per cent.

In all, 23,992 people turned out to vote across Milton Keynes.

Labour & Co-operative Parliamentary Spokesman for Milton Keynes, Andrew Pakes, said: “The turnout is shocking at 13.3 per cent and it shows what a complete waste this whole process has been.

“At a time when money is tight and the police are facing 20 per cent cuts, these elections cost £100 million. The Tory-led government have some pretty big questions to answer.”

Final turnout figures may vary by a small amount.

The provisional turnout for each local authority area is:

Aylesbury Vale District Council, 18,746, 13.9 per cent

Bracknell Forest Council, 11,245, 13.1 per cent

Cherwell District Council, 13,418, 12.4 per cent

Chiltern District Council, 11,077, 15.3 per cent

Milton Keynes Council, 23,992, 13.3 per cent

Oxford City Council, 12,065, 10.9 per cent

Reading Borough Council, 15,549, 13.4 per cent

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council, 14,253, 13.5 per cent

Slough Borough Council, 10,523, 10.9 per cent

South Bucks District Council, 7,043, 13.5 per cent

South Oxfordshire District Council, 13,948, 13.6 per cent

Vale of White Horse District Council, 12,965, 13.9 per cent

West Berkshire Council, 18,199, 15.7 per cent

West Oxfordshire District Council, 10,624, 13.2 per cent

Wokingham Borough Council, 16,766, 13.9 per cent

Wycombe District Council, 16,099, 13.2 per cent