Just 15 per cent turnout for Police and Crime Commissioner election in Epsom and Ewell

Surrey Comet: The empty polling station at the Epsom Playhouse, in Ashley Avenue, Epsom yesterday morning The empty polling station at the Epsom Playhouse, in Ashley Avenue, Epsom yesterday morning

Just 15 per cent of the electorate in Epsom and Ewell voted in yesterday’s election to choose Surrey's first Police and Crime Commissioner.

Overall turnout in the borough was 14.51 per cent.  Just 48 per cent of those who applied for a postal vote used it, and only 9.98 per cent of those who were sent polling cards turned up to the polling stations to cast their vote.

The only boroughs in Surrey with a lower overall turnout than Epsom and Ewell, were Runnymede with 12.27 per cent, Spelthorne with 13.10 per cent, and Surrey Heath with 14.25 per cent.

Mole Valley and Guildford were the boroughs with the highest overall turnout in the county with 19.76 per cent and 18.22 per cent of people voting there respectively.

The overall turnout for Surrey was 15.7 per cent which means that 134,543 residents voted out of the electorate of 856,968.

The result of the election is due to be announced this afternoon.

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