Cumbria has voted in its new Police and Crime Commissioner as part of the May 6 local elections.

It was the only election taking place in the county, with all council elections postponed due to ongoing discussions about radical change-ups to its political make-up.

The election was the delayed 2020 election that had to be put back a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It marked the third PCC election in Cumbria with the role first created in 2012.

The Conservative's Peter McCall went into the elected as the incumbent PCC, hoping to win a second term in office.

He was challenged by Labour's Barbara Cannon and Liberal Democrat Loraine Birchall.

The public were asked to rank their candidates in preference of who they wanted to be in the role.

To win, the successful candidate has to secure 50% of the vote.

If no candidate gains 50% of the vote in the first round, second preferences are then counted from the candidate in last place.

This will continue until a majority is reached.

Voting opened at 7am on Thursday, May 6 with the last votes cast at 10pm on the same day.

Votes are set to be counted on Monday, May 10 with a final declaration around 1.30pm.

Look at the latest result for Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner election:

Coming soon.

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