Former Labour MP for Central Manchester, Tony Lloyd has won the election to be the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester. He received 51.2% of the vote to be elected on the first round of the ballot, in which just 13.9% of people bothered to turn out.
Lloyd, who now picks up a £100,000 salary, has pledged to stand up to Tory cuts to policing, to fight to maintain PCSOs, and `protect the police from political interference'.
No-one quite knows what the role of the police commissioner actually is, but no doubt people will find out over the next four years.
The full result of the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Election
GALLAGHER Matt, Liberal Democrats - 40,318
LLOYD Tony, Labour Party – 139,437
WARREN Roy, Independent - 26664
WINSTANLEY Michael William, Conservative Party - 42478
WOOLFE Steven Marcus, UKIP – 23256
Police graphic by Banksy