Labour have held on to the post of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, but Ukip saw a surge in support.
Alan Billings won on first preference votes, narrowly avoiding a second-round contest, despite the party’s campaign being hampered by controversy over the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.
The turnout was 14.8 per cent
. That was made up of 3.5 per cent at polling stations and 11.7 per cent at polling stations.
Mr Billings won with 74,060 votes, 50.02%, with Ukip’s Jack Clarkson taking second place on 46,883, 31.66%.
The reality is the post is a joke and no one gives a damn,but in May we will see a fight.