Several former police officers beat party candidates in the first elections for crime commissioners, as the government dismisses concerns over low turnout.
A review is to be carried out into the police and crime commissioner elections in England and Wales, the Electoral Commission says.
Twelve independents are elected as Police and Crime Commissioners as candidates without party labels fare well across England and Wales.
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Features and Analysis
Results and turnout in graphics
Why were the people so emphatically indifferent?
What do the PCC elections actually tell us?
The polling station where no one showed up
After his PCC loss, a look back at the Labour peer's career
Carole Walker on a bad day for Clegg and co
Media reflects on the low turnout and democracy
Why do we need police commissioners?
What does the bobby on the beat think of the new role?
The idea behind PCCs is not as new as you may think
BBC London looks at how the system works in the capital
On the hunt for enthusiastic voters
How police forces will be governed under the new system