CONSERVATIVE John Dwyer has become Cheshire's first police and crime commissioner.

He won with 48,591 initial and secondary votes compared to Labour's John Stockon who had a combined total of 37,350.

His victory came after the vote went to a second round of votes after no candidate picked up more than 50 per cent in the first count.

His election comes after a turnout of just 13.33 per cent in Warrington and an overall turnout of 14.08 per cent across Cheshire.

A total of 2,415 votes were rejected either from incorrect voting or the ballot paper being spoiled.

Mr Dwyer will take up his new role formally on Thursday.