The Conservative candidate has won the ultra-low turnout police and crime commissioner election for Devon and Cornwall.

Tony Hogg, former commanding officer of Royal Naval Air Station, Culdrose, was elected as Devon and Cornwall's first  commissioner with with 35 per cent of the vote.

Turnout was the lowest ever recorded for a national poll.

Overwhelming voter indifference saw only 15.1 per cent of  people eligible to vote casting their ballot.