PCC ELECTIONS: 'No-one votes' at Newport polling station in Bettws, Newport
The Newport polling stattion where no-one voted yesterday is reported to be Malpas Cricket Club in Bettws.
NO-ONE voted at a Newport polling station yesterday in elections that have been branded a 'comedy of errors'.
Newport City Council could not confirm where the station was.
The council press office is reported to have fielded calls from The Guardian, Sky News and the Huffington Post this morning as news of what could be the UK's least-visited polling station emerged.
As counting continues across Gwent, the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has blasted the UK Government’s handling of its flagship Police Commissioners. Reports are circulating that one un-named polling station in Newport recording a ‘zero turnout’ and a 4% turn-out in Caldicot.
Jenny Watson, Chairwoman of the Electoral Commission, said: "The low turnout at the Police and Crime Commissioner elections is a concern for everyone who cares about democracy.
"These were new elections taking place at an unfamiliar time of year, which is why we have made clear at every stage that it would be important to engage effectively with voters.