A pathetic turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner election results (some might say a pathetic turnout for a pathetic idea), so one is wary to draw any conclusions from the results.
As one might expect, Labour gained more overall votes than Conservative (1,608,102 to 1,305,157), but LibDems scored a miserly 349,286, while Independent Candidates scored 3 times that (1,079,700). So it looks like LibDems are less than popular at the moment, while the Conservatives are roughly where one would expect them to be, as (part of) a standing government.
In other news, only 15% of the winning candidates were female, while the majority of successful candidates were formerly either local politicians or police. So I don’t see these elections changing anything, somehow.