The day after the PCC Elections, the BBC posted various pages that purported to give the results.
Yet all of them have the same recurring phrase: Turnout does not include spoilt ballots.
Here's a copy of my complaint to the BBC about withholding Spoilt Paper numbers
Type of complaint:
BBC News (TV Radio Online)
What is your complaint about:
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Incomplete info on election results
Your reporting of the PCC Election results did not include the Spoilt Paper numbers. Why not? I spoiled my paper, and I want to know how well we did. This business of spoiling of papers was a recurring topic in media coverage the day after the election, and the BBC deliberately denied us basic information on how many spoiled papers there were..