Do you know who the Gloucestershire police and crime commissioner is?
DO voters actually know who is their police and crime commissioner?
Well, it seems after a national election and 100 days in office, the majority of people in Gloucester still could not name him.
Independent Martin Surl was voted into the position in November last year, in what was the lowest peacetime election turnout.
The Citizen took to the streets of the city to see if people knew anything about the incumbent of the £65,000-a-year role, which gives him the power to set force budgets and even hire and fire chief constables.
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Hannah Cutts, 17, from Gloucester, said: "I haven't got a clue who he is or what he does, I have never heard of it before."
Fred Wait, 76, from Tuffley, said: "Who is Martin Surl? I have never heard of him."
He said he would love to see more police on the streets and the money spent on that.
Mike Lewis, 27, from Innsworth, said: "I've got no idea who it is, isn't that the guy who no-one voted for?
"I'm aware of the role, and I think his wages would be better spent in other areas."
Just 16 per cent of eligible electors voted in the county, while nationally it was about 15 per cent.
James Hammond, 68, from Gloucestershire, said: "I have heard of the role, but I don't know who's it is. I didn't vote."
Nationally, a survey by the Electoral Reform System almost 90 per cent of people couldn't name their PCC. Helen, from Gloucester, said: "I have never heard of him. I have heard about the PCC but I have no idea what they do."
Gavin Ware, 25, from Gloucester, did not know either, he said: "I couldn't tell you who it is or what they do. They should spend that money doing up the city centre."
Meanwhile, Mr Surl said: "Hopefully, more and more people will get to know me and understand what I stand for as my plans for reducing crime and increasing peace and good order continue to take shape."