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Dafydd Llywelyn re-elected as Police Commissioner

Incumbent Dafydd Llywelyn has been re-elected as the Dyfed Powys Police & Crime Commissioner.

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Incumbent Dafydd Llywelyn has been re-elected as the Dyfed Powys Police & Crime Commissioner.

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Mr Llewelyn has held the post since 2016.

The elections took place on May 2, with the Ceredigion count and declaration of the commissioner taking place at Llandysul’s Ysgol Bro Teifi today, May 3.


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Plaid Cymru candidate, Dafydd Llywelyn, received 31,323 votes (40.8%) and will return as the Police and Crime Commissioner for another four years.

Conservative candidate, Cllr Ian Harrison from Guilsfield, came second with 19,134 votes (25.1%).

Labour's Philippa Thompson came third with 18,353 votes (24.0%), with Liberal Democrat candidate, Justin Griffiths, receiving 7,719 votes (10.1%).

At the Ceredigion count Mr Llewelyn thanked the returning officer and staff for “working tirelessly,” adding: "Being the Police and Crime Commissioner in an area I’ve grown up in and worked all my life is quite an honour and a privilege, and I’m looking forward to serving a further four year term in office for Dyfed-Powys."

Police and Crime Commissioners are democratic representatives responsible for overseeing the police. They work with Chief Constables to hold them to account, set budgets, including how much you pay in your Council Tax bill and ensure cash is spent on the right things.

Ultimately, they are meant to be the voice of the public within our police forces. PCCs do not have day-to-day responsibilities of the police and they are not involved in operational decisions.

This year's election saw the commissioners elected by the first past the post system for the first time. In all previous elections since 2012 the single transferable vote (STV) system was used which saw people vote for their first and second preferences.

Turnout was 77,318 votes with 789 votes invalid.

Additional reporting by Bruce Sinclair, Local Democracy Reporter.

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