Election 2016

On May 5 the people of Dyfed-Powys chose the man who’ll be their Police and Crime Commissioner for the subsequent four years.

The election winner was Dafydd Llywelyn.

During the election, this Office worked to these guidelines, issued by the Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives.


When was the deadline for candidate nominations? They must have submitted completed nomination papers, including 100 signatures of local electors and a £5,000 deposit to the Police Area Returning Officer by 4pm on April 7.

Who was the Returning Officer? It was Mark James, Chief Executive, of Carmarthenshire County Council – he managed the election locally. He gave official notice of the election on March 21, managed the nomination process and calculated and declared the result.

Queries from Candidates We arranged an information event to which all potential candidates were invited. A second event saw declared candidates meet the Chief Constable and OPCC Chief of Staff. We also responded to other such queries from candidates – here are those questions and answers.

  • Q&As: Meetings between the Chief Constable and candidates
  • Q&As: Meetings between the OPCC Statutory Officers and candidates

Who organised the election across England and Wales? The Cabinet Office

Where do I find out more about elections? Electoral Commission

Where do I find out more about Commissioners? The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners


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