Plaid Cymru Candidate, Dafydd Llywelyn re-elected as Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner for his third term.

On Friday, 3rd of May 2024, it was confirmed that Plaid Cymru Candidate, Dafydd Llywelyn was re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys following the election on 2nd of May 2024.

The four candidates standing for election were:

Ian Harrison (Conservative)

Dafydd Llywelyn (Plaid Cymru)

Philippa Thompson (Labour)

Justin Griffiths (Welsh Liberal Democrats)

Dafydd Llywelyn issued the following statement

“I am extremely honoured to be re-elected as your Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys for the third successive time.

“Since I was elected to this role for the first time in 2016, we have made significant progress in enhancing community safety and improving our policing service for communities.

“I have a strong track record of listening to our communities’ concerns, and delivering on promises, and I am proud of what we have achieved, but there is still much to do.

“As I start this new term in Office, I am committed to build on the achievements to date and address the challenges that lie ahead.

“Transparency, accountability and collaboration will remain at the forefront of my efforts to ensure that we can improve public trust and confidence in policing.

“Your safety will continue to be my top priority. I want to ensure that the Dyfed Powys Police area remains one of the safest places to live in Wales and England.”

Dyfed-Powys Police Chief Constable, Dr Richard Lewis said:

“Many congratulations to Dafydd Llywelyn for this afternoon’s result. His re-election as Police and Crime Commissioner for Heddlu Dyfed-Powys Police for a third term means that we can look forward to continuing our work in service of the public, together. I also wish to extend my thanks to the other candidates for their positive engagement with the force during the last few months.”

‘New Voting System’

This was the fourth time Police and Crime Commissioner elections have been held, with the first election taking place in 2012.

Previous PCC elections in England and Wales have used the supplementary vote system, which is different to a normal election.

Supplementary voting is when voters mark on the ballot paper their first choice and can – if they wish, it’s not compulsory – mark on the ballot paper their second choice too.

However, following legislative changes, the 2024 PCC Elections used the first past the post voting system, where voters voted by choosing one candidate on the ballot paper.  This is the same system as UK Parliamentary elections and local elections in England and Wales.

‘Results breakdown’

The results for Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner’s elections were as follows:

Ian Harrison (Conservative) 25%

Dafydd Llywelyn (Plaid Cymru) 41%

Philippa Thompson (Labour) 24%

Justin Griffiths (Welsh Liberal Democrats) 10%

The new PCC term begins on Thursday 9th of May 2024.


Notes to Editor:

Dafydd Llywelyn Biography

Dafydd is a former Principal Intelligence Analyst and worked within Police Intelligence for many years before, in 2014, moving to Aberystwyth University to lecture on Criminology. His career has provided him with considerable insight into core policing issues as well as an understanding of what the public want from the service.

In addition to his role as Commissioner, Dafydd is the Chair of Policing in Wales and plays an active part in various other Groups including:

  • Police Digital Services
  • All Wales Criminal Justice Board
  • Single Unified Safeguarding Review Board with Welsh Government, Single Responsible Officer for Wales.
  • Policing Board for Wales
  • National Police Air Service Board
  • Safer Communities Programme Board
  • National Rural Crime Network - on the Executive Board for Wales
  • VAWDASV National Partnership Board Co-Chair alongside Minister for Social Justice Jane Hutt MS
  • Chair of Wales Data Analysis Innovation & Improvement Network (WDAIIN)
  • Chair of Dyfed Powys Local Criminal Justice Board

Dafydd's overarching vision for 2021-25 has been to keep the communities of Mid and West Wales safe, Maintaining trust and confidence in our police and criminal justice system as a whole.

Dafydd is a fluent Welsh speaker, a family man with 5 children and enjoys all sports, but takes particular delight in following Wales’ football team home and abroad.

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Article Date: 03/05/2024