Posted: Fri 3rd May 2024

Labour’s Andy Dunbobbin re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales

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Labour’s Andy Dunbobbin has been re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Wales.

The former Flintshire councillor won with 31,950 overall votes defeating Conservative Brian Jones by 5,309 votes.

Former Plaid Cymru Deputy PCC Ann Griffith finished in third place with 23,466 votes, while Liberal Democrat Richard Marbrowpolled in fourth with 7,129.

Mr Dunbobbin was first appointed to the role in 2021 after former Plaid Cymru PCC Arfon Jones decided not to stand for re-election.

He put ensuring a local neighbourhood policing presence as his number one priority ahead of the latest election.

The PCC’s responsibilities include deciding the budget for North Wales Police and holding the force’s chief constable to account.

There was a low overall turnout in North Wales for the latest PCC election of 17.19 per cent, with the total number of votes cast amounting to 89,599.

The turnout figure was down by just under 29 per cent compared to the last poll in 2021, although the previous vote was held on the same day as the Senedd election.

Voters were required for the first time in Wales to bring photo identification to polling stations following a change in the law.

On the result, Andy Dunbobbin said:

“I am honoured to have been re-elected by the people of North Wales to continue to serve them as their Police and Crime Commissioner. I hope I have shown my constituents across the last three years that I will listen to them, I will advocate for them, I will not shy away from the challenges we face, and I will work hard for them every day.”

 Dunbobbin also said he had “learned a lot over the last three years” and looked forward to continuing that learning.

 Vaughan Gething, First Minister of Wales, said:

“Andy has served the people of North Wales with energy and empathy over the last three years, and I am confident he will continue to work hard, work collaboratively and work in partnership with the people of North Wales to deliver a Police Force that works for them.”

Results in full:
Andy Dunbobbin – Labour: 31,950
Richard Marbrow – Liberal Democrats: 7,129
Brian Jones – Conservatives: 26,281
Ann Griffith – Plaid Cymru: 23,466

By Liam Randall – Local Democracy Reporter (more here) and Deeside.com

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