New Police and Crime Commissioner announced for South Wales

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New Police and Crime Commissioner announced for South Wales

Emma Wools has been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner by the communities of South Wales, with 73,128 out of as total of 161,790 votes – a 16.58% turnout.

The result of the election was announced earlier today (Friday, 3rd May) at Neath Sports Centre, Neath.

Emma will vacate the position of Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, which she held for a period of eight years, to take up the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for a term of four years.

It is the first change in office since the first Police and Crime Commissioner elections back in 2012. Alun Michael, who held the position for three consecutive terms, confirmed he would not be running for a fourth term earlier this year.

Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer Lee Jones, said: “I’d like to congratulate Emma Wools on behalf of the whole team. Emma is no stranger to the office having been the deputy for a number of years. Her achievements throughout her career working in criminal justice and during her time as the Deputy PCC are a testament to her passion and commitment to creating a fairer and more effective criminal justice system. I very much looking forward to working with Emma as the new Police and Crime Commissioner.”

2024 Turnout: 16.58%

Vote Breakdown:

• Labour: 73,128
• Conservative: 43,344
• Plaid Cymru: 27,410
• Lib Dem: 17,908

Image of Alun Michael and Emma Wools at the election count on 3 May, 2024
Alun Michael congratulates his successor, Emma Wools, at the PCC election count in Neath Sports Centre on 3 May, 2024.

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