LIVE: Christopher Salmon elected as first Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner
10:16am Friday 16th November 2012 in News
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- The count at Fishguard Leisure Centre began at 9am this morning (Friday).
- Polling stations closed across Pembrokeshire at 10pm last night.
- The two candidates for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner for the Dyfed-Powys Police area are Christine Gwyther, Labour, and Christopher Salmon, Conservative.
Total spoilt ballot papers across Dyfed-Powys: 2912
Congratulations to Dyfed~Powys Police Commissioner @ChrisTRSalmon. Despite my doubts on the role & election process, the very best of luck.— @WilliamPowellAM 16 November 2012
RT @SCrabbMP: @ChrisTRSalmon becomes first Police Commissioner in Dyfed Powys.. Congrats! Excellent result— @ArcadianRevelry 16 November 2012
Conservatives take Dyfed Powys - Christopher Salmon beats the Labour candidate. Well done @WelshConserv #PCC— @RicHolden 16 November 2012
Salmon won Ceredigion to claim victory.
Ceredigion: Salmon 4181, Gwyther 3475.
Final Dyfed-Powys totals: Salmon 32887, Gwyther 31773.
Christopher Salmon will be the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner for the Dyfed-Powys area.
Final Dyfed-Powys result expected shortly...
Salmon takes the lead, with just 408 votes between the candidates.
Ceredigion will decide the outcome of the first Dyfed-Powys Police Commissioner election.
Current totals: Christine Gwyther (Lab) 28,298.
Christopher Salmon (Con) 28, 706.
Powys goes for Salmon: Christine Gwyther 6,147; Christopher Salmon 9,578.
Current totals: Christine Gwyther (Lab) 22,151
Christopher Salmon (Con) 19,128
Carmarthenshire results put Christine Gwyther (Lab) in the lead.
Christine Gwyther (Lab) 14,412
Christopher Salmon (Con) 9,240
Spolied ballots 781
Returning officer Bryn Parry-Jones announces full Pembrokeshire figures: 18, 091 ballot papers, 465 rejected, leaving 17,627 votes.
Dyfed-Powys results to come.
Pembrokeshire results - Christopher Salmon (Con) 9,888
Christine Gwyther (Labour) 7,739
Spoiled ballots 465
RT @Pembrokeshire: SALMON has won Pembrokeshire's vote for Dyfed Powys Police & Crime Commissioner #dpelectionpcc #mypcc— @LDay 16 November 2012
From WT reporter Amy Jones: "Pembrokeshire count has finished. Candidates and their agents in a huddle."
Powys turnout 15.9% and in Ceredigion 14.8%, bringing the turnout for the whole of Dyfed-Powys to 17.1%.
17.1% turnout across dyfed powys— @aledscourfield 16 November 2012
From Western Telegraph reporter Amy Jones: Count underway in Fishguard, official turnout for Pembrokeshire 19.6%.
RT @Pembrokeshire: Verification has started Across Dyfed Powys for the Police & Crime Commissioner Election #dpelectionpcc #mypcc— @KatyWoodhouse 16 November 2012
RT @aledscourfield: We are hearing from sources that turnout here in Dyfed Powys could be around 20%. No official word yet— @HTaylor_KHFC 16 November 2012