Plaid Cymru’s Dafydd Llywelyn has won the election for the role of Dyfed-Powys Police Police and Crime Commissioner.

Mr Llywelyn saw off the challenge of Conservative incumbent Christopher Salmon and Labour challenger Kevin Madge to secure the post, it was announced this afternoon.

Mr Llywelyn, previously an analyst for the force, called his election win an "honour and a privilege".

"It's a police service that I served for 13-and-a-half years as their head of intelligence analysis, and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead as the new police commissioner for the force," he told the BBC after the vote was announced.

Turnout was 49.1%.

Following his defeat, Mr Salmon said: "Securing a second term was always going to be hard. This was a tough fight. Whatever my personal disappointment, the important thing is that the public have had their say.

"I congratulate Dafydd Llywelyn on being elected. This is a fantastically rewarding job with huge potential to make a difference to our lives. I am sure he will come to see its value.

"I'm honoured to have been the first ever Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys. I hope I have been able to establish this role effectively and to leave behind a new office and governance arrangements which improve how the police can serve our public.

"I am privileged to have worked with many dedicated officers and staff who are so committed to their duty. I hope people will feel that I have done mine."