North Wales police and crime commissioner election results

NORTH WALES: Winston Roddick (Independent) elected

Turnout: 77,753 (14.83%)

Second round

Candidate

Party

Final total

%

Status

Winston Roddick

Independent

35,688

56.8

Elected

Tal Michael

Labour

27,128

43.2

First round

Candidate

Party

1st pref

%

2nd pref

Winston Roddick

Independent

25,715

33.07%

9,973

Tal Michael

Labour

23,066

29.67%

4,062

Colm McCabe

Conservative

11,485

14.77%

Richard Hibbs

Independent

11,453

14.73%

Warwick Nicholson

UKIP

6,034

7.76%

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The five candidates in North Wales outline their priorities

Winston Roddick, an independent, has been elected police and crime commissioner for North Wales.

Find out more about each of these candidates below.

RICHARD HIBBS - Independent

Richard Hibbs is a businessman who has lived in Llandudno for 18 years. He is a Welsh learner and runs a national training programme for mental health professionals in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Mr Hibbs says he will be independent of party politics and is independent of the police, having never worked for a police force.

He has pledged to be tough on bureaucracy and would bring in a Scandinavian-style zero tolerance on drugs and excessive drinking.

He also says he would provide police stations where members of the public actually want them, and give each household a £20 rebate on their council tax police precept from £40m cash reserves he says is held by North Wales Police Authority.

Richard Hibbs's election statement

COLM McCABE - Conservatives

Colm McCabe Colm McCabe says his priorities will be to reduce crime and make North Wales safer

Colm McCabe, born in County Tipperary in Ireland, is the new candidate following the decision by former candidate Derek Barker to step down from the position due to ill health.

He runs a charity which teaches life skills to young people through sport, and a former chief officer for the Special Constabulary in North Wales.

He says his priorities will be to reduce crime and make North Wales' communities safer places to live through tackling anti-social behaviour, reckless and dangerous driving, and by taking a zero tolerance approach to drugs.

He said he looked forward to campaigning and meeting residents to discuss their views on policing in the area.

Colm McCabe's election statement

TAL MICHAEL - Labour

Tal Michael Tal Michael says the role of the commissioner is to be a bridge between communities and the police

Tal Michael is the former chief executive of North Wales Police Authority who resigned in order to run for the Labour nomination.

He is a Welsh speaker and believes the role of commissioner is to be a bridge between the community and the police.

He has pledged to focus on victims who most need help and to ensure that when people are let down that the police apologises and takes action to ensure it does not happen again.

Mr Michael, who lives in Colwyn Bay, also says he would fight for "fair resources" from the UK government.

Tal Michael's election statement

WARWICK NICHOLSON - UKIP

Warwick Nicholson Warwick Nicholson says he will look at how the role of PCSOs can be improved

Warwick Nicholson, born in Salford in Greater Manchester, is a retired police officer who served with Greater Manchester Police for 31 years.

Mr Nicholson, who lives on a farm in Cyffylliog, Denbighshire, is now a part time caretaker at Ysgol Cyffylliog.

He says his priorities are re-engaging the police and the public and to ensure the chief constable is free from political interference.

Mr Nicholson will also examine the role of special constables and assess how the role can be improved.

Warwick Nicholson's election statement

WINSTON RODDICK - Independent

Winston Roddick QC Winston Roddick as Wales' first Counsel General, the most senior legal adviser to the Welsh assembly

Winston Roddick is one of Wales' leading barristers and was Wales' first Counsel General, the most senior legal adviser to the Welsh assembly.

He began his career as a police constable in Liverpool before becoming a barrister in Wales and London. He was a Recorder in the Crown Court at Caernarfon, Mold and Chester and has recently stepped down as Honorary Recorder of Caernarfon.

Mr Roddick believes that north Wales needs a police commissioner who can act independently of political interference.

He has pledged to work across the region to ensure that the police service develops partnerships both inside and outside the criminal justice system, while working to ensure officers are more visible in towns and villages.

Winston Roddick's election statement

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