Dyfed-Powys Police and crime commissioner results
- 16 November 2012
- From the section Wales
Christopher Salmon from the Conservative Party has been elected police and crime commissioner for Dyfed-Powys.
Find out more about each of these candidates below.
CHRISTINE GWYTHER - Labour
Christine Gwyther was born in Pembroke Dock. She worked as a Pembrokeshire County Council development officer before going into politics.
She was an AM for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire from 1999-2007 and was the first Welsh assembly minister of agriculture.
She is signed up to Labour's national pledges - including backing "a strong and swift response to anti-social behaviour. Victims should get a response within 24 hours."
Ms Gwyther and her party have promised to "keep police on the beat with neighbourhood policing, not hand it over to private companies or leave it only to Community Support Officers."
Her priorities are developing an integrated strategy for rural crime, listening to the voice of young people and working on a "respect agenda", victim support and working alongside local organisations.
CHRISTOPHER SALMON - Conservative
Christopher Salmon is from a farming family in Presteigne, Radnorshire. He joined the Army in 2003 and completed tours of Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq. Mr Salmon served for four years and since then he has worked in business.
Mr Salmon has also completed a masters in Russian and Security Studies at University College London. He has worked for an advisory company specialising in difficult markets.
He said if elected his priority would be to cut crime and make people feel safe, as well as fighting for 100% coverage from the Dyfed-Powys Police helicopter.
He wants the police to be robust and focussed on tackling the kind of crime that "makes people's lives miserable" - antisocial behaviour, violence and intimidation.
He says he would also make the best use of other services in the community to help make people's homes and families safer, for example drug rehabilitation services and domestic and sexual violence charities.