Gwent police and crime commissioner election results
- 16 November 2012
- From the section South East Wales
Ian Johnston, an independent, has been elected police and crime commissioner for Gwent.
Find out more about each of these candidates who stood below.
IAN JOHNSTON - Independent
Ian Johnston served as a police officer with Gwent Police for 33 years and then as vice-president and president of the Police Superintendents' Association.
He runs a consultancy company with his wife providing advice to international software companies that provide intelligence analysis and criminal investigation software tools to police forces.
His commitments if elected include reducing crime and anti-social disorder, to find solutions to local problems, place a greater focus on the needs of victims rather than offenders and ensure core policing functions continue to be carried out by police rather than the private sector.
HAMISH SANDISON - Labour
Hamish Sandison is a solicitor from Usk who was selected by a ballot of Labour party members.
He is qualified in UK and US law, and has 24 years experience advising bodies such as the Ministry of Justice and Torfaen council on procurement and IT contracts.
He spent six years as a member of Labour's crime and justice policy commission.
He has pledged to hold the police accountable for delivering local priorities such as "neighbourhood policing, visible policing, bearing down on crime and anti-social behaviour".
He also wants to protect the police force from political interference.
NICK WEBB - Conservative
Nick Webb stood as the Conservative candidate in the Welsh assembly election in 2011.
If elected as the police and crime commissioner for Gwent he has pledged to ensure that there are more police officers on the beat and that residents should regularly see a familiar officer on their streets.
He also says that any increase in the police precept above the rate of inflation would be explained in full in an open letter to the local press.
And he wants to create a better career path for Police Community Support Officers.
CHRISTOPHER WRIGHT - Independent
Christopher Wright spent 30 years as a police officer with the Metropolitan, Gloucestershire and Gwent police forces.
He has pledged to keep officers on the beat and in community policing roles for a set time, to focus resources on this, to have openness and independent scrutiny, and "returning to what we did well when we did it superbly".
He also wants to reduce bureaucracy and let the force focus solely on policing.