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Live Reporting

Carys Betteley and Andy Roberts

All times stated are UK

  1. Thank you and goodbye

    Andy Dunbobbin
    Image caption: Labour's Andy Dunbobbin is the only new name, winning the contest for North Wales police and crime commissioner

    Thanks for following our live coverage of the police and crime commissioner election results in Wales.

    • Labour's Alun Michael was re-elected in South Wales
    • Labour's Andy Dunbobbin gained North Wales from Plaid Cymru
    • Labour's Jeff Cuthbert was re-elected in Gwent
    • Plaid Cymru's Dafydd Llywelyn held Dyfed-Powys

    Thanks again for joining us - you can keep up to date with the latest election reaction via BBC Wales News on TV, radio, online and social media.

    Police and crime commissioner election winners in Wales 2021
  2. Labour deputy sacked from campaign roles after English elections

    Angela Rayner and Keir Starmer
    Image caption: Angela Rayner will reportedly get another role as Sir Keir Starmer is expected to reshuffle his frontbench team

    Labour's deputy leader Angela Rayner has been sacked from her roles as party chair and campaign coordinator following poor results in the English local elections.

    The party lost control of several councils and suffered defeat to the Tories in the Hartlepool by-election.

    Leader Sir Keir Starmer is expected to reshuffle his frontbench team in the next few days.

    Ms Rayner will remain deputy leader of the party as it is a position directly elected by the party members.

    She is also expected to be offered another shadow cabinet role.

    Read more here.

  3. That's a wrap

    After the Senedd counts on Friday and Saturday, that brings us to the end of this round of Welsh elections.

    Em Gill was covering the Gwent police and crime commissioner election count for the Local Democracy Reporting Service.

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  4. BreakingLabour holds South Wales commissioner post

    Labour's Alun Michael is re-elected as South Wales police and crime commissioner.

    He was the incumbent, having been first elected in 2012 when the post was created and re-elected in 2016.

    Mr Michael and the Conservatives' Steve Gallagher were the top two candidates after voters' first preferences were counted, and Mr Michael remained on top after second preferences of the eliminated candidates were counted.

    In the final round, Mr Michael received a total of 225,463 votes, compared to Mr Gallagher's 127,844.

    The former Labour Home Office minister is the only person in Wales to have won three police and crime commissioner elections.

  5. Tories lose two commissioner contests on second count

    Ifan Morgan Jones of the Nation Cymru website notes that while the Conservative candidate was in front on first preference votes in both North Wales and Dyfed-Powys, they were beaten when the second preference votes from eliminated candidates were counted.

    "Looks like Plaid and Labour voters swapping second preferences," he says.

    "Makes you wonder what Wales' electoral map would look like with more AV," he adds, referring to the alternative vote method of election.

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  6. Dyfed-Powys commissioner returns to office

    BBC reporter Iola Wyn sees Dafydd Llywelyn sign up for a second term as police and crime commissioner for the largely rural force area covering mid and west Wales.

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  7. BreakingLabour wins North Wales commissioner election

    Andy Dunbobbin
    Image caption: Andy Dunbobbin being sworn in

    Labour's Andy Dunbobbin has been elected North Wales police and crime commissioner.

    He won with 98,034 votes compared to 90,149 for his Conservative rival Pat Astbury, who also made it to the run-off.

    The previous commissioner, Plaid Cymru's Arfon Jones, decided not to stand again.

  8. BreakingLabour's Jeff Cuthbert re-elected as Gwent police commissioner

    Labour's Jeff Cuthbert has been re-elected as Gwent's police and crime commissioner.

    In the final round of counting, he had 92,616 votes with Conservative Hannah Jarvis on 60,536.

    Jeff Cuthbert
  9. Childcare concerns over Senedd oath ceremonies

    Members of the Welsh Parliament have reported facing difficulties when taking their children to their swearing-in ceremonies in Cardiff Bay following Thursday's election.

    Hefin David, re-elected as Labour member for Caerphilly, initially tweeted to say it was a "bad start for family friendly working" at the Senedd, and urged a rethink to allow him to take his children on childcare grounds.

    He was later granted permission to do so.

    Labour colleague Dawn Bowden, who represents Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney, tweeted to say that she had had similar issues.

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  10. BreakingPlaid Cymru holds Dyfed-Powys in police commissioner election

    Dafydd Llywelyn

    Dafydd Llywelyn from Plaid Cymru has been re-elected as Dyfed-Powys police and crime commissioner (PCC).

    Incumbent Mr Llywelyn was narrowly in second place in first preference votes behind Jon Burns from the Conservatives.

    The second choices from the eliminated candidates' voters were then counted, placing Mr Llywelyn in the lead.

    The final result was Dafydd Llywelyn 96,488 to Jon Burns 77,408.

  11. Corbyn: Socialist values win in Wales

    Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has congratulated Mark Drakeford on leading the party to victory in the Welsh Parliament election.

    He said it was "a great result showing socialist values win in Wales".

    Wales' first minister had backed Mr Corbyn in two party leadership elections.

    Welsh Labour said Mr Drakeford had also been congratulated by the party's current leader, Sir Keir Starmer.

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  12. 'Huge privilege' for new Labour face in Senedd

    Sarah Murphy MS, Bridgend

    The new Senedd member for Bridgend says it is a "huge privilege" to be elected for Welsh Labour.

    Sarah Murphy is the only woman to have won a seat previously held by a man, after the former first minister Carwyn Jones stood down at this election.

    "I'm very proud. A lot of people have put a lot of faith in me now, and a lot of faith in Mark Drakeford and our Welsh government," she told BBC Politics Wales.

    "That's why I'm really excited to get started."

    Ms Murphy said her party had kept its promises and delivered on its last manifesto - and would do so again.

    "We keep our promises, and we are going to keep our promises this time," she insisted.

  13. Who controls policing in Wales?

    Policing remains one of the areas governed by Westminster, but it would be wrong to think all the power lies there.

    Drill down into: a) who funds the police, b) who decides policing priorities and c) the causes of crime - and suddenly the role of those we elect in Wales is rather important.

    Roughly a third (34.5%) of the 2021-22 budgets of Welsh police forces come from the Home Office. Which means the rest was allocated by those holding purse strings here in Wales.

    Police officers

    In some parts of the country, more than half the funding police forces currently rely on was fixed by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for that area as they set the budget.

    They have a say in how much council tax we pay, because a chunk of it - the "precept" - goes to the police.

    You can read more details about the role of the PCC here.

  14. New Tory MS wants devolution to 'work for Wales'

    The new Conservative MS for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire said devolution was "here to stay" in Wales.

    But Sam Kurtz said the challenge now was about "making sure devolution works for Wales".

    A Welsh speaker from a farming family, Mr Kurtz said his party had to be "strong in opposition".

    Sam Kurtz MS, Carmarthen West and South Pembrokshire

    "Making sure that Labour are held to account, and we push our economy and recovery, to make sure coming out of this pandemic Wales is back on its two feet as soon as possible," he said.

    Mr Kurtz said he was proud to be a champion for his area.

    "In west Wales there is a feeling that there is neglect. We are forgotten about from Cardiff," he told BBC Wales.

    "So to step up and be a champion for west Wales and Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire is an incredible honour."

  15. Top two South Wales commissioner candidates announced

    Labour's Alun Michael and the Conservatives' Steve Gallagher remain in the race to become Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales.

    The remaining candidates have been eliminated, and their voters' second preferences will now be used to determine the winner.

    Mr Michael was the incumbent commissioner, having been first elected in when the post was created in 2012 and re-elected in 2016.

    The final result is expected later.

  16. What's the secret behind Welsh Labour success?

    While Labour in England is licking its wounds after losing the Hartlepool by-election to the Conservatives who also made significant gains in local elections, Welsh Labour appears to be living in a parallel universe.

    Mark Drakeford and Keir Starmer

    While UK Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer is facing all sorts of questions about his effectiveness, Welsh Labour leader and First Minister Mark Drakeford is riding the crest of a wave.

    We look at why the Welsh arm of the party was so much more successful.

  17. 'Proud of campaign - disappointed with results'

    Another new face heading to the Senedd is Plaid Cymru's Sioned Williams.

    While she failed in her bid to become the new member of the Senedd (MS) for Neath, she was elected on the regional list for South Wales West.

    "I'm extremely proud of the very positive campaign we fought, based on transformational ideas we had for Wales - and that work is ongoing," she told the BBC's Politics Wales programme.

    Sioned Williams MS, South West Wales

    But she admitted the overall result for Plaid in the election had been "disappointing".

    "It is also a disappointing result for Wales," she claimed.

    However, Ms Williams said the new Plaid Senedd members heading to Cardiff have "fire in our bellies".

    "We're going to work together to hold this Welsh government to account," she said.

  18. Gwent commissioner count moves to next phase

    The police and crime commissioner election count in Gwent has also moved to the next phase.

    It is now between the incumbent, Labour's Jeff Cuthbert, and Conservative Hannah Jarvis, with the other candidates eliminated in the first count.

    All final results are expected later this afternoon.

  19. North Wales final two commissioner candidates named

    Conservative Pat Astbury and Labour's Andy Dunbobbin are through to the run-off to be the new North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner.

    The other candidates, with fewer votes, have been eliminated and those votes will now be allocated to the top candidates, according to those voters' second preferences.

    The previous commissioner, Plaid Cymru's Arfon Jones, decided not to stand again.

    The final result is expected later.

  20. Top two candidates announced for Dyfed-Powys commissioner

    The second and final phase of counting to elect a police and crime commissioner in the Dyfed-Powys Police area is taking place.

    Conservative Jon Burns is through to the final round against the current commissioner, Plaid Cymru's Dafydd Llywelyn, after the candidates with fewer votes were eliminated.

    There were just 900 votes between the two remaining candidates.

    Conservative Jon Burns is ahead with 69,112 votes while Plaid Cymru's Dafydd Llywelyn has 68,208 votes from the first preference count.

    The final result hangs on how many voters, whose first choice of candidate has now been eliminated, placed either option as their second choice.

    The result should be coming later this afternoon.