Labour's Andy Dunbobbin re-elected as North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin
Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin -Credit:PCC

Labour’s Andy Dunbobbin has been re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Wales. The former Flintshire councillor won with 31,950 overall votes defeating Conservative Brian Jones by 5,309 votes.

Former Plaid Cymru Deputy PCC Ann Griffith finished in third place with 23,466 votes, while Liberal Democrat Richard Marbrow polled in fourth with 7,129. Mr Dunbobbin was first appointed to the role in 2021 after former Plaid Cymru PCC Arfon Jones decided not to stand for re-election.

He put ensuring a local neighbourhood policing presence as his number one priority ahead of the latest election. The PCC’s responsibilities include deciding the budget for North Wales Police and holding the force’s chief constable to account.

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Mr Dunbobbin said: "I am honoured to have been re-elected by the people of North Wales to continue to serve them as their Police and Crime Commissioner. I hope I have shown my constituents across the last three years that I will listen to them, I will advocate for them, I will not shy away from the challenges we face, and I will work hard for them every day.”

There was a low overall turnout in North Wales for the latest PCC election of 17.19 per cent, with the total number of votes cast amounting to 89,599. The turnout figure was down by just under 29 per cent compared to the last poll in 2021, although the previous vote was held on the same day as the Senedd election.

Voters were required for the first time in Wales to bring photo identification to polling stations following a change in the law.

Results in full

Andy Dunbobbin – Labour : 31,950

Richard Marbrow – Liberal Democrats: 7,129

Brian Jones – Conservatives: 26,281

Ann Griffith – Plaid Cymru: 23,466

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