Police and Crime Commissioner Election
Thursday 15 November 2012
Turnout was confirmed as 14.3% in Gwent.
The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner
The job of the police and crime commissioner will be to ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring trust.
Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) will give the public a voice at the highest level, and give the public the ability to ensure their police are accountable.
The Electoral Commission sent an information booklet to homes with information about the election.
Gwent Police force area
For the Gwent Police (opens new website) force area, a joint election was held for:
- Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
- Caerphilly County Borough Council
- Monmouthshire County Council
- Newport City Council
- Torfaen County Borough Council
Newport City Council was the lead authority for the Gwent police force area.