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Salmon determined to make role work

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 17, 2012

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CONSERVATIVE Christopher Salmon has been elected the first police and crime commissioner for Dyfed-Powys.

The former soldier narrowly beat Labour's Christine Gwyther by 1,114 votes.

However, nearly 3,000 votes were rejected as spoiled or unclearly marked — almost three times the winner's majority.

Mr Salmon received 32,887 votes in the election, against 31,773 for former AM Ms Gwyther.

No independent candidates stood in the Dyfed-Powys election.

Mr Salmon said: "I am extremely grateful for the trust people have shown in me.

"We face a number of challenges in the coming years, not least financial challenges, but I am determined we can emerge stronger, leaner and better.

"I look forward to working with the wonderful women and men of the police, the voluntary sector and other parts of government."

Ms Gwyther thanked those who had voted for her.

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  • Neathboy234  |  November 17 2012, 2:04PM

    No doubt Salmon will be fighting for even greater cuts to the police budget, after all it is a cornerstone of the Tories manifesto.

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  • weslangdon  |  November 17 2012, 1:16PM

    Anti social behaviour; its pretty anti social voting a Tory in, so perhaps the Police could round them up 1st.

  • timhayes  |  November 17 2012, 11:41AM

    I wonder what his political manifesto is?