Police and crime commissioners

Police and crime commissioners are elected by the public to ensure the policing needs of communities are met as effectively as possible and to oversee how crime is tackled in your police force area.

Candidates for South Wales

Elections for police and crime commissioners have now taken place. Emma Wools has been elected as police and crime commissioner for South Wales.

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Sam Bennett

Welsh Liberal Democrats - Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru

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Matthew Palmer - Portrait

George Carroll

Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets

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George Carroll - Portrait

Dennis Clarke

Plaid Cymru The Party of Wales

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Dennis Clarke - Portrait

Emma Wools

Labour and Co-operative Party / Llafur a’r Blaid Gydweithredol

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Emma Wools - Portrait

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Statement by the Police Area Returning Officer for South Wales

This website contains more information about those candidates (where provided) and other information useful to voters. The information provided by a candidate is their responsibility, and may not reflect the opinions of myself or my council. As Police Area Returning Officer I am responsible for coordinating the election and announcing the result in South Wales. Police and Crime Commissioner Elections will be held in South Wales on 2 May 2024; the candidates standing in that election, alphabetically by surname (as they will appear on the ballot paper), are:

  • BENNETT, Sam (Welsh Liberal Democrats - Democratiaid Rhyddfrydol Cymru)
  • CARROLL, George (Conservative Candidate – More Police, Safer Streets)
  • CLARKE, Dennis (Plaid Cymru The Party of Wales)
  • WOOLS, Emma (Labour and Co-operative Party / Llafur a’r Blaid Gydweithredol)

I can be contacted at:

Karen Jones

Civic Centre
Port Talbot
SA13 1PJ


01639 763330