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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.


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Christine Gwyther

Election statement:

Born and brought up in Dyfed Powys, Christine has represented West Wales in the Welsh Assembly, and been a government minister.  She has the right experience to handle the job and a track record in getting things done. 


With a background in economic development, she has worked with business throughout Wales and now works in front line community development, speaking up for families and for local communities, to make things better in their everyday lives. 


Massive 20% cuts to policing budgets mean that Dyfed Powys police force will lose 64 officers this year, with more losses to come. Such large cuts could seriously compromise their ability to police our communities effectively.


Our police and our communities deserve our respect, and they deserve the support of a commissioner who will not lie down in the face of Tory cuts.


If elected, Christine will:


  • ·        lead the fight against police cuts;


  • ·        ensure victims of crime get the support they need;


  • ·        show police officers and staff the respect they deserve: after all, they risk their lives every day to keep the rest of us safe;


  • ·        prioritise visible, community policing;


  • ·        get senior managers regularly out of their offices and onto the beat—and that includes herself;


  • ·        be open, honest and accountable to the public.


Promoted by David Hagendyk on behalf of Christine Gwyther, both at 3 Red Street, Carmarthen, SA31 1QL.