Plaid Cymru’s Dafydd Llewelyn has been re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys.

He told an audience in Llandysul it was “an honour and a privilege” to again hold the post.

Mr Llewelyn has held the post since 2016.

The elections took place on May 2, with the count and declaration of the commissioner taking place at Llandysul’s Ysgol Bro Teifi today, May 3.

The election saw four candidates vying for the post: Philippa Thompson (Labour and Co-operative Party), Ian Harrison (Welsh Conservatives, Justin Griffiths (Welsh Liberal Democrats) and Dafydd Llywelyn (Plaid Cymru), the current commissioner.

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account, and are responsible for the totality of policing.

PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their police force area.

The Dyfed-Powys force area covers the counties of Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Powys.

Overall votes for Dyfed-Powys were:

Dafydd Llewelyn (Plaid Cymru), 31,323

Ian Harrison (Conservatives), 19,134

Philippa Thompson (Labour), 18,353

Justin Griffiths (Liberal Democrats), 7,719

At the Ceredigion count Mr Llewelyn thanked the returning officer and staff for “working tirelessly,” adding: “Being the Police and Crime Commissioner in an area I’ve grown up in and worked all my life is quite an honour and a privilege, and I’m looking forward to serving a further four year term in office for Dyfed-Powys.”

Ceredigion results were: 7,146; 1,971; 1,716; and 1,307 respectively, with a 21.7 per cent turnout.

Pembrokeshire results saw Labour’s Philippa Thompson gain the majority, of 5,386, with Mr Harrison second on 5,168, Mr Llewelyn third on 4,643, and Mr Griffiths fourth on 1,209.

Carmarthenshire saw Mr Llewelyn lead, with 14,739 votes, followed by Labour on 7,395, Conservative 5,430, and Liberal Democrats 2,037.

Powys, with a 18.05 per cent turnout, saw a very different picture, with Mr Harrison leading.

Conservative: 6,565

Plaid Cymru: 4,795

Labour: 3,856

Liberal Democrats: 3,172

All four candidates have been contacted for their reaction following the re-election of Mr Llewelyn.