LIVE: PCC elections result - Ian Johnston wins Gwent PCC election

WINNER: Ian Johnston, who was today elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent

Gwent PCC election count, Newport velodrome

First published in Gwent news

FOLLOW the Police and Crime Commissioner elections results with Argus reporter David Deans who is at the velodrome in Newport for the count today.

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1.58pm Ian Johnston wins Gwent PCC election

1.58pm Second preference votes in Newport - Ian Johnston 1697 Hamish Sandison 433

1.20pm Torfaen first preference Results, Ian Johnston, 3674; Hamish Sandison, 3988; Nick Webb, 973; Chris Wright, 966

1.06pm Monmouthshire - Johnston – 4336, Sandison – 2887, Webb – 2122, Wright – 1162, Spoiled - 325

12.00 Newport Hamish S 5345 Ian Johnston 5135 Nick Webb 2046 Chris Wright 1534

11.43 Blaenau Gwent result: Ian Johnston: 2353, Hamish Sandison, 3540, Nick Webb, 346, Chris Wright, 517

11.30 First preference votes in Torfaen apparently declared, Hamish said to have won. No official word yet.

11.24 Caerphilly CBC local first preferencer result: Johnston (Ind) 8033; Sandison (Lab) 7327; Webb (Con) 1143, Wright (Ind) 1939.

11.15 Gwent turnouts: Newport 14.01%, CCBC 14.7%, Monmouthshire 15.1%, Torfaen 14.3%, Blaenau Gwent 13%

 

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1:00pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Radio Wales says...

Given the less-than-impressive turnout, I was expecting the results to be in by midnight, then I remembered the curfew. The lights go out and everyone must be indoors. Ho Hum!
Given the less-than-impressive turnout, I was expecting the results to be in by midnight, then I remembered the curfew. The lights go out and everyone must be indoors. Ho Hum! Radio Wales
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2:40pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Howie' says...

Congratulations to Ian Johnston, must admit I am surprised at the gap between him and Chris Wright.
Congratulations to Ian Johnston, must admit I am surprised at the gap between him and Chris Wright. Howie'
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2:54pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Robert Shillabeer says...

An ex police office working to control the police, interesting to see if he does a job for the electors or his old mates. A bit more independence may be needed over the next four years, but will it be there, only time will tell.
An ex police office working to control the police, interesting to see if he does a job for the electors or his old mates. A bit more independence may be needed over the next four years, but will it be there, only time will tell. Robert Shillabeer
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3:15pm Fri 16 Nov 12

youngashie says...

Robert Shillabeer wrote:
An ex police office working to control the police, interesting to see if he does a job for the electors or his old mates. A bit more independence may be needed over the next four years, but will it be there, only time will tell.
Well said Bob my sentiments exactly.
[quote][p][bold]Robert Shillabeer[/bold] wrote: An ex police office working to control the police, interesting to see if he does a job for the electors or his old mates. A bit more independence may be needed over the next four years, but will it be there, only time will tell.[/p][/quote]Well said Bob my sentiments exactly. youngashie
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3:16pm Fri 16 Nov 12

rightsideup says...

Ian Johnston is his own man and in no one's pocket,I can tell you.Congrats Jock!.
Ian Johnston is his own man and in no one's pocket,I can tell you.Congrats Jock!. rightsideup
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3:20pm Fri 16 Nov 12

D Taylor says...

With all due respect to Mr Johnston, who I am sure is a worthy man, I suspect that this is a bad day for Gwent. I can't believe that a police pensioner is going to make an effective commissioner. He thinks as a policeman and will be unable to promote change. He is one of them so there will no independent oversight of Gwent police. We were better off before with the police authority.
With all due respect to Mr Johnston, who I am sure is a worthy man, I suspect that this is a bad day for Gwent. I can't believe that a police pensioner is going to make an effective commissioner. He thinks as a policeman and will be unable to promote change. He is one of them so there will no independent oversight of Gwent police. We were better off before with the police authority. D Taylor
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3:38pm Fri 16 Nov 12

deafbystereo says...

My concern is about the places that were used for polling stations - mainly schools.
My son's school was used. And if, as I suspect, there was a very low turn out it has left me bitterly disappointed and upset at the board of governers for the school.
I have no idea of the turn out in this particular area but for maybe a couple of hundred people (if that many!) to turn up and vote for the sacrifice of a whole day's schooling is unacceptable!
Great for him that my boy had a day off school but what about all of the working parents from those countless schools that were involved who have had to find additional childcare or taken the day off work themselves!
They really should have consolidated some of the polling stations so the children could go to school and made other public places available.
As a working lone parent parent thsi issue has really angered me!
discuss....
My concern is about the places that were used for polling stations - mainly schools. My son's school was used. And if, as I suspect, there was a very low turn out it has left me bitterly disappointed and upset at the board of governers for the school. I have no idea of the turn out in this particular area but for maybe a couple of hundred people (if that many!) to turn up and vote for the sacrifice of a whole day's schooling is unacceptable! Great for him that my boy had a day off school but what about all of the working parents from those countless schools that were involved who have had to find additional childcare or taken the day off work themselves! They really should have consolidated some of the polling stations so the children could go to school and made other public places available. As a working lone parent parent thsi issue has really angered me! discuss.... deafbystereo
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4:32pm Fri 16 Nov 12

jimmysmith says...

an ex copper looking after his mates and getting 70k a year out of the public purse at the same time , gawd help us
an ex copper looking after his mates and getting 70k a year out of the public purse at the same time , gawd help us jimmysmith
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4:50pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Michael Weedall says...

D Taylor wrote:
With all due respect to Mr Johnston, who I am sure is a worthy man, I suspect that this is a bad day for Gwent. I can't believe that a police pensioner is going to make an effective commissioner. He thinks as a policeman and will be unable to promote change. He is one of them so there will no independent oversight of Gwent police. We were better off before with the police authority.
I agree with this comment and I also think that the job should only be held by a totally independent person or be left as it was a police authority.
[quote][p][bold]D Taylor[/bold] wrote: With all due respect to Mr Johnston, who I am sure is a worthy man, I suspect that this is a bad day for Gwent. I can't believe that a police pensioner is going to make an effective commissioner. He thinks as a policeman and will be unable to promote change. He is one of them so there will no independent oversight of Gwent police. We were better off before with the police authority.[/p][/quote]I agree with this comment and I also think that the job should only be held by a totally independent person or be left as it was a police authority. Michael Weedall
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5:02pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Robert Shillabeer says...

The turnout is down to two things. 1. There was no proper information given as to what the election was about, you had to go looking for info, and 2. Is it not possible that the vat majority of the electorate didn't want an elected PCC in the first place. The damage has been done now as it will be almost impossible to reverse, but an elected governing body elected by the population from those who are first elected as our representatives on local authorities may be a way around this major deficiency.
The turnout is down to two things. 1. There was no proper information given as to what the election was about, you had to go looking for info, and 2. Is it not possible that the vat majority of the electorate didn't want an elected PCC in the first place. The damage has been done now as it will be almost impossible to reverse, but an elected governing body elected by the population from those who are first elected as our representatives on local authorities may be a way around this major deficiency. Robert Shillabeer
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5:04pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Dai the Milk says...

A dark day for Gwent.
A dark day for Gwent. Dai the Milk
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5:11pm Fri 16 Nov 12

BBannan567 says...

youngashie wrote:
Robert Shillabeer wrote:
An ex police office working to control the police, interesting to see if he does a job for the electors or his old mates. A bit more independence may be needed over the next four years, but will it be there, only time will tell.
Well said Bob my sentiments exactly.
His old mates are already on here wishing him well and lining up for the jobs!

This guy will cost us a lot more than his pay over his term. Made me laugh when he was asked in the build up if he was a Freemason. He just said NO.

Well he is and always has been, lets just hope he works with a strong Chief Constable, if not he will cost Gwent a lot.

Lets watch this space?
[quote][p][bold]youngashie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robert Shillabeer[/bold] wrote: An ex police office working to control the police, interesting to see if he does a job for the electors or his old mates. A bit more independence may be needed over the next four years, but will it be there, only time will tell.[/p][/quote]Well said Bob my sentiments exactly.[/p][/quote]His old mates are already on here wishing him well and lining up for the jobs! This guy will cost us a lot more than his pay over his term. Made me laugh when he was asked in the build up if he was a Freemason. He just said NO. Well he is and always has been, lets just hope he works with a strong Chief Constable, if not he will cost Gwent a lot. Lets watch this space? BBannan567
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6:05pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Welshpenguin says...

Personal congratulations to the man but...

1) As an ex-cop he should not be allowed to run - although I have no doubt that his mates on the Force (not Service), will be more than happy

2) He has no mandate for anything - he got less than 50% of a truly pathetic turnout

3) Hopefully this attempt at US-style policing will disappear along with this government
Personal congratulations to the man but... 1) As an ex-cop he should not be allowed to run - although I have no doubt that his mates on the Force (not Service), will be more than happy 2) He has no mandate for anything - he got less than 50% of a truly pathetic turnout 3) Hopefully this attempt at US-style policing will disappear along with this government Welshpenguin
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10:01pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Robindabank says...

'great for Gwent Police'......more like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank...
'great for Gwent Police'......more like putting Dracula in charge of the blood bank... Robindabank
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12:16am Sat 17 Nov 12

Dai37 says...

At least the guy is not a politician, and subject to party policy.
What is it exactly have you got against the police?
The guys are there to do a job, and believe me we are in one of the greatest countries in the world, where the vast majority of police are in the job, to do the best job they can.
I can only surmise that the most vociferous objectors are the ones with something to hide.
Good luck to Ian Johnnston we need an independent to look at the issues.
At least the guy is not a politician, and subject to party policy. What is it exactly have you got against the police? The guys are there to do a job, and believe me we are in one of the greatest countries in the world, where the vast majority of police are in the job, to do the best job they can. I can only surmise that the most vociferous objectors are the ones with something to hide. Good luck to Ian Johnnston we need an independent to look at the issues. Dai37
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12:23am Sat 17 Nov 12

b3talover says...

If you didn't vote, you can't complain...
If you didn't vote, you can't complain... b3talover
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8:57am Sat 17 Nov 12

D Taylor says...

Dai37 wrote:
At least the guy is not a politician, and subject to party policy.
What is it exactly have you got against the police?
The guys are there to do a job, and believe me we are in one of the greatest countries in the world, where the vast majority of police are in the job, to do the best job they can.
I can only surmise that the most vociferous objectors are the ones with something to hide.
Good luck to Ian Johnnston we need an independent to look at the issues.
But he isn't independent. That's the whole point.
[quote][p][bold]Dai37[/bold] wrote: At least the guy is not a politician, and subject to party policy. What is it exactly have you got against the police? The guys are there to do a job, and believe me we are in one of the greatest countries in the world, where the vast majority of police are in the job, to do the best job they can. I can only surmise that the most vociferous objectors are the ones with something to hide. Good luck to Ian Johnnston we need an independent to look at the issues.[/p][/quote]But he isn't independent. That's the whole point. D Taylor
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12:30pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Howie' says...

Surprised that Janet aka 'Pensioner2012' has not been on here to congratulate Ian Johnston.
Surprised that Janet aka 'Pensioner2012' has not been on here to congratulate Ian Johnston. Howie'
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12:48pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Dai the Milk says...

Independent? Independent? Far from it....Just wait.
Independent? Independent? Far from it....Just wait. Dai the Milk
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6:57pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Poolerkev says...

He had Plaid Cymru delivering his leaflets for him. He is an ex police officer. Independent! Yeah right. God help us.
He had Plaid Cymru delivering his leaflets for him. He is an ex police officer. Independent! Yeah right. God help us. Poolerkev
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5:39am Mon 19 Nov 12

insider2 says...

The fox in charge of the hen house?
The fox in charge of the hen house? insider2
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6:15pm Tue 11 Dec 12

D Taylor says...

Perhaps people are now beginning to see why I said that ex-police officers should not be allowed to stand as PCC's. Mr Johnston will be quite unable to understand what the fuss is about. He sees the police commissioner as part of the police force and therefore it's natural that the jobs should go to policemen. He'll see nothing wrong with topping up an ex-copper's pension by another £50 grand a year instead of employing a competent civilian. He is a policeman, thinks like a policeman and always will be a policeman. He will be unable to dispassionately take a view on the performance of the police which is what the role needs.
And, yes, I did vote in the election. Needless to say, not for Mr. Johnston.
Perhaps people are now beginning to see why I said that ex-police officers should not be allowed to stand as PCC's. Mr Johnston will be quite unable to understand what the fuss is about. He sees the police commissioner as part of the police force and therefore it's natural that the jobs should go to policemen. He'll see nothing wrong with topping up an ex-copper's pension by another £50 grand a year instead of employing a competent civilian. He is a policeman, thinks like a policeman and always will be a policeman. He will be unable to dispassionately take a view on the performance of the police which is what the role needs. And, yes, I did vote in the election. Needless to say, not for Mr. Johnston. D Taylor
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