Jeff Cuthbert re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent

Jeff Cuthbert has been elected to serve as the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent for a second term.

Labour and Co-operative candidate Mr Cuthbert, who was first elected in 2016, received 92,616 votes.

He will continue as Police and Crime Commissioner for another three-year term, assisted by his deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Eleri Thomas MBE.

Jeff Cuthbert said: “I am delighted to be able to serve Gwent as Police and Crime Commissioner for another term and would like to sincerely thank everyone who took the time to vote in the election.

“I must also thank my deputy, Eleri Thomas, who I propose to re-appoint as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, and my colleagues at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for their work over the last five years.

“Working together with the Chief Constable of Gwent Police and key partners we have achieved much over the last term of which I am incredibly proud. Together we have worked to ensure that we are protecting the most vulnerable in our society, building greater cohesion within our communities, and that Gwent Police officers and staff have the resources they need to protect and reassure our residents to the best of their ability.

“I know that we still have much to do and in the coming weeks I will begin working on my new Police and Crime Plan for Gwent that will set out my priorities for the next three years.”

Chief Constable Pam Kelly said: “Mr Cuthbert has been a great supporter of Gwent Police but has also played a crucial role in scrutinising our work which has helped us to continually improve the service we provide to residents.

“He is a man who has great experience, great integrity and great professionalism in terms of understanding the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner and holding me to account.

“I look forward to continuing to work with him over the next three years and doing our best together for the communities of Gwent.”