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Statement of Persons Nominated
Ian Brian Johnston – Independent – Website – TopOfTheCops Candidate Statement
Hamish Sandison – Welsh Labour – Website
Nick Webb – Welsh Conservative – Website
Christopher Wright – Independent – Website – TopOfTheCops Candidate Statement
Hamish Sandison seemed to have the Labour nomination sewn up reasonably early with the backing of a substantial amount of the Welsh Labour establishment, but Josh Worrad gave him a good run for his money on Labour’s shortlist of two. Sandison won 494 of Labour party member’s votes, to Warrod’s 306. Gaer councillor Mark Whitcutt withdrew following Labour’s Newport council win.
Chris Wright is a retired Patrol Sergeant from Gwent.
Ian Johnston is a former Chief Superintendent with Gwent and a former President of the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales.
Former Labour Minister and now Plaid Cymru Councillor Ron Davies was also mentioned as interested in the job.
Gwent Police Authority have a Police and Crime Commissioner section to their website, with information for candidates.