Candidates may spend up to £78,422 during the election period for this £70,000 post

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.

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