Labour’s Andy Dunbobbin has been re-elected as the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for north Wales.

The former Flintshire councillor won with 31,950 votes defeating Conservative Brian Jones’ 26,281 votes by more than 5,000.

Former Plaid Cymru Deputy PCC Ann Griffith finished in third place with 23,466 votes, while Liberal Democrat Richard Marbrow polled in fourth with 7,129.

Mr Dunbobbin was first appointed to the role in 2021 after former Plaid Cymru PCC Arfon Jones decided not to stand again.

He put ensuring a local neighbourhood policing presence as his number one priority ahead of the latest election.

The PCC’s responsibilities include deciding the budget for North Wales Police and holding the force’s chief constable to account.

There was a low turnout in north Wales for the latest PCC election of 17.19 per cent, with the total number of votes cast totalling 89,599.

The turnout figure was down by just under 29 per cent compared to the last poll in 2021, although the previous vote was held on the same day as the Senedd election.

Voters were required for the first time in Wales to bring photo identification to polling stations following a change in the law.