Former police officer Ian Johnston has stopped Labour taking Gwent in the police and crime commissioner elections.
Mr Johnston beat Labour's Hamish Sandison in the final round of counting and became Wales's second independent candidate to win in the polls.
Turnout across Gwent was 14.3% - and one of Newport's 100 polling stations had no voters at all yesterday.
This unique experiment in democracy won't be remembered for the first police commissioners, but for how little it caught voters' attention.
Lord Prescott has lost his bid to become the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside.
A guide to the elections for Police and Crime commissioners in England and Wales, taking place tomorrow.