Falklands War veteran Simon Weston has announced he is no longer pursuing the role of Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales.
The 50-year-old, who planned to stand as an independent candidate in the elections on November 15, broke the news via his Twitter account.
With regret pulling out of the PCC role for S Wales.Became disillusioned by the fact it was getting 2 political & not serving the people.From @Simon_Weston on Twitter:
Forty-one police force areas in Wales and England outside London will elect a Police and Crime Commissioner.
Duties for the post will include setting priorities for the force, deciding how to spend the police budget and hiring the Chief Constable.