PCC elections: Labour's Alun Michael wins in South Wales

Former Cardiff South MP Alun Michael has been successful in his bid to become the first Police & Crime Commissioner for South Wales.

Mr Michael won in the second round, defeating Independent candidate Mike Baker with 72,251 votes to 60,784.

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Police Commissioners start work

Wales' four elected Police Commissioners will officially begin their new roles today. The job involves deciding police budgets, appointing chief constables and setting up a crime plan for their area.