Penarth may be on pins to receive the result of yesterday’s South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner election – but, unlike those in England, the Welsh results won’t be announced until Sunday.
The results for all four Welsh police forces are to be declared on Sunday May 8th making it a long wait for all the candidates vying for the £80,000 a year position.
The ballot papers of all those who cast their votes yesterday will not be counted until Sunday morning and the results should be available by about mid-day.
Should a new Police and Crime Commissioner have been elected for South Wales, the previous incumbent – Alun Michael – is duty bound to remain at his desk for the following week to ensure a smooth handover.
The South Wales Police and Crime Panel is due to meet within the next few days.