This is the website for Alun Michael's successful campaign to become South Wales' Police and Crime Commissioner. The results from November 15 2012 are below.

Meanwhile, if you wanted to find out more about Alun and his activities as your Police Commissioner, you can go to:

Official website: http://www.southwalescommissioner.org.uk

Alun's personal blog: http://alunmichaelsouthwales.wordpress.com/

PCC South Wales Results 

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commented 2015-02-22 22:40:34 +0000 · Flag
The home page http://bit.ly/1z9m5KI
commented 2014-05-30 01:11:57 +0100 · Flag
My complaint to the IPCC regarding South Wales police has been referred to police standards. The feedback to date from police standards is at least very disappointing and lacks credibility. I have since found that once police standards submit their investigation report and if I contest it [likely], there is a 2-year backlog with the IPCC regarding appeals. I have also found proceedings under the Equality Act 2010 need to come to court within 6 months + 1 day, now outside this backstop. To seek legal advice regarding police misconduct the Law Society’s nearest recommendation for South Wales is in Bristol or Merseyside. The police complaints system is weighted heavily in favour of the police irrespective of the merit of a complaint, I sympathise with anyone else unlucky enough to have to engage in it. It does seem a little bizarre that the IPCC engage the police to investigate themselves. I believe the IPCC should be resourced TO EFFECTIVELY INVESTIGATE POLICE COMPLAINTS INDEPENDENTLY to have any credibility
commented 2013-11-07 02:32:19 +0000 · Flag
TY :)
@Dondatta tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-15 00:01:11 +0000
Not seen enough info to make a decision on South Wales #PCC elections tomorrow? Have a look at this then http://t.co/X2mbeLnm
@alunmichael tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-14 23:52:16 +0000
Not seen enough info to make a decision on South Wales #PCC elections tomorrow? Have a look at this then http://t.co/X2mbeLnm
@IrrancaDaviesMP tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-14 23:39:12 +0000
Not seen enough info to make a decision on South Wales #PCC elections tomorrow? Have a look at this then http://t.co/X2mbeLnm
@IrrancaDaviesMP tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-14 23:34:10 +0000
@timthomasplaid @alunmichael here is link to Alun's website http://t.co/X2mbeLnm which should explain all
commented 2012-11-06 14:23:46 +0000 · Flag
Wel, dwi ar yr hafan ar hyn o bryd a dwi’m yn gallu ffeindio’r ddolen dach chi’n son amdani; sy’n deud y cyfan am amlygrwydd y peth. Beth bynnag, ydych chi wir yn meddwl bod un dudalen ar y wefan oll, yn dderbyniol? Pam ddewisoch chi strwythur fyddai’n ei gneud hi’n anodd i’w gneud hi’n ddwyieithog? Dwi’n gallu setio i fyny wefan WordPress dwyieithog mewn ‘chydig o oriau, sy’n cynnig popeth sydd gynnoch chi ar y wefan hwn.
commented 2012-11-06 14:14:21 +0000 · Flag
Diolch am eich neges. Mae’r prif tudalenau at y wefan ar gael yn Gymraeg gan defnyddio’r ‘Yn Gymraeg’ – y ‘hyperlink’ ar y chwith. Mae fframwaith y wefan yn neud o’n anodd i perffeitho’r holl peth. Hefyd, mae copi o’r hysbyslen ar gael yn Gymraeg (http://alunmichaelsouthwales.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/welsh-broadsheet.pdf) neu trwy’r post. Yn gywir, Alun Michael.
commented 2012-11-06 12:04:10 +0000 · Flag
Penderfynais i ddewis rhwng yr ymgeiswyr oedd yn defnyddio’r Gymraeg ar eu gwefannau. Felly fyddaf i ddim yn pleidleisio i neb, fe ymddengys. Trist iawn ar ol yr holl ymgyrchu dros yr iaith ei bod hi o hyd yn cael ei hanwybyddu.
commented 2012-11-02 17:18:13 +0000 · Flag
Michael – thank you for your comment. I am indeed very pleased to have the whole-hearted support of Rhodri Morgan who encouraged me from the start to consider standing in the PCC elections. The decision to make this a political position was not ours – it’s a decision by Conservative Ministers – and was apparently something David Cameron was personally enthusiastic about. Democracy involves people being held to account for their policies and decisions – that’s what democracy is all about and nobody can avoid that even if they claim to be ‘independent’. For 25 years – like Jim Callaghan before me – I have worked for every constituent in Cardiff South and Penarth irrespective of their political views or whether or not they voted for me and that combination of standing for election on the basis of clear values but representing everybody is a key principle in our representative democracy. As far as cutting crime is concerned, and issues of policing, it’s essential that responsible decisions are made by the person elected, but that the operational independence of the Chief Constable is respected. That’s what I promise to do.

Anti-social behaviour orders have protected many individuals and communities and the Conservative plan to reduce their effectiveness is a disgrace. The other successful policies that I introduced include the 1998 Crime and Disorder Act – widely described by senior police officers as the best piece of criminal justice legislation in a generation – and I had the lead responsibility for specific and effective policies which have helped everybody such as establishing Crime Reduction Partnerships, Youth Offending Teams, the Youth Justice Board, and promoting a variety of preventative activities such as being the first Parliamentary Champion for the Internet Watch Foundation which seeks to eradicate online child abuse. These are just a few examples of a lifetime of working clearly and specifically for a reduction in the crime and disorder that blights so many lives across South Wales and it’s because I believe we can do even more on these issues that I agreed to stand down from Parliament in order to make myself available for election as Police and Crime Commissioner.
commented 2012-11-02 16:17:08 +0000 · Flag
Dear Mr Michael,
Your website put forward you are the best man for the job according to none other than Rhodri Morgan!
This is is interesting because most people I have spoken to have said they don’t want PCC becoming a Political Position used by Political Parties (like for instance Labour) or by an ex/former Police Officer. Both backgrounds would have bias to interest aboves and beyond the best interests of Cardiff’s Citizens.
How can you be truly independent and serve as the Bridge between the Community and the Police Service when you are clearly party political and will no doubt Grandstand and support whatever your chosen party puts forward? Setting up the IPCC was a Framework, ASBO’s are now being disbanded which was something you steered through Parliament, not to mention Sarah’s Law issues in 2009.
So why precisely would you make a good independent Commissioner?

Michael Edwards
Concerned Cardiff Voter
commented 2012-10-30 22:01:37 +0000 · Flag
Dear Mr Michael
Drivers are your biggest voting block and form half of your remit, the other of course is crime.

Even you will be shocked at the profiteering, fraud & vested interests of road safety & driver prosecution. From ACPO Ltd and their offshoot Ltd companies to people like PACTS and BRAKE amateurs supported by vested interests.

Do read our explosive web site run by two ex traffic cops where we explore the myths and expose the household names. There is literally no-one in road safety not on the make, including camera partnerships and even trafpol who, having taken the Kings Shilling spout the mantras that multi billion pound road safety industry loves.

We are asking all candidates.

Who are you going to depend on for independent expert fact on road safety, driving and traffic? Your Chief Constable probably has a degree in management but no expertise in driving or accidents. Most police don’t specialise in the subject and all will be singing from their song-sheet anyway.

We are true expert volunteers and our site will open your eyes and is at your service. For example: Do you know what is unique about dangerous driving? It is the only offence that carries a long term of imprisonment and unlike any other long term offence where ordinary witnesses must stick to fact and where expert witnesses will be experts, for drivers, the burden of proof is reduced to the subjective opinion, often hostile, evidence not of fact but mere opinion of non experts.

But are you also aware that after 300 billion driver miles a year, there is less death on the road from all causes than from accidents in the home, five times less than from NHS failure & 17 times less than from smoking? Do we incarcerate tobacconists? Most cases of dangerous are not deliberate, are genuine accidents & as I have mentioned, depend on subjective opinion.

You may not wish to believe all that but it is fact. So we do have much to offer you if you are to be objective and our work is free.

Will you oppose for profit vested interest road safety policy and the unnecessary prosecution of perfectly safe drivers so we can tell your voters? Please use our site as a resource and you will find that question is entirely appropriate.

This is how we are informing the media. www.bit.ly/SUzVgP

Keith Peat www.youdrive.co
commented 2012-10-25 08:25:31 +0100 · Flag
I have known and worked with Alun for over 30 years, and i cannot think of a more hard working, dedicated and able candidate to become the first ever Police & Crime Commissioner for the South Wales Area. His knowledge of the criminal Justice system and the Police service is second to none and that’s why, I will definately be supporting and voting for Alun on November 15th.
Alun Michael for South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner
Support my campaign to be the Labour Party's candidate for South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner.