Dafydd Llywelyn (politician)

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Dafydd Llywelyn
Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner
Assumed office
6 May 2016
Preceded byChristopher Salmon
Personal details
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Political partyPlaid Cymru

Dafydd Llywelyn is a Welsh Plaid Cymru politician. Since May 2016, he has served as the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner.[1]


Early career[edit]

Llywelyn started his working life as a procurement officer for SONY Manufacturing UK.[2] In 2001, he joined Dyfed–Powys Police as a management information officer.[3] He moved to the Criminal Investigation Department as an analyst in 2002, and was promoted to chief analyst in 2007.[3][2] In September 2014, he was appointed a lecturer and teaching fellow in criminology at Aberystwyth University.[4][5] This appointment came through the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (the Welsh National College) which aims to increase courses taught in the Welsh-language at universities in Wales.[5]

Political career[edit]

In October 2015, it was announced that Llywelyn would be standing as the Plaid Cymru candidate for the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) at the 2016 election.[4] On 6 May 2016, he was elected PCC with a total of 75,158 votes (52,469 in the 1st round, plus 22,689 in the 2nd).[6] The turnout was 49.1%,[1] a significant increase from the 15.7% turnout at the 2012 election.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Police and crime commissioner wins for Plaid and Labour". Wales Election 2016. BBC News. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Dafydd Llywelyn". Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Dafydd Llywelyn". LinkedIn. Retrieved 8 May 2016.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "Llandysul criminology lecturer selected to contest PCC election". Carmarthen Journal. 26 October 2015. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Four new lecturers appointed at Aberystwyth University". Aberystwyth University. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Police and crime commissioner elections: Dyfed-Powys". Wales Election 2016. BBC News. 8 May 2016. Retrieved 8 May 2016.
  7. ^ Dalling, Robert (8 May 2016). "Plaid Cymru's Dafydd Llewelyn elected new Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner". Carmarthan Journal. Retrieved 8 May 2016.