Winston Roddick was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for north Wales on 15 November 2012. He will remain in office until the next elections which will be held in May 2016.
Prior to standing as an Independent election candidate Winston, born and raised in Caernarfon, followed a very successful career as a barrister. After training and working as a police officer in Liverpool, he undertook a law degree and then trained as a barrister. He was appointed to the bar in 1968 and then became a Crown Court recorder. One of Wales’s leading barristers, Winston was the first Counsel General to the Welsh Assembly (1998-2003), acting as the senior advisor on all legal issues relating to the Assembly’s powers. He was awarded a Companion of the Order of the Bath in the New Year Honours List of 2003/04.