With no (and no chance) seats in Wales or England it's small wonder thet the Lib Dems want to abolish PCCs , whilst the "Welsh " Tories are only obeying thier London Masters in this case l Priti Patel has launched a review into the role of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales in a bid to help improve 'accountability, scrutiny and transparency'.
In other words let the Daily Mail run things.
Of course it was the Tory/Lib Dem coalition that brought in PCCs into being the former probably believing that as the the self styled "Party of Law and Order" they would sweep the board .
in fact they didn't with Independents taking a fair of the seats and in Wales the result was 2 independents (North Wales and ) 1 Labour (South Wales) and 1 Tory (Dyfed).
Four years later Plaid having dropped their boycott of the election won the North Wales Seat and Dyfed , whilst Labour took Gwent and South Wales.
So it comes to no surprise to me that the Tories and Lib Dems having no PCCs in Wales are questioning their existence.
For the Tories in particular it must be galling that Plaid's Arfon Jones has proved to be probably one of the most vocal PCCs in the whole of England and Wales , but rather than being a "Hang them and Flog them" official he has championed "liberal " views on drugs in particular saying that i n an opinion piece for the Daily Post, he believes places like Wrexham - where open, public drug use is rife - should follow the lead of European cities like Geneva, where the authorities have provided safe, controlled areas for addicts to use drugs. (read here)
To my mind Arfon is what we need rather than some draconian Tory and I will be delighted if he his reelected.
That does not mean I haven't changed my view of doing away with PCCs in Wales , but if we are to do so and until the whole issue of Policing and Crime is devolved to the Senedd it is probably best , to have him there , rather than it lying completely in the hands of the odious Priti Patel and right wing media.