Commenting on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, First Minister Carwyn Jones said:
"I'd like to offer my congratulations to Alun Michael and Jeff Cuthbert for their superb victories in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections. I know they will be brilliant representatives for their areas and they will work hard to keep their communities safe and secure.
"I also want to pay tribute to the campaigns run by David Taylor and Kevin Madge. Though they were unsuccessful in their own bids, they played the fullest possible part in delivering a good Assembly election result for Welsh Labour. They worked tirelessly for others, and the party owes them a huge debt of gratitude. They would have made excellent commissioners and I wish them well in their next challenges."