Category Archives: Police & Crime Commissioner

A classic example of PM Incompetence for Policing


There are many people inside and outside the mainstream political setting who do not consider the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner as being very effective. It is sad that they do so as clearly when Independent credible people … Continue reading

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Is there a way forward for Independent Candidates?


The results for Police and Crime Commissioners 2021 is deeply disturbing on many levels. In one sense it demonstrates what a dominant political party set out to achieve and has managed to do so after 3 attempts. In 2012 when … Continue reading

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Election candidates should matter more than party membership


It feels very strange that although the various voting elements all took place last Thursday that today there are still some results that we are expecting will be completed today. Many of us can recall the days when elections took … Continue reading

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Please elect Independent Police and Crime Commissioners today


Today across England and Wales we need to elect a Police and Crime Commissioner in our area. Many people disagree with the idea of an elected Police and Crime Commissioner and many people disagree with the loss of the Police … Continue reading

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A modest number of Independent PCC candidates for 2021


As this tweet demonstrates, the Sussex voters have been handed the opportunity to vote for an Independent Police and Crime Commissioner on 6th May. The name of the person is Roy Williams or actually his full name is Roy Thomas … Continue reading

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Increasing diversity is not a once in a generation opportunity


The following question from Catherine West MP to Priti Patel which has been answered by Kit Malthouse contains a very deep flaw and demonstrates a great deal of ignorance. I have had the privilege to speak to a number of … Continue reading

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Priti Patel wants Labour run Police Stations to stay open!


It is clear that Political based Police and Crime Commissioners are a very poor quality approach to this role. The fact that the origins of the PCCs from the Conservative Party and initially adopted by the Labour Party for them … Continue reading

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The tragic timing of Priti Patel’s current political plans


Over the last two days this week there has been the first and second reading of a political Bill that is clearly not fit for purpose and even if it included issues that were appropriate it was clearly something that … Continue reading

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Independent Police and Crime Commissioners are needed


When David Cameron first introduced the concept of a Police and Crime Commissioner into our nation he did so explaining that what was needed were people from outside of politics who were Independent in the same was as Police Forces … Continue reading

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A vital debate about Policing, Politics and PCC Elections


On Wednesday in the House of Commons there was a debate under the title of Policing (England and Wales) which was convened by Kit Malthouse who is the Minister in the Home Office who is responsible for Policing. Very sadly … Continue reading

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