Category Archives: Police & Crime Commissioner

Tom Winsor ends his role with some clear challenges


Tom Winsor is the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), a role he took over in September 2012, two months before the end of Police Authorities and the election for the Police and Crime Commissioners. Tom Winsor was the first person who … Continue reading

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Two significant people who received New Year Honours


At the Elections last year of the Police and Crime Commissioners, two Independent PCC’s stepped down following 9 years of their work as PCCs. In Avon and Somerset Sue Mountstevens was the PCC and in Dorset Martyn Underhill was the … Continue reading

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We need all politicians to work together Nicola


On Thursday this week there was a discussion in the House of Commons under the title of Business of the House and one of the MPs stood up to call for a Parliamentary debate that related to her setting which … Continue reading

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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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