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Low Turnout In PCC Elections


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#1 kenworthy

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

http://policeoracle....ions_58109.html

Turnout in yesterday’s Police and Crime Commissioner elections, which mark one of the biggest changes to the Police Service in generations, was extremely low, early results suggest.

How they managed to find 81,000 in Wiltshire I find surprising. I cannot help but smile at the low turn out, shows no one is either interested or just does not want this great idea, either way it looks like a dead duck. I have no idea the rest of the results, but I hear in some locations the turn out was under 10% .


http://www.camberley.../story.html Â
FEWER than one in ten voters in Surrey Heath have attended poll stations for the county's police and crime commissioner election.



The media have harped on about the job of the new PCC, 1, Person can sack the local CC! 2 The person sets the sets out local policing priorities, and for multimillion-pound police budgets.

Just for example, I took up the post, I know it is a daft idea, amusing if it were not so silly, the MET would not last long, the budget spent on Road Policing. The CC needs a job he can stay on, plus he likes the Road Policing bit. As for placing lots of money in my hands, probably best not.



We don't want to elect Police and Crime Commissioners. We just want the people we already elect to do their jobs


http://blogs.telegra...-do-their-jobs/

http://www.bbc.co.uk...196#TWEET366229


By-elections: Labour takes Corby from Conservatives

Posted ImageLabour's Andy Sawford replaces Conservative Louise Mensch as Corby's MP
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Labour has snatched a seat from the Conservatives in a by-election for the first time in 15 years, taking Corby in Northamptonshire.

Edited by kenworthy, 16 November 2012 - 03:38 PM.


#2 Anna32

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:25 PM

This is... I dunno, what's between funny and depressing?

Nobody cares (or people opposed the whole endeavour and abstained), but we're stuck with these people anyway because of a policymaker's whim. I know a few decent candidates were elected (experienced ex police officers running as independents and suchlike), but overall it's just a pointless distraction.

#3 gripper

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:45 AM

Well at least Lord "Gingsters" of Hull didn't get the job.




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