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police commissioner elections


passing through

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Do you think it is a good idea to have a commissioner of police instead of the old police authority. If the correct person is voted in, will they have the teeth and inclination to force chief constables to there way of thinking.

Or will you not be voting.

With a bit of luck our local candidate will sail in. http://www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/Lord-Prescott-odds-favourite-PCC-role/story-17222944-detail/story.html

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Pine Man

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'Lord John Prescott did not get in!'

Result!!

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WhiteTruckMan

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Loud cheers That would have been a step too far, in my opinion.

However, looking at the results in so far, it's beginning to look a lot like the the two big parties have pretty much stitched things up between them.

I have noticed that ukip seem to be doing better than the libdems though.

WTM

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Aitchbee

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If I lived in England ... the newly elected Police Commissioner of/in my town would have to wear a Police uniform, so as we can see who these appointed people are in real flesh ... naievity wears thin when believabilty is stretched to the limits of most 'real' people's acceptance of governmental's poor governance.

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WhiteTruckMan

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Loud cheers That would have been a step too far, in my opinion.

However, looking at the results in so far, it's beginning to look a lot like the the two big parties have pretty much stitched things up between them.

I have noticed that ukip seem to be doing better than the libdems though.

WTM

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canarieslover

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13.06% voting turnout in Essex, approximately 1 in 8 people, which is mainly, I believe, due to the lack of self promotion of the candidates. The only one who seemed to bother in our part was the UKIP candidate who unfortunately didn't get the post.

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morddwyd

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"Scotland should distance itself from this English silliness "

I thought it already had, by having only one nationwide police force with no Commissioner?

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passing through

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It is a good job I do not back the horses. My selection came second.

At least there was good news at Corby, I think the Lib Dems lost their deposit or very near. Coming in a miserable 4th place behind Ukip.

I wonder what kind of spin Nick Clegg puts on that one.

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passing through

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How come you can never get the green tick to work?

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bremner

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In my area the Tory won with just 28% voting for him as first choice which equated to a miserly 4.24% of the possible vote.

A very clear mandate then.

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morddwyd

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What is sad is how it is being reported as so many Tory, so many Layout and so many independent.

These post should all be independent, and .anyone affiliated to a political party barred from standing.

Wonder what will happen, as it is bound to eventually, when the PCC is a different party to the local council?

Will they starve him/her of funds or will he/she blame them for lack of support?

My apologies in advance for any mistakes in my posts, both here and elsewher. My eyesight has reall y deteriorated in the last two weeks and I cannot even see things thrown up by the spellcher!

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