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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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morddwyd

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fm

Yes thanks. Due for furheter op next week.

Sorry to divert the thread (Oh, for the POM facility!)

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Chronos the 2nd

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And it only cost a mere £100,000,000. So money well spent?

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WhiteTruckMan

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And it only cost a mere £100,000,000

I've been wonderinfg about that. At an average of just shy of £2.5Mil per commisioner, I cant help but wonder if we actually got value for money, or if it was a case of money no object? I mean, what was that much money actually spent on?

WTM

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john bunyan

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How will these commissioners find out what we, the taxpayers, want of our police? Most of us will never hear from them or, maybe, even know who they are. I have twice written to my MP with what I thought were sensible suggestions - one suggesting a Portsmouth - Gosport road bridge (which could be funded by tolls if there is no County funds). He simply wrote back with the Government policy - no: "Thank you , I will try to put forward your views". I think that representatives, either MP's or these commissioners will simply push their own agenda with little consultation with their constituents.

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passing through

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Here is one commissioner who has hit the ground running.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-20376836

This is what the public wanted and not the chief constable.

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Quickbeam

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passing through between the lines, I get the impression that there may be some contractual obligations that seemed to have passed through his head without passing the stop and engage brain before passing on...

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Chronos the 2nd

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it is worth pointing out that the official estimate was up to £75m

Even if this estimate is true it is still a ridiculous amount to spend on what was basically a farce.

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oresome

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Regarding cost, I've noticed that for the last few elections, rather than utilising existing public buildings more portacabins are being transported to communities and connected to the nearest lamp post for power. I noticed one today in a nearby village that was sited on sloping ground and a quite elaborate ramp and hand rails had been erected to facilitate entry.

There doesn't appear to be any toilet facilities or rest room for the staff involved in any of these cabins who presumably have to go off site for a break and be deputised somehow.

The portacabins tend to stay in place for a few weeks after the election, waiting for the electrician to disconnect power before finally being carted away again. All seems a rather expensive operation.

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passing through

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Another one bites the dust but with a £100,000 a year pension. To proud to apply or fairly sure he wouldn't get the job ?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236983/Sue-Mountstevens-First-elected-Police-Commissioner-claims-Chief-Constable-Colin-Ports-scalp-quits.html

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Aitchbee

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The Ax woman has cometh.

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