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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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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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morddwyd

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That;s going to cost her police budget a considerable sum, when he complains of constructive dismissal.

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spider9

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He's not been dismissed, his contract expires in a few weeks time and he's been told he will need to re-apply.

Is that not the normal way when a person's contract expires?

Hardly 'constructive dismissal' when a fixed term contract ends? He was due to retire on 26th Jan, anyway - so why all the fuss?

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bremner

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With CC Port's length of service he can now only have yearly extensions to his contract. The PCC has said she wants one CC for her full term 4 year term so they can plan effectively together.

This clearly led Port to decide he was unlikely to get the job, so made the comment about not being prepared to apply for his own job.

No constructive dismissal as his contract was ending.

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Pine Man

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CC Port is reported to have lead the force with distinction during his tenure.

This is just the start of the 'very expensive' rot!

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