1. I worry about a further politicisation of the police
2. The point of the role remains opaque and difficult to understand
3. None of the candidates have provided me with any information. At all.
I’m considering spoiling my paper as I am struggling to find a candidate who I can positively vote for.
I can’t find details of many of the candidate’s views on aspects of policing I am interested in. I don’t know things like:
How much they will spend on their offices?
Will they appoint deputies?
How will hyperlocal priorities be set?
Will they roll out TASER to all front line police?
Will they still recruit PCSOs or will funds be focused on PCs?
This website allowed people to publicly explain why and let people know what message they were trying to send by spoiling their Police & Crime Commissioner ballot papers.
The submission form has now been removed, but the material collected is available to read.
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