no details on candidates.
changing of parties…1 canditate life long lib dem councillor standing as independant
ukip r standing . why what has independance from europe got to do with local policing?
sorry this is a very good salery with no boundaries of what selected person should do, at least with a mp we have some idea.
this is over 4 times average pay in Cornwall!
The PCCs appear to have incredible power vested in on person.
What mechanisms are in place for collating public opinion?
If less 20% people vote what is the democratic mandate?
Why is a voting system that gives some people more votes than others being used? Last year Baroness Warsi and David Cameron showed how unfair preferential is.
[Potentially defamatory material removed] The referendum result therefore backs the (wrong) view that preferential voting is unfair.
I’m opposed to the notion of elected PCCs in principle because I don’t think the management of the police should be party-politicised and because I think it’s a complex technical field that requires genuine expertise and knowledge, rather than the ability to whip up votes.
However, the main reason I am spoiling my ballot is because of the total lack of effort being made by all candidates in my area to run any kind of campaign to seek votes. I have read the collection of platitudes that passes for an election statement from each of the candidates, on the PCC election website, but you know what: I shouldn’t have to search for reasons to vote for someone. If you’re standing for any kind of elected office, you have to search for me. It’s your job as a candidate to make your case, and find ways to communicate that to me.
No one has done this. If they can’t be bothered to court my vote, I can’t be bothered to cast it.
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.