This is a policy that no one wanted except for D-list politicos who fancy a step up from the council.
Creeping politicisation of public office is something no one wants, the end-stage is the ridiculous American situation where all public officials from the dog warden upwards are subject to a public ballot. Notwithstanding that, not one of our local candidates has bothered to campaign at all. One of them is even ineligible for office!
What a farce. I wrote a little joke on my ballot paper, so hopefully it’ll give the counter a giggle, and some small good will have come of the whole process.
Posted on by user2
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.