This should not be a political appointment

The only candidates standing were affiliated to political parties. The case has not been made as to why these positions are even necessary. By making it a voted for position the danger is that the PCC works in the interest of a particular part of society. Even if this is a “majority”, policing should be for the whole community.

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.