Could have been any of a thousand names but there was no candidate who truly promised to make the police accountable.
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.