I don’t agree with politicising the police.

Politicising the police is going to cause conflict between commissioners and is going to lead to inconsistent policing across the country. The police needs to remain independent from party politics. Also, there was no information sent to me in the post about the elections. This is a massive waste of tax payers’ money.

This election makes a sham of democracy.

I am about to head to the polling station where i will be writing the following on my ballot paper.

This election makes a sham of democracy.
No mandate. No consultation.
Very Little Information on Candidates.
The Police do not need further politicisation.
Nor do we need money wasted on pointless elections
when the most vulnerable in society
are being made to suffer in order to save money.
Please record this as a spoiled ballot.

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.

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