PCC Elections

PCC Elections

PCC Elections

Unsurprisingly there has been a really low turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Why unsurprisingly?

Well, I take an interest in politics and the first I knew of it was about 2-3 weeks ago from Twitter, then soon after when a polling card came through the letterbox. I’m sure the polling card would have been the first most people saw and there was precious little information easily available.

But aside from that I do have a major issue with the whole thing.

We’re often hearing, last night on Question Time was another example, that the politicians and the judiciary need to be kept seperate. This makes sense, so why were these elections based around political candidates.

I don’t want a Labour/Tory/Lib Dem/UKIP Police Commissioner, I want one who is independent.

One who is answerable to the public, not his political masters.

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One Response to “PCC Elections”

  1. barbara Says:

    Oh dear you re slipping in keeping up with the News. Knew about this idea for Commissioner couple of months ago.
    John Prescott of all people said he was going in for it. What a laugh!!

    To be honest what do we the public know about the people putting their names forward. At least when we vote for a MP we have an idea of their politics and what they are like.

    What further worries me is that the Government seem to want private companies to take over sections of the Police Force.
    Very dangerous.

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