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I am voting this Thursday

I will be voting on Thursday for one of Warwickshire’s PCC candidates. I vote in every election because I see it as my duty as a mark of respect for all those who fought in the various wars and campaigns … Continue reading

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PCC’s – post election democratic representation?

In less than a month I will vote for the person who I want to represent me as PCC. This according to the government is to bring some democracy to the process of policing. If it is to be democratic … Continue reading

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Are PCC’s the governments Hadrian’s Wall for policing and all other crime related issues?

On the 15th of November Police and Crime Commissioners will be elected for 41 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales. On the 16th of November the government will hold a party to celebrate the fact that they … Continue reading

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PCC elections – exactly four weeks to go!

It is now only 4 weeks until the electorate in England and Wales get the chance to elect their local Police and Crime commissioner. I have written a couple of posts on this subject, discussed the role on numerous occasions … Continue reading

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The Marked Register – another advantage for political party PCC candidates?

Whenever you vote at an election someone takes your electoral role number and marks it off on a register before handing you the voting form.  Although I have often wondered what use that information is put too it is only … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioners out with the old in with the new (ish)!

Leaving aside all the hype and propaganda there is in my opinion not very much difference between the existing and new arrangements for managing the police. I have compared below the existing Police Authority arrangements with the soon to be … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioner elections in Warwickshire – some low turnout predictions.

I have been thinking about the possibility of a low turnout in Novembers Police and Crime Commissioners (PCC) elections and trying understand why Nick Herbert MP & Blair Gibbs seem to be so reluctant to answer questions about this subject. … Continue reading

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