Category Archives: Resources

Welcome to CoPaCC

It's over 9 months since this blog first expressed concerns about the presumption of existing representative bodies in their attempts to annexe PCCs. Back then it was the Local Government Association presuming that PCCs would be their's, and going on … Continue reading

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Results 2012

Winning Candidates With 41 of 41 results… Conservatives – 16 Labour – 13 Independent – 12 The predictions referred to below are the baselines I suggested from Police Foundation research and national polling on party preferences – in the absence … Continue reading

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Reading the runes

Elections can be very unpredictable, and this one may be more so than most. We don't know the impact local candidates have been having. We don't know who has managed some form of contact with electors which their opponents have … Continue reading

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Doing it justice: Integrating criminal justice and emergency services through PCCs

Will Tanner is a Researcher at the independent, non-party thinktank Reform, whose new report, Doing it justice, is available here. At noon today the Prime Minister will deliver a speech on criminal justice reform, his first since taking office in … Continue reading

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Definitive List of PCC candidates 2012

As nominations have closed, here is the definitive list of validly nominated PCC candidates, as published by the Police Area Returning Officers. This is what goes on the Ballot paper. It includes the impact of 2 withdrawals of nominated candidates, … Continue reading

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Electoral Commission advertise PCC booklet

For those worried that no-one will know about the election, this is the Electoral Commission's ad about the booklet they will be putting through your door. Hat-tip to Mark Pack for spotting this before I did.  

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Electoral Commission advertise PCC booklet

For those worried that no-one will know about the election, this is the Electoral Commission's ad about the booklet they will be putting through your door. Hat-tip to Mark Pack for spotting this before I did.  

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Super Tuesday

If I have my maths right next Tuesday (23 Oct) may be remembered by future Police and Crime Commissioners as the day they finally found out for sure who they were up against on 15 November – a key moment … Continue reading

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Are trades unions buying influence with PCCs?

Regular and long-established readers will be glad to hear of the return to these pages of Lancashire Labour Candidate Clive Grunshaw, who I have previously christened 'the gift that keep on giving', and this turns out to be an ironic … Continue reading

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We’re being archived

The nice folk at the British Library have been in touch to ask for permission to add TopOfTheCops.com to their Web Archive. I’m inclined to say yes, but TopOfTheCops is not all mine – so if you want me to … Continue reading

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