Category Archives: Selecting Candidates

Labour Pains

There's a little more to the story of the unions funding the selection campaigns of their preferred candidates. If a union (or any single donor) gives a candidate who is a party member over £1,500, in cash or in kind, … Continue reading

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Cambridgeshire Tories select, again.

I understand that Cambridgeshire Conservatives will be having a hustings this Friday evening, followed by a vote to select their replacement Candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Sadly this means that they will move from one extreme of … Continue reading

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Politics on your Doorstep

When TopOfTheCops covered the difficulties attending the selection of Michael Mates as Conservative PCC candidate in Hampshire, there was a flurry of responses. That flurry was not from Hampshire though, and not from Surrey, which had also been mentioned in … Continue reading

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Another fine mess

Today it seems that John Pye is no longer the Conservative Candidate for Cambridgeshire. At least that’s what Conservative Campaign Headquarters think. (Update: This is probably the best story-in-a-headline on the issue- “Tory Party announces that Tory hopeful who beat two Tories … Continue reading

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…in for a pound?

The Birmingham Post’s Jonathan Walker has done some digging on the TopOfTheCops story about an investigation into the West Midlands Conservatives PCC candidate selection. They have spoken to Jim Cooper, Chairman of the West Midlands version of the curiously-named Police … Continue reading

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In for a penny…

You may remember that a few months ago TopOfTheCops featured a number of problems that Labour were having with their PCC selection process, particularly around the shortlisting of candidates, which was so bad it was funny. Well, you wouldn't expect … Continue reading

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A Very British Coup?

Some countries round the world are run by their armed forces, and the more generous of these sometimes retreat to the background when they think the civvies can take the blame for a bit. As I have gathered together the … Continue reading

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A Very British Coup?

Some countries round the world are run by their armed forces, and the more generous of these sometimes retreat to the background when they think the civvies can take the blame for a bit. As I have gathered together the … Continue reading

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Labour Day

The results of the Labour selection process are here, but could be removed at any point, lack commentary and, in the party’s ongoing obsession with regions, are not in nice alphabetical order – so my version below is better! By … Continue reading

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Blue Sunday

Councillor Craig McKinley, ex-Deputy-Leader of UKIP has been selected as the Conservative candidate for Kent PCC, where it is an open secret in advance of Monday’s announcement that he will face Labour’s Harriet Yeo. In Hampshire, the Conservative shortlist was … Continue reading

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