Category Archives: Updates

Independent investigation refers Lancashire PCC to prosecutors

The Independent Police Complaints Commission have today announced the results of their investigation into concerns I raised last year about expenses claims submitted by Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw in his former roles as a member of Lancashire … Continue reading

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Silly, out of season

August is probably the very last month you would choose to “bury bad news”. With Parliament not sitting and many politicians on holiday normally there is a dearth of news which produces the famous 'silly season' where small curious stories … Continue reading

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Off The Record

TopOfTheCops can exclusively reveal today that Home Secretary Theresa May met with Falklands veteran Simon Weston at the end of January, and just days later he launched his ill-fated bid to stand as an Independent candidate to be Police and … Continue reading

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Tory PCC Selection Round-Up

Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner selections are underway, and there are a few yet to be done, but some results have come in that we may have highlighted on Twitter, but not on the site, so here goes:- (we covered … Continue reading

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An apology

Those of you who have studied Classics, New Testament Greek, or indeed English, will know that an ‘apology’ isn’t always something that conveys sorrow, regret or remorse. An apology can be a defence, hence the term ‘apologist’ for a person … Continue reading

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Picking sides

When Michael Crick said “After Tim Collins’ withdrawal in Kent, + disappointments elsewhere, Tory plan to recruit lots of independent PCC candidates has failed badly“, I said I thought he had spoken too soon. Today, Mark Reckless MP revealed the … Continue reading

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Like Buses

No official Conservative Candidates for ages, then three all at once:- Warwickshire – Fraser Pithie was chosen on Friday as the first official Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate in the country. He is a Director at UtoU, having had … Continue reading

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Weekend Update – 20 May

There has been some movement on Conservative Candidates, funnilly enough in exactly the same week as I was officially told there wouldn’t be… Out Colonel Tim Collins, the man paraded at the last Conservative Party Conference as exactly the sort … Continue reading

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The longed-for Update – Candidates

Since the last update a fortnight ago, a lot has happened, so today we are just looking at updates about candidate shortlists, and websites and videos the candidates have launched. Labour Avon and Somerset – John Savage and Bob Ashford … Continue reading

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Weekend Update – Sunday 29 April 2012

Candidates Mike O’Brien confirmed he was running for the Conservative PCC nomination in Kent, as Medway Councillor Craig Mackinlay was reported to be doing the same. Ex-cop and Councillor Ian Gillies declared he was seeking the Conservative nomination in North … Continue reading

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