Sussex Independent Candidate Ian Chisnall on the BBC’s developing views about covering the PCC election fairly.


This post is a reflection of the draft guidelines published yesterday by the BBC regarding their coverage of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections (I am standing in Sussex as an Independent Candidate). The reason for the post is to encourage you to read the guidelines for yourself and if you feel it is appropriate to try to respond with comments. However that may be easier said than done. On 27th July (the day I wrote this blog) I attempted to respond to the consultation via email at the address provided by the BBC . Within hours the email was returned as undelivered. I rang the complaints line 03700 103100 and the person I spoke to confirmed that it was not working (I spoke to two operators on different days who both confirmed this was the case). I then spoke to the BBC on the last day of the consultation…

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