Monthly Archives: September 2012

Gillian Radcliffe withdraws from South Yorkshire PCC election

Gillian Radcliffe was intending to stand as an Independent candidate for South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner. She has allowed TopOfTheCops to carry her explanation as to why she has withdrawn from the contest that can be found on her … Continue reading

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APCC Briefing day for PCC Candidates

Miranda Carruthers-Watt is the Chief Executive of Lancashire Police Authority, which has a groundbreaking PCC Website. Here she gives her account of yesterday's Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Briefing Day. Well done to the APCC – the event was … Continue reading

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Bedfordshire – Expenses and Allowances

Kevin Carroll – British Freedom Party Mr Carroll has no public offices or appointments known to TopOfTheCops. Olly Martins – Labour Party Mr Martins has no recent public offices or appointments known to TopOfTheCops. He is believed to be the … Continue reading

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On stolen pensions

It was Douglas Adams who perhaps best captured the conflict between the jobsworth official and the British sense of fair play, when in The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy he depicted the Vogon Constructor Fleet ready to demolish earth, and … Continue reading

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Deputy PCC – a post that raises questions

This article was first published in the Local Government Association First magazine – see here, where you can also find Dorset Labour’s PCC candidate Rachel Rogers giving her view that she doesn’t need a Deputy PCC, and Northamptonshire Conservative PCC … Continue reading

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Revealing Questions

Earlier in this election I was advised by one candidate to take care about what questions you ask, as it can reveal more about your plans than your actual statements. It was a fair point, and one that police forces … Continue reading

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Pride and f all

For the past few weeks Tory Police and Crime Commissioner candidates have been soaking up the reflected glory of a meeting with Police Minister Nick Herbert here, or a photo opp with Party Chairman Baroness Warsi there. It always struck … Continue reading

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Community Sentences

Roma Hooper is Director And Founder of Make Justice Work. Here she gives a personal perspective on the effectiveness of community sentences and how this is relevant to the role of Police and Crime Commissioners. Prison has a poor record … 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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