Monthly Archives: November 2012

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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PCC Party Failures #2 – the Labour Party

The PCC election was a massive missed opportunity for the Labour party, but it was also so much more. To appreciate that, have a look at Wales. North Wales and Gwent have gone to Independents. Dyfed-Powys has gone to the … Continue reading

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What happens next?

As PCCs take up their positions today Peter Walker says the key question is “What happens next?” When senior officers in the Japanese Navy were planning the attack on Pearl harbour, one of them told a briefing “This will give … Continue reading

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PCC Party Failures #1 – the Conservative Party

A version of this article was published yesterday on ConservativeHome. It is the first of a series on PCC election failures by the four main political parties.   This week, in the elections for the flagship Police and Crime Commissioner … Continue reading

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Reporting the PCC elections – confusing messages

Giselle Green ran Siobhan Benita’s media campaign in the recent London Mayoral election. She is an ex-BBC News producer.   The media's obsession with the low turnout for the PCC elections was a self-fulfilling prophecy. Right from the start the … Continue reading

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Your New Best Friend

Congratulations, Commissioner – well done! The blur of praise and well-wishes may be getting a bit much now, or you still may be in the psychological state of euphoria. Good job you have a few days to get over it … 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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Early results show few, but thoughtful, voters

I’ve been doing media interviews this morning, so thought I should start my own results coverage online by summing up what I think we are learning about the election. I should mention that Bernard Rix has been running his own … Continue reading

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Getting Away With It

Today, yes, election day, at 4.29 pm I received information from Lancashire Police Authority which I first requested from them on 3 October. It is over 6 weeks later, and 2 weeks beyond the legal limit for a Freedom of … Continue reading

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Make me wrong.

Today, you can make me wrong. Not just a little wrong but very wrong. My post yesterday listed predicted baselines against which we can assess the election results. It has largely been supported by Jon Collins of the Police Foundation … Continue reading

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