Category Archives: Campaigns

Quiet Government U-turn provides boost to Independent PCC by-election candidates…

… and the marketing opportunity of a lifetime for Brummie Dentists, if they’re quick. Last Thursday, in the Ninth Delegated Legislation Committee of the House of Commons, the Government performed a U-turn on Police and Crime Commissioners that, by-and-large, has … Continue reading

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A pretty good endorsement for Ibby Master for Lancashire Labour PCC candidate

  Today someone (not Ibby) pointed me in the direction of this. I know we’ve covered the fact that Jack Straw has endorsed Ibby already for Lancashire Labour PCC candidate, but a video endorsement on YouTube is a development I … Continue reading

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Former Home Secretary backs Richards for Sussex PCC

Rt Hon. Jacqui Smith, Britain’s first woman home secretary, has backed Paul Richards in the selection to be Labour’s candidate for police commissioner in Sussex. Jacqui Smith said: ‘Paul has been at the heart of government and at the heart … Continue reading

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Lembit Opik shown the ropes – Make up your own headline…

…because you can’t make this up. Is there anything Lembit Opik won’t do for publicity?

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Candidate Statement of Jon Harvey

Jon Harvey is seeking the Labour nomination to be the Police and Crime Commissioner in Thames Valley. If you are intending to stand to be Police and Crime Commissioner where you live, you can submit your own Candidate Statement, so … Continue reading

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…and Paddick makes three

Brian Paddick’s crime policies are, well, not as exciting as you’d think. He is the only one of the London Mayoral candidates with police experience, and plenty of it, at a senior level, so why are the crime policies so … Continue reading

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And Ken writes the second PCC manifesto.

They’re like London buses. No PCC manifestos and then suddenly, one after another. I’ll expect Paddick’s next. Hot on the heels of Boris’s breakthrough Crime Manifesto, it’s Mr Livingstone, I presume. Here are the highlights of Ken Livingstone’s Crime Manifesto:- … Continue reading

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Boris writes the first PCC manifesto

The PCC elections have been criticised for creating policy free zones, which I think is a tad unfair. The elections are as yet over 7 months away, and candidates are sometimes tempted not to reveal their ideas so early that … Continue reading

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Tight fights for TopOfTheCops

The Police and Crime Commissioner election battleground may be starting to emerge. I’ll not repeat all the caveats about the recent Police Foundation research on voting and these elections, but instead look to identify the closest races. The Police Foundation … Continue reading

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Parties and pasties

Devon and Cornwall police have a special significance to me, as I spent a summer in their care before my final year at university, observing policing in Torquay and surrounds, as well as at the headquarters in Exeter. My memory … Continue reading

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