Category Archives: Media coverage

Media coverage

Is the party over?

If you’ve come here expecting lots of commentary on “Winsor Part 2”, then I’m sorry to disappoint, but it’s just soooo long that I haven’t read it all yet, and haven’t the inclination to pretend I have (unlike a few … Continue reading

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The more the merrier…

The King of the Tory grassroots websites, ConservativeHome, has namechecked TopOfTheCops this morning, and Dan Hannan MEP has recommended us once again to his followers. On the Labour side, former MP and former Northern Ireland Office Minister Jane Kennedy, now … Continue reading

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TopOfTheCops Scores on the Doors, as Labour nominations close

The Labour party have now stopped accepting applications for their Police and Crime Commissioner nominations, whereas the Conservative process is still open, as also are those of other parties, and Independents are free to enter the race likely up to … Continue reading

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Top Cops: Pure as the driven snow, but easily led

The Telegraph is currently carrying an interesting pair of articles online at the moment. In the first, Sir Norman Bettison, Chief Constable of Yorkshire expresses his fears that elected Police and Crime Commissioners could feel obligated to those people who … Continue reading

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You’re in good company!

Michael Crick has issued an update on his lists of Police and Crime Commissioner candidates, linking to TopOfTheCops.com in the process, possibly as thanks for sending some tips his way. So, what is there that we didn’t know before? See … Continue reading

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The Economist considers elected police chiefs, past and future

The Economist has continued their coverage of Police and Crime Commissioners as the leading edge of outsourcing – or as one of our Twitter correspondents pointed out – Seeing ‘Commissioner’ as the process rather than a rank.Meanwhile their Bagehot column … Continue reading

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HuffPost Tory source tells all

The Huffington Post has published an article revealing details from ‘a senior Tory source’ about the potential group of Conservative candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner. Edited highlights as follows, with commentary:- Number 10 are disappointed with the general quality … Continue reading

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TopOfTheCops elections – Who pays the piper?

Is it me, or is John Prescott everywhere at the minute? You don’t seem to be able to turn on a news programme, open a paper, or even take refuge on a desert island without bumping into him. Can he … Continue reading

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Vera Baird tests the waters against Labour rivals in Northumbria

The Journal reports that former Solicitor-General Vera Baird has floated the possibility of her running for Police and Crime Commissioner in Northumbria. This fits the pattern of other former Ministers who have tested the waters with rumours before announcing they … Continue reading

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Can you be TopOfTheCops or is it all sewn up?

The Liverpool Echo’s David Bartlett today reveals concern within Labour ranks that Police and Crime Commissioner nominations are sewn up by ex-Ministers with a sense of entitlement. The complaint comes from John Ashton, the former North West Regional Director of … Continue reading

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