Tag Archives: campaign finance

Mitt Romney Style?

Fraser Nelson makes some important points in today's Telegraph article “Elected Police Commissioners: a criminal waste of a good idea“, even if a few of the details are off (the Badger Party lady is no longer standing). A section worth … Continue reading

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Are trades unions buying influence with PCCs?

Regular and long-established readers will be glad to hear of the return to these pages of Lancashire Labour Candidate Clive Grunshaw, who I have previously christened 'the gift that keep on giving', and this turns out to be an ironic … Continue reading

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Questions in the House miss so many points.

The debate on just how the voters will find out more about who they get to vote for made it to the floor of the House of Commons yesterday, with Shadow Justice Minister and TopOfTheCops twitter follower David Hanson MP … Continue reading

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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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Campaign Economics

There is a letter at the Economist website of interest to wannabe PCCs and their electorates. It’s from Alex Robertson at the Electoral Commission (hat tip to Jon Collins at the Police Foundation for spotting this). The letter states that … Continue reading

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Sorry, how much?

Whatever the motives of Huffpost’s source, they were not about promoting the Conservative cause or the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, and they have certainly got people talking. Tim Collins has been pushed into denying to Michael Crick that he … 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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