Tag Archives: Independent

The view from the panel

Mick Thwaites is a former police officer and now Independent Candidate for Essex Police and Crime Commissioner. This week he was a panellist at the ACPO conference, and I asked him to share how that felt, in his own words. … Continue reading

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Weekend Update – Sunday 29 April 2012

Candidates Mike O’Brien confirmed he was running for the Conservative PCC nomination in Kent, as Medway Councillor Craig Mackinlay was reported to be doing the same. Ex-cop and Councillor Ian Gillies declared he was seeking the Conservative nomination in North … 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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Highlights from draft Police and Crime Commissioner election rules

I understand that the draft rules for the Police and Crime Commissioners are currently with Police Authorities, the Electoral Commission and other consultees. Once again, you can search for draft legislation at legislation.gov.uk, where it is supposed to be, and … Continue reading

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Weekend Update- Part, The Second – 18 March 2012

LGA This week I received my copy of the Local Government Association’s ‘First’ magazine with a flyer for their Police and Crime Commissioner Association quoting a favourably disposed candidate from each of the major parties. Didn’t quote TopOfTheCops though, funnily … 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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Weekend update – 10 March 2012

Part-timers, writing and Super Thursday? Patrick Burns wrote an article on November’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Mayoral elections, which was chiefly notable for being the first use of the term ‘Super Thursday’ in relation to these elections. Remember, it’s … Continue reading

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Candidate Statement of John Norrie

John Norrie is standing as an Independent for Police and Crime Commissioner in Northamptonshire. If you are intending to stand to be Police and Crime Commissioner where you live, you can submit your own Candidate Statement, so get in touch. … 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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