Tag Archives: local government elections

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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A state of Independents shall be? Lessons from Simon Weston’s bid for TopOfTheCops in South Wales.

When Alun Michael (former First Minister) said he wanted to be TopOfTheCops in South Wales, he may have been thinking that a Labour nomination there was as good as getting elected, for he said he would step down as an … Continue reading

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Decisions needed urgently on rules for elections to be Top Of The Cops

John Turner, the Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators has told the BBC’s Danny Shaw of his concerns about the Police and Crime Commissioner elections. The force areas cross the council boundaries usually used for elections, will introduce … Continue reading

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When will they, will they be famous?

It really is like a pregnancy – and it looks like some parents won’t be announcing they are expecting until after that difficult first 13 weeks. This report suggests that the Conservative candidacy in Norfolk is likely to be resolved by … Continue reading

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