Tag Archives: police commissioners

Worth Reading 81: A dandy to the power of a Bohemian

Why was turnout so abysmal in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections?? – Great post by Jennie Rigg looking at the reasons. Spoilt Ballots in the PCC Elections: What Do the Numbers Tell Us? – And following that, some data on just how many ballots were spoilt, and for what reasons. Don Jimmy Gambino OBE […]

Petition watch

A couple of petitions to the Government that people who read this might be interested in signing: Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Nov 15th elections : My vote was a “No” vote – I plugged this a lot during the week on social media, and it’s a very good way of making clear that people […]

Fearing for the future

Jennie Rigg and James Graham have both written posts recently that have touched on issues that have been concerning me. To quote Jennie: And because people are just generally pissed off with politicians, political media, and elections this feeds into the perception that there is a lack of meaningful choice – if all politicians are […]

Why we need better announcement of election results

Despite the fact I think that we shouldn’t be having Police and Crime Commissioners, I’m finding it hard to ignore the announcement of results that’s going on today. The electoral geek in me has come out, especially as the news I’m hearing from the Essex count is very interesting – the Conservative candidate has a […]

Thoughts on police commissioners

As today’s the day when England and Wales go to the polls to elect police commissioners, I thought it was about time I set out my thoughts on them, if only so I don’t look too far behind the curve. I’m not going to give you any advice on how to vote, or whether to […]

Worth Reading 73: Binary palindromes

Why you are wrong, by James Delingpole – Actually by Generic Parody, but indistinguishable from the original. He’s Behind You – Adam Curtis looks at the story of Muammar Gaddafi. David Miliband and the Labour art of speaking in code – John Harris on how Labour politicians are in the habit of writing lots while […]

Worth Reading 72: A pretty good year to be born

Including two from the Telegraph, in what’s probably a first: Drug laws and evidence-based policy: it’s time to start doing experiments on the British people – One day, someone at the Telegraph is going to sack Tom Chivers for injecting sense into their website. The secret US lobbyists behind Police and Crime Commissioner election – […]