Police Commissioners

Paris Brown And Other Teenagers Shouldn't Be Told That Racism and Homophobia is Excusable

Rebecca Meredith | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Rebecca Meredith

The main excuse seemed to be 'she was young'. Sure, we all did stupid things when were young. But no - we didn't all make violent homophobic and racist remarks on a public forum. We didn't openly attack people for their sexuality or skin colour.

Police Commissioners Accused Of Handing Jobs 'To Cronies'

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

Britain's new police commissioners are under fire for handing top jobs to the "cronies" that helped them get elected. Rows have broken out across t...

'An Exercise In How Not To Run An Election'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

Almost 90% of people cannot name their local police commissioner after a "bungled" election, according to a new report. The Electoral Reform Societ...

Democracy on Parole

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel M. Swain

The recent elections of police commissioners in the UK, or more specifically in England and Wales, are a brilliant example of democratic stupidity. Wh...

Electoral Commission To Look Into Poor PCC Turnout

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

An in-depth investigation into dire voter turnout at the polls for police and crime commissioners is being launched by an elections watchdog. The E...

Tory MP: 'I Regret Voting For Police And Crime Commissioners'

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

As low turnouts continue to be recorded across the country, Conservative MP Conor Burns has said that he believes the Tory Party will "regret" creatin...

Newport Polling Station Takes NO PCC Votes

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Politics

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections have drawn shockingly low turnouts across the country and in some extreme cases, polling stations failed t...

Would Having Elected Police Commissioners Have Prevented Hillsborough?

Bob Morgan | Posted 10.01.2013 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

It is not as if politicians are more trusted than the police - a 2011 Ipsos Mori poll on which professions are most trusted - puts police well ahead of politicians in the list of those most trusted by the public. So we are putting people in charge of police who are less trusted by the public than the police themselves and this is meant to increase public confidence!

Questions for Police Commissioners

Deep Sagar | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Politics
Deep Sagar

We will be electing new Police Commissioners next month. They have a unique opportunity to reduce crime. But that can only happen if simple questions on what crime is being committed, where it is being committed and by who are answered based on evidence. Otherwise real issues could be lost in political correctness.

Lord Prescott Hits The Road

PA | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK Politics

Former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott is hitting the road on Thursday to launch his bid to become the country's highest profile police and crime ...

Prezza Confirmed As Police Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Politics

John Prescott has been confirmed as Labour's candidate to stand as the first elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, when voters across ...

Chris Wimpress

Alan Johnson: Ed Miliband Needs To Relax

HuffingtonPost.com | Chris Wimpress | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK Politics

Alan Johnson has a very nice office. It's on the corner of a building at the end of Whitehall, with gorgeous views over the Palace of Westminster and...

Feedback From First Citizens Focus Group in Broxtowe, Nottingham

Richard Robinson | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Politics
Richard Robinson

Essentially I wanted to help create a forum whereby members of the public who are predominantly members of no political party, could get together and have their say on "big issues" facing them, the local communities and our country.

Tories Ramp Up Efforts To Attract Police Commissioner Candidates

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2011 | UK Politics

The Conservative party is stepping up its attempts to attract candidates to be Police and Crime Commissioners with the launch of a new website. The...

Political Parties Rubbish At Finding Good Police Commissioner Candidates, Says IfG

pa | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK Politics

Political parties need to act urgently to ensure high-calibre candidates stand for election as police and crime commissioners, a report has said. ...

Call For Police Commissioners To Focus On Anti-Social Behaviour

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK

Public calls for police commissioners to make anti-social behaviour their top priority have raised fears the new role will be focused on high visibili...

Labour Claim Scrapping Elected Commissioners Could Save 2,000 Police Officers

PA | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

A major review of policing headed by former Scotland Yard chief Lord Stevens is to be set up by Labour, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper is set to ...

Guardian: Lib Dems Seek Candidates For Police Commissioner Posts

www.guardian.co.uk | Posted 28.10.2011 | UK Politics

The Liberal Democrats are advertising for candidates to become elected police commissioners despite the party's peers still believing they can derail ...

Plans for Police and Crime Commissioners Should be Scrapped

Steve Middleton | Posted 25.09.2011 | UK Politics
Steve Middleton

I cannot think of a more confusing situation than having a politician in charge of the (supposedly) politically-neutral police!