Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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Will you be voting in the PCC Election 2016?

Yes
3
20%
No
10
67%
Undecided
2
13%
 
Total votes: 15

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Steve
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Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

Post by Steve »

Election of a Police & Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire takes place on Thursday 5th May 2016.

Will you be voting?

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John_D
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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Perhaps I've missed it, but I've seen no information published about the potential candidates? :(

Ian
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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Thanks for that Steve, a polling card was delivered and I assumed it was for the referendum, but I shall check that out now. There has been no bumpf put through the door and I've not seen anything else about this (though I don't buy the Mercury so wouldn't have seen it there and we have no free papers these days). Seems to be as well publicised as the Ware Town Council public meetings :o

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Pat-H
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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Be nice if one voting option was to remove this un-needed role and revert to what we had before.

Spring Viewer
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

Post by Spring Viewer »

Here's a bit of info regarding the Herts PCC Elections.

https://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/area/hertfordshire

Andrew
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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I always vote in elections, so I will vote in this one. However, I agree that it is a waste of money, along with many other things that this government has introduced.

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IGS
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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Ian wrote:Thanks for that Steve, a polling card was delivered and I assumed it was for the referendum, but I shall check that out now. There has been no bumpf put through the door and I've not seen anything else about this (though I don't buy the Mercury so wouldn't have seen it there and we have no free papers these days). Seems to be as well publicised as the Ware Town Council public meetings :o
The polling card is for the PCC election and I presume the one for the referendum will come through after that.
"Bumf" has been printed but then who is going to deliver it? I've already refused to as I also agree that the person who is in charge of the police should not be politicised.

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Pat-H
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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Went and cast our votes.
But why do we need political Commissioners? Why are politics involved?
Makes no sense.

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Whereaami
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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I see from twitter the east herts turnout was only 19.16%, What a waste of time and money......

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Pat-H
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Re: Police & Crime Commissioner Election 2016

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I'm thinking I may stand next time.

A non political option with a remit to do absolutely nothing in the role expect use the position to champion the removal of the role.

If I was elected that would send a clear message. Now what to do with the salary...

And the reason it can only really be a political appointment is of course the £5K deposit which you loose if you fail to get 5% of the vote.

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