Archive for elected police commissioners
CPS says you can be young enough to stand but too old to be prosecuted if you’re accused of breaking election law
There’s no maximum age limit for standing in public elections, with instead it being left to the voters to decide if they think a candidate is (still) up to the job. However, the recent allegations of law breaking against Conservative Police Commissioner candidate Michael Mates have resulted in an oddity from the Crown Prosecution Service, […]
Michael Mates, the Conservative candidate at the elections for Hampshire Police Commissioner last autumn, is facing the prospect of being prosecuted for electoral fraud.
Something rarely talked about with postal voting is the number of people who miss out on having their vote cast because the Royal Mail loses or delays the delivery of the ballot paper back to the Returning Officer. It isn’t a number that can be measured directly, but one figure is gathered but then ignored […]
Data from November 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner elections...
Ofcom's current consultation into the rules for party election broadcasts on TV (the free slots political parties and candidates get for short films) raises an intriguing question about local TV licensees. What should they have to broadcast?
Got an election in your area today? Here are a few key pieces of information for you. Voting in person Polling stations are open between 7am and 10pm today. No votes can be cast after 10pm; it’s not like the shops where being in the queue at closing time is enough. You don’t need your [...]
"Former Tory Minister Michael Mates is being probed for alleged electoral fraud over his attempt to become one of David Cameron’s new police commissioners" - Daily Mirror
Here’s an interesting twist to the tale of Lee Barron, the latest Labour Police Commissioner candidate who has had to pull out for a previous conviction. This has come to light too late in the day for him to actually pull out of the election, so his name will still be on the ballot paper [...]
Brian Blake: a great example of why Liberal Democrat Police Commissioner candidates are a good thing
I’m not keen on the concept of directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners, but I am keen on the idea that if there is to be a publicly elected post, a political party such as the Liberal Democrats should contest the post. Fighting elections is a significant part of what political parties do and what […]