Police and Crime Commissioners

Election results: what you need to know

6 May 2016 13:00

Summary: Sadiq Khan becomes Mayor of London. SNP fail to win a majority. Scottish Tories become second largest party in Scottish…

Modern Britain’s apathetic, inadequate response to child sexual abuse

27 August 2014 19:07

The customs developing around how modern British officialdom reacts to the gang-rape of children is very interesting. I’ve just watched…

Prepare for the arrival of the super cops

13 October 2013 20:09

Theresa May’s police reform agenda will take a big step forward tomorrow with the announcement that Police and Crime Commissioners…

Why I regret voting for the Bill that introduced PCCs

19 November 2012 10:47

So much has been written about the lead up to, and the fall-out from, last week’s elections for Police and…

Five points from ‘Super Thursday’

17 November 2012 10:36

1). Independents and the changing face of politics. The election of 12 independent police commissioners (at the latest count) in…

Reasons for all three parties to worry

16 November 2012 18:01

Of the three main parties, Labour will be happiest with today’s results. They’ve won Corby, the contest that was always…

Too many elections and not enough votes?

16 November 2012 12:41

More people are interested in low turnout than turned out to vote at yesterday’s PCC elections; that is the story…

Labour hold in two by-elections but turnout low

16 November 2012 7:26

So far, the election results are as expected. Labour has comfortably held Manchester Central and Cardiff South and the Tory…

Election night: It’s all over bar the counting

15 November 2012 22:02

Tonight is election night but there’s not much counting going on. The Corby by-election count doesn’t start until tomorrow morning…

Who are the BBC to question the legitimacy of Police & Crime Commissioners?

14 November 2012 18:07

What’s the test of success of the Police & Crime Commissioners policy? It is, surely, whether the 41 individuals who…

David Cameron tries to drum up interest in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections

3 November 2012 10:15

David Cameron spent yesterday campaigning for Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidates in Bedfordshire and Leicestershire. The visits, though, received…