Police vote turnout fears realised

Nov 15, 2012 Full story: Mid Devon Star 17

In Wiltshire, the only area due to declare a result overnight, it was reported that barely one in seven electors had made it to the booths in Swindon.

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“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#1 Nov 16, 2012
15% they're saying on the BBC at the moment.

Another unwanted folly. No one knew what they were voting for according to the vote officials I spoke to at thje polling station.
red red red

Glasgow, UK

#3 Nov 16, 2012
What, who, where, when..
leah

Hull, UK

#4 Nov 16, 2012
the real Blunt Mocker wrote:
yes, where I live not a single candidate even put a notice through my letterbox. I had no idea what they stood for. In the end I found out which one was not anti-gun and voted for him. At least I didn't have the choice of voting for Prescott. For all I know they are all raving nutters.
I live in the East Riding of Yorkshire... i had one leaflet promoting a local Tory and no others.
I wouldn't have bothered voting as it's just another layer of bureaucracy for the tax payer to fund.
But i didn't want Prescott getting the job so i tactically voted for an Independent first and second choice instead!

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#5 Nov 16, 2012
leah wrote:
<quoted text> I live in the East Riding of Yorkshire... i had one leaflet promoting a local Tory and no others.
I wouldn't have bothered voting as it's just another layer of bureaucracy for the tax payer to fund.
But i didn't want Prescott getting the job so i tactically voted for an Independent first and second choice instead!
I went for an independent too as my first vote, but didn't bother with a second vote.
My missus and daughter went for both independents.
Lou

Woking, UK

#6 Nov 16, 2012
No details of about anyone to vote for, no details through the door except the polling papers, maybe there wasn't anyone to vote for - how do I know - I couldn't call it informed choice so I didn't vote
rio

UK

#7 Nov 16, 2012
This is when democracy fails.
People don't know what they vote for or don't use their rights.
Really, there wasn't much information going around.

Just wondering how it work in some countries (US? Switzerland?), where not only police chiefs, but judges and prosecutors are elected. Is their public apathic too?
leah

Hull, UK

#8 Nov 16, 2012
supersonic boom wrote:
<quoted text>
I went for an independent too as my first vote, but didn't bother with a second vote.
My missus and daughter went for both independents.
What were the results in your ward/area?
Did the independents win?

Prescott lost on second preference votes to a Tory - who incidentally, was the only person to letterbox his manifesto.
Pity it wasn't an independent, but at least Prescott didn't get his nose in the taxpayers trough again!

Voter apathy was the main winner of the day it appears.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#9 Nov 16, 2012
I won't say what county I'm in, but yes it was independents that won.
Krypteia

Worthing, UK

#10 Nov 17, 2012
How the hell Labour politicians can keep a straight face when it comes to that jubba Prescott,how can anyone take a baboon like that seriously anyway.
Didn't get one leaflet through my letterbox so didn't bother,unfortunately most are out of touch muppets anyway,wish we could go back thirty years onwards where the police looked like police and done police work...
leah

Hull, UK

#12 Nov 17, 2012
supersonic boom wrote:
I won't say what county I'm in, but yes it was independents that won.
Good!

“I'll give you Oogie Boogie”

Since: Oct 12

Halloween Town

#15 Nov 17, 2012
I didn't vote.

I had to go out of my way to find out about the candidates online, and when I did, not one looked like anything but a slimy career politician.

If I thought just one of them was in it out of conviction, and actually wanted to make a positive difference, I'd have voted for him, but I didn't, so I didn't.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#16 Nov 18, 2012
To be credible to the public, I think the candidates to these PCC jobs should have a background in some form of law enforcement, I think.
Police officers, lawyers, judge, prison officers, etc...
Otherwise, it's going to be another post likely to be filled by inept politicians.

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#17 Nov 18, 2012
rio wrote:
To be credible to the public, I think the candidates to these PCC jobs should have a background in some form of law enforcement, I think.
Police officers, lawyers, judge, prison officers, etc...
Otherwise, it's going to be another post likely to be filled by inept politicians.
Hence the big vote for the independents in some areas.
The PCC position is just another government 'jobs for the boys' initiative.
rio

Beckenham, UK

#19 Nov 18, 2012
Some blokes never know when the time has come for them to fade away; Frescott is one of them.
The man is so thick!

“Fly low, fly fast.”

Since: Apr 07

East Midlands, UK

#20 Nov 18, 2012
the real Blunt Mocker wrote:
he looked like a bulldog chewing a wasp!.
Yes, but what was his expression when he heard he was beaten?
Paddy O Balaclava

Parkville, Australia

#22 Nov 18, 2012
ACAB
I can read

Edinburgh, UK

#23 Nov 18, 2012
Paddy O Balaclava wrote:
ACAB
Aborigines crave Australia back?

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