By Jochen Voss, on
The Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place on Thursday. The question is whom to vote for.
none of the aboveoption at the end of the list of candidates.
The Labour Party Candidate,
The Conservative Party Candidate,
Liberal Democrats. I feel a bit uneasy about how this seems to go against the principle of separation of powers.
The candidates for Leeds are the following (summarised from the choose my PCC web page):
stand against the £100m Government cuts of around 2000 police officers and staff in West Yorkshire, but I would be surprised if he succeeded in this.
has served on West Yorkshire Police Authority, whatever this means. She writes
there are communities that the police feel unable to tackle crime in because they fear the consequences, and I wish she would tell us which communities she means by this (is this about gang crime? Muslims? Corrupt politicians?). Also, she writes
victims should be able to decide the community punishment of offenders, possibly indicating that she favours revenge over rehabilitation? She
will recruit 850 new Community Special Constables, but doesn't say how this will be funded. She uses all the conservative buzz-words from
unnecessary red tape.
I will chase the corrupt and incompetent out of officeand
I know the difference between right and wrong. I never allowed negative traits to influence my behaviour whilst serving you.He seems VERY focussed on bullying.
reduce red tape,
payback sentencing, but also
reduce reoffending. He seems to have a stronger focus on domestic violence than the other candidates do.
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