Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Should Police and Crime Commissioners be abolished?

My colleague Sue James has set up a petition to start a debate on the potential abolition of the post of Police and Crime Commissioner.

Sue says:

"I have no personal gripes with any particular Police and Crime Commissioners. I feel they have been given a role that the public do not want a single elected person to have, no matter what their political persuasion. I also believe that even if you believe in the purpose of the role, it would be impossible for even the most brilliant of people to carry out, when you think of the size of the electorate they are supposed to represent and the challenges facing police services up and down the land. The cost of the elections, the low turn outs and the cost of the offices Police and Crime Commissioners are feeling they need all needs a further review before we ask everyone to go to the polls again."

You can view Sue's e-petition at: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/68799