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Thursday, 15 November 2012

PCC elections


So I've just been tweeting about whether to vote in todays Police & Crime Commissioner Elections. Until about an hour ago I had thought I would get up, check out the candidates online, choose one and go vote. Then I noticed on twitter there was a lot of talk about spoiling papers and boycotting the election. Suddenly I was in a quandry. My only opportunity to vote will be this morning before 10.30 (it's now 10.05..). quick decision needed. Thankfully good old twitter came to the rescue and gave me some pointers. In case anyone else is in this position here's a quick round up of posts I have been pointed to or found myself. I won't make any bones about whether they are biased or not or whether there is a balance of opinion, I've done this in 30 mins so this is what you get...

Firstly,
how to find out your candidates at Choose your PCC, gives more info about the elections and enables you to find out who your candidates are.

The BBC have a  post on how the elections work and some FAQs

Then from the blog world....

Opinionated Vicar has his own take on it, plus some links to Avon & Somserset info

 Bishop Alan, brill as always, who will be voting....

Sussex based and anti, but a very informative and helpful post: Vicky WJ

and lastly, tongue in cheek (or perhaps not...) Inspector Gadget...

So based on all of this and some quick thinking, I'm pretty sure I think the old system would be far better for various reasons, but it's going to change anyway and with that we are entitled to a say and so I would rather exercise that right and vote independent than not at all. So that's what I'll be doing...

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