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PCC Election candidate list

On 15 Nov 2012 at 8:06am Pete wrote:
See link for PDF document descibing candidates. PLEASE vote today and select the one that YOU feel has the most experience working with communities and the Police, don't leave it to chance....

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On 15 Nov 2012 at 10:52am Clifford wrote:
'Feel' Pete? Surely we should vote on what we 'think'. And is it really a good idea to have as someone who has to keep an eye on the police a person whose sympathies, because of their job, are with the police?
On 15 Nov 2012 at 1:22pm brixtonbelle wrote:
I was in two minds about how to approach this, not being happy with any of the candidates, and thinking I might spoil my paper as a 'protest'. However once in the polling station I decided to cast my vote for one of the candidates who seemed the lesser of all the evils. Now I realise I have inadvertently spoiled my paper anyway as I gave my second preference vote to the same candidate as my first preference vote. I really wish there was a 'none of the above' option that enable people to legitimately participate in democracy but reject the candidates on offer.
On 15 Nov 2012 at 3:32pm PlodsDad wrote:
On asking daughter, serving neighbourhood police officer in West Sussex, who she would be voting for, she said "one of the two who have experience on the police authority, because they understand what the role involves".
Turned out these were the Lab & Lib_dem nominees. Reading the comments from bloggers who have actually met the candidates, these two did indeed seem the two who were least unimpressive. Would personally rather have had a knowledgable party-independent candidate, and quite liked the sound of the independent we have, despite his evident current ignorance of what the role involves.
So I suppose we will end up with the Tory lady, uninformed AND a political hack.
On 15 Nov 2012 at 5:57pm Sussex Jim wrote:
I think there is a "none of the above" box. Just get your ballot paper and then put it in the ballot box unmarked.
I've voted to exercise my hard-fought democratic right as a mere Sussex peasant. But for most of you I can use the same answer that Alf Garnett used in 1970, when interviewed on leaving the polls: "I didn't vote for your bloody party!"

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