News and Comment

Police commissioners need to change, and councils can show them how

Thursday 7 February 2013

Last week Alan Travis, the Guardian’s home affairs editor, was scathing about the recent elections for police and crime commissioners (PCCs). His article quoted an Electoral Reform Society (ERS) report stating that the elections failed both candidates and voters:

“Voters were left in the dark about who they could vote for, while candidates were kept away by huge deposits, unclear eligibility rules, vast electoral districts and high campaign costs.”

His article also reported findings from a recent Populus poll, stating that only 11% of the public could correctly name their local commissioner.

Read the full article on The Guardian website.