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to ask if you've voted for a Police Commissioner yet?

(148 Posts)
grovel Thu 15-Nov-12 15:08:48

I have. Not a very exciting experience.

derekthehamster Thu 15-Nov-12 15:35:00

I have voted. I researched it all on line as i've had no info about the candidates.

grovel Thu 15-Nov-12 15:36:19

MaxPepsi, 7 million people don't have access to the internet (which makes this approach to democracy a nonsense). IMO it's a shame because I think Police Commissioners have the potential to be a whole lot more effective than the Local Police Authorities they are replacing.

pecans Thu 15-Nov-12 15:39:50

Have voted - I disagree with the whole thing (doesn't everyone!) but since the elections are happening I wanted to use my vote. i thought politics should stay out of it but draw the line at the UKIP candidate! The Conservative one is a woman who puts being a school governor as a top reason why she should be managing the area's police force, so she was easy to discount. I have voted for the guy who has been head of police authority and also lives near my town.

grovel Thu 15-Nov-12 15:47:58

Pecans, are you in Sussex?

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 15-Nov-12 15:49:01

Is there some sort of election on then? News to me... No sign of it round here.

grovel Thu 15-Nov-12 15:49:58

Gwendoline, where are you?

No election in London.

Pandemoniaa Thu 15-Nov-12 15:50:02

I'm wondering that, grovel. Sounds like a very familiar line-up.

LoonyRationalist Thu 15-Nov-12 15:50:47

MaxPepsi perhaps your parents could have called the freephone number advertised on the numerous TV & Radio adverts?

TBH my internet jibe was aimed at those typing on here that they had no info.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 15-Nov-12 15:50:56

Surrey. Have looked online and there does appear to be one but you'd never guess it from anyone round here. Not a peep.

pecans Thu 15-Nov-12 15:51:06

I am indeed grovel

Pandemoniaa Thu 15-Nov-12 15:52:28

I know of whom you refer, then pecans. They're all on the ballot paper I intend to spoil!

Narked Thu 15-Nov-12 15:54:07

I don't want an election at all. I don't want a party politics involved.

My voting choices are:

A Conservative - not going to happen
A former Conservative now UKIP - see above
A former Conservative now Indie - see above
A Lib Dem - see above
Labour - if I have to vote the only option for me, but I want an independent
A scary man

grovel Thu 15-Nov-12 16:56:56

Well at least she's a governor of Roedean.

Pandemoniaa Thu 15-Nov-12 16:58:35

Ah yes, Roedean. We used to play them at lacrosse. I am even less convinced of her suitability.

Sirzy Thu 15-Nov-12 16:58:46

I went to vote but just spoilt my paper, only bothered to go at all as I was walking past. Big farce if you ask me!

BadgersBottom Thu 15-Nov-12 16:59:30

I'd draw a picture of Ed Miliband on it. That would spoil any bit of paper.

Now I'd vote that winner of 'pithiest and funniest comment of the week* every time!!


I can see Roedean from my front garden. Just thought I'd add that snippet!

Pandemoniaa Thu 15-Nov-12 17:01:26

Your name suggests Saltdean to me, BB.

bamboobutton Thu 15-Nov-12 17:13:33

I voted.

Went for the independent candidate as he used to be police so assumed he had some idea of how to spend budgets or whatever it is they're supposed to do.

pecans Thu 15-Nov-12 17:21:54

Seriously - a Roedean school governor!!! She'll probably get in.

CharminglyOdd Thu 15-Nov-12 17:24:06

I went and spoilt my ballot paper, as did DP and another of our friends. We all wrote (not that anyone will read it, but it felt satisfying!) "A police commissioner should not be a political appointment."

There were a few people already crossed off at 10am, although we were the only ones in there at the time.

StuntGirl Thu 15-Nov-12 17:24:26

Just checked. None of mine are independent, mores the shame. Guess I'll vote for the only one with any legal knowledge then.

SecretCervix Thu 15-Nov-12 17:24:56

I'm going to sound daft here but I have never voted how does one spoil their ballet paper? Do you just scribble on it and put it in the box?

YDdraigGoch Thu 15-Nov-12 17:27:58

The deed is done!

Glitterknickaz Thu 15-Nov-12 17:34:03

Yep I have.
No way to UKIP, Tories or Lib Dems.
Only two left then.

pepperrabbit Thu 15-Nov-12 17:34:09

I voted. i refuse to vote for a political candidate so went independent, but even he had history.
It was very exciting as I've been stuck indoors for a month with pneumonia and DH drove me to the polling station.
it wasn't what you'd call busy

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