Police Commissioner Elections 2016

Essex Police & Crime Commissioner election results 2016


Essex Police

First Round

Roger Hirst (CON) – 110,858 (33.5%)

Bob Spink (UKIP) – 80,832 (24.4%)

Chris Vince (LAB) – 65,325 (19.7%)

Martin Terry (ZTP-EC) – 43,128 (13.0%)

Kevin McNamara (LD) – 30,804 (9.3%)

Second Round

Roger Hirst (CON) – 25,090 (Total – 135,948)

Bob Spink (UKIP) – 22,960 (Total – 103,792)

PCC Elections – Vote Vince


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This is a guest post, written by Labour candidate for Essex Police & Crime Commissioner, Chris Vince. As such, the views and opinions expressed may differ radically from your blogger’s own. Some of them may even make sense…

Read on…

Last day to register to vote


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Today is the last day to register to vote. If you want a say in the local elections then you need to be registered by midnight today.

Due to the recent change to individual elector registration, there’s an increased chance of people being dropped off the register and losing their democractic voice. To make sure that you’re registered to vote, go to https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

Full list of Essex Police & Crime Commissioner candidates 2016


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Disclaimer: Your blogger’s views on Police & Crime Commissioners are unchanged from 2012. They are a waste of time and money, politicise the police (regardless of whether you vote for a party or an independent candidate), and have so few powers as to be useless in any meaningful way. However, elections are decided by those who turn out to vote, and by not voting you are only increasing the volume of the voices of others.

Along with the close of local election nominations, nominations have also closed for Essex Police & Crime Commissioner candidates.  The incumbent, Nick Alston, is not seeking re-election, so whoever wins on 5th May there will be a new Commissioner.

Meet the candidates…

GUEST BLOG: A word from Chris Vince, Labour’s PCC candidate for Essex


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This is a guest post, written by Chris Vince, Labour’s candidate for Essex Police & Crime Commissioner in the May 2016 election. As such, the views and opinions expressed may differ radically from your blogger’s own. Some of them may even make sense…

Read on…

Introducing Martin Terry, supercop!


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Martin Terry, the Independent Party Group councillor for Thorpe ward and portfolio holder for Public Protection, Waste & Transport, has announced his intention to stand for the position of Police & Crime Commissioner for Essex.

I tried to think of something witty or funny to preface it with, but there really is just that. Cllr Terry wants to be the next Police & Crime Commissioner.

Good grief.

Read on…