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Police commissioner vote: Conservative Richard Rhodes elected

Conservative Richard Rhodes is Cumbria's first police and crime commissioner.

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REGARDING PIGSICK LETTER 21ST NOVEMBER 2012. sir/mdm its always been a criminal offence. to leave a vehicle with the engine running unatended.when i passed my driving test 46 years ago it was in my highway the police person was with in his/her right to book you.and hopefull prosicute you for it.

Posted by robert 3 on 23 November 2012 at 13:22

@ The refusnik - haven't you heard? Mr Rhodes is against anti social behaviour - bet the Police are kicking themselves now for not thinking of that first!

Posted by Evil McBad on 22 November 2012 at 18:39

A cold morning so I left the car running and the heater on whilst I quickly ran into the newsagents to get my paper. 45 seconds later as I leave the shop a police person is standing next to my car. Rather than choose to tell me the risk of theft of my car he informed me that I was committing a criminal offence and that if I repeated it I would be charged and fined!!
Murders unsolved, sexual assaults unsolved, drug dealers on the streets, thieves that are not pursued, vandalism, public order and social issues that aren't addressed, yet my car running for a minute whilst I'm buying my paper attracts PC attention?
What a FARCE!

Posted by Pigsick on 21 November 2012 at 09:23

I have voted for 50 years without missing but frankly this election was such rubbish that I registered my democratic right and did not vote. There is a saying "if it aint broke why fix it" So far as I can see our police do a very difficult job as well as possible. What Mr Rhodes will bring to the role defeats me!

Posted by The refusnik on 20 November 2012 at 17:21

A pointless vote that serves nothing!

Posted by Bob on 19 November 2012 at 20:59

@ British Citizen ... Nonsense ! If we had had a referendum to decide that we need a Political commissioner then that would have been democratic , instead we got , here are the candidates like it or lump it , so why vote for any if you are against the idea ?

Posted by The honest Critic on 19 November 2012 at 15:54

in a real democracy of course the people would first have voted on whether they actually wanted things to change or not.
See the fundamental flaw anyone?
Thats probably why 873 out of every 1000 eligible to vote barrovians never bothered to vote.
The politicians now own the police. Sounds like we are heading for a communist state.

Posted by martin on 19 November 2012 at 14:34

All those who did not vote lost thier chance to have thier say! i,m not interested in your whinges and excuses as to why you could'nt be bothered to vote, next time "have your say and vote!".
Posted by Andrew on 18 November 2012 at 20:25

erm......It wasn't actually possible for me to have my say. You see, I wanted to vote to leave it alone and save the money for more important things.

Posted by martin on 19 November 2012 at 14:27

So Andrew what did voting do exactly?
Nothing other than decide who exactly is going to be the PCC.

If someone does not agree with the post being created in the first place what are they supposed to do when the voting slip doesn't have 'none of the above' as an option?

Stating that people have 'no right to whinge' because they didn't vote for one of the four choices is infantile.
Saying you should go and vote and spoil the paper is even more infantile.
The only option left to register dissent with the whole shebang is to ignore it all.

Posted by Tony on 19 November 2012 at 13:57

Apathy, Apathy, Apathy its all we get when NO one turns up to vote, Why won,t these politicians give us an alternative so that those who don't agree with what is being proposed can in some way show their opinion' i.e. A none of the above option, It should'nt affect the result which should quite rightly stand but it would give the 84% of us that wanted to show an opinion but found the only way to do that was to spoil our papers or stay away a way of doing so. Somehow i don't think the powers that be don't really want to know what we think of them, So just put it Apathy if thats what helps you sleep at night.

Posted by petethegreet on 19 November 2012 at 11:49

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