Author Archives: Brendan Glynane

The ludicrous story of Northamptonshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner

Across the country the controversial newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners are supposed to be getting down to business. The reality in several areas is that many are hitting the headlines for the wrong reasons, and nowhere is this truer than in the case of Adam Simmonds, the Northamptonshire PCC, who has stacked his new “sprawling” 17-person commission with his campaign staff.

The whole story is an ‘omnishambles’ – a toxic mixture of high farce, cronyism and arrogance potentially leading to an unacceptable politicisation of our police force.

First though, a little background. Mr Simmonds was the Conservative political assistant at Tory-run …

Posted in News | Tagged , and | 27 Comments



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRoland 20th Sep - 6:48pm
    " So how exactly does a Tory dominated English assembly with the backup of UKIP benefit the Lib Dems ?" [Glenn 20th Sep '14 -...
  • User AvatarYorkshire Guidon 20th Sep - 6:35pm
    @Michael Kilpatrick What I really want is a directly elected, accountable, transparent assembly for Yorkshire with significant powers to make a difference to people's lives,...
  • User AvatarMartin Land 20th Sep - 6:27pm
    Now their's a surprise. Interesting that the medja constantly focus on LD losses in May, not on probable gains like this.
  • User AvatarT-J 20th Sep - 6:25pm
    @Michael Kilpatrick Well, I've only ever lived in areas with unitary authorities, first Peterborough and now Scotland. Obviously, the majority of English local governments should...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 20th Sep - 5:56pm
    Peter Tyzack, remember Nick is the minister responsible for "leading the government’s political and constitutional reform agenda." But as soon as there is something important...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 20th Sep - 5:48pm
    Rob, the catastrophe for the national party has been Nick Cleggs' disastrous leadership. I want more Lib Dem MPs of whatever colour, sex or creed....