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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 …

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  • User AvatarZ 25th Oct - 7:50pm
    Looking forward to LDs not running a candidate either, a la David Davis!
  • User AvatarDavid Wright 25th Oct - 7:49pm
    So Belgium - which has a federal system of government giving real power to its regions - can stop the EU agreeing a major trade...
  • User AvatarCllr Mark Wright 25th Oct - 7:43pm
    Utterly bizarre for the Government to not put up a candidate in a seat it holds! I wonder if Labour will also refuse to put...
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    Tories not contesting seat.
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    Tories not contesting by election.
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    Tories not contesting by election.