Tag Archives: alan charles

Second Labour Police Commissioner candidate falls foul of “exceptionally tough condition of eligibility”

Alan Charles has now joined Bob Ashford in standing down as a Labour candidate for November’s Police and Crime Commissioner elections due to a youthful brush with the law.

His statement points the finger at the Home Office and Electoral Commission:

The Labour Party has only now received clarification from the Home Office and the Electoral Commission that juvenile convictions for imprisonable offences will bar people from becoming a police and crime commissioner.

That is, however, not quite the full story because this issue was directly debated when the legislation was going …

Posted in Election law | Also tagged and | 1 Comment
Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarRichard Stallard 3rd Sep - 11:49am
    @Richard Underhill "The Referendum Party and UKIP were slogging it out in a confined political space. Then the Referendum Party ceased to be a party....
  • User AvatarDavid Evershed 3rd Sep - 11:46am
    What is the problem to which giving refuge to a few 10s of thousands of migrants is the answer? The problem is that most of...
  • User AvatarJennie 3rd Sep - 11:45am
    Nick, thanks for finding the link; Ruth, I believe it IS - or was - availavble as a penguin mini-book
  • User AvatarSimon Shaw 3rd Sep - 11:45am
    @Matthew Huntbach "As a liberal I believe in political pluralism, it is at the core of what I am about. Therefore I certainly would never...
  • User AvatarDavid Raw 3rd Sep - 11:44am
    @ Simon Shaw. Sorry to disturb your comfort zone, Simon, but do do a bit of research on PFI to get a proper briefing and...
  • User AvatarPeter 3rd Sep - 11:25am
    One has to ask why the parents irresponsibly risked the life of their child leaving a safe haven, Turkey, no doubt in search of a...