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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 …

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  • User AvatarMalcolm Todd 3rd Aug - 1:58pm
    Bill le Breton For those of us not on Twitter, what did Jonathan Calder tweet?
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    Steve Excellent comment and very useful link. I'd take issue only (partly) with your last sentence: I don't think there's anything wrong with being an...
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    Can we get back to the theme of the article. Labour are split with 90% of the MPs on one side & 80% of the...
  • User AvatarBill le Breton 3rd Aug - 1:46pm
    What Jonathan Calder tweeted, but without the question mark ... or the wink.
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    Psi I absolutely agree with your comments about the need to look beyond the gates of Calais. However, I fear that for many people (I...
  • User AvatarSteve 3rd Aug - 1:41pm
    @TCO Here's a good article on the subject: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/07/29/calais-migrant-crisis-why-happening-cause_n_7896038.html The top reasons would seem to be language and family/contacts in the UK - those are...