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How many votes will the Labour candidate who isn’t a candidate get?

Here’s an interesting twist to the tale of Lee Barron, the latest Labour Police Commissioner candidate who has had to pull out for a previous conviction.

This has come to light too late in the day for him to actually pull out of the election, so his name will still be on the ballot paper with the Labour Party’s name and logo next to it. If he’s elected, he will have to immediately resign, triggering a by-election.

For voters who don’t follow the news that closely, there is therefore …

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Labour Police Commissioner candidate set to defy ban on magistrates

As if two Labour candidates for Police and Crime Commissioner posts running into problems with past misdeeds wasn’t enough, now a third is set to defy the ban on magistrates standing:

Lee Barron, the Labour candidate for the new post, has revealed how is prepared to refuse to stand down as a magistrate before the election, which will be held in November.

Guidance issued last Friday by a senior judge has effectively barred magistrates from standing for the post, which in Northamptonshire comes with an estimated £70,000 salary…

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  • User AvatarIain 26th Apr - 4:28pm
    Stuart - I think the point there is that the popularity of the position would have been massively undermined, and the party could have badly...
  • User AvatarDenis Mollison 26th Apr - 4:28pm
    @Eddie" I want to see very specific proposals – such as how many constituencies and how many politicians" Please see the very specific proposal link...
  • User AvatarDavid Allen 26th Apr - 4:25pm
    Spot on Stuart, so the question is, what was it that actually gave Ming and Charles the sleepless nights? As you say, a belated discovery...
  • User AvatarMichael BG 26th Apr - 3:55pm
    If we assume that the no deals with the SNP is an election tactic we need to discuss is it the right tactic. For the...
  • User AvatarJennie 26th Apr - 3:48pm
    I suspect that were I Scottish I might have had a similar journey. If it's any comfort, Ann, there are many of us in the...
  • User AvatarAdrian PR 26th Apr - 3:39pm
    Thanks for taking the time to reply Eddie, (an unusual question, perhaps, but it has helped me to get a better picture of your line...