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 AvatarChris Cory 2nd Jun - 8:11am
    @Joseph Bourke. I am grateful to you for your summary of Jo Grimond's politics. A commitment to a more equal society, but combined with real...
  • User AvatarGeoff Reid 2nd Jun - 7:40am
    Chris Cory. Radical can be one of those slippery political words that can be attached to a wide range of politicians. Andrew Marr described Thatcher...
  • User AvatarThomas 2nd Jun - 5:25am
    I am also a strong advocate of state-funded universities, like most pre-2010 Libdems. State-funded university system will actually improve meritocracy by removing the incentive of...
  • User AvatarThomas 2nd Jun - 5:18am
    Joe Bourke – Two very radical ideas that I just came across are export promotion and export discipline. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-08-20/economists-struggle-to-explain-how-poor-countries-grow-rich You really should read the part...
  • User AvatarThomas 2nd Jun - 5:16am
    Joe Bourke - Two very radical ideas that I just came across are export promotion and export discipline. https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-08-20/economists-struggle-to-explain-how-poor-countries-grow-rich You really should read the part...
  • User AvatarThomas 2nd Jun - 5:13am
    Chris Cory, David Raw, Joe Bourke - if school choice means "giving public money via vouchers to students and allow them to go to private...