WATCH: Joe Otten interviewed on Sunday Politics

Joe OttenGiven half a chance, Liberal Democrats would get rid of Police and Crime Commissioners. While the positions exist, though, it’s important that voters have the chance to choose a Liberal Democrat.

It’s good to see that the party is putting more effort into contesting these positions than we did four years ago. Two members of the LDV team are even standing, Chris White in Hertfordshire and Joe Otten in Yorkshire.

Last Sunday, Joe was interviewed, along with the other candidates, on BBC Sunday Politics. Have a watch here.

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

Read more by or more about , , or .
This entry was posted in News.
Advert

3 Comments

  • The interviews begin about 43 minutes in. Good luck, Joe!

  • Eddie Sammon 23rd Apr '16 - 5:35pm

    Well done Joe! It seems a difficult role to stand for, but I know you’d do a good job.

    The election candidates seemed to be doing a lot of incumbency/Labour bashing in that video! I’d be surprised if they won going from what I saw there.

    Well done for standing up for democracy too by saying Labour should be allowed to contest the election.

  • Richard Boyd OBE DL 24th Apr '16 - 12:56pm

    Whilst I commend Liberal Democrats who want to stand for this useless elected post, I cannot bring myself to vote for any candidate and, for the first time in 50+ years I have
    “spoiled” my ballot paper. This Commissioner post has created two captains on a ship in some areas, and virtual dictators in others. Essex Police Authority, which i chaired, had 4 magistrates (not elected) 4 Home Office appointed “independents” ( a parish clerk, a businesswoman, a chair of a Health Trust, and a CEO of a charity) and 8 elected county councillors (proportionate to their party’s vote on the County). The Chairman was a convenor not a dictator. Whu the Tories wanted the Authorities abolished was obvious.
    We were not poodles of the elected government, we did not seek public profile, we brought common-sense to locally accountable policing by consent.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

This post has pre moderation enabled, please be patient whilst waiting for it to be manually reviewed. Liberal Democrat Voice is made up of volunteers who keep the site running in their free time.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?

Advert



Recent Comments

  • User AvatarDavid Evans 26th Feb - 1:01am
    But what is Unique to the Lib Dems about building more houses? Every party is in favour of it - the Conservatives because it will...
  • User AvatarPaul Holmes 26th Feb - 12:22am
    @TCO But private sector housing is more expensive. So a Council Tenant who is being financially hit by the Bedroom Tax is, according to you,...
  • User AvatarBen Rattigan 25th Feb - 11:15pm
    I cannot agree with this. Why? Mission Creep That's what happened with Labour plans and why I switched from Labour to LibDem. Govts can't help...
  • User AvatarJohnny McDermott 25th Feb - 11:10pm
    David Raw on working with SNP: have some friends at various levels of the party, and heard the same. One described the first Westminster intake...
  • User AvatarJohnny McDermott 25th Feb - 11:03pm
    Frank - I agree with that point on insisting they set it all out in advance, but they would say their 500+ page white paper...
  • User AvatarJohnny McDermott 25th Feb - 11:01pm
    PS. Peter Hirst - I thought of calling the article “what do nationalists want?” as a nod to that terrible Mel Gibson film, “What do...