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 AvatarAlex Macfie 5th Dec - 5:53pm
    Andrew T: Actually we have a tight targeting strategy. as reflected in constituency polls indicating large surges in seats we are targeting (e.g. F&GG, Esher...
  • User AvatarJames Brough 5th Dec - 4:25pm
    My thanks to Ollie for an interesting and thoughtful article. Great shame that some prefer to rest on their laurels and criticise, rather than offer...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 5th Dec - 4:24pm
    Peter Theresa May managed to preside over a completely shambolic attempt to deliver the referendum result. then The call for a second vote was yet...
  • User AvatarJohn Hall 5th Dec - 4:21pm
    Let us not forget that the Thatcherites quietly introduced PR for local elections into N Ireland to give minorities a fair voice, well before being...
  • User AvatarAndrew T 5th Dec - 4:14pm
    I'm dreading party infighting over a "poor" result. FPTP and the fact we are miles behind in all but a handful of constituencies combined with...
  • User AvatarPeter 5th Dec - 4:03pm
    A referendum is a mechanism for letting the people decide on an important single issue in an unambiguous way. It is normal convention for parliamentarians...
Tue 10th Dec 2019