Police commissioner candidates for Hampshire confirmed

Police commissioner candidates confirmed

Police commissioner candidates confirmed

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Politics and business reporter

THE candidates for the new £85,000-a-year role of Police and crime Commissioner for Hampshire have been confirmed.

Five men and one woman will contest the election for the post to set local strategies for reducing crime, set the force budget and hire and fire the chief constable.

The candidates, who have already been campaigning for weeks, have been confirmed as Michael Mates (Tory), Jacqui Rayment (Labour), David Goodall (Lib Dem), Michael West (UKIP), Don Jerrard (The Justice and Anti-Corruption Party) and Simon Hayes (Independent).

The elections will be held on November 15.

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8:05am Sat 20 Oct 12

Laura85 says...

Labour all the way.
Labour all the way. Laura85
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8:08am Sat 20 Oct 12

Over the Edge says...

Laura85 wrote:
Labour all the way.
Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't
[quote][p][bold]Laura85[/bold] wrote: Labour all the way.[/p][/quote]Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't Over the Edge
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8:21am Sat 20 Oct 12

skin2000 says...

Anti Corruption might be a way to go.
Anti Corruption might be a way to go. skin2000
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8:23am Sat 20 Oct 12

Topnova says...

Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.
Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies. Topnova
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8:48am Sat 20 Oct 12

Crazywolf says...

Topnova wrote:
Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.
totally agree. politicians will never have the needs of the public in mind, only the needs of the party.
[quote][p][bold]Topnova[/bold] wrote: Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.[/p][/quote]totally agree. politicians will never have the needs of the public in mind, only the needs of the party. Crazywolf
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9:01am Sat 20 Oct 12

skin2000 says...

Crazywolf wrote:
Topnova wrote:
Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.
totally agree. politicians will never have the needs of the public in mind, only the needs of the party.
Dead right, we need someone who has the interest of the people, not someone who has to toe the party line.
[quote][p][bold]Crazywolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Topnova[/bold] wrote: Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.[/p][/quote]totally agree. politicians will never have the needs of the public in mind, only the needs of the party.[/p][/quote]Dead right, we need someone who has the interest of the people, not someone who has to toe the party line. skin2000
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9:24am Sat 20 Oct 12

Laura85 says...

Over the Edge wrote:
Laura85 wrote:
Labour all the way.
Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't
Ohh really i didnt know. I dont have any faith in anything to do with the police. They have never been any help when i have needed them.
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Laura85[/bold] wrote: Labour all the way.[/p][/quote]Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't[/p][/quote]Ohh really i didnt know. I dont have any faith in anything to do with the police. They have never been any help when i have needed them. Laura85
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9:47am Sat 20 Oct 12

ohec says...

skin2000 wrote:
Crazywolf wrote:
Topnova wrote:
Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.
totally agree. politicians will never have the needs of the public in mind, only the needs of the party.
Dead right, we need someone who has the interest of the people, not someone who has to toe the party line.
What a total stitch up i thought the whole idea was to have somebody looking out for us the people instead we will be in a miserable third place after themselves then their party and then us if we are lucky. I don't even think i will bother to use my postal vote and if i feel like that what chance have they got of getting people out to vote. Why do they have to be affiliated to any party instead of somebody with honour and integrity and above all morality.
[quote][p][bold]skin2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crazywolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Topnova[/bold] wrote: Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.[/p][/quote]totally agree. politicians will never have the needs of the public in mind, only the needs of the party.[/p][/quote]Dead right, we need someone who has the interest of the people, not someone who has to toe the party line.[/p][/quote]What a total stitch up i thought the whole idea was to have somebody looking out for us the people instead we will be in a miserable third place after themselves then their party and then us if we are lucky. I don't even think i will bother to use my postal vote and if i feel like that what chance have they got of getting people out to vote. Why do they have to be affiliated to any party instead of somebody with honour and integrity and above all morality. ohec
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10:11am Sat 20 Oct 12

good-gosh says...

Those who don’t vote are increasing the values of the votes of those who do. So it’s really daft not to vote. Some think that not voting will be their protest against the system. It's not a protest because nobody will notice - its throwing your vote away. Might as well stick a £50 note down the drain - far more dramatic
Those who don’t vote are increasing the values of the votes of those who do. So it’s really daft not to vote. Some think that not voting will be their protest against the system. It's not a protest because nobody will notice - its throwing your vote away. Might as well stick a £50 note down the drain - far more dramatic good-gosh
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10:52am Sat 20 Oct 12

andysaints007 says...

good-gosh wrote:
Those who don’t vote are increasing the values of the votes of those who do. So it’s really daft not to vote. Some think that not voting will be their protest against the system. It's not a protest because nobody will notice - its throwing your vote away. Might as well stick a £50 note down the drain - far more dramatic
Huh - how do you come up with that analogy?
[quote][p][bold]good-gosh[/bold] wrote: Those who don’t vote are increasing the values of the votes of those who do. So it’s really daft not to vote. Some think that not voting will be their protest against the system. It's not a protest because nobody will notice - its throwing your vote away. Might as well stick a £50 note down the drain - far more dramatic[/p][/quote]Huh - how do you come up with that analogy? andysaints007
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11:20am Sat 20 Oct 12

mooky9 says...

Laura85 wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
Laura85 wrote:
Labour all the way.
Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't
Ohh really i didnt know. I dont have any faith in anything to do with the police. They have never been any help when i have needed them.
Zzzzzzzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]Laura85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Laura85[/bold] wrote: Labour all the way.[/p][/quote]Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't[/p][/quote]Ohh really i didnt know. I dont have any faith in anything to do with the police. They have never been any help when i have needed them.[/p][/quote]Zzzzzzzzzzzz mooky9
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11:21am Sat 20 Oct 12

On the inside says...

Vote Labour, vote Tory, even vote Lib-Dem if you must, at least they have policies you can test them against. If you vote for single issue nutters or 'Pick me' independents in public life you get nothing.

By the way you 'they are all the same' simpletons, it is not against the F***ing law to join a political party and have a role in actually shaping policies, or is that too much like hard work.
Vote Labour, vote Tory, even vote Lib-Dem if you must, at least they have policies you can test them against. If you vote for single issue nutters or 'Pick me' independents in public life you get nothing. By the way you 'they are all the same' simpletons, it is not against the F***ing law to join a political party and have a role in actually shaping policies, or is that too much like hard work. On the inside
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12:16pm Sat 20 Oct 12

Huffter says...

On the inside wrote:
Vote Labour, vote Tory, even vote Lib-Dem if you must, at least they have policies you can test them against. If you vote for single issue nutters or 'Pick me' independents in public life you get nothing. By the way you 'they are all the same' simpletons, it is not against the F***ing law to join a political party and have a role in actually shaping policies, or is that too much like hard work.
When did the "F***ing law" come into force? I can't seem to track it down...
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: Vote Labour, vote Tory, even vote Lib-Dem if you must, at least they have policies you can test them against. If you vote for single issue nutters or 'Pick me' independents in public life you get nothing. By the way you 'they are all the same' simpletons, it is not against the F***ing law to join a political party and have a role in actually shaping policies, or is that too much like hard work.[/p][/quote]When did the "F***ing law" come into force? I can't seem to track it down... Huffter
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1:45pm Sat 20 Oct 12

Forest Resident says...

Given the honesty and integrity demanded for this position, should Jacqui Rayment be found to be complicit in the Cllr Williams cover up can we expect her to withdraw from the ballot?
Given the honesty and integrity demanded for this position, should Jacqui Rayment be found to be complicit in the Cllr Williams cover up can we expect her to withdraw from the ballot? Forest Resident
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2:11pm Sat 20 Oct 12

HillsidePaul says...

Forest Resident wrote:
Given the honesty and integrity demanded for this position, should Jacqui Rayment be found to be complicit in the Cllr Williams cover up can we expect her to withdraw from the ballot?
According to what we have been told so far Cllr Rayment co-signed a letter making a statement that Cllr Williams told her was the truth.

A mistake, possibly but certainly not a lie on her part.
[quote][p][bold]Forest Resident[/bold] wrote: Given the honesty and integrity demanded for this position, should Jacqui Rayment be found to be complicit in the Cllr Williams cover up can we expect her to withdraw from the ballot?[/p][/quote]According to what we have been told so far Cllr Rayment co-signed a letter making a statement that Cllr Williams told her was the truth. A mistake, possibly but certainly not a lie on her part. HillsidePaul
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2:59pm Sat 20 Oct 12

lisa whitemore says...

skin2000 wrote:
Crazywolf wrote:
Topnova wrote:
Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.
totally agree. politicians will never have the needs of the public in mind, only the needs of the party.
Dead right, we need someone who has the interest of the people, not someone who has to toe the party line.
INDEPENDANT is the only way forward, who in their right minds would want a political member involved to mess our police force up? Especially Labour!
[quote][p][bold]skin2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crazywolf[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Topnova[/bold] wrote: Look forward to a good non-political candidate as politics and political interference is what spoils many services e.g. NHS, Education etc. What we want locally and nationally are service oriented non-politically affiliated candidates who can focus on services rather than political policies.[/p][/quote]totally agree. politicians will never have the needs of the public in mind, only the needs of the party.[/p][/quote]Dead right, we need someone who has the interest of the people, not someone who has to toe the party line.[/p][/quote]INDEPENDANT is the only way forward, who in their right minds would want a political member involved to mess our police force up? Especially Labour! lisa whitemore
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3:04pm Sat 20 Oct 12

lisa whitemore says...

Laura85 wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
Laura85 wrote:
Labour all the way.
Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't
Ohh really i didnt know. I dont have any faith in anything to do with the police. They have never been any help when i have needed them.
Laura,although you say you have little faith if you waste your vote then theres a strong chance if we allow politic into our police force it WILL get even worse. Definately worth looking up independant candidates,hope it helps you make your decision,important we all vote for PCC Next month..
[quote][p][bold]Laura85[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Laura85[/bold] wrote: Labour all the way.[/p][/quote]Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't[/p][/quote]Ohh really i didnt know. I dont have any faith in anything to do with the police. They have never been any help when i have needed them.[/p][/quote]Laura,although you say you have little faith if you waste your vote then theres a strong chance if we allow politic into our police force it WILL get even worse. Definately worth looking up independant candidates,hope it helps you make your decision,important we all vote for PCC Next month.. lisa whitemore
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4:56pm Sat 20 Oct 12

FoysCornerBoy says...

The choice seems a bit limited to me: five white middle-aged/ elderly men who are - or used to be - members of political parties that make up this coalition government. .

I am tempted to vote for the only woman candidate - who hopefully can ensure that this job goes to someone with some practical common sense. She seemed to do a decent enough job as chair of the police authority and is supported by people from right across the spectrum - including many from business and front-line services.
The choice seems a bit limited to me: five white middle-aged/ elderly men who are - or used to be - members of political parties that make up this coalition government. [Yes, that's the one that has given us this costly and unnecessary election in the first place]. I am tempted to vote for the only woman candidate - who hopefully can ensure that this job goes to someone with some practical common sense. She seemed to do a decent enough job as chair of the police authority and is supported by people from right across the spectrum - including many from business and front-line services. FoysCornerBoy
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10:36pm Sat 20 Oct 12

Inform Al says...

Over the Edge wrote:
Laura85 wrote:
Labour all the way.
Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't
As it's his word against at least two others you may appear to be prejudiced. Perhaps you would prefer the Tory candidate who supported the Polly Peck offender. At least Jacqui Rayment has been involved with Hampshire policing for some time now and knows the ropes. Personally I would prefer no polital interference with policing at all, as it was first set up by Sir Robert Peel.
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Laura85[/bold] wrote: Labour all the way.[/p][/quote]Would have had my vote until she lied and tried to cover up for Cllr Williams by signing the letter saying Cllr Morrell resigned due to ill health, when he clearly didn't[/p][/quote]As it's his word against at least two others you may appear to be prejudiced. Perhaps you would prefer the Tory candidate who supported the Polly Peck offender. At least Jacqui Rayment has been involved with Hampshire policing for some time now and knows the ropes. Personally I would prefer no polital interference with policing at all, as it was first set up by Sir Robert Peel. Inform Al
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6:27pm Sun 21 Oct 12

Hants97 says...

You can vote then for the only Independent candidate Simon Hayes.

He was Chairman of the Hampshire Police and his website says he's Chairman of Crimestoppers from 2005. Hes done good stuff with drug addicts I konw to help them and get them off crime.

No axe to grind and wants to change things so police are better and we are safer. Met him in Southampton last week. Heis the only candidate interested enough to come to our estate.

Ill vote for him if i can
You can vote then for the only Independent candidate Simon Hayes. He was Chairman of the Hampshire Police and his website says he's Chairman of Crimestoppers from 2005. Hes done good stuff with drug addicts I konw to help them and get them off crime. No axe to grind and wants to change things so police are better and we are safer. Met him in Southampton last week. Heis the only candidate interested enough to come to our estate. Ill vote for him if i can Hants97
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