Who will get your vote for the new police commissioner?

IT is a chance to elect Hampshire’s very own law and order champion.

Five men and one woman are going head-to-head next week to become the county’s first Police and Crime Commissioner.

And by casting their votes on November 15, voters across the land will be part of the biggest shake-up in policing in recent memory.

Today, we bring you a profile of the runners and riders vying for the £85,000-a-year Hampshire post, which will replace the current Hampshire Police Authority.

The winner will be tasked with setting the police budget, shaping crime-fighting strategies and hiring and firing the chief constable.

Residents will already be receiving their polling cards through the post with details of where they can vote.

Polling stations open at 7am and close at 10pm with the result reached using the Supplementary Voting system.

An announcement on the winner is expected once votes are counted up the day after on Friday, November 16.

The new Police and Crime Commissioner must then sign a declaration of acceptance of office at Southampton City Council’s civic offices before beginning the role on November 22.

DON JERRARD http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/politics/elections/elections_2012/news/10038658.DON_JERRARD/

STEPHEN WEST http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/politics/elections/elections_2012/news/10038655.STEPHEN_WEST/

JACQUI RAYMENT http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/politics/elections/elections_2012/news/10038651.JACQUI_RAYMENT/

MICHAEL MATES http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/politics/elections/elections_2012/news/10038645.MICHAEL_MATES/

SIMON HAYES http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/politics/elections/elections_2012/news/10038641.SIMON_HAYES/

DAVID GOODALL http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/politics/elections/elections_2012/news/

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11:03am Sat 10 Nov 12

cliffwalker says...

I object to the whole idea of an elected PCC. I trust the present system of supervision to be more reliable than someone elected on the basis of their popularity with a tiny number of voters.
I object to the whole idea of an elected PCC. I trust the present system of supervision to be more reliable than someone elected on the basis of their popularity with a tiny number of voters. cliffwalker

7:24am Mon 12 Nov 12

roofspace says...

NONE OF THE ABOVE.
NONE OF THE ABOVE. roofspace

9:35pm Wed 14 Nov 12

missdee says...

Why do we need a PCC? When the council is announcing massive cuts in spending and jobs, hitting front line services, why do we need a politician to come in on a vast salary and tell the Police how to do their jobs?

There has been very little actual information about the candidates and what they stand for. How will anyone make an informed decision? Will they even try?
Why do we need a PCC? When the council is announcing massive cuts in spending and jobs, hitting front line services, why do we need a politician to come in on a vast salary and tell the Police how to do their jobs? There has been very little actual information about the candidates and what they stand for. How will anyone make an informed decision? Will they even try? missdee

9:24am Thu 15 Nov 12

TangoMax says...

I'm going to vote for the old Police Authority. Too much power in the hands of one person under the PCC system.

It will be a spoilt ballot, but if everyone did it the message might be received.
I'm going to vote for the old Police Authority. Too much power in the hands of one person under the PCC system. It will be a spoilt ballot, but if everyone did it the message might be received. TangoMax

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