Don't forget to vote for new Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner

Bridgwater Mercury: Don't forget to vote for new Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner Don't forget to vote for new Avon and Somerset Police Commissioner

NEXT week residents in the Avon and Somerset policing area will go to the polls to vote for the area's first Police and Crime Commissioner.

On Thursday, November 15, polling stations will open ready for people to vote for a new directly elected person to oversee Avon and Somerset Police and ensure the criminal justice system is efficient and effective.

You can find out about the individuals standing for the role by visiting www.choosemypcc.org.uk.

An information booklet about voting on November 15 has been produced by the Electoral Commission www.aboutmyvote.co.uk.

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8:25pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Doverbeme says...

Huge waste of time and money. 60k+ salary to decide the police budget?! I say start by sacking yourself, refusing any pay- off, and hiring real policemen and women.
Huge waste of time and money. 60k+ salary to decide the police budget?! I say start by sacking yourself, refusing any pay- off, and hiring real policemen and women. Doverbeme
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8:29pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Doverbeme says...

I recommend that nobody votes, and then hopefully the idiots in charge of this country will realise what a stupid idea putting this to a public vote was.
I recommend that nobody votes, and then hopefully the idiots in charge of this country will realise what a stupid idea putting this to a public vote was. Doverbeme
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9:19pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Deathwatch Beetle says...

You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.
You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again. Deathwatch Beetle
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9:47pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Rusty Hinge says...

Deathwatch Beetle wrote:
You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.
It"s Blooby that we want to see hang himself, and die choking on his own blood and vomit. Not likely to give us that treat, though. The question now is, maybe all the sheep of zoy are wondering, what comes next?. The genie is out the bottle.
[quote][p][bold]Deathwatch Beetle[/bold] wrote: You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.[/p][/quote]It"s Blooby that we want to see hang himself, and die choking on his own blood and vomit. Not likely to give us that treat, though. The question now is, maybe all the sheep of zoy are wondering, what comes next?. The genie is out the bottle. Rusty Hinge
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11:05pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Boring says...

£75 million, that's what this government is spending on this "election", farcical.
The same government that has laid off 6,500 Policeman.
£75 million, that's what this government is spending on this "election", farcical. The same government that has laid off 6,500 Policeman. Boring
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9:42am Sun 11 Nov 12

bygeorge says...

This is "Jobs For The Boys", I will not be voting, What an utter waste of our money.
This is "Jobs For The Boys", I will not be voting, What an utter waste of our money. bygeorge
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5:19pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Baldbloke says...

Rusty Hinge wrote:
Deathwatch Beetle wrote:
You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.
It"s Blooby that we want to see hang himself, and die choking on his own blood and vomit. Not likely to give us that treat, though. The question now is, maybe all the sheep of zoy are wondering, what comes next?. The genie is out the bottle.
Maybe Blooby was driving the car that ended a**e-side up on the A372 this morning - you wish!
[quote][p][bold]Rusty Hinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deathwatch Beetle[/bold] wrote: You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.[/p][/quote]It"s Blooby that we want to see hang himself, and die choking on his own blood and vomit. Not likely to give us that treat, though. The question now is, maybe all the sheep of zoy are wondering, what comes next?. The genie is out the bottle.[/p][/quote]Maybe Blooby was driving the car that ended a**e-side up on the A372 this morning - you wish! Baldbloke
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9:10pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Lord Gothover says...

Baldbloke wrote:
Rusty Hinge wrote:
Deathwatch Beetle wrote:
You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.
It"s Blooby that we want to see hang himself, and die choking on his own blood and vomit. Not likely to give us that treat, though. The question now is, maybe all the sheep of zoy are wondering, what comes next?. The genie is out the bottle.
Maybe Blooby was driving the car that ended a**e-side up on the A372 this morning - you wish!
Who actually is this person?. What kind of wickedness have they perpetrated to inspire such reactions?. In July, the Mercury reported that "Two former NHS workers were arrested in Bridgwater on suspision of attempting to incite corruption in public office" - in simple English, perhaps trying to bribe the Police?. Why?. These individuals were relased on police bail until October. We have heard no more on this matter. Was this another example of a serious criminal trying to bribe their way out of trouble, eg, the infamous Mr. Blooby?.
[quote][p][bold]Baldbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rusty Hinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deathwatch Beetle[/bold] wrote: You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.[/p][/quote]It"s Blooby that we want to see hang himself, and die choking on his own blood and vomit. Not likely to give us that treat, though. The question now is, maybe all the sheep of zoy are wondering, what comes next?. The genie is out the bottle.[/p][/quote]Maybe Blooby was driving the car that ended a**e-side up on the A372 this morning - you wish![/p][/quote]Who actually is this person?. What kind of wickedness have they perpetrated to inspire such reactions?. In July, the Mercury reported that "Two former NHS workers were arrested in Bridgwater on suspision of attempting to incite corruption in public office" - in simple English, perhaps trying to bribe the Police?. Why?. These individuals were relased on police bail until October. We have heard no more on this matter. Was this another example of a serious criminal trying to bribe their way out of trouble, eg, the infamous Mr. Blooby?. Lord Gothover
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9:13pm Sun 11 Nov 12

File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth says...

Lord Gothover wrote:
Baldbloke wrote:
Rusty Hinge wrote:
Deathwatch Beetle wrote:
You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.
It"s Blooby that we want to see hang himself, and die choking on his own blood and vomit. Not likely to give us that treat, though. The question now is, maybe all the sheep of zoy are wondering, what comes next?. The genie is out the bottle.
Maybe Blooby was driving the car that ended a**e-side up on the A372 this morning - you wish!
Who actually is this person?. What kind of wickedness have they perpetrated to inspire such reactions?. In July, the Mercury reported that "Two former NHS workers were arrested in Bridgwater on suspision of attempting to incite corruption in public office" - in simple English, perhaps trying to bribe the Police?. Why?. These individuals were relased on police bail until October. We have heard no more on this matter. Was this another example of a serious criminal trying to bribe their way out of trouble, eg, the infamous Mr. Blooby?.
What is this "attempting to incite corruption in public officials" matter all about?. What happened when these people answered their police Bail in October?. Have they been charged?. If the previous speculative comment is removed, that may servce as an indication.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Gothover[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Baldbloke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Rusty Hinge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Deathwatch Beetle[/bold] wrote: You voting for any of them, Daddy-O?. You can run but you can"t hide. If you are thinking of taking the easy way out, and hanging yourself, think again.[/p][/quote]It"s Blooby that we want to see hang himself, and die choking on his own blood and vomit. Not likely to give us that treat, though. The question now is, maybe all the sheep of zoy are wondering, what comes next?. The genie is out the bottle.[/p][/quote]Maybe Blooby was driving the car that ended a**e-side up on the A372 this morning - you wish![/p][/quote]Who actually is this person?. What kind of wickedness have they perpetrated to inspire such reactions?. In July, the Mercury reported that "Two former NHS workers were arrested in Bridgwater on suspision of attempting to incite corruption in public office" - in simple English, perhaps trying to bribe the Police?. Why?. These individuals were relased on police bail until October. We have heard no more on this matter. Was this another example of a serious criminal trying to bribe their way out of trouble, eg, the infamous Mr. Blooby?.[/p][/quote]What is this "attempting to incite corruption in public officials" matter all about?. What happened when these people answered their police Bail in October?. Have they been charged?. If the previous speculative comment is removed, that may servce as an indication. File Yer Own Bleedin Teeth
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9:36pm Sun 11 Nov 12

sheldoncooper says...

Oh dear someone has been on the magic mushrooms again !
Oh dear someone has been on the magic mushrooms again ! sheldoncooper
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10:06am Mon 12 Nov 12

The Lodger says...

Has anyone seen any candidates? Has anyone seen anyone canvasing?
Has anyone seen any candidates? Has anyone seen anyone canvasing? The Lodger
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12:08pm Mon 12 Nov 12

sheldoncooper says...

We have'nt has any leaflets or anything - all we know is what we've seen on the telly !
We have'nt has any leaflets or anything - all we know is what we've seen on the telly ! sheldoncooper
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9:00am Tue 13 Nov 12

awayswing says...

sheldoncooper wrote:
We have'nt has any leaflets or anything - all we know is what we've seen on the telly !
I agree this election is not democracy in action,it is more like inaction.The candidates have to deposit a much larger sum than potential MPs at a general election.Even those being backed by their political parties are not receiving much help.You can only really find information on-line so those without access to a computer are really going to struggle to take an interest.
I am all in favour of elections for public office but this is a typical piece of David Cameron's work,badly done and badly run.
[quote][p][bold]sheldoncooper[/bold] wrote: We have'nt has any leaflets or anything - all we know is what we've seen on the telly ![/p][/quote]I agree this election is not democracy in action,it is more like inaction.The candidates have to deposit a much larger sum than potential MPs at a general election.Even those being backed by their political parties are not receiving much help.You can only really find information on-line so those without access to a computer are really going to struggle to take an interest. I am all in favour of elections for public office but this is a typical piece of David Cameron's work,badly done and badly run. awayswing
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