This blog is mainly about the governance and future of policing and crime services. (Police & Crime Commissioners feature quite a lot.) But there are also posts about the wider justice system. And because I am town councillor and political activist, local & national issues are covered a little, as well.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Understanding how the Conservatives are thinking about PCCs

As readers will have noticed, I am keeping a close eye on what the Conservatives are doing in Thames Valley to advance their PCC campaign.

Whilst there is, as yet, still no word from Cllr Anthony Stansfeld about which company he is in fact Chairman of... (see post below), they are clearly not hanging about with getting their campaign going. There is a meeting tonight (4 July) that will feature their newly selected candidate. The description of the meeting says that "Non-members are welcome to attend and share their views on formulating future Conservative policies". So if there are any Labour members in the Reading area who wish to go along, I am sure they would welcome your contribution to formulating future Conservative policies. They probably need all the help they can get....

And if you do go along, please be sure to ask Cllr Stansfeld which company (or companies) he chairs.

Full details of the meeting can be found here. It is 7.30pm in the upstairs meeting room at the Salisbury Club, 316 London Road Reading RG1 4HX. Very helpfully, the website features a power point set of slides and an article about the Conservative justice policies as their starter for ten for tonight's discussions. These are available for free download from the site linked above or from my Google drive, links here and here.

And in the meantime, I see that my sets of questions from the Guardian (all articles of mine are listed below) are still doing the rounds. On the same website is a page which describes one of the hustings meetings they held to choose their candidate: here. At the bottom are some helpful links.

Who knows, perhaps these questions influenced the selection of the Thames Valley Conservative PCC candidate?

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