PCC Elections

A pathetic turnout for the Police and Crime Commissioner election results (some might say a pathetic turnout for a pathetic idea), so one is wary to draw any conclusions from the results.

See some analysis here at the Guardian

As one might expect, Labour gained more overall votes than Conservative (1,608,102 to 1,305,157), but LibDems scored a miserly 349,286, while Independent Candidates scored 3 times that (1,079,700). So it looks like LibDems are less than popular at the moment, while the Conservatives are roughly where one would expect them to be, as (part of) a standing government.

In other news, only 15% of the winning candidates were female, while the majority of successful candidates were formerly either local politicians or police. So I don’t see these elections changing anything, somehow.

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