Police commissioner position and voters are being treated with disdain and disrespect
A FEW weeks ago I was invited to a sausage supper being held in the church hall of a nearby village.
Our MP was also present and after the meal he gave a short speech, during which he spoke about the importance of voting for a police commissioner.
Several people asked him questions about it as we all felt somewhat under-informed. He gave us his opinions, stressing that it was not a political position but, having said that, he did feel Sir Graham Bright was well suited to the position.
Later in the evening our paths crossed and we spoke further about this new, important position.
On voting day I remembered what he had told me and voted accordingly.
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Only a short time later I read in the paper that our new police commissioner had missed the first meeting with the home secretary because he had previously arranged a weekend abroad.
A short time after that we read that he has appointed a part-time deputy, at �28,000 per year, who will be able to attend some meetings for him.
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I can’t help but feel that both the position and the voters are being treated with disdain and disrespect.
Perhaps I should have been like the majority of the country and just not bothered. At least then I would have no cause to complain.