Residents urged to vote in police commissioner election on Thursday

The Surrey Police and Crime Comissioner elections will be held on Thursday

The Surrey Police and Crime Comissioner elections will be held on Thursday

First published in News Surrey Comet: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

Residents are being urged to vote in the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday.

Six candidates are jostling to be elected for a four-year term to oversee the work of Surrey Police and hold them to account.  They are Kevin Hurley (Independent), Peter Williams (Independent), Julie Iles (Conservative), Nick O’ Shea (Lib Dem), Robert Shatwell (UKIP) and Robert Evans (Labour).

The elected post will replace the Surrey Police Authority, which has been made up of councillors and independent members.

Poll cards have been delivered to those entitled to vote, but voters who have mislaid their cards can still go along to their polling station to vote.

A list of polling stations in Epson and Ewell and further information about the elections in the borough can be found by visiting www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk

To access information about candidates visit www.choosemypcc.org.uk/candidates/area/surrey or call 0800 107 0708.


We asked the candidates to pitch for your vote in 100 words - click here to find out what they had to say


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11:44am Wed 14 Nov 12

mr-bjp says...

Voting on this should be boycotted. These people know nothing about the law.
Voting on this should be boycotted. These people know nothing about the law. mr-bjp
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3:35pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Tony from Surbiton says...

For too many years all political parties have ignored the wishes of the people of the UK on law and order. The vast majority would like to see much more done to combat crime and antisocial behaviour, but all political parties are weak on crime whatever they say. The new Police Commissioners do not have enough power at the moment, but it’s a good start and I believe that over a period of time there will be a clamour for more and more powers to be given to them. Only then will candidates have to give voters what they want; a proper crackdown on the thugs and wasters that blight our lives. Not voting on such an important issue is amazingly irresponsible.
For too many years all political parties have ignored the wishes of the people of the UK on law and order. The vast majority would like to see much more done to combat crime and antisocial behaviour, but all political parties are weak on crime whatever they say. The new Police Commissioners do not have enough power at the moment, but it’s a good start and I believe that over a period of time there will be a clamour for more and more powers to be given to them. Only then will candidates have to give voters what they want; a proper crackdown on the thugs and wasters that blight our lives. Not voting on such an important issue is amazingly irresponsible. Tony from Surbiton
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5:34pm Sat 17 Nov 12

sfocata says...

I intended to go purely to spoil my ballot paper, but ended up forgetting completely. That annoyed me, as it's the first election I've missed of any type since I turned 18, but come to think of it... in such a pointless election to fill such pointless and over-remunerated posts, complete apathy and forgetfulness was the best response.

Politicising the police force is the start of a slippery slope, and Cameron's bunch of austerity liars have just created another layer of expensive and obstructive bureaucracy.
I intended to go purely to spoil my ballot paper, but ended up forgetting completely. That annoyed me, as it's the first election I've missed of any type since I turned 18, but come to think of it... in such a pointless election to fill such pointless and over-remunerated posts, complete apathy and forgetfulness was the best response. Politicising the police force is the start of a slippery slope, and Cameron's bunch of austerity liars have just created another layer of expensive and obstructive bureaucracy. sfocata
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5:37pm Sat 17 Nov 12

sfocata says...

Tony - the thing is, none of the political parties CAN do much about crime. They can simply provide an efficient source of funding for the police and then let the experts get on with the job (with obvious checks on brutality, procedure, etc).
Tony - the thing is, none of the political parties CAN do much about crime. They can simply provide an efficient source of funding for the police and then let the experts get on with the job (with obvious checks on brutality, procedure, etc). sfocata
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