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What really grinds your gears?

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11 May
2:50pm, 11 May 2021
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Alice, at first I was surprised, but 30 secs googling and the electoral commission guidance is fairly clear. And after 2 pages of things that disqualify someone, this is highlighted.
The full range of disqualifications is complex and if you are in any doubt about whether you are disqualified, you must do everything you can to check that you are not disqualified before submitting your nomination papers.
You must be sure that you are not disqualified as you will be asked to sign one of the required nomination papers to confirm that you are not disqualified.
It is a criminal offence to make a false statement on your nomination papers as to your qualification for being elected, so if you are in any doubt you should contact your employer, consult the legislation or, if necessary, take your own independent legal advice.
The Returning Officer will not be able to confirm whether or not you are disqualified.

At firs I thought it may be pure accident - but now I'm failry sure it's incompetence or slapdash behaviour. He must have signed a declaration just below a statement like that on the application form - not his party or his agent, him. So now he has another criminal offence against him.

I don't quite see, though, how the others decided this wil cost us £1.5m
That's £10 a vote, and quite a lot for 3-400 polling stations for a day.
And the second election will probably only get 50-100,000 votes vs ths one?
11 May
3:07pm, 11 May 2021
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Alice the Camel
He seems a “seedy” character all round, um. Personally I’d like the role of PCC to be apolitical but I suspect the party concerned will parachute in another candidate, who will win because of the colour of rosette they wear.
11 May
4:30pm, 11 May 2021
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MarkyMarkMark (3M)
Sadly, AtC, that's exactly what has happened in N. Yorks. As long as it wears a blue rosette, the proverbial donkey is a shoe-in for election as PCC.

Oddly, the largest city in the county, York, also voted in a partisan fashion, only for a Labour candidate.

What grinds my gears? Party politics in the election of what ought to be a non-partisan, non-political role. :-(

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