Rt. Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP Attorney General Attorney General’s Office 20 Victoria Street London SW1H 0NF 21st January 2012 Dear Mr Grieve, As you may know the English Defence League plans to visit Leicester once more on Saturday 4th February 2012. The EDL has a proven track record of bringing violence, unrest and controversy […]
A tiny fraction of voters could name the three candidates in next week’s election of Leicestershire’s first police and crime commissioner.
The Leicester Mercury questioned 150 people in the city centre to assess public awareness of next week’s vote.
Nagdi who is campaigning to be elected as the area’s first police and crime commissioner have spelled out why Rutlanders should vote for him.
On Thursday 15 November 2012 for the first time ever an election is taking place to choose a Police and Crime Commissioner who will be responsible for holding the Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police Force to account on the public’s behalf.
Mr Nagdi said: “All my life experience has prepared me for this role, I have served locally as a magistrate, and most important of all, for the past 25 years I have been a committed champion of local people as a community advocate for various voluntary and community organisations. “In various capacities I have also critiqued the work of the police for over 15 years.
A Conservative party member could be expelled after agreeing to become the deputy for an independent candidate standing in the race to become Kent’s first elected police commissioner.
A shadow minister today said that while Labour is putting forward candidates to become police and crime commissioners, the party might “scrap” the new posts if it wins power in 2015.
Suleman Nagdi, who served as a magistrate, said his bid was a “natural progression” of his advocate work.
A large majority of people appear to be unaware they will be able to vote for Leicestershire’s first elected police and crime commissioner in two months’ time. A poll of 150 people by the Leicester Mercury found that 82 per cent did not know about the election – which will take place on November 15 – or what the job will entail.