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Mr Hughes has stated he wishes to take up the elected position as South Yorkshires Crime Commissioner. He will stand as a Labour candidate.

 

Is this a good thing? Clearly Mr Hughes knows how the Police work. Are we as voters happy to see this happen? Would we be better off with someone from a non Police background?

 

What are his views on the role of Private Security withinthe Police service? He certainly did not seem to wish to be involved with the private sector when he was Chief Constable. What are his policies? Who are the other parties putting up against him?

 

Discuss.

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Mr Hughes has stated he wishes to take up the elected position as South Yorkshires Crime Commissioner. He will stand as a Labour candidate.

 

Is this a good thing? Clearly Mr Hughes knows how the Police work. Are we as voters happy to see this happen? Would we be better off with someone from a non Police background?

 

What are his views on the role of Private Security withinthe Police service? He certainly did not seem to wish to be involved with the private sector when he was Chief Constable. What are his policies? Who are the other parties putting up against him?

 

Discuss.

 

This policeman was caught speeding on numerous occasions but was never prosicuted to my knowledge. Obviuosly worked for the Law but didn't abide by it but then again he is welsh.

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This post is too important to be a political appointment.

 

To be credible and ultimately successful a Police Commisioner must be totally independent of the vagaries of political influence or whim.

 

Hughes was undoubtedly a fine police officer and an effective Chief Constable, but his decision to stand with political affiliations represents very poor judgement on his part.

 

It does not bode well if, at this early stage, he hasn't the stomach to represent his own opinions and ideals as to how best to interpret and implement the needs and wishes of the electorate that he wants to represent.

 

But if he does succeed, I trust that his chosen Commissioners office will be close enough to the M1 for his early Friday getaway to Wales.

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An amusing piece by The Mirror's Paul Routledge last week:

 

And in South Yorkshire, former chief constable Meredydd Hughes has discovered the attraction of Labour Party nomination, a sure route to electoral success in this neck of the woods.

 

The sudden attraction of Labour for so many retired police chiefs cannot, surely, have anything to do with the £65,000-£100,000 a year salaries for these Tory instigated posts?

 

When elected police commissioners were first proposed by the Conservatives, Labour and police chiefs were united in their opposition.

 

Now, they’re falling over themselves to get behind that big executive desk.

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An amusing piece by The Mirror's Paul Routledge last week:

 

Meredydd Hughes will probably " welsh " on everybody.:gag: It has been said that " The Welsh will pray in church on Sunday and prey on everyone else in the week ".

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When he was Chief Constable he was against Commissioners, now he wants to stand for election.

John Prescott was against Commissioners, now he wants to stand for election.

The next train at platform 2 will be the gravy train...

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Mr Hughes now seems keen on this position. However Mr Hughes was previously reported to be strongly against the position when employed as Chief Consable :huh:

 

If he should become the new Crime Commisioner, will he surrender his police pension or will he forgo the pay for this position or will he expect us, the tax payers, to pay him twice? I will not hold my breath, I think I know the answer :suspect:

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There is no way this post should go to either a politician or an ex-policeman, way too many vested interests.

I would suggest someone who is ex-forces, but not of sufficient level to have been involved with politicians (maybe someone that attained the rank of Colonel or equivalent.)

Then, maybe, we would get our monies worth out of the idle, corrupt gits instead of them poncing around in flash cars and helicopters and closing ranks when one of them cocks up.

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And indeed Mr Hughes is part of that rank closing..............

 

Of 2 identical questions asked only one answered... the question being was officer (a Name) employed at Ecclesfield police station during incident of (Date)

 

Answer yes.

 

Was officer B employed at Ecclesfield police station during same incident (Date)

 

Answer - This is a repetetive question - vexatious harrassment of the police -police force finite resouces etc etc - endless appeals to data commissioner to legitimise refusal of disclosure despite having done so on officer (a Name)

 

Officer B is current head of professional standards - Cmon Med - couldnt we just stand the 20p phone call and ask him ?

 

There is an unsolved consequential crime on the date in question and the possibility that current head of professional standards may be required to arrest himself having been detected for his part in a historic crime cannot be overlooked. But first we have to prove he was there of course.

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