I think Police and Crime Commissioners will have a lot less power than opponents suggest, and be a much smaller change than supporters argue. For both of these reasons the creation of these people who will supervise policing will have a lot lesser impact than both sides suggest. Opponents (Labour, some Lib Dems and Tories, many local councillors) and supporters (Tories) have greatly exaggerated. I have put my views in two posts on articles on the Lib Dem Voice website, here:
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scroll down to comment Posted 6th November 2011.