Now that the Police Commissioner election is over I will return to using this website. I will continue to also post some stories of direct relevance to policing or police accountability on the www.Kiron4Commissioner.com website, as well as my submissions and stories relating to the election, and reviews of the election process and policy. Read more:

While I would have much preferred them (and the protest non-voters) to vote for me, a key aim is to make sure those protest spoilt votes and non-voters are not ignored in reviews. A huge number of the 156,000 rejected votes (3,000 on Merseyside) were a deliberate statement against the Government policy and against the lack of information provided about candidates. Reviews of the election must consider the protest of the spoilt voters and not only consider the election process.

Kiron Reid 24 November 2012.