Police Commissioner Candidates To Visit Scilly

The majority of candidates who want your vote when they stand for election as Police Commissioner of Devon and Cornwall will come over to the islands to meet the electorate.

Scilly was originally left out of the hustings when the political party candidates presented themselves in public meetings to explain why they should be selected.

Independent candidate William Morris from Cornwall has arranged the first of the sessions here. He’ll be talking at the Old Wesleyan Chapel this Thursday at 7pm.

We e-mailed the other candidates yesterday to ask whether they had plans to meet the public on the islands. Independent Brian Greenslade told us he’s visiting later in October and will confirm details soon.

Liberal Democrat candidate Brian Blake said he was also planning a trip.

Labour candidate Nicky Williams, who is a Plymouth City Council, doesn’t plan to come over before the election on 15th November as yet, but says she’ll tell us if that changes.

The conservative candidate Tony Hogg has not yet replied to our e-mail yet.

An information session is being held in the Old Wesleyan Chapel this Friday and will run from 10am to 3pm.


3 Responses to Police Commissioner Candidates To Visit Scilly

  1. Fred Colon October 9, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Trouble is in my experience that the people who put themselves forward for public office are the very people who should be kept as far away from power as possible; Our town hall being a perfect example

  2. Nobby Nobbs October 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    nee nah nee nah nee nah

    Do we really need a local politician making decisions about the police service, I think not.

    • IanT October 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

      The first speaker on Scilly was an Independent so why not vote for him? An eminent Liberal Councillor in Devon has said he would only stand as an Independent as he felt the post should be without political bias.