Elections: Police and Crime Commissioners

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th June 2012.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of turnout in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections they would consider to demonstrate sufficient public support for those elected to the posts.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

Governments do not set minimum turnout figures for elections. All police and crime commissioners will have a stronger mandate than the unelected and invisible police authorities that they replace.

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