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Police and Crime Commissioners

Home Department written question – answered on 27th June 2012.

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Photo of Charles Walker Charles Walker Conservative, Broxbourne

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has given to police forces on police officers participating and voting in open primaries for the selection of police and crime commissioner candidates.

Photo of Nick Herbert Nick Herbert The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice, The Minister for Policing and Criminal Justice

holding answer 25 June 2012

The rules for police officers around PCC elections are no different from any other election. The Home Office has advised, when asked, that officers are free to attend open primaries as a member of the public, but should consider carefully any participation beyond that.

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