An end to Police and Crime Commissioners?

In a widely trailed speech, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury Chris Leslie MP is the latest Labour figure to hint that an incoming Labour government might abolish Police and Crime Commissioners.

Mr Leslie said:

'In the field of emergency services, rather than

25 February 2014

Police and Crime Commissioner abolition call

An incoming Labour government should abolish Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and replace them with boards that can better represent local interests, according to former Home Secretaries Alan Johnson and Charles Clarke.


14 February 2014

The end of an undemocratic experiment?

From the start, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were a flawed solution to an acknowledged problem: the lack of democratic oversight and accountability of the police.

When the Prime...