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Police and Crime Commissioner election - what the losers had to say

Swindon Advertiser: Liam Silcocks Liam Silcocks

Liam Silcocks, independent: I’m not disappointed. It’s the first real election I’ve ever run in. I didn’t do a lot of canvassing, I relied a lot on the internet so I never expected to win it.

John Short, UKIP: For me it’s disappointing. The only thing is we were expecting to get more votes than what we actually got in Swindon. It’s not the fault of the voters, it’s the fault of the system. We need to get more people to join UKIP.

Paul Batchelor, Lib Dem: It just proves that the party machines work and the Conservative and the Labour Parties have pulled all the guns out to make sure it’s a political vote.

Colin Skelton, independent: I’m very pleased with third place. I think it was just the message really, in terms of pushing out a good, strong clear message.”

Clare Moody, Labour: There are half a million voters across Wiltshire and I do think if I could have got a chance to speak to half a million voters across Wiltshire I might have got more of them to vote for me, but that opportunity is not there.

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7:42pm Fri 16 Nov 12

Meldrews Dad says...

We managed to elect the chairman of the police board which "controlled" these incidents

Oh Well, we can look forward to four more years of the same misuse of pepper spray and dragging arrested people by their hair.

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We managed to elect the chairman of the police board which "controlled" these incidents Oh Well, we can look forward to four more years of the same misuse of pepper spray and dragging arrested people by their hair. . Meldrews Dad
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9:35pm Fri 16 Nov 12

jrc606 says...

Nice to know there are some people out there who can use their brain, oh no wait clearly not. The PCC clearly has no control over pepper spray or the using or hair to drag or indeed for any other purpose. Although I don't recall it being reported that ever actually happing, so you might want to get some facts together somewhen as opposed to mindlessly winging. Also if the police are so bad why are the so liked in this county. You Meldrews Dad (Unsurprising name) are one in a few moaning people where nothing is good enough.

One police officer are not the same as all others. They have never branded me as the same cretin that came before me so why should I them.

Also as for Mr Silcocks, he didn't just not win, he got the lowest amount of votes! And thank god for that, the man was clearly just a serial winger who didn't like the police. Unsurprising he didn't win.

At least we have a person who knows what he is doing.
Nice to know there are some people out there who can use their brain, oh no wait clearly not. The PCC clearly has no control over pepper spray or the using or hair to drag or indeed for any other purpose. Although I don't recall it being reported that ever actually happing, so you might want to get some facts together somewhen as opposed to mindlessly winging. Also if the police are so bad why are the so liked in this county. You Meldrews Dad (Unsurprising name) are one in a few moaning people where nothing is good enough. One police officer are not the same as all others. They have never branded me as the same cretin that came before me so why should I them. Also as for Mr Silcocks, he didn't just not win, he got the lowest amount of votes! And thank god for that, the man was clearly just a serial winger who didn't like the police. Unsurprising he didn't win. At least we have a person who knows what he is doing. jrc606
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10:38am Sat 17 Nov 12

I 2 Could B says...


It’s the first real election I’ve ever run in.

Given your comments about, I suspect it may as well be the last election you ever run in, Mr Silcocks.

Lovely to see the usual level of arrogance from the Labour candidate. Yes, you lost because you weren't able to tell everyone how great you are. Hmm, I think the loss has far more to do with your trade union affiliations.
[quote] It’s the first real election I’ve ever run in. [/quote] Given your comments about, I suspect it may as well be the last election you ever run in, Mr Silcocks. [p] Lovely to see the usual level of arrogance from the Labour candidate. Yes, you lost because you weren't able to tell everyone how great you are. Hmm, I think the loss has far more to do with your trade union affiliations. I 2 Could B
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10:52pm Wed 21 Nov 12

Empty Car Park says...

and 13 years of Labour blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.....
and 13 years of Labour blah blah blah blah blah blah blah..... Empty Car Park
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