Magazine article Public Finance

Opposition Mounts to Election of Police Representatives

Magazine article Public Finance

Opposition Mounts to Election of Police Representatives

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The Home Office is coming under increasing pressure to ditch plans for directly elected polking representatives, as support grows for a council leaders' campaign against the plans.

Following an evidence session on December 16, the chair of the Commons home affairs select committee, Keith Vaz, wrote to Home Secretary Jacqul SmHh urging her to 'amend the proposals set out in the recent polking green paper' for elected crime and policing representatives to local police authorities.

'There is a danger that the existing proposals... may ultimately work against the intentions of the green paper to improve accountability and servkes,' the letter said.

Vaz added: 'The evidence that we heard today of the considerable opposition throughout the polke service, local councils and police authorities to the introduction of direct elections to polking authorities has convinced us that the proposal is fundamentally flawed.'

Giving evidence to the committee, Local Government Association deputy chair Sir Jeremy Beecham and Mark Burns-Williamson, a council member of the Association of Police Authorities, explained their opposition to the plans. …

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