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Does the Midlands care about Police & Crime Commissioners?

Their creation in 2012 was controversial, but a week tomorrow polls will open to elect Police & Crime Commissioners for every police force in the Midlands.

The role was designed to elect one person to be in charge of holding Chief Constables to account, and setting out how to fight crime.

But after Staffordshire recorded the lowest voter turnout in the country first time around, do people really know or care what a PCC is? Chris Halpin has been finding out.

  1. Chris Halpin

Does the East Midlands care about Police & Crime Commissioners?

Their creation in 2012 was controversial, but a week tomorrow polls will open to elect Police & Crime Commissioners for every police force in the East Midlands.

The role was designed to elect one person to be in charge of holding Chief Constables to account, and setting out how to fight crime. But after Derbyshire recorded the lowest voter turnout in the region first time around, do people really know or care what a PCC is? Chris Halpin has been finding out.

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Staffs PCC Candidates to face questions from the public

The candidates standing to become PCC in Staffordshire. Credit: ITV Central

Staffordshire's wannabe Police & Crime Commissioners will face questions from the public in Cannock tonight.

The event at Coniston Hall in Chadsmoor starts at 7:30pm, and is the first of four hustings in the county before voting on May 5th.

The other hustings events will be:

  • Wednesday 20th April, Burton-on-Trent, Riverside Church
  • Monday 25th April, Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffs Medical Institute
  • Wednesday 27th April, Stafford, Rising Brook Baptist Church

They've been organised by organisations Support Staffordshire, Saltbox and VAST.

Police & Crime Commissioners will be elected on May 5th for every force in England and Wales.

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