Labour's West Midlands Police Crime Commissioner candidate doesn't want the job
Labour really have chosen a sullen bunch of has beens and union placemen as their candidates for the Police and Crime Commissioner election on Thursday. There was an interview in The Times (£) this morning with Cllr Bob Jones, Labour's candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, who says:
"I’d be more than happy to go down in the pub quizzes as the first and last PCC for the West Midlands."
“One of the biggest questions I get asked is Why? Why do we need this post? Why are we spending £100 million creating a new breed of politician?”
If Cllr Jones is honest he will reply that this £100 million cost will be matched by the savings from scrapping the Police Authorities. He would point out that the £100,000 a year salary is less than the total spent on allowances for the West Midland Police Authority.
It won't be missed.