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Information from Scarborough borough count for Police and Crime Commissioner

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The Scarborough borough count for the Police and Crime Commissioner election for the North Yorkshire Police Authority area took place at Scarborough Spa earlier today.

The electors of the borough went to the polls yesterday to vote for either Julia Mulligan (Conservative) or Ruth Potter (Labour). The local turnout for the election was 13.26%, meaning only 11,282 of the borough’s electorate voted.

The votes cast were announced by Local Authority Returning Officer, Jim Dillon, as follows:

Julia Rosemary Mulligan – 6190 votes
Ruth Elizabeth Potter – 4580 votes

There were 512 rejected votes.

The figures were submitted to the Police Authority Returning Officer (PARO) at York to go towards the overall North Yorkshire result.

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11 Responses to Information from Scarborough borough count for Police and Crime Commissioner


  1. sarraceniac Reply

    November 20, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Oh. Has there been some sort of election? Did I and several thousand other people miss it? What was it for?

    Surely, as the CE of SBC ruled that not enough people voted on whether the borough wanted an elected mayor to make it valid, so things should stay as they are, the same rule should apply here. Or doesn’t that suit their convenience?

  2. David Clark Reply

    November 20, 2012 at 10:42 am

    The North Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel is already under strength due to the change of Political affiliation of Scarborough Borough Councillor Brian Simpson,he has renounced his Liberal Democrat position on the panel,thus leaving the panel politically unbalanced.”What was the date of the change”?

    • sarraceniac Reply

      November 20, 2012 at 6:54 pm

      Don’t worry about it David. Brian Simpson (my local councillor by the way) never had any real political affiliation. He just supports Brian Simpson.

  3. David Clark Reply

    November 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Neil Irving reported on the notification that Brian Simpson (not present at the meeting)had resigned from the Liberal Democrat Group.Panel membership was based upon the balanced appointment principle in relation to political balance ,geographical coverage, skills and experience. thus Councillor Simpson’s decision to be without political affiliatio by definition altered tne political balance within the panel.
    Neil had been advised that Scarborough Borough Council had decided Brian Simpson would remain the Council’s reppresetative on the Pane.

    An option open was to seek approval from the Home Secretary for the Panel to increase it’s membership by adding another Co-opted Member, for whichthe Liberal Democrat Groups throughout the panel area would nominate. Contact with the Home Office led Neil to believe that the pricedure to make this happen was relatively straightforward. An alternative would be to request the nine local authorities to negotiate a change in the political make up of the panel. Rather than take this step Members strong preference was to retain the current balance of proportional representation on the panel. The panel thereforeecided to refer the matter back to Scarborough District Council requesting a Liberal Democrat be appointed as it’s representive.

    • sarraceniac Reply

      November 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      If he loses any expenses, he’ll cry.

      • jgh Reply

        November 27, 2012 at 3:05 pm

        If he loses any expenses it will be because he no longer has any expenses that he has to pay.
        It’s like saying: I no longer get my bus fare refunded as I no longer take a bus to work.

        • sarraceniac Reply

          November 27, 2012 at 5:56 pm

          Since when has that stopped him? Lol.

  4. David Clark Reply

    November 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Stuart Pudney former Deputy Chief Exc. of NYPA has been sacked from his £90,000 a year position as Chief Exc. of Cleveland Police Authority. In the past Mr.Pudney has been part of inquiries made about the conduct of the former chairman of NYPA.

    • Richard Ineson Reply

      November 25, 2012 at 2:49 pm

      I hear that these enquiries are about to be reopened, let us hope so. The best disinfectant is daylight.

  5. Nigel Ward Reply

    November 22, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    Minutes of the Meeting of the Police & Crime Panel held on 25th October 2012.

    The last item reads as follows:

    Panel Membership: Political Balance
    . . .
    Resolved

    (c). In the light of Councillor Brian Simpson’s decision to leave the Liberal Democrat Group and be an Independent, Scarborough Borough Council be asked to take the necessary steps to ensure that its representative was a Liberal Democrat thereby maintaining the agreed political balance of the Panel.

    Clearly, this will have an impact on Cllr Simpson’s future receipt of Allowances.

    I have seen no mention of this in the Scarborough News or on the SBC website. Or on the ‘Eastfield for Real’ FaceBook page . . .

  6. Frank Chalmers Reply

    December 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

    What if, at the next election there are no more Liberal Democrats left in the Town Hall?

    How are they going to maintain “political balance” then?

    Will they be imposing Liberal Democrats by force?

    These people sound power hungry and mental.

    There doesn’t need to be political balance, there needs to be good, honest, decent and hard working people. Then natural balance will come into play.

    It isn’t exactly difficult for me to work out, so it shouldn not be hard for them to work out.


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