And it’s not a happy one.
Home Office confirm that no checks will be made as a matter of course on PCC candidates’ criminal records, and why I don’t think this is an issue.
UPDATE (1st July: I’ve now written to the Home Office and the Electoral Commission asking for clarity - click here to read the letter to the Commission. The letter to the Home Office is in the same terms.
Article for Left Foot Forward
An update following an adjournment debate in the House of Commons
Article for Left Foot Forward on the potential effects of individual electoral registration on particular groups.
Comment on the Electoral Commission’s criticism of government’s alternative to printed voter information for candidates at the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
Comment on the government’s proposal for spending limits.