“I’M THE ONLY POLICE COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE TO ISSUE A LEAFLET” – SAYS MIKE BAKER

Mike Baker is the only independent candidate atanding for election as as South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Mike Baker is the only independent candidate standing for election as South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

Mike Baker, the independent candidate contesting tomorrow’s election for the post of South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner,  says he’s the only one of the five candidates  who’s bothered to issue an election leaflet.

Mr Baker says none of what he calls the “political candidates” have issued election literature and that   almost everyone  he has spoken to have told him they are disillusioned that they have not been given details of the candidates .

The leaflet issued by independent candidate Mike Baker. He says none of the other candidates have bothered to issue any election literature

The leaflet issued by independent candidate Mike Baker. He says none of the other candidates have bothered to issue any election literature

Mr Baker is also appealing for people to consider tactical voting.

He says  “This is too important an election to have people just vote on party lines”. He is asking that electors to consider voting for him as the only independent candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner but says if they feel they must vote on party lines, then  to  let him have their second vote.  (There are two votes to be cast on each PCC ballot paper tomorrow) .

UPDATE:

A PDN commenter hopenotnastyhas now forwarded to PDN a campaign leaflet (below) which has been issued by Alun Michael – although there is no way of knowing how widely this his been distributed .

The Labour Party leaflet issued on behalf of incumbent Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Alun Michael

The Labour Party leaflet issued on behalf of incumbent Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Alun Michael

Amongst the pledges listed is one of Making your community safer by keeping policing local ” – [Penarth’s police station is not open to local people] – and another of   “Spending your money wisely to protect your local police team” .

The five candidates who are in contention for the post of South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner are listed below:-

The five candidates for South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner are (left to right) Purcell, Michael, Baker, Davies and Woodman

The five candidates for South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner are (left to right) Purcell, Michael, Baker, Davies and Woodman

  The candidates are (in alphabetical order)  :-

  • Mike Baker (Independent )
  • Tim Davies (Conservative)
  • Alun Michael (Labour) – former Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth who is the incumbent PCC
  • Cllr Linet Purcell (Plaid Cymru)
  • Cllr Judith Woodman (Liberal Democrat Pentwyn)

 

 

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14 Responses to “I’M THE ONLY POLICE COMMISSIONER CANDIDATE TO ISSUE A LEAFLET” – SAYS MIKE BAKER

  1. Dan Potts says:

    He gets my vote, best of luck for Thursday Mike.

  2. Rachel says:

    You are getting my vote Mr Baker – anything to stop Alun Michael being appointed!

  3. hopenotnasty says:

    I have a leaflet for Alun Michael. 2016 election. Please give me an e-mail where I can scan it over.

    • Rachel says:

      hopenotnasty – you would be better off using Alun Michael’s leaflet to line a cat litter tray or the bottom of a rabbit hutch, bird cage….. You get the idea

  4. Paul Fenton says:

    Mike Baker is independent of any political party. He has experience both as police officer and a lawyer. Please vote for him as an individual not just on the political party you support.

  5. Peter Church says:

    Alun Michael, should sail off into retirement land.
    He has had a good innings, lots of tax payers money over the years and is the case with most of the Labour Party in Penarth, lives in a Million Pound House.

  6. snoggerdog says:

    its a no brainer,& i ought to know.

  7. David Davis says:

    Well it was interesting to read that the building next door to Alun Michaels was stripped of lead etc and him being in charge of the Police and what a sorry state of affairs it is when the towns Police Station is only open part time (if your lucky) what are taxpayers paying for in Penarth with no properly functioning Police Station and where are the road sweepers and other services that the Vale of Glamorgan Council have stripped the town of?. So what is going to be the turnout to be this time last time I think it was 24% of the voters and if that’s a mandate from the voters or a credible democratic result , i’m a monkeys Uncle.

  8. Ms Lyndsey Doyle says:

    Alum Michael missed out his most important pledge and the only one he will keep.
    To increase the Police Precept at 5% every year or 1000% the rate of CPI inflation for as long as he is in power. Why not give yourself another payrise and take on a few more Labour cronies while you are at it?
    I am voting independent, for Mr Baker.

  9. Frank Evans says:

    Best of luck mike baker. You have my vote but there too many stupid people in South Wales who vote for labour no matter what they do.

  10. pompousfruit says:

    I voted for him too today and also four years ago. Alun Michael claims that being an ex police officer means he wouldn’t be impartial as a police commissioner. That’s like saying an ex teacher can never be an Education Secretary.

    Glad to see the police elections take place on the same day as the Welsh elections as it’s not worth opening polling stations just for that because of the very low turnout in 2012.

    • pompousfruit says:

      But on the other hand Alun Michael has prioritised the safety of women and girls and wants to strengthen the links between the police, the NHS and social services so I voted for him as well. He put a stop to the meet up in Cardiff city centre for followers of the pick up artist Roosh V.

  11. ColinD says:

    It should definitely be Mike Baker, all Alun Michael has done is rinse the public purse even further by creating a Deputy PCC amongst other posts and will likely spend more unnecessary money if he were to be re-elected without actually contributing anything to the post!!

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