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 .
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) .
A PDN commenter “hopenotnasty” has 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 .
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 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)