COMMISSIONERS: Should be a '˜no' option

In the recent elections I feel that on the paper to elect police and crime commissioners there should have been included the option to vote not to have such a position.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 6:00 am
Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird

When the PCCs were introduced there were comments to the effect that this was merely another level of administration that was not necessary when the money provided for it could be better spent elsewhere.

If we were allowed to choose whether we have a mayor or not, we should also have the choice to decide whether we want these commissioners or not.

This would indicate our feelings much clearer than simply leaving the voting page blank.

Frank Clayforth

North Shields