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Talking Point: Can you name Suffolk’s police and crime commissioner?

13:48 26 February 2013

Keith Eaton

Keith Eaton

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A NATIONAL survey found just 11% of people could name the police and crime commissioner for their area, we took to the streets of Ipswich and Felixstowe to find out if anyone knew the name of Suffolk’s PCC – Tim Passmore.

Name: Michael Castle, 76

From: Chelmondiston

Comment: “I’ve seen his face but I don’t know his name. It could have been better organised.”

Name: Suzanne Legrice, 50

From: Kesgrave

Comment: “No, I don’t think there’s been enough publicity about it.”

Name: Linda Keeble, 58

From: Ipswich

Comment: “No, we didn’t have any information about it and I don’t agree with the whole thing.”

Name: Paul Clarke, 36

From: Kesgrave

Comment: “No clue, I didn’t vote. I think each force should be given it’s own freedom.”

Name: Graham Popple

From: Felixstowe

Comment: “I don’t know who he is.

“I think it’s a waste of money.”

Name: Bernard Allen, 68

From: Stowmarket

Comment: “No, they kept it quiet. I voted but I haven’t a clue who I voted for.”

Name: Jo Mortimore

From: Newbourne

Comment: “I know that I have seen him but I really could not tell you his name.”

Name: Andy Wailes, 19

From: Ipswich

Comment: “No, to be honest, whoever is in power it probably won’t make any difference.”

Name: Pamela Popple

From: Felixstowe

Comment: “I don’t know who he is. There should be one complete police force across the UK.”

Name: Andrew Anisimovas, 23

From: Ipswich

Comment: “No, I’ve lived here three years and never heard about it.”

Name: Lynn Allen, 64

From: Stowmarket

Comment: “No, I voted but I don’t know what they do. There wasn’t much information given.”

Name: Keith Eaton, 81

From: Ipswich

Comment: “No, personally I don’t agree with it. I don’t think it should have been political.”

Name: Cynthia Self

From: Rushmere St Andrew

Comment: “I don’t know who it is, we didn’t know who we were voting for.”

Name: Susan Coleman, 59

From: Ipswich

Comment: “No, there wasn’t much canvassing. I’ve never heard of him.”

Name: Ron Self

From: Rushmere St Andrew

Comment: “I don’t know him, nobody told you about the candidates.”

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2 comments

  • So what was the percentage of local people who could name him? It seems a bit stupid to do the research and not give us the results.

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    beerlover

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

  • It looks like 0% judging by the responses above. I wouldn't have known, and I still don't really know what they do. Just another waste of money.

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    RC

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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