posted on Nov, 17 2012 @ 08:31 AM
Bit of a local news story but as I'm not a big fan of the guys in charge here in the UK this stood out as a ray of light and I thought it worthy of a
This week around the England we had elections for the new post of local police commissioner , something I'm not keen on so I didn't vote along with
most of the population of my country , but it went on and people were elected .
My region got a guy called Bill Longmore who stood as an independent and this is his first action in his new job ...
The man elected as Shropshire’s first-ever police commissioner has pledged to donate £20,000 from his £75,000-a-year salary to a new charity
to help victims of crime.
Independent candidate Bill Longmore, who lives in Hanwood near Shrewsbury, said the money will be put towards establishing a new charity as he
celebrated his victory in the West Mercia area. “It is a charity for the prevention of crime and to help victims of crime,” he said. Mr Longmore
hailed his win as a victory for people power, with voters turning their backs on the traditional political parties.
Independent candidate Bill Longmore, of Hanwood near Shrewsbury, beat Conservative candidate Adrian Blackshaw and Labour’s Simon Murphy at the count
in Shrewsbury yesterday. “It is a victory for common sense. The people have won because they voted for me and against politics in the police,” he
I'm starting to like the guy already , why can't we elect people like this to parliament