Tag Archives: Democracy

Local Police Priority Setting in Cambridge With Tory Graham Bright as Police and Crime Commissioner

On Saturday the 10th of November 2012 I spotted a tweet from Timothy Barnes of Stevenage saying he would be outside Cambridge’s Guildhall with the Tory Police and Crime Commissioner Candidate for Cambridge, Graham Bright. Later Graham Bright’s twitter account emitted a message saying “Pop along if you want to have a chat”; I saw [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Local Democratic Priority Setting and Accountability

Sgt Wragg of the police with councillors at the Cambridge North Area Committee Elected councillors should set local police and crime priorities and hold their local police and other agencies to account for their performance against them. Priorities should be set after councillors have heard from those with an interest in policing the area. Evidence [...]

What Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Should Do

A Holistic View Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Police and Crime Commissioner should provide strategic direction not just for the police, but for the work of the courts, prison and probation services, local councils and other bodies with an impact on policing, crime and justice matters in the area; including schools and health service providers. The creation [...]

Huppert’s Law

Exciting news – I have chance to present a 10-minute rule Bill to Parliament on the 10th. I need to decide topic by tuesday. Any ideas? #fb — Julian Huppert (@julianhuppert) June 28, 2012 On the morning of Thursday the 28th of June 2012 Cambridge MP Julian Huppert tweeted to say: Exciting news – I [...]

Individual Voter Registration Proposals

On the 14th of October 2011 I responded to the consultation on a Government White Paper proposing introducing Individual Electoral Registration. I support individual voter registration, which is what we have outside of the canvass periods now, as I generally think individuals ought be able to control their own voter registration and the supply of [...]

Parliament Blown Open by Hackers

1st edition of Thomas Erskine May’s book “A Treatise upon the Law, Privileges, Proceedings and Usage of Parliament”. (Copyright on the 1st edition has expired). An electronic copy of the text of Erskine May, the book which contains the rules under which which Parliament functions, has today been released by pro-democracy and pro-transparancy hackers. The [...]

Cambridge City Council – Oral Questions – October 2011

Cambridge City Council Chamber I observed Cambridge City Council’s full council meeting on Thursday the 20th of October 2011. The following oral questions were answered: Q1 Costs of Police and Crime Commissioner Elections From Leader of the Labour opposition Cllr Herbert to the Leader of the council, Liberal Democrat Cllr Reid : What will the [...]