I must thank Russell Webster for the application of the above headline to the PCC election, originally as a hashtag – but it is oh-so-true.
Another PCC wannabe has withdrawn from the race due to finding out they were disqualified by a previous conviction 40+ years ago.
This time it is Lincolnshire Labour candidate Phil Dilks, who joins Bob Ashford (Labour, Avon and Somerset), Mike Quigley (Conservative, Nottinghamshire) and Simon Weston (South Wales, Independent) in having PCC ambitions upset by juvenile convictions, although at least 2 others have been disqualified by more recent convictions, and Labour’s Alan Charles in Derbyshire stood down because of his juvenile theft of a woman’s purse while shopping, but was reinstated when he was advised the conditional discharge he received meant that it did not technically qualify as a conviction.
So, it is evident that even as the election gets ever closer, somewhere lurking…
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