The full inconvenient fact three correspondence:
Dear Mr Wright,
Thank you for your eventual response the clarity and brevity of which is much less than I was hoping for.
I had hoped that in order for me to be able to reassure myself of a PCC candidate’s integrity, scruples and financial independence from big business or trade union bankrollers you would have felt able to be a little more candid as to the origins of who, how much and from where your financial support is being obtained.
As that’s not going to be the case for you until after the PCC election, it is with great regret therefore that I am unwilling and unable to offer you my vote. I am sure that you understand this simple quid-pro-quo. I cannot and will not vote for a candidate of doubtful, unknown or unwilling financial background.
I do however, give you my good wishes in the contest, and assure you that, irrespective of whoever is successful in being elected as PCC, I will continue to scrutinise, challenge and ask robust questions particularly FOIs, including SY PCC, of those who seek and obtain election as public servants.
Donald H. Buxton
P.S. In case you are elected as SY PCC my priorities for policing are – (a) that prior to the PCC election I have a full and clear understanding of who, how much and from where the PCC obtains their financial support; (b) to ensure the resignations of those RMBC public servants who failed the children of Rotherham in the recent wicked exploitation and sexual grooming scandal.
— On Fri, 5/10/12, Shaun Wright <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Shaun Wright <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Don Buxton
Date: Friday, 5 October, 2012, 15:54
Dear Mr Buxton
Thank you for taking the time to write to me. As you can imagine, I’m very busy at the moment meeting as many people as possible from across South Yorkshire and getting to know their priorities for policing.
In answer to your question; a full and detailed declaration will be made by my agent following the election.
Dear Cllr Wright,
I note with some concern, but no surprise, that you have now failed to either acknowledge or respond to my previous e-mails to you of Friday, 21 September, 2012, 11:14 hrs and Saturday, 29 September, 2012, 15:44 hrs, and which I am now forwarding to you for third time.
Your public failure to reasonably acknowledge or respond to me speaks more eloquently to me of the contempt with which you view those active and empowered citizens who exercise their democratic right to scrutinise, challenge and enquire of those who are elected to serve the public.
In fact your lack of response so far makes for a far more interesting story than any facts or figures you may have wished to give to me in response to my democratic request.
I will continue to scrutinise, challenge and enquire of you both now, and in the future should you be elected to the position of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Donald H. Buxton