Quote of the day: Police Commissioner edition

Having secured a meagre 35,319 votes out of a total electorate of 520,000, the UK’s first elected police and Crime commissioner, Wiltshire Tory Angus Macpherson, told the Today Programme:

“It’s not so much a mandate as a large job interview.

You have to give him marks for creativity.

One Comment

  1. [...] I’ve mentioned it before but the Tories complain when union strike ballots are around 35%. They claim that strike action is “invalid”. Yet they say nothing when some political nobody is elected with 35,000 out of a total electorate of 520,000. [...]

  2. Robert the cripple says:

    What pee’s me off is the wages for these jokers it seems these days everything starts at £100,000. Nope I did not vote, then again I gave up voting for everything in 2010.

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