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Police commissioners why I'm not voting

I know, I know, I have an opinion on most things political and every election I have had the choice to vote in I have. Voting is a massively important matter and is the only chance for people to influence the 'democratic process' in a significant way. So it runs against everything I believe in to not vote. The party of which I am a member Mebyon Kernow is not standing a candidate unsurprisingly considering the Devonwall implications for a Cornish centred party.  But that's not why I won't vote, for me the beginning and end of the issue is I do not understand the need or benefit to have a democratically elected person from a political party as part of the police leadership. Much like many government policies such as Devonwall, pasty tax, privatisation of the NHS, regional pay to name but a few, the government has singularly failed to state the why this change is needed.

Call me old fashioned but if something needs to be changed then those proposing the change need to ex…