These elections are very important. The PCC will be instrumental in ensuring that policing arrangements are truly accountable to the people of Cheshire. He will also have the privilege of setting the police element of the council tax. With that power comes real responsibility and accountability.
We will all get the chance to vote on who are Police and Crime Commissioner will be on 15 November 2012. My hope is that we all vote for John! It is a key part of his (and my) vision that local communities be given a real say in how they are policed.