More on Mulligan

TERRY SMITH’S response (Letters, February 25) to my letter about Julia Mulligan’s decision to re-advertise the post of chief constable is an overtly political promotion of his view of her suitability as North Yorkshire PCC and reinforces my concern about the whole principle of electing an “independent” PCC.

He seeks to persuade us that Julia Mulligan is the ”right person” for the job and, of course, nearly eight per cent of the electorate agreed with him.

Ian Yates, Naburn, York.

 

• WITH regards to the criticism of Julia Mulligan, the police and crime commissioner, people seem to have short memories of the ‘goings on’ when we had a police authority under Jane Kenyon.

We had chief constable Della Cannings’ £20,000-plus shower and, lest we forget, the top-of-the-range cars for senior police officers for personal use.

Julia Mulligan is putting a stop to all this. I believe the reason that she has advertised the post of chief constable is simply because the present candidates are all part of the old guard.

Every day I witness criminal acts, but I’ve long given up bothering to report them to the police because when they just say “there’s nothing we can do”.

Commissioner Mulligan is aiming to put a stop to this attitude and the police don’t like it, especially the overpaid senior officers.

Commissioner Mulligan got my vote and will do so again, along with my fullest support.

KS Chapman, Crossways Crescent, Harrogate.

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10:50am Wed 27 Feb 13

George Appleby says...

I agree with Ian Yates!
I agree with Ian Yates! George Appleby

11:01am Wed 27 Feb 13

The Great Buda says...

The police and crime commissioner should not be tied to a political party. We do not need more tiring dogma from these failed parties ruining our every day lives.

The options at the vote we had where a farce.

She should resign.
The police and crime commissioner should not be tied to a political party. We do not need more tiring dogma from these failed parties ruining our every day lives. The options at the vote we had where a farce. She should resign. The Great Buda

4:43pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Sillybillies says...

Julia Mulligan is putting a stop to all this. I believe the reason that she has advertised the post of chief constable is simply because the present candidates are all part of the old guard.

So do I, and I fully support her. She has to be better than the former Police Authority. I note with interest that elsewhere a PCC has sacked a chief constable, which the North Yorks Police Authority refused to do.
[quote]Julia Mulligan is putting a stop to all this. I believe the reason that she has advertised the post of chief constable is simply because the present candidates are all part of the old guard.[/quote] So do I, and I fully support her. She has to be better than the former Police Authority. I note with interest that elsewhere a PCC has sacked a chief constable, which the North Yorks Police Authority refused to do. Sillybillies

11:45am Thu 28 Feb 13

George Appleby says...

I have always believed that people should be promoted from within after coming up from the bottom, in all fields, to get good top management who know what it's all about. Then nobody can pull the wool over their eyes and everybody knows it. I got the right people around me and led two very happy top national teams that way.
I have always believed that people should be promoted from within after coming up from the bottom, in all fields, to get good top management who know what it's all about. Then nobody can pull the wool over their eyes and everybody knows it. I got the right people around me and led two very happy top national teams that way. George Appleby

6:20pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Scarlet Pimpernel says...

It's a shame that temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick hasn't been appointed to the post, as from all I've read, he seems to be the ideal candidate. What is it about him that prevents Julia Mulligan appointing him permanently to the role ?
It's a shame that temporary Chief Constable Tim Madgwick hasn't been appointed to the post, as from all I've read, he seems to be the ideal candidate. What is it about him that prevents Julia Mulligan appointing him permanently to the role ? Scarlet Pimpernel

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