The position of police and crime commissioner is a one I have never voted for, and never will as long as candidates are selected on party political lines.

For such a monitoring role the person best suited for the role is required. With the present system we only get publicity for candidates selected by the political parties.

The present incumbent is to be reminded that he is not elected as head of police, but to represent the general public and hold the police to account. His remarks blaming victims for the crime against them were deplorable.

Harry Punter, Corncroft, Strensall