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Dragon Interview: Charlie Chirico Former PCC Candidate

Published on: 28 Jan, 2021
Updated on: 30 Jan, 2021

Charlie Chirico

Charlie Chirico made the local news recently when she stood down as the Conservative candidate in the PCC election for the second time.

See also: ‘Toxic’ Politics Forced Tory Chirico to Quit as PCC Candidate

She agreed to be interviewed and Martin Giles asks about that decision, why she had described the political environment in Surrey as “toxic”, her thoughts on Surrey policing, and what she intends to do next.

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test 2 Responses to Dragon Interview: Charlie Chirico Former PCC Candidate

  1. Dave Middleton Reply

    January 29, 2021 at 11:32 am

    Personally, I don’t like the Police and Crime Commissioner system. Party politics should not have any place in policing and no political party should be able to field candidates.

    My view is that we should return to something like the old Police Committee system for oversight, with a panel drawn from county councillors from all parts of the political spectrum and at least two or three truly independent members drawn from the general population of the county.

  2. Ben Paton Reply

    January 30, 2021 at 12:26 pm

    The system needs outsiders who can bring a fresh perspective and hold the police properly to account.

    Individuals who have formerly served with the police or who have been county councillors seem to end up serving the police rather than the public.

    It looks like a good candidate has been lost.

    What a shame.

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