Top news today: PCC elections, donors, secret courts
Author: Zoe Stavri
Published on Sep 26, 2012
In the news today, Theresa May has been urged to work harder to improve turnout in the PCC elections, Labour have appointed a former tax exile to help the party get more donations and Lib Dem activists reject the government’s secret courts plans.
THERESA MAY TOLD TO DO MORE TO IMPROVE TURNOUTS IN POLICE ELECTIONS- Theresa May has been sent an open letter by the Electoral Reform Society and 20 Police and Crime Commissioner candidates asking her to raise awareness of the elections, which take place in less than two months’ time. Is there enough time to improve turnout?
LABOUR RECRUITS FORMER TAX EXILE- Andrew Rosenfeld, a property tycoon and former tax exile who moved back to the UK in 2011, has been given an influential role in the Labour party broadening their base of donations. Rosenfeld has donated over £500, 000 to Labour since moving back to the UK. Is Rosenfeld the best man for the job here?
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GOVERNMENT PLAN FOR COURTS TO SIT IN SECRET IS REJECTED- Lib Dem activists called for Lib Dem MPs and peers to “press for the withdrawal or defeat” of plans for secret court hearings. Will this affect how Lib Dems in government behave?