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David Hanson MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, responding to a report by the Association of Electoral Administrators criticising the timing of last year’s Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, said:

"All of the concerns raised in this report were issues that the Labour Party raised prior to the elections - the Government failed in its organisation of the elections and failed to promote its flagship policy in an effective way.

"The Government's failures with these elections meant people weren't able to get the information they needed and were left confused and unengaged with the process. The appalling turnout of 15% was the direct result of David Cameron and Theresa May’s insistence on these elections being rushed through, despite the Home Office’s lack of expertise and engagement."

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