I lied; I cycled to the local polling station but I could not resist the pun. It is true though that I have voted in the Police and Crime Commisioner elections taking place up and down the country today. I’m not entirely convinced whether a democratic election is the best way of making a sound decision but, somewhere along the line, they forgot to ask us about that! Whatever the outcome, I hope these new people manage to live up to the demands of the job.
The website I found most helpful in making a choice between my local candidates was http://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/ (thanks for the pointer, Glen).