Role shouldn't be political
I LIVED in Beverley for many years and remember its inhabitants as friendly, pleasant and polite.
I was therefore shocked to read of the councillors in Beverley's treatment of police and crime commissioner candidate Paul Davison.
It is very bad form for members to walk out on a speaker.
Voters should listen to all the candidates before deciding, and one hopes people will vote for the best- qualified candidate, not for a political party.
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The big fear was that the election was being politicised and the September 22 article in the Mail reinforces that fear.
The Beverley mayor is said to be supporting John Prescott, but one's vote is one's personal choice and doesn't need to be announced to the public.
As for her comment to Mr Davison, "if you have an elected role, it's naive to think it's not political", it is uncalled for.
Let's hope the elected commissioner does not have a political role. If an independent cand- idate is a supporter of any political party in a national election that's his or her own business.
Running as an independent means neither with or for a political party, using one's own expertise, experience and conscience to make decisions.
Dr Haris Livas-Dawes,
Westbourne Avenue, Hull.