Staffordshire Police To Hold First On-line Meeting

Police in Stoke-on-Trent will be holding a police and community meeting with a difference next week. On Wednesday 27 October between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm Chief Superintendent Bernie O’Reilly will be on line to chat to local internet users about crime and community safety in Stoke-on-Trent.

Pits n Pots have partnered with Staffordshire Police to help host and run the on-line meeting next week.

We are working closely with our existing on-line community who have the expertise to hold this sort of meeting. We hope that it’s successful and lots of people get involved. We have seen in recent months more and more of our communities using the internet and social media sites Twitter and Facebook on a daily basis to talk about local issues, and over 500 people now follow @policingstoke on twitter.

We work closely with a number of the “Ëœhyperlocal’ web sites to tackle community issues and we hope users of these sites get involved.

This will be an interesting experience, we hold dozens of meetings with our community each week but I know people can’t always get along to meet us but still want to be involved. This is very much a trail to see if our community finds it a good way of discussing what matters to them with the police.

I want to hear about the issues that matter to our communities and I want to have a discussion about how we are doing in tackling those issues and reducing crime.

We are extremely pleased to be working with Staffordshire Police on this project. In the current climate of Government cuts, all organisations need to look at different ways of working, involving, engaging and communicating with their users. Staffordshire Police and especially the Stoke-on-Trent Division are very much at the forefront when it comes to using tools such as FaceBook and Twitter as further ways of communicating with residents.

Using the available social media tools and our experience in this field, we hope we will allow people who may not normally be able to attend Police meetings due to work or time commitments to be able to interact and get involved.

Anyone wanting to get involved either to ask questions or just to view should just come back to http://www.pitsnpots.co.uk from 6.30 pm on Wednesday 27 October to join the live event. The event will be displayed on the front page.

If you are not able to get to a computer to get online but use twitter on your phone, you can ask questions or comment by using tag #askthecommander and we will do our best include them during the meeting.

You are invited to e-mail questions in before the online meeting to stoke.police@me.com the questions sent to this address will then be addressed during the meeting.

An archive of the meeting will be available shortly after the event so it can be viewed online on demand.

Stoke on Trent – Parliamentary Election results – VIDEOS & POST RESULT INTERVIEWS

UPDATED – Interviews Now Online.

Stoke-on-Trent North Constituency

 

 

Candidate Party Votes Elected
BADDELEY Melanie Jane BNP 3196  
FISHER John Malcolm Lib 7120  
LARGE Andy Con 9580  
LOCKE Geoffrey Lewis Edward UKIP 2485  
WALLEY Joan Lorraine Lab 17815 Elected

Stoke-on-Trent Central Constituency

 

Candidate Party Votes Elected
BHATTI Norsheen Con 6833  
BREEZE Paul Derrick Ind 959  
DARBY Simon BNP 2505  
ELSBY Gary Un 399  
HUNT Tristram Lab 12604 Elected
LOVATT Carol UKIP 1402  
REDFERN John Phillip Lib 7039  
WALKER Alby Ind 295  
WARD Brian City Ind 303  
WRIGHT Matt TUSC 133  

 

Stoke-on-Trent South Constituency

 

Candidate Party Votes Elected
ALI Zulfiqar Lib 6323  
BARLOW Mark Harry UKIP 1363  
BREEZE Mark Ind 434  
COLEMAN Michael BNP 3762  
FLELLO Rob Lab 15446 Elected
FOLLOWS Terry SIG 1208  
RUSHTON James Stuart Con 11316  

Key:
Lab – Labour Party
Con – Conservative Party
Lib – Liberal Democrates
BNP – British National Party
City Ind – City Independent
Ind – Independent
UKIP – UK Independence Party
TUSC – Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
SIG – Staffordfordshire Independent Group
EFP – England First Party
Un – Unaffiliated

Stoke-on-Trent Central won by Tristram Hunt – Labour

Stoke-on-Trent Central seat was won by Labour Candidate Tristram Hunt. With 12,604 votes.

Hunt was heckled throughout his speech by former Independent Councillor Jenny Holdcroft.

 

 

Full Result:  Stoke-on-Trent Central Constituency

Candidate Party Votes Elected
BHATTI Norsheen Con 6833  
BREEZE Paul Derrick Ind 959  
DARBY Simon BNP 2505  
ELSBY Gary Un 399  
HUNT Tristram Lab 12604 Elected
LOVATT Carol UKIP 1402  
REDFERN John Phillip Lib 7039  
WALKER Alby Ind 295  
WARD Brian City Ind 303  
WRIGHT Matt TUSC 133