Police reform bill was wrong says Lib Dem Lord Bradshaw
A Liberal Democrat peer who backed the rebel amendment on elected police commissioners said the bill was "fundamentally wrong" and the Home Office reaction to the vote was arrogant.
Lord Bradshaw, a former vice-chair of the Thames Valley Police Authority, told Anita Anand on the Daily Politics his fears over a "concentration of too much power in one person", and "a lack of checks and balances on the way that person acts".
The government suffered a surprise defeat in the House of Lords over its plans for changes to policing in England and Wales.
12 May 2011
- From the section UK Politics