Bill Longmore completes lung cancer operation

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POLICE and crime commissioner Bill Longmore's lung cancer operation took place today - with his office saying it was a success.

West Mercia Police's elected boss, who revealed he was battling the disease last week, is now recovering.

The independent PCC, who was elected as the first person to hold the post in 2012, first found out he had lung cancer during routine tests in November.

A statement issued in the last few minutes said: "Bill had his operation this morning and is now in recovery. He will undergo further tests over the next few days.

"A further announcement will be made next week."

At the moment deputy Barrie Sheldon has taken on his duties as acting police and crime commissioner. Mr Longmore hopes to return to work in March.

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10:47pm Mon 20 Jan 14

RogerLFC says...

I wish Bill Longmore all the best in his recovery. However this now exposes a system where the local area has a temporary Crime Commissioner (Barrie Sheldon) who appears to have been elected by one person. Which I suppose is not a lot less than the Bill Longmore voting outcome as very few people turned up at the booths. I'm not against older people standing for anything. But, for instance, if Bill was an MP and he became unavailable through illness then his absence could be absorbed by other elected representatives. I am very politically aware and always vote but for this election I never turned up at the ballot box and this situation just proves my point. It is a badly thought out new system. But as I say ... I hope Bill makes as good a recovery as possible ...
I wish Bill Longmore all the best in his recovery. However this now exposes a system where the local area has a temporary Crime Commissioner (Barrie Sheldon) who appears to have been elected by one person. Which I suppose is not a lot less than the Bill Longmore voting outcome as very few people turned up at the booths. I'm not against older people standing for anything. But, for instance, if Bill was an MP and he became unavailable through illness then his absence could be absorbed by other elected representatives. I am very politically aware and always vote but for this election I never turned up at the ballot box and this situation just proves my point. It is a badly thought out new system. But as I say ... I hope Bill makes as good a recovery as possible ... RogerLFC

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