Here are some examples in the context of the turnout in last Thursday’s Police Commissioner elections. These ones are all Conservative but don't let that fool you.
Strikes are important because they affect people’s lives. The same is true of policing. Here is a selection of quotes from leading Conservatives when the Public and Commercial Services Union announced a strike of border guards in July 2012.
Damian Green MP: “This is a completely selfish and irresponsible decision by the PCS leadership. With only around one in 10 voting for industrial action, they have no authority to call their members out on strike.”
Dominic Raab MP: “It can’t be right that union bosses can humiliate the nation when just 11 per cent of their members support strike action.”
Priti Patel MP: “Any ballot in which fewer than half of those eligible to vote do so should be ruled invalid.”
Conor Burns MP: “The idea that these cloth cap colonels can hold the public to ransom on a turnout of 11 per cent is grotesque and anti-democratic.”
Matthew Hancock MP: “Union bosses who should not be allowed to call a strike when only a minority of their members voted for a strike.”
From Inspector Gadget.