Commissioner election criticised as shambles

16 November 2012.....  the newly elected West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commisioner Mark Burns-Williamson

16 November 2012..... the newly elected West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commisioner Mark Burns-Williamson

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WEST Yorkshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner was elected amid widespread criticism that the elections were a “mess”.

Mark Burns-Williamson, the former chairman of West Yorkshire Police Authority (WYPA), was elected into the new role last Friday with 114,736 votes.

It gives him the power to hire and fire the chief constable, set the force’s budget and produce a crime plan for West Yorkshire.

 

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