Cleckheaton councillor backs petition against Crime Commissioner's 'deputy' plan (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Cleckheaton councillor backs petition against Crime Commissioner's 'deputy' plan
10:00am Monday 18th March 2013 in News
A Cleckheaton councillor is urging people to sign a petition opposing the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s plan to appoint a deputy on a salary of £53,000 a year.
Mark Burns-Williamson has come under fire from political rivals over his decision – with some insisting the cash would be better spent on frontline policing.
The Liberal Democrats group in Kirklees has submitted an emergency motion for full council debate .
Now Kath Pinnock (Lib Dem, Cleckheaton) is asking people to sign a petition which reads: “We are totally opposed to the plan of the Crime Commissioner to appoint a deputy.”