Published at 07:40, Wednesday, 05 December 2012
I’M very concerned to hear that the newly elected police and crime commissioner for Northumbria, Vera Baird, has appointed a deputy.
The public should be entitled to know why he is being appointed, what he will do, how much will he earn and from where?
This is a needless role and on top of a chief executive and treasurer yet to come. I’m sure local taxpayers would be also keen to know how she intends to fund all the shops and salaries of the shop workers that she has plans for, raising our council tax precept perhaps?
The thin blue line is stretched enough. any public monies spent should be spent reinforcing police resources and not appointing another bureaucrat or opening a ridiculous PCC shopping chain.
Conservative PCC candidate,
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