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Police Commissioner defends himself

In an exclusive interview with ITV the recently elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire has denied any wrong doing over his election last November. Claims have been made that Simon Hayes committed electoral fraud because he lied about living in Hampshire when he was elected last year.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed it is in the early stages of investigating the Hampshire PCC . Under regulations candidates must live within the force border on polling day. Mr Hayes, speaking to ITV said he welcomes the investigation but that he does live in the county.

'My wife works as a vicar in Northamptonshire and the accusation is that I also live there. But I have lived in Hampshire for several months before, during and after the election. I'm content that the IPCC are investigating and that the nomination form was filled out correctly. I hope they investigate as quickly as they can.'

– Simon Hayes Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire

Hampshire PCC accused electoral fraud

The recently elected Police and Crime Commissioners for Hampshire is being scrutinised bythe police watchdog after allegedly lying about where he lives, it has beenreported. The Independent Police Complaints Commission confirmed it is in the earlystages of investigating Hampshire PCC Simon Hayes.

He is being investigated over electoral fraud, after allegedly living outside the police force area on the day he was elected. Under regulations, candidates must live within the force border on polling day. Mr Hayes won his 100,000 pound a year role in elections in November.

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