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The police watchdog has confirmed it will manage an investigation into allegations that Alison Hernandez - the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall - failed to properly declare election expenses while she was employed as an election agent in 2015.
At the time of the alleged offence Ms Hernandez was employed as an election agent for the Conservative candidate in the Torbay constituency.
The allegations against her were referred to the IPCC by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner following her election as PCC on 5 May.
As Ms Hernandez is now a Police and Crime Commissioner, the IPCC will manage an investigation looking at whether she properly declared election expenses whilst acting as an election agent during the 2015 General Election.
On completion of the investigation we will decide whether any matters should be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service for its consideration
The managed investigation will be undertaken by West Mercia Police under the direction and control of the IPCC.
The new Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall, Alison Hernandez, is beginning her first day in office despite being the subject of a police investigation.
An outside force is investigating claims she failed to properly declare campaign expenses in the 2015 general election while she was the Conservative election agent inTorbay.
She says they were part of national, rather than local, spending.
Devon & Cornwall's Chief Constable has told ITV News that discussions are on going with other forces regarding allegations that she failed to properly declare campaign expenses in last year's General Election.
Alison Hernandez was the Conservative Party's Election Agent for Torbay. Now the expenses forms that she signed, and the returns of three other Conservative Agents in Devon and Cornwall, are being investigated.
Today Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer said 'it's not the start anyone would have chosen' but it's how it's dealt with that matters:
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