Devon and Cornwall's new police and crime commissioner is facing calls to stand aside while she's invesigated over allegations 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 looked into.
Mrs Hernandez was elected to her new job on Friday, prompting the Chief Constable to today announce his force won't investigate her, or any of the others under suspicion, to avoid a conflict of interest.
Well Ms Hernandez declined any interviews with the media today. Instead she spoke to her own Press Office on camera:
Devon & Cornwall's new PCC has been sworn in today, despite calls for her to stand aside while she is investigated.
Devon and Cornwall's new crime commissioner, Alison Hernandez, will be sworn in today despite being under a police investigation.
Devon & Cornwall's new Police and Crime Commissioner faces calls to "stand aside" over allegations she failed to declare campaign expenses