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Devon & Cornwall's new crime commissioner faces calls to stand down

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.

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Alison Hernandez begins work despite police investigation

Alison Hernandez being sworn into her new role Credit: ITV News

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.

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