Tory councillor should not be made deputy police and crime commissioner, panel recommends
AN EAST Riding councillor should not be made the deputy police and crime commissioner, a panel has recommended.
Eight members of the police and crime panel voted against Paul Robinson's appointment to the £45,000-a-year role. It was supported by just one member.
He had been recommended for the post by Humberside police and crime commissioner Matthew Grove.
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As the panel has no legal powers to veto his choice, Mr Robinson could still be appointed.
Chair panel Councillor David Rudd said: "We have discussed carefully what we believe are legitimate concerns over the proposed appointment, particularly with regard to the current capacity and experience of the nominated person to be able to dedicate the time required to fill this important public role the commissioner says it is.
"Ultimately we cannot support the nomination."