“Anger over Devon and Cornwall crime commissioner ‘using public position’ to support political friends”

What a truly stupid person this woman is. Here is a photograph of her insisting on a selfie with the Chief Fire Officer at work trying to put out the serious fire at the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter referred to in the article:

“Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw has blasted crime commissioner Alison Hernandez for using social media to endorse Conservative candidates in the election.

Ms Hernandez is accused of using her personal Twitter account to support Tory hopefuls across the county – including John Gray who is standing as a rival for Mr Bradshaw’s Exeter parliamentary seat.

Mr Bradshaw has denounced the crime commissioner for as acting as a ‘cheerleader’ for the Conservatives in breach of her role in public office.

Claire Wright, the independent Parliamentary candidate for East Devon, has also accused Ms Hernandez of abusing her position as crime commissioner to influence the election.

Both have said she should be reported to the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.

But Ms Hernandez says she is not worried by the criticism and will continue to lend her personal support to Conservatives at the election while separately working cross party for safer streets in her role as PCC.

The politicians’ fury is directed at a number of tweets by Ms Hernandez’s on her personal account since the General Election was called on November 9.

Mr Bradshaw said: “This is further disgraceful conduct by the Devon and Cornwall Crime Commissioner following on from her behaviour at the time of the Royal Clarence fire when she filmed or photographed herself completely inappropriately in front of this devastating event in Exeter.

Ms Hernandez should remember she holds an important public position and is not in charge of the police and she is not a political hack which is how she all too regularly appears.
What a truly stupid person Alison Hernandez is. Here is a photo of her insisting in taking a selfie with the Chief Fire Officer who was at the time was busy co-ordinating the Royal Clarence fire in Exeter.

“I suspect this behaviour will just serve to undermine the campaign of the Tory candidates she is being a cheerleader for.

“I will refer her behaviour to the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners as clearly it is in breach of guidance.”

According to the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners there is nothing that prevents those in the role from acting in a party political capacity as a private individual.

But the guidance states: “They should not use their public office as a PCC to support party political candidates, or seek to influence the outcome of the election in a party political way.” …

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/anger-over-devon-cornwall-crime-3543114