Confidence vote

First published in News

POLICE and crime commissioner Bill Longmore has survived a ‘no confidence’ motion at Worcestershire County Council – but was subject to widespread criticism.

West Mercia Police’s first ever elected boss was likened to Corporal Jones from the BBC sitcom Dad’s Army during angry clashes at County Hall.

But the Labour Party’s motion was widely rejected as not a single Conservative or Liberal Democrat councillor voted for it – with most blaming the Government for “sloppy” legislation.

Mr Longmore has been criticised for appointing fellow police colleague and election campaign manager Barrie Sheldon as his £50,000 deputy without a proper recruitment process.

All four Labour councillors voted with 27 voted against and 18 abstaining.

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