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Police and Crime Commissioner critcised for appointing Labour colleague as deputy

PUBLISHED April 16, 2013

Mark Burns-Williamson, the Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire, has appointed Isabel Owen, a former Labour parliamentary candidate, despite her having no experience of holding a police constable to account. Ms Owen is married to Paul Nicholson, regional director of Labour in Yorkshire who oversaw last year's process where Mr Burns-Williamson was appointed the unopposed Labour candidate.