THE Liberal Democrat candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner in West Yorkshire has said he would give one third of his salary to good causes.
Golcar Clr Andrew Marchington will give the money to a local charity that supports victims of crime.
And by doing this he says he is trying to send a message to the public that a salary of £100,000 is irresponsible in difficult economic times.
He said: “If elected I would give a third of my salary to groups that provide support for victims of crime.
“It is important for victims of crime to be given support and for them to be listened to when it comes to how the police is run.
“There are lots of groups that do a great job of providing that support and I want to be able to support them personally as well as in the role of Police and Crime Commissioner.”
Clr Marchington said he was making a commitment to being open and transparent about the costs of the Police Commissioner – and he would regularly publish expenditure online if elected.