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Updated: Former Beds deputy PCC Tafheen Sharif to comment on resignation ‘when the time comes’

Beds Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Tafheen Sharif. PNL-140606-081858001

Beds Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Tafheen Sharif. PNL-140606-081858001

 

Former deputy police and crime commissioner Tafheen Sharif, who stood down on Friday, has said she will comment on her resignation ‘when the time comes’.

Ms Sharif, 31, who is also a Luton councillor for Dallow, announced her shock resignation on Friday and has outlined her pride at her appointment in November 2011.

Speaking exclusively to Luton News, she said: “I am honoured to have served the people of Bedfordshire to make a valuable contribution and difference to the community.

“I am not in a position to comment on my resignation yet but will do so when the times comes.

“I wish the PCC and the team all the best for the future.”

On Friday PCC Olly Martins said: “It is with regret that I have accepted Tafheen Sharif’s resignation as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire.

“The Police and Crime Panel has been advised and it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

The deputy PCC role is a £36,000pa four day a week position.

Though Cllr Sharif was named the 2012 Young Councillor of the Year she will be unable to contest her seat in next year’s election as she was de-selected in February.

At the time PCC Olly Martins openly criticised the Luton Labour decision to de-select Cllr Sharif.

 

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