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Police and crime commissioner David Lloyd to quit role on Dacorum Borough Council
Hertfordshire’s police and crime commissioner David Lloyd is due to quit his controversial second job on Dacorum Borough Council, the Watford Observer understands.
Mr Lloyd came in for criticism last year when, after being elected to the £75,000 per year police role, he announced he intended to continue as a Conservative councillor in political posts at Dacorum Borough Council and Hertfordshire County Council - posts that netted him an additional £18,000.
The announcement prompted opposition politicians to accuse him of treating the police commissioner job as "a part time role" and "insulting voters".
Mr Lloyd's departure will now trigger a by-election in the Watling Ward, which will take place alongside county council elections on Thursday, May 2.
Mr Lloyd was not immediately available for comment. It is not yet clear whether he intends to continue in his county council role.