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THIRD MERSEYSIDE POLICE AUTHORITY MEMBER QUITS

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A third member of Merseyside Police Authority has resigned over the controversial appointment of Norman Bettison as...
A third member of Merseyside Police Authority has resigned over the controversial appointment of Norman Bettison as the region's new chief constable, reported The Daily Post (9 Nov, p8).

Steven Foulkes, of Wirral MBC, met with members of the local Labour party at the weekend and sent in his letter of resignation yesterday.

He said: 'I voted against Norman Bettison's appointment and the fact of the matter is whatever the actions were during the interview and selection process, it was a clear opportunity for Mr Bettison to say he was involved in Hillsborough. If only he had said this openly during the selection process it would habe been better for him and the people of Merseyside.'

The former Liverpool City Council leader, Frank Prendegast, and Sefton MBC leader Dave Martin have also resigned from the authority.
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