The number of staff employed by Northamptonshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has almost trebled and wage spend nearly doubled in the 18 months since he started his job, latest figures have shown.

A Freedom of Information request has revealed PCC Adam Simmonds employed 12 staff at a cost of £729,100 when he began his new role in November 2012.

By March 31 this year, the number of staff had risen to 34 and the associated costs had increased to a total of £1.4 million.

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