Dozens of posters decrying the would-be Conservative Police and Crime Commission’s past hunting links have appeared around Devizes.

Posters asking residents not to lend their vote to Tory PCC candidate Jonathon Seed have been plastered around the town.

While many of them have been ripped down, this is not the first time Mr Seed has come under fire for his former role as a hunt master.

PCC candidate Jonathon Seed

PCC candidate Jonathon Seed

Mr Seed said it was an “incredible shame” that people opposing his candidacy had taken to “defacing property and illegal flyposting.”

“What is even more outrageous is that the council will now have to spend time and taxpayers’ money removing these posters, which are in violation of the council’s guidance on the display of election material,” he added.

“Serious candidates know where they can display election material and I am fortunate that landowners across Wiltshire are taking delivery of hundreds of my posters this week to display across the county.”

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An online petition – which has accrued over 23,000 signatures – was set up last year declaring a vote of no confidence in the PCC hopeful.

Wiltshire voters will head to poll stations to vote not just in the PCC elections but in Wiltshire Council elections, town and parish and neighbourhood plan referendums on May 6.

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