Ex-councillor who launched 'soft porn' channel wants to stand as a Police and Crime Commissioner 1 month ago

Ex-councillor who launched 'soft porn' channel wants to stand as a Police and Crime Commissioner

The position was vacated after Philip Allott's resignation

A former councillor who launched a "soft porn" YouTube channel that saw her read erotic poetry in “sexy police gear” wants to stand as a Police and Crime Commissioner.

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Self-confessed "attention seeker" Anna Semlyen, 51, set up Anna's Authentic Arts during lockdown, a “mixed arts” channel offering erotic poems with titles such as 'Period Sex' and 'Blowjob.' She said she set up the channel because she was feeling “lonely” and “depressed”.

Now, she is fighting for one of the country's top policing jobs and hopes to increase “woman safety”, “road safety” and to prevent a “medical apartheid".

Anna Semlyen, campaigning for a 20mph speed limit.

She is standing for the Police and Crime Commissioner role in North Yorkshire, which was vacated by the departure of Philip Allott over comments he made after the murder of Sarah Everard.

Allott had suggested that women needed to be more "streetwise" in the wake of Everard's death.

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He told BBC Radio York: "Women, first of all, need to be streetwise about when they can be arrested and when they can't be arrested. She should never have been arrested and submitted to that.

"Perhaps women need to consider in terms of the legal process, to just learn a bit about that legal process."

He later resigned because of his comments.

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