Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Ann Barnes, has batted off calls to resign from members of the Kent and Medway Police and Crime Panel.

A meeting held on June 5 saw members of the panel quiz Mrs Barnes on her starring role in Channel 4 Meet the Commissioner.

The commissioner revealed that she has only seen a preview of the show the day before it was broadcast and was disappointed it was "too late" to make any changes to the programme.

The former teacher told the panel she had agreed to take part in the show to educate members of the public about her £85, 000-a-year role with "the best of intentions" but in hindsight would not do it again.

She said: ""It was never ever my intention to cause upset.

"It wasn't the programme I wanted it to be - it was the wrong decision and I'm truly sorry."

When asked by members of the panel if she was going to be "considering her position" Mrs Barnes said: "I am the right person to do this job."