Shaun Wright’s deputy quits - and says he should go over Rotherham scandal

Tracey Cheetham

Tracey Cheetham

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Embattled police commissioner Shaun Wright’s deputy has resigned this afternoon - and said she believes ‘it would have been the right thing’ for him to quit.

Mr Wright has resigned from the Labour Party but intends to remain as South Yorkshire’s police and crime commissioner in an independent capacity.

He had previously responsible for children’s services at Rotherham Council between 2005 and 2010 and has faced calls to quit from senior political figures of all parties, including Prime Minister David Cameron, following the publication of a damning report into Rotherham’s child abuse problems.

 

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