Labour investigating ‘further action’ against Rotherham councillors who presided over scandal

The Labour party is deciding whether to take ‘further action’ against the Rotherham councillors who presided over the town’s child sexual exploitation scandal.

The party is conducting its own investigation into the conduct of the Labour-run council over the period of the inquiry to review ‘what further action is necessary’.

The Jay report said senior councillors were told of the town abuse problem’s ‘in the most explicit terms’ in a seminar in 2004/05 - but did not act. A Labour Party spokesperson said: “The party is reviewing what further action is necessary against any councillor who may have been involved in the appalling failure to protect children.”