News of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel:
“South Yorkshire’s four local authorities have now confirmed their elected member representatives on the new South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel. The full list is:
Cllr Harry Harpham – Sheffield CC (Labour)
Cllr Helen Mirfin-Boukouris – Sheffield CC (Labour)
Cllr Talib Hussain – Sheffield CC (Labour)
Cllr Sylvia Anginotti – Sheffield CC (Lib Dem)
Cllr Jahangir Akhtar – Rotherham MBC (Labour)
Cllr Terry Sharman – Rotherham MBC (Labour)
Cllr Ken Richardson – Barnsley MBC (Labour)
Cllr May Noble – Barnsley MBC (Labour)
Mayor Peter Davies – Doncaster MBC (English Democrat)
Cllr Patricia Bartlett – Doncaster MBC (Conservative)
A chair will be elected at the panel’s first meeting at Rotherham Town Hall on October 15, where rules of procedure and panel arrangements will also be agreed, setting out how the panel will operate and how it will discharge its key statutory functions.
Two independent members are also currently being recruited to join the panel. It is intended that they will be in place by the end of October.
Elections for the police and crime commissioner will be held on November 15.
The panel will scrutinise and support the commissioner in their role of holding the chief constable to account and agreeing the police precept and police and crime plan.”
It would appear that one Authority, at least, have not taken their role seriously in providing the PCC with useful people to ‘support’ them in their work!
Was Shaun Wright, Labour’s hapless and hopeless PCC candidate, involved in their election? I do hope so!