Published on 02/10/2013 18:06
Controversial parish council meetings in Anston took a new twist, when a councillor was asked to resign over the Rotherham child-grooming scandal.
Coun Josephine Burton was the subject of the demand issued by a member of the public at a recent meeting.
A call was issued for Coun Burton to step down until an independent inquiry into the child sex abuse scandal was complete.
The parishioner justified the call for resignation by saying that in 2007 and 2008, Coun Burton was vice-chair of Rotherham Council’s children and young persons’ scrutiny panel, and retained a seat in 2009.
The panel was recently the subject of a damning Government review for its apparent failure to protect a number of young people from abuse. Read on…