In February 2015, Rotherham MBC’s Cabinet stood down when Louise Casey’s scathing report into the council’s failure to address blatant evidence of child sex abuse was released. They were in disgrace. Commissioners were appointed by the Government to run the Council. The politicians were sidelined. These councillors could no longer be trusted to run Rotherham.
These days politicians are slowly being allowed back into the decision-making process. We now have in Rotherham the Cabinet/Commissioner’s Decision Making Meetings. As far as we can see, none of the the councillors who attend those meetings were in the old Cabinet, which was held in disgrace.