From the web page, to elect Shaun Wright as the Labour candidate for Police Commissioner:
“If you want someone who will prioritise those most vulnerable from crime in our society – women, the elderly and our young people?”
Yes we would Cllr Wright; however let’s just have a look at your role in condemning the exploitation of the young and vulnerable here in Rotherham.
Was your department criticised in the Laura Wilson serious case review, YES
Have you since spoken out against the exploitation of children in the Borough, NO
Will you end the silence and break ranks from Stone, Hoddinott et al and stand up for vulnerable and at risk children? No sign of it happening any time soon!
Shaun Wright is not alone; all of these Elected Members continue to remain tight lipped on this serious issue, Why?
Hoddinott (I want to be an MP), Astbury, Dalton, Andrews, Donaldson, Ellis, Beaumont, Clark, Burton, Godfrey, Falvey, Hamilton, Johnston, Lelliott, Pitchley, Russell(x2), McNeeley, Whysall, Havenhand, Sims and Rushforth.
Prior to the release of the serious case review RMBC produced a media handing strategy with a full list of questions and answers and civic lines to take.
Why did Shaun Wright, Martin Kimber and Roger Stone refuse to speak to BBC Radio Sheffield when they asked RMBC for a representative to answer questions on their 17.00hr news slot?
Not the kind of behaviour you expect from a possible Police Commissioner and well paid individuals in a public body.
I know what will finally flush Shaun Wright out to condemn the abuse of children in the Borough, the thought that he just might be saying goodbye to a £80,000 a year pay packet if the opposition use his silence against him.
Money is more important than speaking up for vulnerable children as far as RMBC Elected Members are concerned, look at the long list above.
The phoney Police Commissioner electioneering period is over and Shaun Wright is out there using the toothless and tame Rotherham Advertiser to peddle his vision for policing in South Yorkshire, the content is interesting.
I wonder if Shaun Wright has now resigned from the Police Authority or is he using some technical notice period to retain the income from his position on the Authority?
On a separate point, I know Rotherham has its problems, is it true that Martin Kimber has yet to establish a permanent family home in the Borough?
RMBC think that the issue of their silence regarding grooming, exploitation etc will go away; please let me assure them, I will not let it drop.