Private Eye 1341 – Wrights’ taught a lesson in democracy!


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Private Eye 1341 has some interesting stories, this one especially caught my eye: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And a lesson in humility, … Continue reading

Now we know who to send complaints to.


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A reader has kindly provided Rothpol with this interesting document, detailing who to complain to, for everyone from Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner downwards: MAKING A COMPLAINT This page provides information regarding who has responsibility for the … Continue reading

Shaun Wright PCC Wants a Deputy

From RikiLeaks in box:

Hi Riki, thought that you might find this interesting. Emailed
tonight (8th Dec) from Yorks/Humberside Labour;

“Shaun Wright, the South Yorkshire Police Commissioner is looking to
appoint an assistant commissioner to help deliver his policing
priorities and engage with communities, stakeholders and
individuals across South Yorkshire. Skills and experience in
community engagement, media, project management are essential.

Salary negotiable.

Purpose of Post:

To directly support the Police and Crime Commissioner
through undertaking delegated functions to discharge the statutory
duties of the Commissioner and to  ensure that an effective and
efficient Police Force is maintained within the South Yorkshire

To contribute to the development of the Police and Crime
Commissioner’s police and crime initiatives and subsequently taking
a strategic lead on the implementation of specific elements, which
are seen by the commissioner as being critical to the delivery of
his manifesto.

Specific Lead Responsibilities:

1.       To proactively develop and support the delivery of the
Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Engagement Strategy, in
conjunction with the Chief Executive

2.       In conjunction with the Police and Crime Commissioner and
Chief Executive to work co-operatively with a wide range of
stakeholders in the community safety and criminal justice sectors
to help identify blockages or identify opportunities to improve the
delivery of programmes that secure improved outcomes for local

3.       To proactively enhance relationships with local and
regional media, to promote the success of the joint work of the
Police and Crime Commissioner, force and partners in securing i
mproved outcomes for local people,

4.       In conjunction with the Chief Executive to ensure that the
introduction and implementation of the Police and Crime
Commissioner’s strategic initiatives is effective and at the
required pace to meet the Police and Crime Commissioner’s

5.       To take personal responsibility for the development and
delivery of major projects at the request of the Police and Crime

6.     The post holder shall undertake such o ther duties as may be
reasonably required which are commensurate with the nature and
scope of the post and any duties which are subsequently approved by
statute and any other regulations that may come into force.

Key Working Relationships

With the Commissioner on various forums and committees and
representing the Commissioner at delegated forums.
With Chief Officers and senior officers / managers of the South
Yorkshire Police
With external bodies such as community safety criminal justice
partners, local authorities and the media

If you are interested in applying for this post, please send an
email to providing your name,
contact details and an up to date CV. You can contact the PCC’s
office on 01226 774600 for more information.

Please note that this job will be advertised, this email has been
sent to South Yorkshire Labour Party members as an invitation to
express your interest in applying for the post.”

Rik is grateful to our source, for this illuminating insight into a process, that will end up in some labour crony getting this well rewarded job? Favouritism in action?

To view labour’s own information, click here. Link kindly provided by another labour member.