Irene Furnell’s email to Shaun Wright of today:
“I was furious(still am )as I listened to Radio Sheffield telling me that once again right wing groups are to descend on Rotherham tomorrow.
Quite apart from the massive drain on the police budget people are again worried about their safety and that of their family.
The failure to deal with the grooming of young girls when it first came to light has created this fertile ground for these obnoxious racist right wing groups to target Rotherham .
You were part of the powers that be at that time and must take your share of responsibility.At that time you resigned and ran away from the situation.
South Yorkshire Police have a very tough time ahead.
As well as policing South Yorkshire on a reduced budget they will have to deal with Hillsborough , The grooming of the young girls and possibly Orgreave.
So tell me Shaun -no convince me -why we should vote for you ?”
From: Shaun Wright
Sent: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:08 PM
To: Irene Furnell
Subject: RE: Contact email from shaunwright.co.uk
Thanks for taking the time to write to me.
Given that you have known me for nearly twenty years, from your time as a Labour councillor/stalwart and since, you are well placed to make your determination about how you wish to vote.
I share your frustration at groups such as EDL coming to our town, but please do not make excuses for them. There is NO excuse on earth that justifies their hatred and violence. As you know they march all around the country and we certainly don’t want them in Rotherham.”
Irene has a dim view of the answer with the observation, “Quick reply –fudged answer.”
Previously on Rotherham Politics Shaun Wright – Makes Private Eye!