Election Snippet 6: The Big Underlying Issue, the big deceit

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Shaun Wright – Inconvenient fact four – Brought Rotherham Mayoralty into disrepute?

Imagine the scene, full Council meeting chaired by the then Mayor Rose McNeely. Peter Thirlwall struggling manfully to make his point, when the then Deputy Mayor and now Mayor, Shaun Wright, held aloft an A4 piece of paper with the word LOSER written upon it so that everyone could see it!

Immediate objection was made to this outrageously childish behaviour by Shaun Wright, from the opposition Conservatives to their eternal credit! Whereupon the Mayor denied seeing it and no one from the Labour side saw it either apparently? funny that!

No small wonder then that when Rotherham Politics first heard of Shaun Wright putting his hat in the ring for the rather well paid job of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner (£85,000) we couldn’t take it entirely seriously.

We can only surmise that his supporters condone the oafishly infantile conduct of this putative PCC for South Yorkshire? Perhaps John Healey, Denis MacShane, Roger Stone or Steve Houghton might like to explain themselves, but we won’t be holding our breath!

Staggeringly Shaun Wright is a Magistrate! One can only imagine what would have happened had he acted in this way during a Court Case?

Bringing every office he holds into disrepute, would seem more than an accident, when this was no isolated example and fits a pattern of an arrogant and childish approach from this rather ignorant an flawed man.

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Michael Sylvester ‏ @Kronos_of_Roth

@rothpolitics the real objection to Cllr Wright as SYPCC must be the poor OFSTED and improvement notice given to children’s services in 2009

Rotherham Politics published this on Wednesday, 9 December 2009

“Ofsted Slams Rotherham in New Report!

Today, December 9th 2009, it has been revealed that Rotherham’s Children’s Services are judged to be poor by Ofsted. This has happened now only because of the information on the new site Oneplace which went live at 00:01! It is important to remember that this was not news to RMBC. The Rotherham Area Assessment can be seen as a pdf file HERE.

The Council have issued a statement on this assessment which means that along with Doncaster and Haringey, Rotherham is among a group of only nine Councils in the whole country whose Children’s Services are in such a sorry state.

At first glance the RMBC Press release inspired confidence that they are on to it, however after more detailed consideration and dissection of the contents, I am left worrying that this is not an occasion for a ‘leave it with me’ approach favoured by Roger Stone that seems to be being offered here.

This is one of the most serious of failures that could happen to a local authority, after all, is a failing where lives are lost. Rotherham must do at least a reasonable job of protecting the most vulnerable in society, our children.

These children cannot lobby politicians or write to newspapers to complain, they are largely invisible and voiceless. We have a duty to them to give them a voice and to pressure failing services until they deliver for them.

This an issue that must be addressed by all of us, we cannot allow this situation to continue for any longer. Lobby your elected representatives, write to the newspapers, support related charities and most important of all do not forget our duty to these children.”

Who was providing the political direction? Why it was the hapless, hopeless and incompetent Shaun Wright!

Shaun Wright – Some problems if he wants to be Police and Crime Commissioner?

Perhaps in his eagerness to avoid the electorate of Rawmarsh Ward, Shaun Wright or the Regional Labour Party would have checked whether there were any obstacles to his candidature.

Among those who are disqualified from standing are members of staff at a Council (except teachers), including County, Borough and parish councils (note that, as with police staff, even if you are not in a politically restricted post, you still can’t stand for this election).

Councillors are allowed to stand, unless they are members of the police authority, who can’t.

Shaun Wright clearly has a problem on at least two counts. Expect resignations soon!

Shaun Wright for Police and Crime Commissioner – Full Results

Round 1
BILLINGS, Alan 461
HUGHES, Med 382
WALAYA, Kash 622
WRIGHT, Shaun 972
Round 2
BILLINGS, Alan 592
WALAYA, Kash 671
WRIGHT, Shaun 1116
Round 3
WALAYA, Kash 861
WRIGHT, Shaun
1353
Elected

Shaun Wright for Police and Crime Commissioner? You must be joking!

Stat Update 23 Aug: 432 444 Hits so far and still counting!

Michael Sylvester has provided important insights into the ambitious beyond ability, Rotherham Councillor and Rotherham’s Mayor, Shaun Wright.

I quote:

“the big objection to Cllr Wright running as SYPCC must be the way in 2009 under his tenure as Children’s Board chair Rotherham received an improvement notice following criticism by OFSTED of the Council’s childrens services.

Cllr Wright also has a reputation for being a micromanager not letting officers get on with doing their job.

This is the real reason Cllr Wright shouldn’t be allowed to run our police service.”

and:

“The 2009 OFSTED and subsequent improvement notice are more of a bar to Cllr Wright standing as SYPCC. I’ve had council officers contact me before stating he has a habit of micro managing officers to such an extent they can’t get on with performing their roles. If he is successful in getting the nomination Cllr Wright must prove after the 2009 failings that his abilities have caught up with his ambition.”

So there you have it, Shaun Wright is indeed, hapless, hopeless and incompetent!

Previously on Rotherham Politics:

Ofsted Slams Rotherham in New Report!

Has April 1st come early?

Parking problem for wanabee SY Police Commissioner?

Shaun Wright – Mayor of Rotherham, Parking Outrage – The questions begin

Conduct Unbecoming?

External links:

http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1048898/government-intervene-rotherham-childrens-services

Thanks are due to Michael Sylvester, for making sure that this tale of abject failure was not forgotten.

Conduct Unbecoming?

Imagine the scene, full Council meeting chaired by the then Mayor Rose McNeely. Peter Thirlwall struggling manfully to make his point, when the then Deputy Mayor and now Mayor, Shaun Wright, held aloft an A4 piece of paper with the word LOSER written upon it so that everyone could see it!

Immediate objection was made to this outrageously childish behaviour by Shaun Wright, from the opposition Conservatives to their eternal credit! Whereupon the Mayor denied seeing it and no one from the Labour side saw it either apparently? funny that!

No small wonder then that when Rotherham Politics first heard of Shaun Wright putting his hat in the ring for the rather well paid job of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner we couldn’t take it entirely seriously, see: Has April 1st come early?

We can only surmise that his supporters condone the oafishly infantile conduct of this putative PCC for South Yorkshire? Perhaps John Healey, Denis MacShane, Roger Stone or Steve Houghton might like to explain themselves, but we won’t be holding our breath!

Staggeringly Shaun Wright is a Magistrate! One can only imagine what would have happened had he acted in this way during a Court Case?

Readers may well be interested in viewing his campaign website and Twitter feed:

http://www.shaunwrightforpoliceandcrimecommissioner.com

http://twitter.com/#!/shaunforsypcc

Previously on Rotherham Politics:

Parking problem for wanabee SY Police Commissioner?

Shaun Wright – Mayor of Rotherham, Parking Outrage – The questions begin

An anonymous source would like readers to know that Kath Sims, a sitting RMBC Councillor, is his mother in law! That at least explains the support from the currently in disgrace, Labour Whip suspended and now Independent MP Denis MacShane***. Kath Sims is also Denis MacShane’s Secretary!

Michael Sylvester@Kronos_of_Roth

@rothpolitics the real objection to Cllr Wright as SYPCC must be the poor OFSTED and improvement notice given to children’s services in 2009

Rotherham Politics published this on Wednesday, 9 December 2009

“Ofsted Slams Rotherham in New Report!

Today, December 9th 2009, it has been revealed that Rotherham’s Children’s Services are judged to be poor by Ofsted. This has happened now only because of the information on the new site Oneplace which went live at 00:01! It is important to remember that this was not news to RMBC. The Rotherham Area Assessment can be seen as a pdf file HERE.

The Council have issued a statement on this assessment which means that along with Doncaster and Haringey, Rotherham is among a group of only nine Councils in the whole country whose Children’s Services are in such a sorry state.

At first glance the RMBC Press release inspired confidence that they are on to it, however after more detailed consideration and dissection of the contents, I am left worrying that this is not an occasion for a ‘leave it with me’ approach favoured by Roger Stone that seems to be being offered here.

This is one of the most serious of failures that could happen to a local authority, after all, is a failing where lives are lost. Rotherham must do at least a reasonable job of protecting the most vulnerable in society, our children.

These children cannot lobby politicians or write to newspapers to complain, they are largely invisible and voiceless. We have a duty to them to give them a voice and to pressure failing services until they deliver for them.

This an issue that must be addressed by all of us, we cannot allow this situation to continue for any longer. Lobby your elected representatives, write to the newspapers, support related charities and most important of all do not forget our duty to these children.”

Who was providing the political direction? Why it was the hapless, hopeless and incompetent Shaun Wright!

*** The MacShane Files, for more……

Trouble and Strife at the Top of Barnsley Council – Hope it’s not catching?

Readers may have missed this story in the Yorkshire Post?

£32,000 for council’s chief to leave his post without working notice

Published on Monday 19 March 2012 09:55

THE former chief executive of a Yorkshire council was paid more than £32,000 to leave with immediate effect rather than work out his notice.

Phil Coppard, who had worked for 36 years at Barnsley Council, is believed to have been forced from his post following a dispute with the ruling Labour group about how the authority should make £24m of cuts.

The Yorkshire Post has learned that Mr Coppard was given three months salary worth £32,848 when he left in January, despite offering to work his notice period. It is also understood he will have his pension paid until March 2013. Read on………

Disagreements all round it would seem? Hope there are no more South Yorkshire Councils, where the Leader has lost confidence in the Chief Executive?

Loss of confidence in this context, almost always means the Chief Executive won’t be bullied into something they know shouldn’t do, but the Leader wants them to do it anyway!

Bullied by the Boss: Website and Twitter feed.