Devolution versus democracy? A report on Assembly North Tracey Cheetham 23 November 2015 The people of south Yorkshire want devolution – but they also want the process to be much more democratic. For areas like south Yorkshire, devolution is fast … Continue reading
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Dropping through letterboxes across Rotherham, the latest edition, summer 2013, of the Labour Voice. The usual hand wringing, drivel and crocodile tears are on display throughout, but this image appears on the front page and I couldn’t resist displaying it … Continue reading
The Yorkshire Post carried this story in today’s edition:
Police tsar criticised as public foots £6,500 home security bill
By Martin Slack
Published on Tuesday 5 February 2013
ONE of Yorkshire’s recently-elected Police and Crime Commissioners was under fire last night after it emerged taxpayers footed the £6,500 bill for security measures at his family home.
Shaun Wright, also a Labour member of Rotherham Council, is paid £85,000 for the commissioner’s job, and is entitled to a £12,000 councillor’s allowance, which he does not claim.
Last night he defended the cost of a series of security measures at his home in South Yorkshire, and angrily claimed detailed discussion of the issue was “putting his wife and family at risk”. Read on…….
And from the Star: Police commissioner spends £6.5 on security at his South Yorkshire home
News is filtering in of Shaun Wright’s latest wheeze, find the most unsuitable person to be Deputy PCC, then give them the job!
This from the Star:
New South Yorkshire deputy police chief role comes under fire
Published on Tuesday 15 January 2013 11:11
APPOINTMENT of a deputy to South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has been criticised by opposition councillors in Sheffield.
Tracey Cheetham, a Barnsley councillor and constituency manager for Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis, has been appointed to the role, which is paid a salary.
Coun Shaffaq Mohammed, Liberal Democrat leader on Sheffield Council, said: “At a time when local Labour politicians are cutting front line services, I’m sure residents across South Yorkshire will be surprised that they can still find the money for things like this.
“The Police and Crime Commissioner should be using any funding available for front line police officers rather than appointing political cronies. Read on………
That was quick, Dan Jarvis’s Ex-Office Manager advertised on his website:
“News Job Vacancy: Constituency Office Manager