Shaun Wright – Caption Competition

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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

PCC home security bill – Not £6,500 but an eyewatering £14,783.32!!

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Thanks to one enterprising soul, we now know exactly how much the security improvements to Shaun and Lisa Wright’s house in Rawmarsh cost us, the simply outrageous sum of £14,783.32!!! We publish the answer obtained by a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

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

Furore – PCC £6,500 home security bill

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

Cllr Tracey Cheetham – Appointed Deputy PCC

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………

News updates:

Official News: http://www.southyorkshire-pcc.gov.uk/News-and-Events/News-Archive/2013/Deputy-Police-and-Crime-Commissioner-Appointed-for-South-Yorkshire.aspx

Tracey Cheetham from Barnsley MBC

That was quick, Dan Jarvis’s Ex-Office Manager advertised on his website:

“News Job Vacancy: Constituency Office Manager