More Police & Crime Commissioner Problems
More Police & Crime Commissioner problems are hitting the news. This time in South Yorkshire. Shaun Wright was a Councillor in the Cabinet and responsible for Childrens’ Services when hundreds of children were being abused in Rotherham. He has resigned from the Labour party, before being thrown out, but is saying he will not resign from his post as Police and Crime Commissioner. As no-one can make him stand down and with a salary of £85,000 (the same as the PCC for Devon & Cornwall) why would he? If he does stand down then tax payers can expect a bill of around £4m to fund the by-election.
Sue James would welcome your views on the value of an elected Police and Crime Commissioner and whether you have felt safer since their introduction in 2012? She is asking people to sign her petition to get the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, scheduled for 2016, cancelled.
Petition Link: http://epetitions.direct.gov.