Tracey set to be Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

SOUTH Yorkshire Police and Crime Commission Shaun Wright has appointed Barnsley councillor Tracey Cheetham as his deputy.

The £45,000-a-year-appointment will go before the Police and Crime Panel for confirmation.

Police Commissioner Wright said: “There were several candidates for the post, each exhibiting their own individual strengths and suitabilities for the position.

“However, it was felt that Tracey’s exceptional and publicly-acknowledged leadership abilities, relationship building and project management would add great value to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

“Pending the Police and Crime Panel’s ratification, I hope to officially confirm the appointment in due course.”

Cllr Cheetham is the constituency manager for Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport Dan Jarvis MP, whose interests include policing. She represents the Royston ward on Barnsley Council.