Shaun Wright quits Rotherham Council to focus on Police Commissioner role

By Gareth Dennison | 28/03/2013 2 comments

Shaun Wright quits Rotherham Council to focus on Police Commissioner role

SOUTH Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright has quit as a Rotherham councillor.

In a statement today, Mr Wright said: “Since being elected as South Yorkshire PCC I have been very conscious of my various roles within the community and wanted to take my time to assess how much of my voluntary work I could realistically continue.

"Having now had the time to take stock it's apparent I can't give the time to fulfil my councillor duties as I would wish and the community of Rawmarsh and Parkgate deserve the very best in these difficult times. I've therefore made the decision to stand down as a councillor within Rotherham."

Mr Wright has represented the Rawmarsh and Parkgate Ward as a Labour councillor for 13 years.

More on this story in tomorrow's Advertiser.


  • quits rotherham council to line his pockets in a more lucrative role.

    nononsenseman. Fri 05 Apr 09:13:34.

  • This was inevitable from day 1 when this chump decided to offer his services as Pawlees-n-Clown Commishna. There was no way he was going to be allowed to continue as a RMBC Laybah Councillor. Don't forget this Councillor was the Cabinet Member for Children's and Young Peoples' Services during the wicked sexual exploitation and grooming scandal which engulfed our little town.

    Grald-Hunter. Thu 28 Mar 20:25:20.

Please login or register to enter your message click here

The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.


Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 768146
Or email newsdesk@rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk
Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamAdvertiser/