LETTER: A message from new Police and Crime Commissioner

LAST week I was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire.

As someone who has lived in Rotherham for many years, I would like to thank people here in this town who gave me their support.

I have met many hundreds of them during my campaign and they raised many issues including protecting our children, reducing anti-social behaviour, dealing with drug-related crime and restoring the public's faith in our police force.

I will be a police and crime commissioner for the whole community whether you voted for me or not.

Many residents in Rotherham will have the chance to vote again next week because of the by-election to choose their next MP.

I was out and about in Rotherham last week with Sarah Champion. She’s done a fantastic job running Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice and I hope as many people as possible give her their support in the by-election.

Shaun Wright, South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner