28/08/2014

Shaun Wright Quits Labour Party Following Rotherham Report

Shaun Wright has resigned from the Labour party, amid increasing pressure following a report on abuse in Rotherham, where he managed children's services between 2005 and 2010.

Mr Wright was under increased pressure in light of a report that said almost 1,400 children had been sexually exploited between 1997 and 2013.

While Mr Wright has resigned from the Labour party it is understood that he will remain police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire.

It is understood that there have also been calls for a misconduct case brought against Mr Wright.

(MH/CD)

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