New Rochdale Council Leaders Named

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has named five government commissioners who will take over the running of Rotherham Council.

After an investigation into allegations of child sexual exploitation in the town, the council was deemed as "not fit for purpose".

Sir Derek Myers, Stella Manzie, Malcolm Newsam, Mary Ney and Julie Kenny will now lead the council until March 2019.

The communities secretary has also pledged £250,000 for an outreach programme for victims of abuse.


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