John responds to Shaun Wright’s resignation

I strongly welcome Shaun Wright’s resignation.

It is the right move though too late – I called for him to step down as did the Labour leader straight after the Jay report was published.

The Police and Crime Commissioner is elected by the public to give them a voice and make the police more open and accountable. In light of the Jay report, Shaun Wright has lost public confidence and the mandate to carry out that role.

As a Rotherham MP I am determined to help ensure that victims are put first, that South Yorkshire Police secure many more prosecutions and convictions and that action is taken in full on every one of Jay’s recommendations.

Shaun Wright’s resignation statement