The chairman of South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Panel said he believed Commissioner Shaun Wright's position had become "untenable" and called on him to stand down over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
Labour councillor Harry Harpham told BBC Radio 4's Today programme:
He should resign at the earliest opportunity.
He can only be removed from office by resigning or unless he commits a criminal offence.
We are not able to remove him, however, I will seek an urgent meeting with Shaun to let him know my position.
Children as young as 11 were raped by large groups of men, a new inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has found.
A report into 16 years of child sexual abuse in Rotherham has concluded that the true scale of exploitation in the town will never be known.