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Shaun Wright steps down as PCC after Rotherham report pressure

Shaun Wright has stepped down as South Yorkshire's police and crime commissioner after weeks of pressure over the Rotherham sexual abuse scandal, his office has announced.

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Sheffield: 'Obvious Shaun Wright must stand down'

Sheffield Council's leader has said that it is "obvious" that under-fire South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright must stand down.

I think it has become obvious to most people that the Police and Crime Commissioner must stand down from his position. It is clear that the vast majority of people in South Yorkshire no longer have confidence in him to carry out the role and I believe that this makes his position untenable.

– Councillor Julie Dore, Labour Leader of Sheffield City Council

Sheffield City Council has passed a vote of no confidence in the wake of a damning report into child sexual abuse in Rotherham. Mr Wright was a Rotherham councillor for more than a decade before his election as PCC and, between 2005 and 2010, he was the cabinet member responsible for children's services.

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