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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 vote of no confidence in Shaun Wright

Sheffield City Council passed a vote of no confidence in under-fire South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright this afternoon. Councillors voted unanimously for the proposal during a full council meeting in the city.

Sheffield Council meet for PCC discussion. Credit: ITV news

The authority the largest council in the Police South Yorkshire area. Shaun Wright has refused to resign despite a report into 1,400 cases of child abuse damning the force and Rotherham council where he was head of children's services for five years.

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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