Labour has suspended four party members, including three councillors, over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.
Cllr Gwendoline Ann Russell, Jahangir Akhtar, Cllr Shaukat Ali, and Cllr Roger Stone have been suspended pending further investigation.
As Ed Miliband made clear last week large numbers of young people in Rotherham were systematically abused and then let down by those who should have protected them.
It cannot be allowed to stand.
In addition, two former members of the party will require NEC approval of any application to re-join the Labour Party
They are Shaun Wright and Maurice Kirk.
We have also suspended the current Rotherham local government selection procedure and put the Labour Party’s NEC in overall control of a new, rigorous selection procedure.
And we have instructed the Labour Group on Rotherham Council to set up a scrutiny committee on child protection that includes independent advisors to help rebuild public confidence in the council.
Further action against others in position of responsibility at the time may follow.
MPs are calling for an investigation amid claims files detailing the failures in tackling child sexual exploitation in Rotherham were stolen
Home Affairs Committee has called for greater transparency over Rotherham after finding 'compelling evidence' that concerns were ignored
South Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner said quitting his post would be 'easy option' before a committee of MPs