UKIP MEP and Rotherham Central PPC Jane Collins calls for Shaun Wright to face legal action for his many failures to act to protect children:
"This man should be prosecuted for his many failures to act to protect children, while serving as cabinet member for child services on Rotherham MBC. It is disgusting that he has waited this long to resign. The audacity of those involved in the numerous grave failings of Rotherham Council and Child Protection Services is appalling. Do they still not accept or understand the severity of the consequences of their wilful inaction?
“I can only hope that now Wright has gone, others directly involved in covering up these horrific crimes will also resign from their highly paid, public funded positions and permit investigation into how this entire sorry affair was able to go unchecked for so many years. Joyce Thacker, Strategic Director of Children’s Services in Rotherham should certainly be considering her position today, as should every single one of the town's councillors present when the issue of child sexual exploitation was discussed in graphic detail at a council meeting in 2005.”