With Oxfordshire County Council set to be slammed by an inquiry into child and grooming rape tomorrow, the councillor with legal responsibility for children’s services during an eight year period of failure not only represents Witney West in David Cameron’s constituency, but is the daughter of his election agent, Barry Norton. The serious case review — described by an insider as “brutal” — is expected […]

Shaun Wright, the police and crime commissioner linked to a child abuse scandal through his previous role as executive member for children services on Rotherham Council, has finally resigned. The final straw looks to have been a vote of no confidence passed by his regional police and crime panel last week, along with an endorsement of proposals for […]

Despite odd’s on Respect being slashed yesterday, there’s one major reason why George Galloway’s party doesn’t stand a chance in tomorrow’s Rotherham by-election — and it isn’t because their campaign office was still locked at 9:30 this morning (above). Some have correctly observed that George Galloway’s coup in Bradford marked “the beginning of the end of Labour’s […]