South Yorkshire by-election

A vacancy for the police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire has arisen. Information about who is standing for election in South Yorkshire will be available on this site from 8 October.


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Shaun Wright Photo

Labour Party Candidate

Force area:
South Yorkshire

Shaun Wright

Election statement:

Aged forty four and married with two sons, Shaun has lived and worked in South Yorkshire his whole life.

He has experience across the public, private and voluntary sector; having served as a magistrate, Vice Chairman of South Yorkshire Police Authority, councillor, local Mayor, business owner and as a trustee on a number of charities including: the Coalfields Regeneration Trust & Groundwork Trust.

This unique blend of experience and dedicated service to local communities – together with his commitment to work in partnership with all agencies to cut crime – makes him well placed to serve us in the role of Police & Crime Commissioner.

He pledges to:

  • Always listen and be on your side; championing the decent, law abiding majority and providing a better deal for victims of crime.
  • Stand up for our communities against the Coalition Governments’ cuts to policing and the loss of over one thousand South Yorkshire Police jobs; as well as protect policing from privatisation.
  • Always protect the most vulnerable first; working to reduce the most serious offences and the despair which crime creates; especially for the elderly, women and children.
  • Protect front line neighbourhood policing teams; ensuring officers are visible and responsive to local needs.
  • Back a strong and swift response to antisocial behaviour; helping victims and dealing with issues quickly.
  • Work in partnership to tackle re-offending by supporting more prevention, rehabilitation and restorative programmes.
  • Deliver efficient and effective services and introduce a ‘Local Policing Pledge’ because South Yorkshire people have a right to know what policing services they can expect.
  • Protect the police from political interference by respecting the operational independence of the Chief Constable.

Prepared by Liz Donaghy Agent to Shaun Wright C/O Trades and Labour Club, Talbot St. Sheffield S2  2TG