Jo Burton Anston Parish Labour Councillor and Borough Councillor who was Vice Chair of the Childrens Safeguarding Board 2007/8 and a member of the Board in 2009 made this statement today at the RMBC council meeting :
It (CSE) is happening in other towns and cities and if what has happened in Rotherham helps other towns and cities to come to terms with it
Then It will Have Been Worth It.
Watchman says: I doubt the 1400 young children and their families will agree with ‘It will have been worth it’. What an incredibly insensitive and crass statement from a councillor who is desperately clinging on to her seat at Anston Parish Council. She was asked to resign as a councillor but refuses to do so.
Update: Burton’s remarks were edited out of RMBC’s webcast of the council meeting. Is this what the Labour party calls ‘open and honest democracy’?