Your time to grill PCC hopefuls in live debate

Candidates vying to be South Yorkshire’s new crime tsar have agreed to sit in the hot seat for a special live grilling.

The four police and crime commissioner hopefuls will be quizzed in a special debate, hosted by The Star and Sheffield Telegraph and web-screened live on The Star’s website, next week.

A by-election, sparked by the resignation of Shaun Wright after the Rotherham child sex scandal, will take place on October 30.

The questions will be put together with the help of readers, and there is also room for 250 people to sit in the audience of the Pennine Lecture Theatre at Sheffield Hallam University at 7.15pm next Wednesday, October 22.

To book a place, or to send in your questions for the candidates, email The Star’s political reporter, Ellen Beardmore, at with your name and contact details or call 01142 767676 ext 3459.