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UKIP defends controversial child abuse election posters
by Michael Upton
UKIP has caused a stir in the race to be South Yorkshire's next police and crime commissioner by launching a "hard-hitting" poster campaign focussing on the Rotherham child sex abuse scandal.
All four candidates in Thursday's PCC election have vowed to make tackling child sex exploitation their top priority, but UKIP candidate Jack Clarkson raised the stakes with the controversial billboard design.
The poster, launched in Rotherham on Saturday, features a teenage girl with the line: "There are 1,400 reasons why you should not trust Labour again", referring to the 1,400 children Prof Alexis Jay estimated in her August report had been abuse victims in the town between 1997 and 2013.
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