A week ago the Rotherham by-election looked set for a routine, if unspectacular, labour victory. A week can be a truly long time in politics and none more so, than this last week for labour.
There is a major link between Joyce Thacker and Sarah Champion, labour’s by-election candidate. Common Purpose! Joyce Thacker follows their principles, that have got Rotherham in such hot water, and Sarah Champion is a graduate of Common Purpose!
Tomorrow will, no doubt, reveal the full extent of embarrassment over the UKIP foster carer story, this from the Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238155/We-RIGHT-foster-children-away-Ukip-couple-insists-social-workers.html, typical of the current crop of stories in the ‘dead tree press’ and probably more of the same treatment in Mondays editions.
UKIP and Respect supporters, very visible today, continuing their campaigns with renewed vigour and purpose. No reports of others out campaigning today, if you have them please send them in! Email Rothpol.
Latest report: TUSC Candidate Ralph Dyson and over 20 supporters canvassed all over the town today, going door to door in groups in Canklow and several other areas of the Boston Castle ward. A motorcade was also driving around town urging people to vote for Ralph!
The TUSC are holding a pre election rally at the Unity Centre tomorrow at 7pm. Candidate Ralph Dyson, Dave Nellist, a former Workers MP on a Workers Wage, and Michael Lavalette, Preston socialist councillor are speaking.
Last week, Rotherham Politics, was viewed more times than MacShane got votes in 1994, can report our hit counter indicates that the 2010 vote, has been exceeded this week!