Strange case of the disappearing leaflet?

Fake election leaflets containing spurious information about labour’s challengers have been a common feature of elections in Rotherham for many a year. This however, is a particularly egregious example.

Rothpol, was sent this photograph taken on an iphone on the afternoon of the 20th November from the presumably fake hotmail account belonging to I reproduce it here for your information:


It has been claimed, by Akhtar, that this obvious fake, has been widely distributed amongst Rotherham constituency voters and has been the subject of Labour complaint to South Yorkshire Police. Claiming that this is a genuine election leaflet from Respect’s candidate, Yvonne Ridley!

Labour informants, even conned the Guardian’s Helen Pidd, this article published on 22nd November resulted, Labour complains to police over leaflet’s ‘closet racists’ claim. We here, are surprised that this story should have taken in, a professional reporter like Pidd who merely took what labour told her without ever having seen an original, it would seem!

From evidence we have seen, it is clear this story, is a little more complicated and involves once again Jahangir the Deputy Leader of RMBC being involved in ‘dirty tricks’.

Complaints about election offences are dealt with by Gary Blinkhorn, of South Yorkshire Police and his attention was drawn to this apparent failure by Respect, to follow the requirements of election law, by Jahangir Akhtar.

Jahangir Akhtar confirmed to Gary Blinkhorn that he had in his possession, an original copy of the offending leaflet and the postmarked envelope in which it came. He undertook to provide Gary Blinkhorn, by post, this evidence. Akhtar further claimed that the recipient had been Cllr Shabana Ahmed and said,  she would be happy to make the formal complaint. He copied in both Shabana Ahmed and Mahroof Hussain into this email, why?

Respect, by now on the case, smelt a rat! They themselves requested an original copy, so they could have it examined by an expert, to establish the true identity of the perpetrators of this false leaflet.

From this moment on, a strange thing happened, the original and the envelope became unaccountably unavailable. Despite strenuous attempts by Gary Blinkhorn to get Akhtar, Ahmed or Hussain to come up with a single original of this ‘widely distributed’ leaflet, he failed to get a single copy!

Finally and clearly irritated at his apparent manipulation, Gary Blinkhorn wrote to Akhtar, again copied it to Ahmed and Hussain advising them that he could not proceed with their complaint without their evidence and he was closing this matter as of 6th December.

Was this a ‘put up job’ and an outrageous attempt to involve the Police in labour’s Machiavellian schemes? It certainly would appear so!

Shame on you Jahangir Akhtar, Mahroof Hussain and Shabana Ahmed!

17 thoughts on “Strange case of the disappearing leaflet?

  1. They really didn’t think much before calling the party Respect did they. What on earth do they have respect for other than islam and Carl Marx.


  2. Is this the leaflet Respect claim was put out by a Labour sympathiser? How could the author believe Respect would put out anything that made them look as rabid and paranoid as this does?


  3. From the scanned copy above this appears to have been produced on either a laser or ink-jet printer so it could have been made up by anyone. We have no way of knowing how many copies were distributed but it has now been given extensive publicity both here and on twitter. Probably impossible to identify the original source and do we really want the police to spend time and money on something like this? The way it is written suggests that the author is not particularly well educated given the obvious errors of grammar and syntax. However, some of the style might be sufficiently unique to match it with other material or various online postings although I do not recall seeing any such on this site. Perhaps best to treat it in the same way as all the other junk mail and spam emails we all receive and discard unread.


  4. I would suggest they examine Akhtar and Hussain’s computers first.
    There should be a massive investigation into the running of this election, particularly in view of the letters in todays Advertiser! It is strongly suggested that the postal vote in Rotherham is being manipulated. Birmingham a few years ago comes to mind.
    I had my suspicions a few years ago when I attended as a scrutineer at one of the Rotherham “counts” On arrival I saw that all ballot boxes had been opened prior to our arrival and the postal votes appeared later apparently from a back room somewhere. I thought is stunk then, I think it’s festering now. I wouldn’t trust any of the RMBC Labour Group, How many more of them after Akhtar and Gerald Smith have a police record?


  5. I stood as an independent in this years council elections for Dinnington ward, I was subject to much abuse on this site from Labour supporters. Included in this was alleged photographs of a large quantity of my leaflets littering a Dinnington street, supposedly thrown down by my leaflet posters. When it was pointed out that myself, my wife and agent were the ones delivering leaflets the photographs mysteriously vanished. Labour will use any dirty tactic they can to keep control. Just one little point to one of the many anonymous it is Karl Marx, he was German.

    Dave Smith


    • Dave, I learned a long time ago to retain and save the “evidence” when Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns are caught “at it”.

      You see the reason is when they are exposed they bring out the oss-muck bucket and shovel and scrape the evidence away, then stand there with those gormless looks that they can effect with world-class effect.

      I have experienced exactly this behavious form from RMBC Elected Members and Officers, so I make certain that I right-click and save the evidence and where it came from.

      Just such a thing happened when I saw our Police-n-Clown Commishna, Shaun Da Sheep, had a colour pic of him and a police officer who he was encouraging to sign a form in uniform, in public. When alerted, Da Sheep hid his sheep droppings, but cos it was saved it was possible for RothPol to share it with the entire world.

      Keep up the pressure my good friend, they will buckle in the end 🙂


  6. I’m sure the truth will come out very soon and Respect will be totally exonerated … and when the truth emerges it will also show that some men/women are made of straw and their words and actions are without value or honour.


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