Dominic Beck and HS2

RiliLeaks was pleased to receive a contribution by snailmail, drawing attention to a story on the Advertiser website:

Delight at news of South Yorkshire station for high speed trains

Published date: 28 January 2013 | Published by: Tom Sharpe

Cllr Dominic Beck.

NEWS that the HS2 line would have a station at Meadowhall has been welcomed by business leaders.

Rotherham councillor Dominic Beck, Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce’s policy and representation adviser, said: “The Chamber is delighted.

Chancellor George Osborne revealed this morning that the preferred route taken by the £32 billion HS2 scheme would include a station in Tinsley.

Cllr Dominic Beck, Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce’s policy and representation adviser, said: “The Chamber is delighted.

“Infrastructure projects like HS2 create confidence, jobs and competitiveness, as long as commitments and announcements lead swiftly to action on the ground.

“This has been long awaited and we now have seen a real commitment from Government to improve connectivity through major infrastructure projects like this.” Read on……..

Our spotter raises the issue of potential for conflict of interest, between Dominic Beck’s membership of RMBC and his employment with Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber.

For someone so young (20 years) Dominic Beck has done well, but we still think he would have been better in the long run to have completed his studies first, before embarking on a political career.

Dominic Beck’s latest Interests Declaration dated 28 Jan 2013

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Sarah Champion – Website

Extract from Sarah Champion’s About section, on her website:

“Sarah was born in Essex in 1969 and moved to Northamptonshire in 1977. She attended Prince William Comprehensive School in Oundle and then went on to gain a BA in Psychology at Sheffield University.  Graduating in 1991, Sarah experienced first hand how difficult it can be for young people to get on the career ladder in the middle of a recession.

She showed determination and initiative by volunteering at St Luke’s Hospice and at Abbeydale Road Secondary School, Sheffield supporting art classes, recognizing that experience was as important to employers as qualifications.  That led to her first paid job, running art and environment workshops in schools and libraries for Rotherham Borough Council.  Sarah then gain full time employment running Rotherham Arts Centre until, in 1994, she went to work for Ashfield District Council as their arts worker.  From 1996 – 2008, Sarah ran Chinese Arts Centre.  This was an international agency promoting contemporary arts and culture.  Sarah became heavily involved in promoting diversity and equality, advising the Arts Council of England on this for 8 years.  In addition Sarah was a Trustee and Chair of many arts and community organizations including a community print co-operative, Boojum Theatre Company, Creative Capital and Step Out Arts (which she still Chair.

In 2008, Sarah decided that she wanted her career to have real social benefit and so she became Chief Executive of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.  The Hospice, based in Rotherham, supports terminally ill children and their families.  It was a deep wrench to leave the Hospice, but Sarah’s lifelong commitment to palliative care was demonstrated by her plea for the Government to support children’s hospices in her maiden speech.”

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 Martin Kimber  Returning Officer  Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE

Telephone 01709 362121   Fax 01709 367343

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Dear Sir/Madam,


I refer to your letter requesting that an election be held to fill the vacancy on Maltby Town Council (North Ward), which I can confirm is a valid request.

The date of the election will  be 7th March 2013 The notice of the election will be published no later than 31 January 2013

I will be able to receive completed nomination papers no earlier than Friday 1 February 2013 but not later than noon Friday 8 February 2013.

Nomination papers will be available from my office from Wednesday 30 January 2013 should you require them.

If you require nomination papers or any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact Electoral…

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Sounds like Rotherham?

This from the Yorkshire Post on Ann Cryer giving evidence to the HASC.

Gangs of Pakistani men were allowed to prey on vulnerable young white girls for years in Yorkshire because authorities were “terrified of being called racist”, a former MP has said.

Ann Cryer, who was MP for Keighley for 13 years before stepping down in 2010, said there had been a total failure by local police, social services, schools and hospitals in West Yorkshire to work together to address the mounting evidence of child sex exploitation that emerged a decade ago.

“There has to be inter-agency working – and that wasn’t happening then,” she told a committee of MPs tonight.

“The West Yorkshire Police, Bradford local authority, social services, schools, hospitals even – because abortions were taking place – none of them were working together. None of them were giving information.

“I feel pretty convinced that at that time there was a fear of being called racist.”

So what are politicians doing in Rotherham?

Associating themselves with headlines like, exposing the lies and half truths on Child exploitation!



‘PC’ police failed to stop Asian gangs preying on white girls in Keighley – ex-MP



Venue:   Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact:    Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer.

Meeting attendance
Councillor Jahangir AkhtarMemberExpected 
Councillor Sylvia AnginottiMemberExpected 
Councillor Patricia BartlettMemberExpected 
Councillor Peter DaviesMemberExpected 
Councillor Harry HarphamMemberExpected 
Councillor Talib HussainMemberExpected 
Councillor Helen Mirfin-BoukourisMemberExpected 
Councillor May NobleMemberExpected 
Councillor Ken RichardsonMemberExpected 
Councillor Terry SharmanMemberExpected 
Mrs. M. Tennison, Independent Co-opteeMemberExpected 
Mr. K. Walayat, Independent Co-opteeMemberExpected 

Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate
Street, Rotherham. S60
Date: Monday, 28th January, 2013
Time: 12.30 p.m.
1. To determine if the following matters are to be considered under the categories
suggested, in accordance with the…

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1. Meeting: Police and Crime Panel   2. Date: 28th January 2013 

3. Title: Proposed appointment of the Deputy Police and Crime
Commissioner for South Yorkshire
4. Organisation: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for South
5. Summary
The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (‘the Act’) provides, under
section 18(1), that the Police and Crime Commissioner for a police area may appoint
a person as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for that area.
Under Schedule 1, paragraph 9, of the Act, the Police and Crime Commissioner
must notify the Police and Crime Panel (‘the Panel’) of his proposed appointment to
the post of ‘Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner’.
The Commissioner must also notify the Panel of the following information:
a) The name of the person he is proposing to appoint;
b) The criteria used to assess the suitability of the candidate for the appointment;

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