For those amateur psephologists out there, some expanded data:
|Change in % vote share 2010-2012|
|Ward||Incumbent||% Vote Share|
|Anston & Woodsetts||Jo Burton||39.6||40.2||40.6|
|Boston Castle||Rose McNeely||41||44.6||62.3|
|Brins & Catcliffe||Alan Buckley||46.8||63.2||54.8|
|Rother Vale||Richard Russell||47.3||61.3||62.8|
|Rotherham East||Shaukut Ali||48.6||64||54.7|
|Rotherham West||Jahangir Akhtar||42.6||61.9||62.3|
|Wales Ward||Jenny Whysall||41.3||54.3||65.9|
Despite the simultaneous General Election there are some remarkable results counter trend, that are perhaps best explained by glancing at the incumbent who, unless things change some will likely go down to glorious defeat.
It is perhaps, time for Gerald Smith to reconsider his avowed intention to seek re-election for yet one more term in the light of this data. There are one or two more that should also be hanging up their boots, the Russells’ for example!