“The so called article by Hilda Jack is mainly inaccurate.
She identifies me as the Agent for the Parish Council Elections of 2011. Please contact the Elections office to verify there are no agents for Parish elections.
I produced one legal election Manifesto for each of the three Parish Wards which were sent to and printed by a legitimate printer. Had the leaflet in question been an election leaflet it would also have gone to the same printer.
It was in fact a briefing paper for members canvassing in the South Ward.. I did not give Mrs. Jack 120 as she claims as I only printed 25.
I accepted a voluntary caution from the Police because:
A. I was not aware at the time that a huge number had been photocopied and delivered in the South Ward and
B I took advise from a Council Solicitor Richard Waller to take the caution as he informed me that as soon as it was issued it was classed as spent.
It was not as has been described as a prosecution ( See Wikipedia) had I known at the time that Mrs. Jack had done the copying and delivering of a huge number of the leaflets (her Husband was a candidate in the South Ward) I would not have accepted the caution.
If it was an Illegal document She was guilty of copy and delivering such a leaflet and should have been seen by the police.
It seems a bit questionable why she took two and a half years to make a statement of the incident.
Is it possible the reason for producing it now is that we have been informed she has been approached by UKIP to stand as a candidate next May. or is it revenge for her de-selection.
I asked our members why they had not supported her. there replies were the copying and delivery of the leaflet but mainly because she had taken a council bungalow and was RENTING OUT HER OWN HOUSE at the same time( not exactly true socialism is it) any thing that was needed for her ill husband could have been converted in her own home.
I am sure you will be pleased to know that I have been supported by the Regional Labour Party Officers and the NEC and accepted as a candidate for the Election Next May.”
Handbags at dawn? If this were a tennis match, the ball would be back in Hilda Jack’s court. Should such a response come, Rothpol would be happy to publish.
Speculation is rife throughout the borough that Rotherham may well have their very own ‘I’m-Alright-Jacks’, with reports coming in of at least one councillor living in council accommodation whilst owning a property about a mile away! More information is being … Continue reading