Rotherham Politics seems to have stumbled upon two examples of practises long since dead in Russia and China, but still going strong in North Korea and Rotherham it would appear!
What practise would that be? That of altering the public record retrospectively!
The first example and the most recent concerns Barry Dodson, the Deputy Mayor, the second concerns Jahangir Akhtar, the recently re-instated Deputy Leader of RMBC.
These pairs of .pdf files of Declarations of Interests have altered, even though they bear the same date of signature by themselves and Jacqueline Collins, RMBC Monitoring Officer. How can this be so and legally correct at the same time?
The only legal option would seem to be an entirely fresh Interests Declaration dated correctly, to replace the previous one, why didn’t this happen? We should be told!
Someone might like to explain themselves, as Rothpol thought the public record should be sacrosanct and not alterable retrospectively?
Readers should know that these two sets of Declarations have prompted a reader to enquire further and to attempt therefore in obtaining what will be ‘the official version of events’ to excuse this behaviour. Will report fully on this, once a response has been received.