Yesterdays local council elections have proved one thing, democracy works even in Rotherham!
The first point I would like to make is that last nights count was illuminating in that labour still think they own the town and that they are entitled to their lucrative council seats for life! How wrong they were to believe that, ten unhappy faces was the result!
The scalp of the night was, of course was that of Jahangir Akhtar.
Much more later on the implications of the changes and full ward by ward analysis of the results.
Until then, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to the most exciting and fascinating local elections, perhaps in the history of RMBC. Especially I would also like to share my appreciation to all the candidates, all of whom were necessary to give democracy a run out this year.
There is another group of people that Rothpol would like to thank, the contributors, commenters and our readers that together, have made this the best election coverage yet!
Roger Stone in denial: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/may/23/local-elections-ukip-opposition-rotherham