The activity on the resignation front appears to be this:
Roger Stone stood down from Leadership of the Council, as soon as the Alexis Jay report was published. Labour Party membership suspended.
Shaukat Ali suspended by the Labour Party after the Jay Report.
Ann Russell suspended by the Labour Party after the Jay Report.
Jahangir Akhtar suspended by the Labour Party after the Jay Report. Had already been removed from the Council by the voters in May 2014.
Mahroof Hussain resigned from the Cabinet, his Borough Council seat and his membership of the Labour Party in the wake of the publication of the Casey Report.
Paul Lakin resigned as Leader and from the Council as far as his continued membership of the Labour Party, the details are as yet unclear.
John Doyle resigned from the Cabinet. John Doyle, it should not be forgotten, was first hand picked by Garvin Reed in 1998, then passed on to Roger Stone and finally became a Jahangir Akhtar loyalist! He has been there in positions where he should have known, but despite being on the Council from start to finish, knew nothing! Quite a career of service, not to the Party, but to himself and those whose pocket he was in? If Labour should be thinking of running him as a candidate in May, we will know they are still ‘not fit for purpose’ and that Labour have left us to our fate?
Those above should all resign from Labour, they have no future in the party nor with the voters of Rotherham for that matter, I didn’t expect to applaud Mahroof Hussain for his prompt resignation but I do, there are many others who should be considering their positions before resigning, both their Council seats and their Party memberships in the morning. Political accountability requires nothing less!
Others who should be seriously considering their positions include Jane Havenhand and Judy Dalton, prime examples both!