The most obvious of the Akhtar ‘clones’ was made clear in the person of Jones, the victor of the selection for the Rotherham West Ward.
The selection battle started with the declaration by Jahangir Akhtar, ‘he would choose the candidate’! Which he duly did, assisted in this by one of Akhtar’s acolytes, Darren Hughes Rother Vale, who ran the selections.
The candidate that emerged, Ian Jones, is said to be, either a proxy for Akhtar, or simply keeping the seat warm for him. This later purpose, would allow a speedy return to the Council, of Jahangir Akhtar. Once he has his Party Card returned that is!
The third of our Akhtar acolytes is Dominic Beck Wales Ward, who seemed incapable of thought, once his Svengali had gone!
That’s three more of Labour’s candidates the voters would be advised to steer well clear of, when placing their cross on Thursday.