Last night Dinnington Town council held it’s co-option process because we were six councillors short, we already had six independents and three Labour. We now have twelve independent councillors, independent chairman and vice chairman; all fifteen councillors are now determined to make improvements to our area.
It is new territory for Dinnington which like most town and parish councils in the Rotherham area have always been Labour controlled. It is now down to us to show that we can make a difference.
It has to be said that three of the people who had put themselves forward for co-option were three Labour councillors who had stood down at the election; one was the chairman another the vice chairman and the other a long standing councillor.
The ex-chairman was some what miffed at not being co-opted so accused me of rigging the vote, he said that I had stated on Rotherham Politics that he would not get elected. see Note*
I would suggest he needs to learn to read, I did write on here about the duplicity of these Labour councillors in not having the guts to stand for election and trying to circumvent democracy; I also said I hoped they would not get selected; I am pleased to say they did not.
We now have fifteen people with a good cross section of ages, gender and experience and as chairman I look forward with great confidence to working with these great people who really care about Dinnington. The future of Dinnington is in safe hands, so watch this space.