This rather petulant piece, made it into the letters pages of this weeks Advertiser.
I read with some interest the article in then July 24 edition of the Advertiser about the £800 per day Sir Derek Myers’ views on the recruitment of new borough councillors.
Sir Derek appears to be getting perilously close to interfering with the democratic process in our town.
I believe that Sir Derek, being a Conservative Party appointed, non-elected, civil servant should not get involved, in any way, in trying to effect who should and who should not stand for elected office in Rotherham.
Most established political parties have their own internal candidate selection procedures and although there is room for improvements they are much more rigorous than the Noddy guide suggested by Sir Derek
If he thinks the majority of new councillors are going to be independents, it just goes to show how politically naive he is.
We may not all have been to Oxbridge or Eton in Rotherham but we do not need someone from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, who has never even been a councillor, telling us who we should choose as our democratically elected representatives.
That should be taken care of at the ballot box.