Chris Read and Jon Trickett in the Yorkshire Post, have made claims the ‘old guard’ have been ‘put out to grass’, but are their claims credible?
Jon Trickett stated;
“TROUBLED Rotherham Council is aiming for a fresh start as Labour sift through their local election candidate list – ditching those with links to previous regimes.”
“It is unusual because the boundaries have changed and it is an all out election but we have to convince people in Rotherham”
“The Labour Party was determined that any candidate that stood for the Labour Party was absolutely clear of any of the problems that the area had faced. So it was very rigorous, very tough. Some long standing councillors were no longer able to go onto the list.”
“Jon Trickett, said the party has tried hard to sever links to a handful of past councillors.”
The conclusion I come to is, Jon Trickett has either regurgitated the Party line, or his briefer didn’t entirely come clean with him? Either way it is obvious, Labour are still ‘in denial’ and therefore are still ‘not fit for purpose’!
A failure then in all respects for Labour, caught out being less than candid or truthful about their panel of candidates.
Among Labour’s candidates this year are:
This list is not exhaustive, but it stands testament to Rotherham Labour’s failure to put together a panel of candidates we can place our faith in. A vote for Labour this year will change nothing and the message here, be very careful who you vote for this year!
The Yorkshire Post story:
If readers have their own nominees, please leave them in the comments, Rik.
The rest of the Election Snippets: https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/the-rotherham-elections-2016/2016-election-snippets/
There are two more groups of Labour candidates still to be tackled. The ‘musical chairs’, presented as ‘new’, candidates and the ‘ we owe our loyalty to outside interests’, candidates. Readers may wish to read this previously published post for information,. Should a reader fancy some writing to start discussions on this, please send it to Rothpol by email, thanks.