The Liberal Democrats have selected Stephen Thornley to stand as their candidate in the forthcoming by-election in Dinnington ward on 2nd February.
Stephen grew up and went to school in Dinnington and lives on Cramfit Crescent. He is currently studying chemistry nearby at the University of Sheffield.
The by-election was called after a UKIP councillor resigned after a change in circumstances.
Stephen believes that having grown up in the area will give him a real chance of doing well in the by-election.
“From speaking to many local residents I know that we need a fresh face representing us. This by-election is a real opportunity for residents to send a message to the Labour run council that they can’t take us for granted.
“Dinnington is my home and I want the best for my area. Voting for me on 2nd February will give Dinnington a strong local voice that will put our area first.
“I can be the effective opposition that Rotherham needs, to hold the Labour Party to account on issues that affect all of us.”