Rare Lib Dem victory in Rotherham
THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS are celebrating an unexpected victory in Rotherham.
The party secured its first victory in the town this century as candidate Adam Carter won the Brinsworth and Catcliffe ward seat from Labour.
Lib Dem leader Tim Farron said: “It would be fair to say that Rotherham has not been an area where we have excelled electorally in the past, so to win by such a massive margin here shows that something is changing in British politics.
Lib Dems win first seat on Rotherham Borough Council
LIBERAL Democrat Adam Carter has won the party’s first seat on Rotherham Borough Council.
Dr Carter was elected in the Brinsworth and Catcliffe ward by-election with 2,000 votes — a 50 per cent swing.
Disgraced Rotherham councillor replaced in by-election
A disgraced councillor who resigned after he was found guilty of sexual assault has been replaced in a by-election.
Andrew Roddison, aged 41, who was elected as a Labour councillor for Brinsworth and Catcliffe in Rotherham in 2011, stood down after he was convicted of the offence last year.
The married father-of-two, from Flatts Lane, Treeton, was accused of squeezing a council colleague’s bottom at a council function.
He denied the accusation, claiming that he had hugged the woman, but he was given a restraining order, sentenced to a community order, electronically tagged and made the subject of a six month 7pm-7am curfew.