South Yorkshire mayoral election: Delay to Labour ballots amid row over shortlisting

The sending out of ballots to Labour members to vote for their preferred Sheffield City Region Mayor candidate has been delayed amid a row over the decision not to shortlist former Minister Richard Caborn for the role.

Mr Caborn, a former Sheffield MP and Sports Minister, says he was “surprised and disappointed” to be told last week that he had not been shortlisted, with Barnsley MP Dan Jarvis and Sheffield city councillor Ben Curran preferred by Labour officials.

Read more at: https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/south-yorkshire-mayoral-election-delay-to-labour-ballots-amid-row-over-shortlisting-1-9020922

8 thoughts on “South Yorkshire mayoral election: Delay to Labour ballots amid row over shortlisting

  1. Come off it, Caborn would be an electoral liability outside of Sheffield, his support for the revised HS2 route would prove an impossible hurdle to overcome.

    The anti-HS2 voter would be out in force if he stood.

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  2. Does any one know if he is the son of AEU Representative George Caborn my recollection of him from my old AEU days was he was also a total waste of space

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  3. George Caborn 1916-1982 is the father of Richard Caborn. Local historians state that he was a man of such honour and integrity that he is still a highly regarded figure. Awarded the freedom of the city of Sheffield in 1981. He worked at Firth Browns as an apprentice trainer and was the convenor there for many years.
    George played a leading role in the formation of the Sheffield Campaign Against Racism, chairing all its meetings from 1977 to his death. He was also chair of the Board of Governors of Sheffield Polytechnic and for his wider services to promote the education of young people ,he was awarded an honorary fellowship.
    Hundreds of people attended his funeral with many trade union banners on display. He was a charismatic man and was to be seen leading many trade union marches in the sixties and seventies. George was a great trade unionist and somebody if you had met, would never have forgotten.
    So no Caven, in my opinion George wasnt a waste of space but a great man who led from the front and did some fantastic work for the working class of the Sheffield area.

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  4. I was an apprentice in the training school at Firth Browns in the 60’s but I don’t recall George Caborn being there at that time training and as a qualified engineer in the Sheffield Steel industry in the 70’s and a member of the AEU When we had problems Caborn was a waste of space (That was My Experience of him)
    But using your anology Roger Stone got a MBE for his services to local politics and he led from the front and a so called big union man but I would not call him a great man look at the great things he did for RMBC and our Town ??

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  5. Roger Stone is certainly not a great man and should have to answer questions about his time as leader of RMBC,and should be thrown out of the Labour party if he doesnt come up with answers at the very least.
    Heres a challenge for you Caven. Give us some positives instead of this string of negatives and the look at how hard done to i am. If you can do that i am sure people would look more favourably at you. I will give you a compliment,you have the balls to post in your own name unlike so many yellow backed posters on here.

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  6. Ian if I ever find a positive in the Labour Party I will let you know in fact I can’t seem to find any positives in in today’s politicians

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  7. This from Mr Roddison:
    “Roger Stone is certainly not a great man and should have to answer questions about his time as leader of RMBC,and should be thrown out of the Labour party if he doesn’t come up with answers at the very least”
    Does this mean that Roger Stone is still a member of the Labour Party?
    If he is, who is allowing him to continue with his membership and does it mean that the local Labour Party stands shoulder to shoulder with him?
    This must be fake news, how could an organisation with a conscience allow such an individual to remain a member?

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