Chris Read – another Leader for now

Posts on Rotherham Politics concerning Chris Read

Summer season of scrutiny one – Advisory Cabinet

Now the summer season is upon us, it is time to do what Rothpol does best, scrutiny. Starting with the top, the advisory cabinet, surely the most trusted and checked out group of Labour councillors of all? What do readers … Continue reading

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RMBC – See our plan to improve Rotherham

Thanks for this spot goes to Regular Reader: See our plan to improve Rotherham The Council has submitted its Improvement Plan to the Government for their comments. Leader of the Council, Cllr Chris Read said: “We are currently consulting with … Continue reading

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Pull up a chair for the main event – Council Meeting

Council Meeting Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 2.00 p.m. Attendance details Agenda frontsheet PDF 28 KB Agenda reports pack PDF 2 MB http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer

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Council Meeting Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 2.00 p.m.

Council Meeting Wednesday, 3rd June, 2015 2.00 p.m. Attendance details Agenda frontsheet PDF 28 KB Agenda reports pack PDF 2 MB http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH Contact: Debbie Pons, Principal Democratic Services Officer

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Labour’s 2015 success

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Friends who were present at this year’s local election count report, the same exaggerated celebrations and pride at the size of their majorities, despite having lost the second General Election in a row, whistling in the wind’, perhaps? The increased … Continue reading

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About Time!

Rotherham councillors and staff to undergo training Councillors and council staff in Rotherham will undergo training and political mentorship as part of a raft of measures to improve performance. The proposals were revealed in a draft improvement plan drawn up … Continue reading

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Last Call – Council Meeting Friday, 22nd May, 2015 2.00 p.m.

Live politics starts again tomorrow, with the first Council meeting of the political year. Council Meeting Friday, 22nd May, 2015 2.00 p.m. Attendance details Agenda frontsheet PDF 24 KB Agenda reports pack PDF 2 MB Venue: Town Hall, Moorgate Street, … Continue reading

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Chris Read’s nomination papers, were they correctly completed? The definitive answer!

Or, has the Advertiser mislead it’s readers? Originally posted on 4 June 2011. I read Gareth Dennison’s piece in last weeks Advertiser with interest. The story was cobbled together from copied emails provided by Rob Foulds, I was party to … Continue reading

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Let’s have a fresh start!

This press release relates to a protest in town this weekend. Its fairly straightforward and a plea for calm I suppose. http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/news/article/408/statement_from_the_council_regarding_potential_protest But, just to show that the Labour party have moved on from the ‘denial phase’ into the ‘fresh … Continue reading

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The Leaders Speech

RR has found this copy of the Leader for now, Chris Read’s speech, he made yesterday: Click here, to read/download it yourself.

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February 19: A new future for Rotherham

The Yorkshire Post: February 19: A new future for Rotherham WHEN THE prospective new leader of Rotherham Council, Chris Read, says there are no quick fixes or easy answers to the appalling mismanagement that allowed more than 1,400 girls to … Continue reading

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Chris Read – another Leader for now?

News doing the rounds, Labour Group has chosen Chris Read as the new Leader for now! Rotherham Labour Group Choose New Leaders At a meeting last night, Rotherham’s Labour councillors elected Councillor Chris Read as their new Group leader, and … Continue reading

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Still playing party games?

Rotherham Labour Group, or what’s left of it, is meeting tomorrow. Surprisingly, instead of thinking about how to clean Rotherham up after it has been revealed to be ‘not fit for purpose’, our Labour Councillors are still only interested in … Continue reading

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Is that it?

Rotherham Labour Group web site is carrying this rather inadequate response that still contains traces of the ‘culture of denial’ that persists to this day, despite the Jay Report and now Louise Casey’s report pointing out the truth! This is … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall….

Mirror Mirror on the Wall, who is the highest paid councillor of all ??? Of course ladies and gentlemen you may be forgiven for thinking its our problematic leader Councillor Lakin but you would of course be completely wrong. Its … Continue reading

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The scale of Labour’s problem?

Nothing quite exemplifies the scale of Labour’s problems in Rotherham, than the list of Labour councillors, whose term of office expires next May. There are some real incompetents, deadbeats and worse, among this bunch. They are also all signed up … Continue reading

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Two Houses at War

Two Houses at War Barely on Speaking terms In the Deputy Leadership contest Lakin of valley won by a marginal amount Beck of Wales was seen on the day Whipping votes from the backbenchers All for lakin’s gain With the … Continue reading

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How to make friends and influence people?

Rotherham Politics has documented previously, the rather nasty side of Jahangir Akhtar, AKA Agent Garbo, and his representative on Earth, GraldHunter AKA Donald H Buxton. Their victims have included Roger Stone, Shaun Wright, Sarah Champion, Chris Read, Gerald Smith, Mahroof … Continue reading

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The shame of the Rotherham Labour 57!

Rotherham’s Labour Group Shabana Ahmed Jahangir Akhtar Shaukat Ali Jenny Andrews Lauren Astbury Alan Atkin Ian Barron Christine Beaumont Dominic Beck Alan Buckley Jo Burton Maggi Clark Simon Currie Judith Dalton Barry Dodson John Doyle Sue Ellis Jacqui Falvey John … Continue reading

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Emma gets a letter

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Just in case you had fallen asleep content in your slumbers that the new Wickersley ward Laybah Councillor, Ms Stasi Commissaress, was busy beavering away on behalf of you and your fellow Wickersley residents and Rovrum … Continue reading

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In Tory Boy’s Case – Apology? Came There None!

Yesterdays outrage of the Twitter exchange between Cllr Chris Read and Ex-Cllr Darren Hughes, but still Lubyanka Champagne monitor. Much to Chris Read’s credit, he apologised as soon as his factual inaccuracies and extraordinary poor taste was pointed out to … Continue reading

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Lower than a snakes belly!

This just in from Cerberus: It just goes to show how low two Labour supporters will go to score a political point, this Tweet on Darren Hughes site with comments from Cllr Chris Read, they should both be ashamed of … Continue reading

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Another ‘Pilgrim’ Progresses?

Rotherham Politics brings you news of a second Trades Union ‘Pilgrim’, serving as a Councillor on Rotherham MBC. This time it involves Barnsley MBC Unison Convener, Brian Steele. Who famously replaced Richard Russell as Labour Councillor representing Hoober Ward. A … Continue reading

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Pilgrim’s Progress?

Emma Hoddinott, the Wickersley Borough Councillor, Labour Group Press Officer and Unison North Yorkshire County Council ‘Pilgrim’, lately at the Olympics, knows a thing or two about upsetting people does Emma! Emma Hoddinott was elected to RMBC this May and … Continue reading

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Library Consultation – What it means for Wickersley – Chris Read’s Response – Is that it?

Don got his reply from Chris Read: “Dear Don – thanks for your email. We are aware of the proposal in the consultation and have begun over the past few days to make enquiries to establish the rationale behind this … Continue reading

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Library Consultation – What it means for Wickersley

This interesting Email simply must be shared with readers: Dear RMBC Cllrs Ellis, Read and Hoddinott, I have received the attached information relating to planned “changes” (aka “cuts”) to our local libraries service and I am astonished to find that … Continue reading

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Déjà vu – Has anything really changed?

Upon opening my print copy of the ‘Tiser this week, on page 6, there was an excellent piece under Gareth Dennison’s by-line, dealing with the Millers loan and the Titans financial arrangements re Millmoor. He was reporting the July Meeting … Continue reading

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Top Ten last week – Total 369 page views

Just another unreliable newspaper 23 Good week to bury bad news? Healey no longer walks on water! 15 Jacob Rees Mogg – New to twitter, is he making a twit of himself? 13 Rotherham criticised in Parliament – Simply Unacceptable! … Continue reading

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Should Chris Read have known better?

Chris Read the Labour Party member and Wickersley Ward candidate in May’s local elections, now elected as a councillor on RMBC, who turned out to be from Swinton was revealed also to be a full time Labour apparatchik! who works … Continue reading

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Trambuster points to Chris Read still being economical with the truth about his address!

Our thanks go to Trambuster, for pointing out that Chris Read, who outrageously concealed from the voters of Wickersley Ward the fact that he lived elsewhere by the unlawful and deceptive shortening of his address on his nomination papers, is … Continue reading

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Were Chris Read’s nomination papers correctly completed? The definitive answer!

Or, has the Advertiser mislead it’s readers? Read comments here. I read Gareth Dennison’s piece in last weeks Advertiser with interest. The story was cobbled together from copied emails provided by Rob Foulds, I was party to this circulation. So … Continue reading

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Richard S Russell vs Rob Foulds – Fact Check

In the wake of the local elections this year and the dirtiest campaign, from parts of the Labour Party, ever in Rotherham! Much has been made of the fact that Rob Foulds did not live in Rother Vale Ward where … Continue reading

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More news – Chris Read and Wickersley Labour – were the voters hoodwinked?

Extract from the Labour Party’s ‘Keep it Legal,’ 2011 Election Manual: “The home address of the candidate must be the official home address – not a business address or a temporary address. The place of residence must be fully stated, … Continue reading

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Wickersley Labour Lies! Voters deceived?

When Labour selected their candidate for the Wickersley Ward of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council they knew straight away that they had a problem, they had selected, not a local Wickersley resident, but a resident of Swinton, Mexborough and if that … Continue reading

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