This will be one of the most interesting Wards to follow this year, as Jahangir Akhtar will be seeking re-election for Labour, defending just, 42,6% share of the vote the last time out!
This victory was only possible in 2010 because of the way the opposition vote split, giving him a significant numerical majority, due to the simultaneous General Election which concealed the potential for disaster this time round, perhaps .
A bit of hubris was all it needed to make Akhtar believe he was popular and safe.
Suspect the voters will not be making the same mistake this time round?
Rotherham West previous results.
Jahangir Akhtar, labour Candidate leaflet:
Two Respect candidates enter the fray!
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Respect Party a have announced their first two local election candidates for Rotherham:
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Maureen enters the fray!
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