Judy Dalton:

Judith Dalton, lives in Dinnington – Borough Councillor for Anston & Woodsetts Ward is also a parish councillor for Anston and deputy chair.

Twitter: @JudithDalton


Barry Dodson:

Barry Dodson





Lynda Donaldson:

Lynda Donaldson





John Doyle:

John Doyle

John Doyle replaced Oscar Hartley as a Swinton Borough Councillor after Oscars death.

Famously answered the inevitable question at the selection meeting of Swinton Ward Labour Party, why do you want to be a Borough Councillor? He answered thus, “I like to be thanked!”

This div is even a Cabinet Member! Not at all sure how? But then, there’s Dick Russell for comparison?



Michael Eagleton:

Mark Edgells:

Sue Ellis:

Sue Ellis





Jacquie Falvey:

Jacquie Falvey





Tom Fenoughty:

Tom Fenoughty







If ‘Wonder Boy’ Beck gets it wrong?

Posted on March 2, 2012 by

RikiLeaks ‘snail mail’ inbox*, the Royal Mail to you and me, has been busy this week.

Rotherham Politics brings you the first, received on Monday, concerning Borough Councillor Dominic Beck the member for Wales Ward and Anston parish councillor who lives South Anston.

A while ago when Rothpol was idly surfing the RMBC website and started to pay closer attention to the Interest Declarations made by RMBC Councillors, it was realised that the existing system was woefully inadequate and poorly administered! A fill in and forget it attitude seems to be the case amongst Councillors and the Monitoring Officer in our Town, this is especially disappointing in view of the time limits for amending records is only 28 days not the years it takes most members of the Council to update theirs!

I am very grateful therefore to my anonymous informant, for taking the time, trouble and expense to inform readers of just such a fine example in Dominic Beck:

Dominic Beck Councillors Interests Declaration of 10. 05. 2011.

Dinnington Guardian Published on Friday 24 June 2011 Career in politics Beck-oning

My informant highlights the following issues, Dominic Beck does not include his membership of the Labour Party nor Trades Union Membership as required under Labour Party Rules. Dominic Beck claims ‘employment’ by Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and RMBC simultaneously and points to the resulting conflict of interest!

My informant is entirely correct about their first two points but the third is an example of a mistake by Dominic Beck, he is not an employee of RMBC, but an elected member, as employment by RMBC would disqualify him from membership of the Council! RMBC should not have been mentioned in an answer to question 4.

One for pedants, where the answer does not apply to him, the only permissible answer is none, not the Blank or N/A answers given by Dominic Beck in his declaration of  10th May 2011.

One wonders why the Monitoring Officers counter signature was applied to this incomplete and incorrectly filled in declaration and indeed the fact that this particular example exists, does not inspire one with confidence that the rest of the declarations by other Councillors are any better.

Further questions, when did Dominic Beck’s contract of employment with Hughes & Hughes expire? As Hughes & Hughes is a company owned and run by Darren Hughes surely there must be some omissions from other declarations? What is the nature of his employment by B&R Chamber? Did it change? When did he cease being a student? we should be told!

* ‘Snail Mail’ inbox address available upon request.
Darren Hughes – Declaration of Interests
Thomas Fenoughty – Declaration of Interests

John Foden:

John Foden





Rob Foulds:

The Chris Read Files

Posted on June 7, 2011 by rothpol

Were Chris Read’s nomination papers correctly completed? The definitive answer! Posted on June 4, 2011 by rothpol Or, has the Advertiser mislead it’s readers? I read Gareth Dennison’s piece in last weeks advertiser with interest. The story was cobbled together from …Continue reading →

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

Posted on June 4, 2011 by rothpol

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 →

Richard S Russell vs Rob Foulds – Fact Check

Posted on June 1, 2011 by rothpol

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 →

Wickersley Labour Lies! Voters deceived?

Posted on May 12, 2011 by rothpol

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 →

Blue Badge Abusing Councillor – Council Officers prevaricate!

Posted on April 15, 2011 by rothpol

Don Buxton, a redoubtable fighter for the truth and a little openness from our most secretive council, has been trying to get to the bottom of the Blue Badge abuse scandal, first exposed by this blog on April 7th. As … Continue reading →

Salt Dome Protest Reaches Airwaves!

Posted on July 23, 2010 by rothpol

Neil Fulcher and Rob Foulds have taken to the airwaves to bring attention to massive ‘carbuncle’. Listen to Neil here. Listen to Rob here. Part 1, Part2.

Giant Salt Cellar – Latest News!

Posted on July 13, 2010 by rothpol

As is usual in Rotherham when councillors want their way, officers break every rule in the book to ensure that this happens! I publish below the text of an email sent to Rotherham MBC Chief Executive today, from Neil Fulcher. … Continue reading →

Rotherham Salt Store Row – Opposition Explodes into Action!

Posted on July 8, 2010 by rothpol

Our wonderful local newspaper the Rotherham Advertiser last week alerted the residents of Rotherham to yet another hair brained, crackpot scheme. This time to build a salt store igloo in a prominent position adjacent to junction 1 of the M18 … Continue reading →

Fresh Dearne Valley Pollution Alert!

Posted on June 13, 2010 by rothpol

Nearly twenty years ago the Dearne Valley was under threat of a Toxic Waste Incinerator that was slated for the old Dale & Brown Site in Swinton under cover of claimed ‘glass making’. Swinton residents and many others throughout the … Continue reading →

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