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Let the figures speak for themselves!
|Greed by Individual Councillor 2009-10|
|Rank||Name||2009-10||Ward||Up Next Year|
|5||Mahroof Hussain||£28,670.90||Boston Castle||No|
|8||Jahangir Akhtar||£28,622.08||Rotherham West||No|
|10||Iain StJohn||£26,707.84||Anston & Woodsetts||Yes|
|14||Rose McNeely||£23,186.91||Boston Castle||No|
|Georgina Boyes||£23,183.41||Rother Vale||No|
|Peter Wooton||£23,180.04||Boston Castle||Yes|
|21||Barry Dodson||£17,821.29||Rotherham East||Yes|
|22||John Swift||£17,746.45||Rother Vale||Yes|
|28||Maurice Kirk||£14,366.66||Rotherham East||No|
|31||Josephine Burton||£13,974.74||Anston & Woodsetts||No|
|32||Reg Littleboy||£13,882.84||Brinsworth & Catcliffe||Yes|
|33||Shaukat Ali||£13,735.60||Rotherham East||No|
|42||Fred Wright||£13,558.40||Brinsworth & Catcliffe||No|
|48||Kath Sims||£12,457.87||Rotherham West||No|
|John Foden||£12,306.98||Rotherham West||Yes|
|G Nightingale||£12,306.98||Rother Vale||No|
|John Gamble||£12,303.59||Brinsworth & Catcliffe||No|
|Darren Hughes||£12,303.59||Anston & Woodsetts||No|
|Martyn Parker||£12,303.59||Boston Castle||No|
|Councillor Greed by Ward 2009-2010.|
|Ward totals in descending order.|
|Anston & Woodsetts||£52,986.17||12|
|Brinsworth & Catcliffe||£39,744.83||19|
Political parties throughout the country are beginning the process of choosing their candidates for next years round of local council elections.
This list below details the Rotherham councillors that successfully fought these seats the last time they were contested in 2007.
If this list ends up looking anything like next years field of candidates then both Labour and the Tories are definitely having a laugh at our expense! It must surely be time for some of of them to go if their respective political parties want us to take them at all seriously in the future.
Hens ‘earn their corn’ by laying eggs, when they stop laying, it is surely time for them to go!
So too it should be on the council, when they have out lived their usefulness, it is time for them to stand aside, not to continue on until carried out in a box!
Even the Labour Party insists that being a councillor is not a job for life, but it is a pity that the Labour Party’s writ does not run as far as Rotherham, never has!
Which is why we are landed with such poor candidates year after year because no one wants to give up their allowances that give them a good life. We must not forget the ‘State Funeral’ that is their due entitlement if they die in office. We must also not forget, that when there are ‘bodies buried’, it pays to be around lest anything gets out.
When a labour councillor dies, the relatives of the recently deceased are treated to an immediate search and removal of anything that appertains to the work on the council of their loved one, quite outrageous when you have seen it up close from the relatives perspective!
Anston and Woodsetts Ward
Iain St John – Labour -1394 (321)
Boston Castle Ward
Peter Wootton – Labour – 1282 (451)
Brinsworth and Catcliffe Ward
Reg Littleboy – Labour – 1515 (366)
Jane Havenhand – Labour – 1216 (427)
Brian Cutts – Conservative – 1516 (697)
Jane Austen – Labour – 1801 (713)
Jane Hamilton – Labour – 1531 (612)
Barry Kaye – Labour – 1190 (238)
Ben Slade – Independent – 913 (90)
Neil Hamilton – Labour – 1495 (673)
Rother Vale Ward
John Swift – Labour – 1461 (917)
Rotherham East Ward
Barry Dodson – Labour – 1312 (826)
Rotherham West Ward
John Foden – Labour – 1305 (369)
Roger Stone – Labour – 1088 (217)
John Gilding – Conservative – 1901 (967)
John Doyle – Labour – 1436 (729)
Paul Lakin – Labour – 1271 (668)
Gavin Sharp – Conservative – 1045 (322)
Alex Sangster – Labour – 1641 (717)
Peter Thirlwall – Labour (Sits as Independent) – 1329 (233)
Terry Sharman – Labour – 1411 (545)
For a quick look at photos of the Rotherham councillors all on the same page, not recommended for the nervous or easily shocked, you have been warned click here to view.
At first glance, there are an awful lot of very old pictures here, time surely for an update?