Firstly this very revealing story, in Yorkshire’s national daily, the Yorkshire Post, from 2003:
Fresh blow for council rocked by scandal
Published on Sunday 26 October 2003
THE new leader of a council tainted by a major sleaze scandal has admitted making a false expenses claim over a trip to Scotland – but insists it was a genuine mistake.
The claim, by Rotherham Council leader Roger Stone, was discovered during a police inquiry into an anti-poverty organisation run by Garvin Reed, the disgraced former deputy leader of the authority who is currently serving a three-year prison sentence for his part in stealing 172,000 of public money. Read on….
And this link to a piece of the jigsaw of the history of Rotherham from the same time:
ROTHERHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL
REPORT TO CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE STANDARDS COMMITTEE
Available as a pdf, here.
A timely reminder of the tendency to corruption, fraud and worse that seems to occur wherever Labour rule without effective opposition!
Thanks to ‘A Friend of Old Rotherham‘, for bringing these links to our attention.
A selection of stories featuring Roger Stone from the Yorkshire Post can now be found in: