Election Snippet 5: Labour at war with itself


There is now no doubt, labour’s more robust approach to candidate selection this year, has ruffled more than a few feathers. This is most clearly visible in the Valley Ward election contest this year. There are three labour, three Ukip … Continue reading

Clearly the Labour Party in Rotherham is still ‘Not Fit For Purpose’! Two


Just received this first report that goes to the heart of the issue, denial! “I had a short but interesting conversation with an ex Labour Councillor. According to him, the initiation of the Jay report from within RMBC was politically … Continue reading

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

Something for the weekend, perhaps?

This latest task for Rotherham Politics readers may need to wait for the weekend for a detailed inspection of these important documents. Those who, perhaps surprisingly, have failed to declare hospitality, may ultimately prove to be the most fruitful? We shall see!

Atkin A Atkin A G&H
Doyle J Doyle J G&H
Ellis S Ellis S G&H
Foden J Foden J G&H
Hussain M Hussain M G&H
Kaye B Kaye B G&H
Pickering D Pickering D G&H
Russell P Russell P G&H
Russell R Russell R G&H
Smith G Smith G G&H
Stone R Stone R G&H
Wyatt K Wyatt K G&H

These documents should be studied in conjunction with these downloads: A job for Easter?

2014 elections – first look at the battleground

The 2014 Battleground, first look. These are the incumbent Councillors who’s Term of Office, expires May 2014.

Ward Incumbent Party
Anston & Woodsetts Ward Jo Burton Lab
Boston Castle Ward Rose McNeeley Lab
Brinsworth & Catcliffe Ward Alan Buckley Lab
Dinnington Ward Jackie Falvey Lab
Hellaby Ward Lynda Donaldson Con
Holderness Ward Gerald Smith Lab
Hoober Ward Brian Steele Lab
Keppel Ward Ian Barron Lab
Maltby Ward Amy Rushforth Lab
Rawmarsh Ward Shaun Wright Lab
Rother Vale Ward Richard Russell Lab
Rotherham East Shaukut Ali Lab
Rotherham West Jahangir Akhtar Lab
Silverwood Ward Pat Russell Lab
Sitwell Ward Tony Mannion Con
Swinton Ward Neil License Lab
Valley Ward Dave Pickering Lab
Wales Ward Jennifer Whysall Lab
Wath Ward Alan Atkin Lab
Wickersley Ward Sue Ellis Lab
Wingfield Ward Keith Goulty Lab

Borough Council Elections 2010 Results

Come Dine With Me – RMBC Style!

So in the land of Socialism, our well paid Mayor invites his well paid councillor mates along to a four star hotel for a £40 per head slap up meal, the Mayor arrives in his chauffeur driven BMW ET 1.

RMBC has two top of the range dedicated BMWs one for transporting the Mayor and one for transporting the Leader

The new Riverside building has the Ministry of Food bistro and the Town Hall has its own in-house catering facility, so no need for our Councillors to go hungry.

In the town where everyone matters, Cllr John Doyle is considering if a consultation on the removal of day centre transport and hearty meals for disabled adults should go ahead.

The anonymous council spokeswoman reassures us that the move will be good for service users and they will not have to spend so much time travelling, what waffle, she clearly has no understanding of the social benefits adults with learning difficulties can gain from a trip into a centre with friends.

So there we have it! Cllr Dave Pickering can spend money like water on four star meals and be driven about in his BMW, but for adults with learning difficulties, no meal and no transport.


Rotherham’s very own ‘Call me Dave’ Sworn in as Mayor, Today!

Rotherham Politics published this amusing story about Dave/David Pickering:

Rotherham’s very own ‘Call me Dave’ in name confusion

Rotherham’s very own ‘Call me Dave’, has difficulty remembering his own name correctly, it would appear! I speak of  Councillor Dave Pickering, who is currently Deputy Mayor and therefore next years, Mayor of Rotherham. Our story starts in March 2007, … Continue reading →

Thanks to the growing band of Borough Councillors using Twitter, it was possible to follow events as they unfolded today in the Council Chamber.

The new Mayor? Dave Pickering, the new Deputy Mayor? John Foden.

Mayors Dinner tonight, a few tweets to give us a flavour of events, would be most appreciated.