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
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
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
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?
The 2014 Battleground, first look. These are the incumbent Councillors who’s Term of Office, expires May 2014.
|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|
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 Politics published this amusing story about Dave/David Pickering:
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.