Lets have a party!


Stuart Thornton gets a response to his Freedom of Information request and makes the following observations. It seem as though Dazza gets the Town hall for free to run the interviews for the Labour Party selection process. Dazza is not … Continue reading

Two Vultures Circling – Naked Ambition Alert!


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Today’s snail mail brought this evidence of change on the horizon, coupled with naked ambition?

You’ll get a bloody nose if you take us for granted


You’ll get a bloody nose if you take us for granted At a time when national politics is focusing on our possible broken relationship with Europe I feel Dinnington and Anston politics should be looking towards our broken relationship with … Continue reading

Rawmarsh By-Election 2013 – Lisa Wright Campaigning

lisa - Campaigning

Found this picture of ‘the greedy one’ out campaigning with her team. Left to Right; Ken Wyatt, Lisa Wright (Candidate), Darren ‘Daz’ Hughes, Keith Goulty and Shaun Wright (Candidates husband, Rawmarsh Ward Labour Party Secretary, Lisa Wright’s election agent and SY Police & Crime Commissioner).

Daz Hughes, the Champagne socialist and kiss of death to many an election campaign, even his own! Rothpol’s intelligence indicates that this by-election is getting desperately close! There are rumours that Nigel Farage may be putting in an appearance to support their candidate, watch this space!

When your troops are as numerous as this, not much door-knocking is going to take place!

Polling day in the Rawmarsh by-election, is 16th May, Thursday week!

There is still all to play for, with ten days of campaigning to go!

Private Eye – The Daz Edition – In Full!

Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs column features our old friend Darren Jason Louis Hughes, no less. Private Eye edition 1339 should be on sale now, do yourself a favour get yourself a copy still only £1:50, there is much more than this, to make your purchase worthwhile!

See also: The ‘Daz the Defector’ Files

PE 1339

Daz 1Daz 2Many apologies to Private Eye.

Private Eye – The Daz Edition

Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs column features our old friend Darren Jason Louis Hughes, no less. Private Eye edition 1339 should be on sale now, do yourself a favour get yourself a copy still only £1:50!:

PE 1339

Before the nomenclatura get carried away, two of them are mentioned too! Come back later for more.


A wag has suggested a new name for Daz.com, greedytosseronthemake.com, perhaps?

Some Serious Competition for Daz?

Tracey Simpson-Laing, Deputy Leader of the City of York Council and current UK Local Government representative to Europe, seems to have stolen a march on her opponents with her web offering and the impressive group of supporters. Looks like it may already be over for Daz’s European Ambitions?


Amongst her many endorsers can be found:

Councillor Keith Wakefield, Leader of Leeds City Council
Councillor Stephen Houghton, Leader of Barnsley Council
Councillor Roger Stone, Leader of Rotherham Council
Councillor Mehboob Khan, Leader of Kirklees Council
Coucnillor Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council
Councillor Tim Swift, Leader of Calderdale Council
Councillor Steve Brady, Leader of Kingston upon Hull Council
Councillor James Alexander, Leader of City of York Council
Councillor Bill Dixon, Leader of Darlington Council

Looks like it’s all over bar the shouting with this bunch supporting Tracey. Roger Stone’s support for Tracey must be especially galling for Daz?

Previously on Rotherham Politics: Daz gets selected/shortlisted?

Daz gets selected/shortlisted?

Darren Hughes

Darren Hughes


Shortlisted MEP Candidate for Yorkshire and the Humber Region. Labour/Coop Party. Chairman of Shield HIV and Rush House Ltd. All tweets in a personal capacity

Rotherham · http://www.darrenjlhughes.com

Readers shouldn’t miss: Daz the Defector’ Files

From Tales from The Town Hall:

Darren Hughes – One To Watch

(Posted 01/05/12)

Don’t take your eye off Darren Hughes. Look away for just a brief moment and all could have changed. This is the Conservative who was elected to Rotherham Council by supporters in the Anston and Wooodsetts ward in 2008, became leader of the Conservative group on the council, and then quit the Tory Party two years later. Read on…

Vacancy Declared!

The vacancy for the Rawmarsh Ward has now been declared:

Declaration of Vacancy, Rawmarsh Ward

Two electors needed to ensure an election, get to it!

See also: Shaun Wright Steps Down as Borough Councillor

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN under Section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972 that a casual vacancy exists in the office of Borough Councillor for the RAWMARSH WARD of the borough of Rotherham.
An election to fill the vacancy will be held if notice in writing of a request for an election is given to Mrs J Collins, Director of Legal and Democratic Services, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, Riverside House, Main
Street, Rotherham S60 1AE by two registered electors.
If no such request is received, the vacancy will be filled at the next ordinary elections in May 2014.
Martin Kimber
Chief Executive
3 April 2013