Election Snippet 4: links to the past severed?

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Chris Read and Jon Trickett in the Yorkshire Post, have made claims the ‘old guard’ have been ‘put out to grass’, but are their claims credible? Jon Trickett stated; “TROUBLED Rotherham Council is aiming for a fresh start as Labour … Continue reading

22 in Labour rout as it cuts ties with Rotherham’s past

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22 in Labour rout as it cuts ties with Rotherham’s past TROUBLED Rotherham Council is aiming for a fresh start as Labour sift through their local election candidate list – ditching those with links to previous regimes. Government commissioners intervened … Continue reading

Now we know why Shaun Wright fell out with Kevin Barron

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I am grateful to have received the minutes of a meeting of Rother Valley Constituency Labour Party, that took place at the time of the labour selection process for a candidate for the first PCC elections. We now know why … Continue reading

It is the 11th anniversary of the seminar after which ‘no one can say they did not know’

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It is the 11th anniversary of the seminar after which ‘no one can say they did not know’ Labour’s claims to have changed and to have learned from past experience, has a rather hollow ring if one looks at Labour … Continue reading

It is nearly the 11th anniversary of the seminar after which ‘no one can say they did not know’

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It is nearly the 11th anniversary of the seminar, on 5th April 2005, after which, ‘no one can say they did not know’!* Labour’s claims to have changed and to have learned from past experience, has a rather hollow ring if … Continue reading

How many of these disgraced Labour Councillors, will be candidates again in May?

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Too many! Stepping down: Paul Lakin, Maggie Godfrey, John Doyle, Emma Hoddinott, Dominic Beck, Christine Beaumont and Mahroof Hussain. .

2016 Election Selection Dejection

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There are 63 seats to be contested in Rotherham’s 2016 Council elections….3 councillors for each of the 21 Wards. Sadly, well maybe not so sadly, none of the political parties can at present find sufficient candidates to contest every seat. … Continue reading