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

Deputy Leader Watson – some serious matters arising?

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Through my letter box this morning came this interesting series of questions arising from a speech Deputy Leader Gordon Watson made during the last Council meeting on 16th September 2015: To watch it yourself: http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/187710 My thanks goes to the … Continue reading

Summer season of scrutiny one – Advisory Cabinet

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Now the summer season is upon us, it is time to do what Rothpol does best, scrutiny. Starting with the top, the advisory cabinet, surely the most trusted and checked out group of Labour councillors of all? What do readers … Continue reading

The Day Sir Nutkin Came to Town

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It was a chilly Saturday morning in Dinnington, my self and Mr Lewis had decided to go shopping. As we were about to avail ourselves of a Tesco trolley we saw the not fit for purpose deputy leader of RMBC; … Continue reading

Rotherham Labour Party – Still in denial!

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A Party Political Statement by the Rotherham Labour Party (or put another way, how to try to spin your way out of the mire) Well everything’s all alright now then according to Labour. They have carried out an incredible amount … Continue reading

Chris Read – another Leader for now?

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News doing the rounds, Labour Group has chosen Chris Read as the new Leader for now! Rotherham Labour Group Choose New Leaders At a meeting last night, Rotherham’s Labour councillors elected Councillor Chris Read as their new Group leader, and … Continue reading

Moral bankruptcy, or simple hypocrisy?

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Another one from this mornings post, this time focussing, for the first time on Rotherham Politics, on Gordon Watson, a labour councillor representing Wales Ward. My anonymous source, to whom I give thanks, poses a question. Readers may have a … Continue reading

The shame of the Rotherham Labour 57!

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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