Jim responds to Gerald

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“In his posting on this website dated 28th November 2013 “Gerald Smith Response to Hilda Jack”, our Gerald stated, “She (Hilda Jack) identifies me as the agent for the Parish Council Elections of 2011. Please contact the Elections office to … Continue reading

Gerald Smith – Hilda Jack’s Account

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“Cllr. Smith not endorsed as a candidate for the 2014 election and referred to the NEC of the Labour Party for his caution for an election offence in 2011? Surprise surprise in trouble again for not putting his name on … Continue reading

Hilda goes for it in Holderness

Hilda Jack the dumped, Ex Labour Councillor for Holderness Ward is fighting back against the Labour election machine.

She has issued the election literature shown below:

We are wondering if her now Ex-Labour mates will have the heart to report her for the evident elections offence? We will, no doubt, find out in the fullness of time.

If Gerald Smith or his mates do report her, it would amount to the worst kind of hypocrisy, given the outrageous and illegal antics last year and Gerald Smiths formal police caution (Conviction) for his own errors!

A huge thank you is due to our source, Thanks again, Rothpol.

Who else is standing? The Runners and Riders.

Vote Loony – You Know It Makes Sense!

Close of nominations reveals the first Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate has appeared in Rotherham! Omar Mehban is standing for them in Mahroof Hussain’s Ward, Boston Castle.

There has appeared also a rift in Holderness Ward Labour Party where the Official Labour Candidate, Christopher Robinson is opposed by the newly Independent (and Unofficial Monster Raving Loony Party Candidate) Hilda Jack, the sitting Councillor. She is refusing to lie down, after being dumped by Labour in a ‘palace coup’, organised by her long term ally Gerald Smith. See: Rotherham’s disgraceful parade gets ever longer!

The third surprise is Thomas Fenoughty who, despite having a solid majority, is not defending his Wales Ward seat?

Official Monster Raving Loony Party

Does Rotherham have their very own ‘Two Homes’ councillor?

Speculation is rife throughout the borough that Rotherham may well have their very own ‘I’m-Alright-Jacks’, with reports coming in of at least one councillor living in council accommodation whilst owning a property about a mile away!

More information is being sought, if readers have more information on this or other examples of apparent abuse of power please let us know see, About Rotherham Politics.

Grant Shapps: “A lot of people who are in council houses have second homes”

Grant Shapps: “A lot of people who are in council houses have second homes, and they rent out their main home or the council home. That is another scandal that I am sure he will appreciate our bringing to an end.” Hansard Monday 31st October 2011.

Is Grant Shapps perhaps, a mind reader?

Breaking News!! Selection fun in Holderness Ward – Gerald Smith dumps mate?

News just in of a selection upset in Holderness Ward where on Monday night Hilda Jack, the decidedly veteran councillor was deselected in favour of Chris Robinson!

Gerald Smith was reportedly behind the palace coup! She apparently was well beaten gaining little support for her reselection.

Another source has just told me, she hasn’t given up the fight and will try her luck in another ward struggling to achieve their female quota!!! Quite where she can find a ward, stupid enough to pick her, is another question entirely?

Update – A possible target ward for her is believed to be Brinsworth & Catcliffe according to some? If readers know more please let us know.

I am sorry for posting the incorrect information previously. This can be problem sometimes with breaking stories and I think my hearing must need checking?

Next years crop – badly in need of some weeding or pruning, perhaps?

I thought it might be interesting to take a quick look at sitting councillors on RMBC who would be expecting to be fighting their seats for their party at the local elections next May. Unless their Party tells them otherwise, that is! There are some real lulu’s on this list, for the moment, I will give you the opportunity to examine each of them yourself and maybe the comments might start fingering the real corkers!

Anston and Woodsetts Ward: Darren Jason Louis Hughes – The Conservative Labour Party Candidate – 1704 (520)
Boston Castle Ward: Mahroof Hussain – The Labour Party Candidate – 1545  (641)
Brinsworth and Catcliffe Ward: John Eric Gamble – BNP – 1430  (61)
Dinnington Ward: Simon Tweed – The Labour Party Candidate – 979 – (117)
Hellaby Ward: John Turner  – The Conservative Party Candidate – 1865 (1096)
Holderness Ward: Hilda Landells Jack – The Labour Party Candidate – 1311  (515)
Hoober Ward: Frank Hodgkiss – The Labour Party Candidate – 1322 (465)
Keppel Ward: Sheila Walker – The Labour Party Candidate – 1069 – (184)
Maltby Ward: Will Blair – British National Party – 702 (18)
Rawmarsh Ward: Glyn Whelbourn – The Labour Party Candidate – 1291 (369)
Rother Vale Ward: Jeb Nightingale – The Labour Party Candidate – 1161 (392)
Rotherham East Ward: Maurice Richard Kirk – The Labour Party – 1163 (559)
Rotherham West Ward: Kath Sims – The Labour Party Candidate – 1227  (269)
Silverwood Ward: Ann Russell – The Labour Party Candidate – 1044 (138)
Sitwell Ward: Middleton, Christopher Norman The Conservative Party Candidate 1213
Swinton Ward: Ken Wyatt – The Labour Party Candidate – 1341 (332)
Valley Ward: Simon Currie – The Labour Party Candidate – 982 (171)
Wales Ward: Thomas Anthony Fenoughty – The Conservative Party -1275 (377)
Wath Ward: Alan Gosling – The Labour Party Candidate – 1461 (619)
Wickersley Ward: Martyn Lawton Parker – The Conservative Party – 1355 (100)
Wingfield Ward: Lindsay Johnston – The Labour Party Candidate – 1110 (118)

Undoubtedly the poorest of the three groups of councillors both for Labour and the Tories!

Who are the Holderness Labour members behind the Aston-cum-Aughton Parish election scandal ?

Holderness Labour’s candidates, on whose behalf the notorious leaflet was distributed.

North Ward: Bartholomew, Bernadette Ann; Corkell, Derek; Knowles, David Alfred; Smith, Gerald; Wade, Patricia: Woodhouse, Michael Richard.

South Ward: Armitage, Alex; Jack, Hilda Landells; Jack, Kingsley Manuel Paxton; Pitchley, Lyndsay; Richardson, Jim.

West Ward: Robinson, Christopher Bernard; Windle, Carole.

Example of official Labour Parish election leaflet:

The ‘offending’ leaflet:Those with sharp eyes, will have noted that the official Labour Leaflet states, ‘Published by G.Smith 4 Brook Close Aston Sheffield S26 2GB Printed by J S Blencowe’. The same address, minus the name G Smith, appears on the ‘offensive’ leaflet which is both misleading and untrue in most respects!

Whose address is this? I can reveal it is the residential address of one of Rotherham’s most disagreeable politicians, Borough Councillor and at least until tomorrow, Aston-cum-Aughton Parish Councillor – Gerald Smith !

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who Is The Greediest Of Them All?…..

Let the figures speak for themselves!

Greed by Individual Councillor 2009-10
Rank Name 2009-10 Ward Up Next Year
1 Roger Stone £45,407.72 Silverwood Yes
2 Terry Sharman £34,062.38 Wingfield Yes
3 Richard Russell £29,127.27 Hoober No
4 Gerald Smith £28,730.15 Holderness No
5 Mahroof Hussain £28,670.90 Boston Castle No
6 Glyn Whelbourn £28,662.08 Rawmarsh No
7 Shaun Wright £28,624.15 Rawmarsh No
8 Jahangir Akhtar £28,622.08 Rotherham West No
9 Ken Wyatt £28,597.44 Swinton No
10 Iain StJohn £26,707.84 Anston & Woodsetts Yes
11 John Doyle £26,608.20 Swinton Yes
12 Dave Pickering £23,292.72 Valley No
13 Ann Russell £23,268.91 Silverwood No
14 Rose McNeely £23,186.91 Boston Castle No
15 Jane Austen £23,183.41 Holderness Yes
Georgina Boyes £23,183.41 Rother Vale No
17 Alex Sangster £23,182.96 Wath Yes
John Gilding £23,182.96 Sitwell Yes
19 Hilda Jack £23,180.04 Holderness No
Peter Wooton £23,180.04 Boston Castle Yes
21 Barry Dodson £17,821.29 Rotherham East Yes
22 John Swift £17,746.45 Rother Vale Yes
23 Lindsay Johnston £17,734.79 Wingfield No
Paul Lakin £17,734.79 Valley Yes
Jennifer Whysall £17,734.79 Wales No
26 Alan Atkin £17,064.05 Wath No
JRA Turner £17,064.05 Hellaby No
28 Maurice Kirk £14,366.66 Rotherham East No
Amy Rushforth £14,366.66 Maltby No
30 Frank Hodgkiss £14,191.06 Hoober No
31 Josephine Burton £13,974.74 Anston & Woodsetts No
32 Reg Littleboy £13,882.84 Brinsworth & Catcliffe Yes
33 Shaukat Ali £13,735.60 Rotherham East No
34 Pat Russell £13,640.64 Silverwood No
35 Ian Barron £13,596.78 Keppel No
36 Sheila Walker £13,588.84 Keppel No
37 Barry Kaye £13,570.24 Keppel Yes
38 Jacqueline Falvey £13,558.84 Dinnington No
Alan Gosling £13,558.84 Wath No
Jane Hamilton £13,558.84 Hoober Yes
Jane Havenhand £13,558.84 Dinnington Yes
42 Fred Wright £13,558.40 Brinsworth & Catcliffe No
43 Simon Currie £13,404.13 Valley No
Keith Goulty £13,404.13 Wingfield No
45 Simon Tweed £13,400.75 Dinnington No
46 Chris McMahon £12,952.16 Wickersley No
47 Neil License £12,772.58 Swinton No
48 Kath Sims £12,457.87 Rotherham West No
49 T Fenoughty £12,412.54 Wales No
50 Michael Clarke £12,306.98 Sitwell Dec
Brian Cutts £12,306.98 Hellaby Yes
Lynda Donaldson £12,306.98 Hellaby No
John Foden £12,306.98 Rotherham West Yes
Neil Hamilton £12,306.98 Rawmarsh Yes
Tony Mannion £12,306.98 Sitwell No
G Nightingale £12,306.98 Rother Vale No
G Sharp £12,306.98 Wales Yes
Ben Slade £12,306.98 Maltby Yes
Peter Thirlwall £12,306.98 Wickersley Yes
60 Will Blair £12,303.59 Maltby No
John Gamble £12,303.59 Brinsworth & Catcliffe No
Darren Hughes £12,303.59 Anston & Woodsetts No
Martyn Parker £12,303.59 Boston Castle No

Councillor Greed by Ward 2009-2010.
Ward totals in descending order.
Ward Total Rank
Silverwood £82,317.27 1
Holderness £75,093.60 2
Boston Castle £75,037.85 3
Rawmarsh £69,593.21 4
Swinton £67,978.22 5
Wingfield £65,201.13 6
Hoober £56,877.17 7
Valley £54,431.64 8
Wath £53,804.30 9
Rotherham West £53,386.93 10
Rother Vale £53,236.84 11
Anston & Woodsetts £52,986.17 12
Sitwell £47,796.88 13
Rotherham East £45,923.55 14
Wales £42,454.31 15
Hellaby £41,681.01 16
Keppel £40,755.86 17
Dinnington £40,518.43 18
Brinsworth & Catcliffe £39,744.83 19
Maltby £38,977.23 20
Wickersley £37,562.73 21

Extracted from: http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/download/3675/members_allowances_and_expenses_2009-10