Awkward election moment as returning officer announces the wrong candidate has won

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It’s been called the ‘Oscars moment’ of the general election – but not in a good way. Jacqueline Collins, acting returning officer at the Mansfield count, took to the stage to announce the result – and declared Labour candidate Sir Alan Meale had been elected. Except … Continue reading

Anston Parish Council, the end?

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On another of Rotherham’s blogs, Anston Parish Council Watch, we find this interesting story about the ultimate future of APC: End of the line for Anston Parish Council? Posted on March 30, 2015 There is a report in the ‘Advertiser’ and … Continue reading

A case of ‘spot the difference’, maybe?

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Rotherham Politics readers like thought puzzles, they perhaps don’t come more interesting than this particular piece of the employment of incorrect facts to justify the unjustifiable. Below is the correspondence between Martin Kimber and Peter Thirlwall following Peters withdrawal from … Continue reading

That’s the way to do it!

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Rotherham Politics seems to have stumbled upon two examples of practises long since dead in Russia and China, but still going strong in North Korea and Rotherham it would appear! What practise would that be? That of altering the public … Continue reading

Call Someone An Asshole – That’s OK

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No action is being taken against Cllr Akhtar, despite the fact that he feels it appropriate to call someone an ‘asshole’ over Twitter. This response to a complaint is illustrative, many thanks to Rothpol’s source, who wishes to remain unidentified: