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?

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 !