A self inflicted wound?

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UKIP’s Rotherham election campaign was beset with problems, right from the beginning. The problems started with the conference speech of Jane Collins. It is standard practice for political parties to have the speeches checked by lawyers before they are given. … Continue reading

2015 post election re-alignment, first signs?

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All political parties, that don’t perform as well as hoped, squabble afterwards. At the local level, this has manifested itself as infighting which has broken out and we now have a new Independent group consisting of Martyn Parker*, Clive Jepson** … Continue reading

The battle for Silverwood – Martyn Parker ups the ante

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Pat Russell, the Labour Candidate for Silverwood Ward, is understood to be under severe pressure from UKIP. Martyn Parker, the UKIP Candidate has distributed this leaflet, click on image to read in full: .

Rawmarsh By-Election 2013 – Lisa Wright Campaigning

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Found this picture of ‘the greedy one’ out campaigning with her team. Left to Right; Ken Wyatt, Lisa Wright (Candidate), Darren ‘Daz’ Hughes, Keith Goulty and Shaun Wright (Candidates husband, Rawmarsh Ward Labour Party Secretary, Lisa Wright’s election agent and SY Police & Crime Commissioner).

Daz Hughes, the Champagne socialist and kiss of death to many an election campaign, even his own! Rothpol’s intelligence indicates that this by-election is getting desperately close! There are rumours that Nigel Farage may be putting in an appearance to support their candidate, watch this space!

When your troops are as numerous as this, not much door-knocking is going to take place!

Polling day in the Rawmarsh by-election, is 16th May, Thursday week!

There is still all to play for, with ten days of campaigning to go!

Rawmarsh By-Election 2013 – Diary Dates

Organising an event connected to the Rawmarsh by-election? Let Rothpol know.

Just one event, so far:

Wednesday 8th May, 7-00pm
Earl Grey (Dining Room),
High Street, Rawmarsh
Andy Gray TUSC candidate, will be speaking among others. Everyone welcome!
TUSC: Andrew Gray

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Polling day in the Rawmarsh by-election, is 16th May, Thursday week!

There is still all to play for, with ten days of campaigning to go!

Rawmarsh By-Election Candidate Statement – Martyn Parker

I was born in Kilnhurst and  lived in and around the area for 20 years which included living in the Parkgate  area and attending a local Comprehensive school.

After leaving school I worked  at Central Engineering Workshops and Brinsworth Strip Mill for seven years which  were both part of British Steel.

In 1986,  under Mrs Thatcher’s government, I was made redundant from Brinsworth Strip  Mill, so I experienced at first hand the hardships and sacrifices made by the  working man. However, I channelled this in a positive way and took the  opportunity to retrain which allowed me to secure a job as a vending engineer  where I worked tirelessly for seven years before I decided to make the brave  decision of starting my own vending business, which has now been established for  nearly 20 years.

As we all  know, the common misconception people have of a Conservative is a posh,  privately educated person born with ‘a silver spoon’ but the people of Rawmarsh  can clearly relate to someone such as myself who has strived to work hard for  all of my life and has been committed to providing a living for my family and  contributing to our society.

I know the  value of hard work, I know how tough it can be to provide for your family on a  limited income but at the same time, I know that through perseverance and  dedication, we can achieve anything that we want.

I have  previously been a councillor for RMBC from 2008-2012 and this was a very  significant part of my working life because it allowed me to constructively  challenge the Labour run council and hold them to account but most importantly because it allowed me to serve the people of Wickersley and relate to the issues  affecting them.

My message to the people of Rawmarsh is: a vote for the  Conservative Party is a vote for experience, a vote of absolute commitment to  our local community and a vote for someone who knows how our council works and  how to make sure Rawmarsh is given a fair  representation.

Promoted by Omar Mehban on behalf of Martyn Parker and the  Conservative Party, both at 1b South Terrace, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, S60  2EU

Polling day in the Rawmarsh by-election, is 16th May.