Labour has pulled their candidate from tonight’s hustings event, broadcast and organised by Radio Sheffield! Bottling it! Never looks pretty! Source BBC.
Latest announcement: Sarah Champion has pulled out of the Radio Sheffield debate tonight at New York stadium not because of the Foster Parent issue but the time would be better spend on valuable canvassing =of course it is Sarah. No open and transparent report from Council yet -no bets that that will be released after the election.
Initial reports indicate that after, running away from a microphone, much jocularity was the order of the day for those present! Sarah the Chump, indeed! Since when did any serious politician run away from a handy microphone? Well she’s no politician, is she! Her advice must have come from Cllr Look, Duck and Vanish MBE, he’s good at making himself scarce.
Labour has reached the unenviable position of actually losing Rotherham on Thursday. Their dirty tricks department is involved and there is a pretty good chance that even if the labour party should manage to scrape a victory, the Elections Court beckons. Phil Woolas, anyone?
Labour shouldn’t worry too much, Harriet Harman is on her way, leading the cavalry!
We can reveal that the Trades Unions; CWU, GMB, Unite and Unison are hopping mad about Sarah Champion’s selection, hardly ‘working class’ is she? No full timers working, perhaps that’s why? Who did Len McCluskey and Co want? Richard Burgon, the outstanding candidate on the long-list, that failed to make it to labour’s short-list. Wonder why not?
For those on the left, TUSC are holding a pre election rally at the Unity Centre tonight at 7pm. Candidate Ralph Dyson, Dave Nellist, a former Workers MP on a Workers Wage, and Michael Lavalette, Preston socialist councillor are speaking.
Labour campaigning now reported to be counter productive! All that labours party workers are now doing is to serve to highlight Rotherham Labour Parties special problems!
News is just coming in of a very interesting campaign tactic from labour!
Canvassers covering Broom, in Councillor Mahroof Hussain’s ward are mystified by the reaction of some voters in this once Labour stronghold.
“Some say they are under the assumption that because he is canvassing he must be standing as MP.”
“They think they’re voting for Mahroof and when you tell them this is not the case they are mystified”
Turns out that Mahroof must be in denial? He is letting constituents believe, they will be able to vote for him on Thursday! Conning constituents, is what the labour seems to specialise in, but need it be quite so blatant!