Off to the Orient?

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Off they go on the Oriental Express To a ancient land far and beyond Visions of China Theme Park Research is the official given reason Hard at work they shall be Not another jolly surely Those who are going on … Continue reading

The shame of the Rotherham Labour 57!

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Rotherham’s Labour Group Shabana Ahmed Jahangir Akhtar Shaukat Ali Jenny Andrews Lauren Astbury Alan Atkin Ian Barron Christine Beaumont Dominic Beck Alan Buckley Jo Burton Maggi Clark Simon Currie Judith Dalton Barry Dodson John Doyle Sue Ellis Jacqui Falvey John … Continue reading

A Machiavelli for our times?

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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council has been controlled by the Labour Party since the reorganisation of local government in 1974, which created the current structure we operate under today. Power corrupts! Absolute power, corrupts absolutely! Were it ever thus? Labour has … Continue reading

Prelude to Party Games?

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Party games are well under way in the battle to be selected or reselected by their Party to give them another four years, with their snouts in the trough! Ward Incumbent Party   Anston & Woodsetts Ward Jo Burton Lab … Continue reading

Something for the weekend, perhaps?

This latest task for Rotherham Politics readers may need to wait for the weekend for a detailed inspection of these important documents. Those who, perhaps surprisingly, have failed to declare hospitality, may ultimately prove to be the most fruitful? We shall see!

Atkin A Atkin A G&H
Doyle J Doyle J G&H
Ellis S Ellis S G&H
Foden J Foden J G&H
Hussain M Hussain M G&H
Kaye B Kaye B G&H
Pickering D Pickering D G&H
Russell P Russell P G&H
Russell R Russell R G&H
Smith G Smith G G&H
Stone R Stone R G&H
Wyatt K Wyatt K G&H

These documents should be studied in conjunction with these downloads: A job for Easter?

Exam Time Results!

Exam Results are in:

I know there are comments on this site that question the academic prowess of certain Rotten Metropolitan Borough Council Elected Members; however the 100% pass rate on the ethics papers may undermine this widely held view point.

No grade creep here, no exam marking changes a 100% pass rate, all candidates selected question three as the correct answer.

3 Try to shaft the hospital for £250.000 for a planning application   regarding car parking?

Well done boys and girls a gold star for everyone, no wonder it’s called Rotten MBC.
Now some controversy has crept into the news surrounding the exam results, some individuals who are not Elected Members have said that answer 2 is correct,
2 Adopt an open book approach to delivering community services and share back office resources to reduce costs?

Yes, they are right but not if you are a Labour Councillor at Rotten MBC.
Regrettably it has been brought to my attention (by the THT prefect) that following the heads up that the topic of Steel Action would feature in a future exam paper that the newer members of RMBC have been caught cheating by asking questions of their older and much wiser colleagues, they even asked some of those involved in the project, naughty, naughty.

It is also understood that the very mention of the words Steel Action resulted in a deathly silence descending on a room in THT with all eyes fixed on the big three, one started to perspire and loosen his tie, one started to cough and splutter so hard he went bright red and the final one clutched his chest while desperately looking for his GTN spray.

At this point a Member with First Aid skills considering the possibility of having to perform mouth to mouth resuscitation on one of the big three made himself scarce and let the GTN take effect.

Given the level of cheating on the topic of Steel Action the exam board are now looking how best to form the Steel Action question bank.

More exam papers to follow.

Aneurin Bevan.

Increased footfall? Now we know why!

Dear Rotherham Politics readers,

Ah ha, now I know the reasons behind the “increased footfall” that’s apparently occurring in dear old Rovrum, and which the Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns and their kling-ons have been trumpeting as a sign that Rovrum’s Phoenix is arising from the shopping ashes that they created …

“while in Rotherham shoplifting soared by 51 per cent with 468 incidents recorded” according to this report in “The Star”  – http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/wanted-police-hunt-for-south-yorkshire-shoplifters-after-massive-rise-1-4856667

Yes, once again, dear old Rovrum is top of the hit parade, but yet again, for all the wrong reasons.

Still, I’m sure this won’t stop Dodger and his muckers from going junketing across Eastern Europe inviting everyone with no skills, no capital, no property, no jobs, no prospects, no morals, no family values, to descend on our hospitable lickle town to take advantage of us …
Yours in desperation,
Grald-Hunter

Another ‘Pilgrim’ Progresses?

Rotherham Politics brings you news of a second Trades Union ‘Pilgrim’, serving as a Councillor on Rotherham MBC.

This time it involves Barnsley MBC Unison Convener, Brian Steele. Who famously replaced Richard Russell as Labour Councillor representing Hoober Ward.

A typical silly season story, might be the usual groaning response from readers, but you would be wrong.

The issue of ratepayer funded Trades Union lay officials ‘tossing it off on the rates’ is important enough to merit attention, but when coupled with service as a Councillor on an adjacent Authority, it starts to raise the most fundamental of questions, involving the potential for conflicts of interests of a variety of kinds? Some are especially acute when neighbouring Authorities are involved.

Pilgrim’s Progress?

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Emma Hoddinott, the Wickersley Borough Councillor, Labour Group Press Officer and Unison North Yorkshire County Council ‘Pilgrim’, lately at the Olympics, knows a thing or two about upsetting people does Emma! Emma Hoddinott was elected to RMBC this May and … Continue reading →

2014 elections – first look at the battleground

The 2014 Battleground, first look. These are the incumbent Councillors who’s Term of Office, expires May 2014.

Ward Incumbent Party
Anston & Woodsetts Ward Jo Burton Lab
Boston Castle Ward Rose McNeeley Lab
Brinsworth & Catcliffe Ward Alan Buckley Lab
Dinnington Ward Jackie Falvey Lab
Hellaby Ward Lynda Donaldson Con
Holderness Ward Gerald Smith Lab
Hoober Ward Brian Steele Lab
Keppel Ward Ian Barron Lab
Maltby Ward Amy Rushforth Lab
Rawmarsh Ward Shaun Wright Lab
Rother Vale Ward Richard Russell Lab
Rotherham East Shaukut Ali Lab
Rotherham West Jahangir Akhtar Lab
Silverwood Ward Pat Russell Lab
Sitwell Ward Tony Mannion Con
Swinton Ward Neil License Lab
Valley Ward Dave Pickering Lab
Wales Ward Jennifer Whysall Lab
Wath Ward Alan Atkin Lab
Wickersley Ward Sue Ellis Lab
Wingfield Ward Keith Goulty Lab

Borough Council Elections 2010 Results