The man who would be Mayor: But is he a fit and proper person?

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The trouble with “regime change” is that it strips away organisational memory, and so entrenches the power of those that survive the cull. So it is with the Rotherham Labour Group. There are no elections in Rotherham this year, but … Continue reading

Rotherham By-Election Daily News Digest – 14th Nov

The morning after the night before edition.

Labour last night selected Sarah Champion with the grand total of 13 votes!

John Healey, MP for Wentworth & Dearne has already been appointed ‘minder’ to Sarah Champion, an interesting job, I would imagine?

This, after some of the most disgraceful scenes to be witnessed at a meeting of the Labour Party in Rotherham, or anywhere for that matter. All under the watchful eye of Len Tingle and the BBC’s cameras.

Yvonne Ridley, the Respect candidate, is reportedly no longer short of local help as those disgruntled by last nights events gravitate towards her campaign, motivated by their anger at their failure to secure the Labour nomination for Mahroof Hussain.

The question on everyone’s lips, did we witness the ending of a political career on our televisions, last night? Or the exposure of a Constituency Labour Party, penetrated by the most ugly and fundamentally un-democratic element since Militant!