With a little help from his ‘friends’?

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Barry Dodson, the Ex-Labour Councillor, Ex-Mayor (for three weeks) and currently a non-party member, is standing for the Council as an Independent for Rotherham East Ward. Normally in cases where they stand against official Labour candidates, their vote is likely … Continue reading

Election Snippet 1: Rotherham East Farce

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How peculiar? Who would believe it? A few months ago Rothpol cited Zahir Munir (aka Monir) as failing to pass Labour’s tests for being a fitting person to stand as their candidate for Rotherham East. But one has to give the lad … Continue reading

Going’s on at Rotherham East?

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It can now be revealed the casualty on Labour’s Rotherham East slate of candidates, was indeed Shakoor Adalat! Once it became known Shakoor was the representative of the Rotherham Slum Landlords and in whose name, legal action was entered into, … Continue reading

It is the 11th anniversary of the seminar after which ‘no one can say they did not know’

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It is the 11th anniversary of the seminar after which ‘no one can say they did not know’ Labour’s claims to have changed and to have learned from past experience, has a rather hollow ring if one looks at Labour … Continue reading

What’s Going on at Rotherham East?

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Last Friday an emergency email was sent out by the Regional Labour Party to its Rotherham members. Candidate wanted for Rotherham East..apply immediately!  If you are interested, the selection process needs to be completed by the following Monday evening. What … Continue reading

Who is embarrassed at Sajid’s picture?

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In the evening of Thursday last, I was surprised to receive a phone call from an unknown caller who without identifying the picture he was referring to, demanded I take it down immediately because it was said to be ’embarrassing’, … Continue reading

It is nearly the 11th anniversary of the seminar after which ‘no one can say they did not know’

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It is nearly the 11th anniversary of the seminar, on 5th April 2005, after which, ‘no one can say they did not know’!* Labour’s claims to have changed and to have learned from past experience, has a rather hollow ring if … Continue reading

A bed-time read or, another perspective on what has been learned

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Giles’ piece has been updated, with  fresh illumination brought to bear on Mahroof Hussain’s involvement, in an unsavoury incident, which has echoes of another, referred to in Denis MacShane’s book. Click on image to view:      

Rotherham East Ward – Labour’s candidates revealed

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Rotherham East Ward – Labour’s candidates revealed: Perhaps these three of Labour’s finest, would like to introduce themselves to our readers? Something in the comments should suffice. Shakoor Adalat is the candidate it turns out, in addition to our old … Continue reading

2016 Election Selection Dejection

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There are 63 seats to be contested in Rotherham’s 2016 Council elections….3 councillors for each of the 21 Wards. Sadly, well maybe not so sadly, none of the political parties can at present find sufficient candidates to contest every seat. … Continue reading