Shaun Wright – Caption Competition


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Dropping through letterboxes across Rotherham, the latest edition, summer 2013, of the Labour Voice. The usual hand wringing, drivel and crocodile tears are on display throughout, but this image appears on the front page and I couldn’t resist displaying it … Continue reading

PCC home security bill – Not £6,500 but an eyewatering £14,783.32!!


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Thanks to one enterprising soul, we now know exactly how much the security improvements to Shaun and Lisa Wright’s house in Rawmarsh cost us, the simply outrageous sum of £14,783.32!!! We publish the answer obtained by a Freedom of Information … Continue reading

Shaun Wright – Still breaking the rules, using forbidden images?

Rotherham Politics reported recently, on Shaun Wright’s abuse of the rules, when using images of Police and connected pictures in his campaigning materials;






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Do SYP Support Da Sheep for PCC?
Tiser – Read all about it!!

What do the rules say?

This was extracted from the full ACPO Guidance, pinched from, download full pdf here.

How then does Shaun Wright get away with the continued use on his campaign website of these two images that most certainly fall into the category of forbidden images:

These images are still being displayed on Shaun Wrights website, despite being warned about them, on at least two occasions last week by South Yorkshire Police. Ho so?


Reader photos most welcome, especially those showing Shaun Wright still using his large display, containing at least two forbidden images in breach of the ACPO Code.

Shaun Wright must think the law does not apply to him?

A pretty disgraceful attitude for a PCC candidate, his election will end in tears!

Rothpol is grateful to Gillian Radcliffe, for pursuing this matter with SY Police which provided the evidence for this posting. Mistakes, omissions all down to Rothpol.

Do SYP Support Da Sheep for PCC?

Dear Rotherham Politics readers,

Just look at this pic which is worth a thousand words –

Bobby knows best!!!!
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A South Yorkshire Police officer in uniform possibly getting involved in Shaun Da Sheep’s blatant electioneering. I wonder whether Shaun Da Sheep has this officer’s written consent to publish his picture on a public forum like his very public blatant political electioneering platform where he campaigns for election as PCC?

If Da Sheep didn’t get the bobby’s written consent, well then that’s another goolie-drop that this Corn Fed Grunter, Muppet and Clown has made to add to his A4 “Loser” fiasco, along with his failure to act over the recent child exploitation case in Rovrum.

Of course, if Da Sheep did get the bobby’s written consent to publish the bobby’s pic then that potentially brings the police officer, along with South Yorkshire Police, into potential conflict for lacking impartiality and judgement while on duty in uniform and potentially bringing both the officer and SYP into disrepute.

Wonder what advice Chief Constable David Crompton would have to offer on this situation?

Over to you Shaun Da Sheep. Did you or did you not get the bobby’s written consent?

Kind Regards,

Note: the link provided above to Shaun Wright’s twitter feed stopped working earlier today Sunday 9th Sept. What took them so long?

Cabinet Member Paul Lakin – Answers

This is the text of Paul Lakin’s first, but not in fact his last, comment today:

Dear Rothpol

Calling people Clowns, Muppets, Grunters, Labour Scum and even worse, Low Life’s  when used in a way to goad, humiliate or spark some form of negative reaction is a perfect example of bullying and when used through this form of media cyber bullying.

Then you Wonder why councillors don’t respond!

Experience tells us that the best way to deal with the bullies is to ignore their jibes. It hurts them more than they hurt you.

The alternative approach- if you know who who these people are  -is to front them up face to face and let them explain why they are acting in the way they are.

So here we go.

Cerberus – You make many accusations about the silence on Child sexual exploitation and grooming, you appear to speak with some knowledge of children’s services although this is very selective, yet appear to have very little or no knowledge of what we are doing and propose to-do in Rotherham.
So I make the offer to you and any of your colleagues to meet with me and the service face to face so we can listen to your concerns and tell you what we are doing to help tackle what can only be described as evil criminals.

I know of no councillor in the country let alone RMBC who agrees with the exploitation or harming of children in any way and who would not support the need to rid our borough of such criminal activity and the criminals that commit such heinous and vile acts.

Be assured that there is no silence, no media blackout and nobody is ducking the problem, but there will be no posting on this site, no matter how much name calling there is or how vexatious the comments become.

The time When  people start attacking personalities rather than policies is the time their argument is lost.

Graldhunter – Although I have seen you several times in and around the council chamber, I cannot recall ever having met or spoken to you but I assure you that I do not quake or quiver and I do not back away from the bully – school for me was made a place of hell for me by the constant bullying the memories of which never leave you and I’m sure that as a qualified teacher this is something with which you can concur – but I respect your views (not your observations) as I do those of Cerberus and will refrain from making judgement about either of your characters. On a lighter note my bowels and bladder are in fine fettle and good working order, but if you have a cure for a 19 week persistent cough i’d love to hear it – other than suggesting I cut my throat.

There will be no further reply to this blog.
If you want to take me up on the offer to meet then just call or email but please do not use the issue of child abuse and exploitation as a means of dirty politics to attack me or other councillors in RMBC.

Paul Lakin

Paul Lakin raises some very thought provoking issues for Rotherham Politics, an appropriate and considered response will be made soonest, but suffice it to say, everyone is welcome to comment or to make a contribution on Rotherham Politics save for the far right that is! Rothpol.

Failure means success for Cllr Wright

It appears that the route to success in the Rotherham Labour Party is by failure, it might seem a little odd but if you look at the PCC Candidate Cllr Shaun Wright you can spot the link.

While taking home over £25k a year for his Cabinet post Cllr Wright took the children’s department to the point of absolute failure and with it failed vulnerable individuals within the Borough.

On his watch girls as young as 12 were systematically used and abused by a gang of men from Rotherham.

This is a link to one of the more balanced articles and provides more of the detail on the Rotherham case.

The victims were all known to Social Services who failed to protect them, following the conviction of the men you would have thought that Cllr Wright and RMBC would have provided the public with information on how to reduce the risk of children being abused, but no,  a wall of silence.

Cllr Paul Lakin has maintained that public silence supported by Cllr Emma Hoddinott and the rest of the lambs.

Come November Cllr Wright will be elected to the high office of PCC and if  Rotherham Labour Party, Cllr Wright , Hoddinott and Lakin get their way the public will remain in the dark on the issue of grooming and exploitation.


News of PCC Hustings!

Dear Rotherham Politics readers,

No doubt, like me, you have been bristling for the first opportunity to quiz, challenge, scrutinise and ask questions of those souls who desperately want our vote for the overpaid job of South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Well wait no longer, cos here’s your opportunity –

The Coliseum is open, the lions are hungry and roaring, and all we need is for those daft, deluded, or demented enough to think they can keep us safe and sound as our PCC, to step into the sandpit for some original audience participation blood sport.

I’m applying for my tickets. Why don’t you? Maybe we could get a coach full of Rotherham Politics readers to have front row seats and take our knitting and enjoy the blood spatter.

All Hail to Caesar and Da Dodger and Da Sheep


The infantile loser?

Dear Rotherham Politics readers,

Well, ere’s a funny thing, don’t ya think?

Shaun Da Sheep, Rovrum’s Laybah PCC candidate, is proudly and vainly bleating about how he will ensure that the public get a response from Police within 24 hours if-and-when he gets the highly-paid PCC post he covets so much.

Hmm, all those weasel words would maybe convince me were it not for the infantile behaviour I witnessed from the public gallery in the RMBC Council Chamber when he held up a piece of paper with “Loser” writ large on it in front of Cllr Peter Thirlwall, who was giving his usual wonderful drubbing to the Laybah Corn Fed Grunters, Muppets and Clowns.

Of course, not one of Da Laybah Bruvvaz-n-Sistaz said they’d seen owt. No surprises there then!

Maybe they were in need of some professional clinical help from the flash chav Porsche optician mucker who lavished champers on them at the Mayor’s Junket?

But still, this oafish Rawmarsh and Parkgate clown and dullard will NOT get my vote.

It will go to anyone but him, however much Dodger’s new Ms Pravda Commissar tries to bullshite the public into thinking that Shaun Da Sheep will keep us all safer abed iffen he gets the PCC job.

You couldn’t make it up, but you sure can here in Rovrum


Independent PCC Candidate.

Former South Yorkshire Police Press Officer Gillian Radcliffe will be standing as an Independent candidate in the PCC elections in November.

Her website is

This could become interesting if the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats decide not to field candidates, Wright might be wishing he had not listened to his so called mates in the Labour Group.

In the other interesting race to remove Stone and Akhtar, Lakin and Hussain continue to lead the field to become the next Leader and Deputy.

Some of the current Cabinet are becoming increasingly concerned about their positions and the subsequent loss of their bloated allowances following the post election Cabinet re-shuffle, hence certain Cabinet Members going out of their way to promote Lakin via their social networking sites.

Following the Bradford spring, Respect have been in town getting a feel for the wards that would be most receptive to their message, Rotherham East and West could be the first to fall.

Peter Baker

For more information about Shaun Wright: The Shaun Wright Files , if you wonder why Rotherham Politics thinks that this deeply flawed individual should not be successful in his quest, should read this about Shaun Wright’s disgraceful behaviour whilst Deputy Mayor, Conduct Unbecoming?