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The strange case of the disappearing Tory?

Dear Rotherham Politics,

Does the person actually exist in reality or is he/she/it/they another figment of political imagination which floats around the junketing corridors down at Town Hall Towers just picking up their more than Sheffield City Councillor expenses and doing naff-all in return?

I know that Rovrum Tawreez are as rare as Rovrum Rockin Oss Dung but surely this is “Extracting the Urine” a little bit, innit?

The following response is what constantly returns whenever I include her/she/he/it/they in my regular enquiries of those who chose to put themselves forward for public office to serve the electorate on our behalf and run our town with our informed consent.

Yours Sincerely,

On Sat, 14/7/12, <> wrote:

From: <>
Subject: Delivery Status Notification (Failure)
To: Don Buxton
Date: Saturday, 14 July, 2012, 15:58

This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

Tories slip up in Rotherham East!

Information is reaching Rothpol of a mistake made by Mohammed Suleman, of the Conservative Party.

He allegedly, distributed election literature without any information of the printer or promoter!

I do not have to remind readers that the ‘devil is in the detail’ when it comes to observing the sometimes arcane world of electoral law, and so it is in this case.

Complaints, by the way, go to the police rather than electoral services at RMBC, to save anyone a wasted phone call.

We would be very grateful to any reader who has received one of these, dodgy election addresses, for scanning it as a picture in jpeg format and sending it to us so that all readers can see it. Thanks to our anonymous source:

We are also informed that this may not be an isolated example, rothpols readers are also our eyes and ears!