From the Rotherham Advertiser this week:
Village hall trustees call in police
Published date: 29 April 2011 | Published by: Phil Turner
A TORY candidate in next week’s borough council elections is at the centre of a fraud investigation at a village hall.
Trustees of Kiveton Park and Wales Village Hall have called in police after thousands of pounds allegedly went “missing” from the bar while it was run by Wales Parish Council chairman Gill Shaw, who is standing for the Conservative Party in the Wales ward. Read on….
Disaster for the Wales Tories looks likely at next weeks elections in the light of the above story appearing in the Advertiser with just a week to go before polling day.
Dominic Beck, labour’s candidate in Wales Ward, cannot believe his luck and looks well set to take the seat easily, and become the youngest councillor ever on RMBC at just nineteen! When selected, it was fully expected that Dominic would loose, in what was rapidly becoming a safe Tory seat. That is, until all the controversies blew up!
Gill Shaw appears to be saying that she will sue for libel to protect her reputation.
Why are threats of lawyers and litigation considered as the first option rather than the last these days? It usually ends up making them look very foolish later when they realise that repairing reputational damage through the Courts is prohibitively expensive!
If the Advertiser has traduced Gill Shaw’s reputation? I am sure that the truth will out and be featured prominently in the Advertiser in due course, wherever the full truth lies!
Meanwhile, we would be happy to publish any statement given to us by Gill Shaw or the Tory Party which clarifies this major issue!
Published Previously: Wales Ward – Is political skulldugery involved?