Darren on Rothpol

Listed here are links to every post that involves Darren published on Rotherham Politics.

Darren – Rotherham’s own B’Stard?

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Came across this image of a portrait of Darren Shaw/Hughes, whilst browsing the web.     Couldn’t help but be reminded of Rik Mayall’s famous character, Alan B’Stard, with whom Darren seems to share most of the same personality traits, … Continue reading

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Diamond geezer donates jewel to Mayor’s ball

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend and for the Mayor of Rotherham this is certainly true, as a special donation signs her time off with a sparkle. A flawless diamond worth over £2,000 was gifted to Cllr Lyndsay … Continue reading

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Darren Hughes first response

Is this the truth about the ‘diamond geezer’? Readers should know I have received a pre-action protocol letter from Oxley and Coward LLP’s Rotherham office requesting the the above post be taken down. I have had little alternative but to … Continue reading

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Private: All that dazzles is not diamond

I must confess to being mildly amused by the recent picture in the Advertiser of a surprisingly glum looking Darren Hughes, handing over a diamond to the Rotherham Mayor for use in her fund raising activities. No-one would criticise an … Continue reading

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Green light for Catcliffe homes plan after appeal

CAMPAIGNING residents were gutted after housing plans they defeated last year were passed on appeal. Network Space’s proposal for 64 homes off Blue Mans Way in Catcliffe brought an angry response and more than 70 objection letters. The plan was … Continue reading

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Labour’s campaign starts in Brinsworth & Catcliffe Ward

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A source sent me this today and thought you should see it too. .

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2016 Election Selection Dejection

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

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Labour’s forgotten entryists – Tories

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The post brought me this today, thought this should be shared. Grateful to the source for providing this.

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Another way of looking at the serving Labour Councillors

Another way of looking at the Labour Councillors, would be to list them in order of first election to the Council. So I thought I would take on that little challenge and below is the resulting information. This reveals much … Continue reading

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Those Akhtar ‘clones’ ready and waiting?

The most obvious of the Akhtar ‘clones’ was made clear in the person of Jones, the victor of the selection for the Rotherham West Ward. The selection battle started with the declaration by Jahangir Akhtar, ‘he would choose the candidate’! … Continue reading

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News of another Tory that ‘jumped ship’ to Labour

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News of another Tory that ‘jumped ship’ to Labour, from an anonymous source. This time the ‘local candidate’ for Labour, Richard Price standing in Wingfield Ward, is an ex Tory! Another one then, in addition to Darren Hughes, the ex-Tory … Continue reading

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Kevin and Darren – a leaflet!

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Thanks for this, goes to our Regular Reader: Readers should also consult, the Daz the defector files.

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Labour’s Entrist Infiltrators

I must say I find the Labour Party difficult to fathom? First they go in to full denial mode then they fail to mention it on election materials and now it seems, Labour are not even fielding their own candidates … Continue reading

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Exclusive Brethren A story of intrigue and less than honest dealing

Some stories we have already published about this cult wanting to expand in our Borough. They enlisted the help of the then Councillor Darren Hughes, to manipulate the situation to their advantage.Darren Hughes then promptly lost his seat due in … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Roth Central CLP AGM cancelled – Why?

Tonight’s Roth Central CLP AGM cancelled by Mahroof…..reason given, “circumstances outside of our control.” Unless Dazza was his usual incompetent self and simply forgot to book the room, it is hard to see what can have been beyond their control. … Continue reading

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Council Meeting Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 2.00 p.m.

Council Meeting Wednesday, 10th September, 2014 2.00 p.m. This meeting  is at the Town Hall, open to the public and available online, http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home Agenda Papers

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Party punish failed Councillors by removing right to banger perks

Who said Sarah Champion MP was ineffectual? Rapid action is her mark in trade. Actually it had to be pointed out to her that lots Labour Councillors lounging around quaffing wine and munching on bangers might not look, er good. … Continue reading

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Lets have a party!

Stuart Thornton gets a response to his Freedom of Information request and makes the following observations. It seem as though Dazza gets the Town hall for free to run the interviews for the Labour Party selection process. Dazza is not … Continue reading

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Specially for Labour members

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Thought it might prove useful to Labour members and students of politics in Rotherham to see the latest Labour Party Rule Book. Sure to make interesting reading, as the local Rotherham Labour members only get to see what those in … Continue reading

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Labour wouldn’t be that stupid, would they?

Labour’s rules, now stipulate, all potential candidates, including sitting Labour Party Councillors, must go through the entire selection process, including examination and interview, before they are admitted to the panel, from which Ward Labour Parties may choose to be their … Continue reading

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Darren in a strop?

Rothpol brings readers this email exchange of the 7th July 2014. Prompted by the post Rotherham Labour Selections 2015. It illuminates Darren’s attitudes re openness. Rothpol has yet to respond to his last missive, as I have nothing more to … Continue reading

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Labour Party Selection for 2015

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Snail Mail brought this today: A long hot summer ahead?

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The battle for Anston & Woodsetts – Another contribution from Bernard

A contribution to the fray in the battle for Anston and Woodsetts from the UKIP candidate Bernard Froggatt. This battle is becoming one of the most interesting in the Borough: To read the election leaflets in full: Anston and Woodsetts .

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The battle for Anston & Woodsetts – Labour signs of distress?

This time it is another letter from Jo Burton. are they worried? They should be, remember Darren in 2012! To read the election leaflets in full: Anston and Woodsetts .

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Dave Smith on the battle for Dinnington

“Labour must be running scared in Dinnington, three different leaflets and a personal letter to all postal voters. It would seem that they feel the necessity to put out a hastily produced leaflet to counter mine. Jacquie Falvey reckons she … Continue reading

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Euro Labour Manifesto

Labour’s effort for the European Elections. Click on image to view the whole leaflet.

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Darren Hughes an unconvincing Labour man

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A source who ticked the ‘no publicity box’ has supplied this reminder of the start of Darren’s political journey. This leaflet was distributed in Darren’s election battle for the Anston & Woodsetts Ward in 2008. This victory, was followed by … Continue reading

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The real Darren?

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This is where Darren Hughes felt most at home politically. Until he realised his ambitions could only be served, if he jumped ship and joined the Labour Party. He did this mid term, abandoning his core support in the process! … Continue reading

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Rare sight in Silverwood

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A very rare sight indeed, Labour out campaigning in Silverwood Ward. Rothpol spies the ‘kiss of death’ to many a campaign, Darren Hughes, on the extreme right of the picture? Darren even made a mess of his own re-election campaign … Continue reading

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Rawmarsh 2014 – Labour out campaigning

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Or….Every picture tells a story? The Labour Party is out campaigning in the Rawmarsh Ward, thought readers might be amused by this photo presented as evidence by John Healey on his twitter feed: Judging by this turnout they must be … Continue reading

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How to make friends and influence people?

Rotherham Politics has documented previously, the rather nasty side of Jahangir Akhtar, AKA Agent Garbo, and his representative on Earth, GraldHunter AKA Donald H Buxton. Their victims have included Roger Stone, Shaun Wright, Sarah Champion, Chris Read, Gerald Smith, Mahroof … Continue reading

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The shame of the Rotherham Labour 57!

Rotherham’s Labour Group Shabana Ahmed Jahangir Akhtar Shaukat Ali Jenny Andrews Lauren Astbury Alan Atkin Ian Barron Christine Beaumont Dominic Beck Alan Buckley Jo Burton Maggi Clark Simon Currie Judith Dalton Barry Dodson John Doyle Sue Ellis Jacqui Falvey John … Continue reading

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A question for Darren Hughes?

Our Darren (Daz) Hughes has got himself on the list of candidates for next June’s European Parliamentary Elections, albeit in sixth, or bottom place! Rothpol understands the Labour Party takes a dim view of members of secret societies being their … Continue reading

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Labour’s list of candidates for Yorkshire and The Humber

Yorkshire and The Humber 1.    MCAVAN, Linda 2.    CORBETT, Richard 3.    TUNNICLIFFE , Eleanor 4.    KHAN, Asghar 5.    MIRFIN-BOUKOURIS, Helen 6.    HUGHES , Darren

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Daz’s Bid For Glory?

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Or – Daz tries for a seat on the gravy train! Any seat will do! Rotherham Politics brings news of our Daz trying his best to con Yorkshire & Humberside Labour Party members that, he is not still a Tory … Continue reading

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You’ll get a bloody nose if you take us for granted

You’ll get a bloody nose if you take us for granted At a time when national politics is focusing on our possible broken relationship with Europe I feel Dinnington and Anston politics should be looking towards our broken relationship with … Continue reading

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Rawmarsh By-Election 2013 – Lisa Wright Campaigning

Found this picture of ‘the greedy one’ out campaigning with her team. Left to Right; Ken Wyatt, Lisa Wright (Candidate), Darren ‘Daz’ Hughes, Keith Goulty and Shaun Wright (Candidates husband, Rawmarsh Ward Labour Party Secretary, Lisa Wright’s election agent and … Continue reading

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Private Eye – The Daz Edition – In Full!

Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs column features our old friend Darren Jason Louis Hughes, no less. Private Eye edition 1339 should be on sale now, do yourself a favour get yourself a copy still only £1:50, there is much more than … Continue reading

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Private Eye – The Daz Edition

Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs column features our old friend Darren Jason Louis Hughes, no less. Private Eye edition 1339 should be on sale now, do yourself a favour get yourself a copy still only £1:50!: Before the nomenclatura get carried … Continue reading

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Keeping it in the family?

From the South Yorkshire Times: Wife of police commissioner selected as candidate for his vacant council seat The wife of South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright is to stand for the Rawmarsh seat on Rotherham Council, in the by-election sparked … Continue reading

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Keeping it in the family?

From the South Yorkshire Times: Wife of police commissioner selected as candidate for his vacant council seat The wife of South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright is to stand for the Rawmarsh seat on Rotherham Council, in the by-election sparked … Continue reading

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Some Serious Competition for Daz?

Tracey Simpson-Laing, Deputy Leader of the City of York Council and current UK Local Government representative to Europe, seems to have stolen a march on her opponents with her web offering and the impressive group of supporters. Looks like it … Continue reading

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Daz gets selected/shortlisted?

Darren Hughes @darrenjlhughes Shortlisted MEP Candidate for Yorkshire and the Humber Region. Labour/Coop Party. Chairman of Shield HIV and Rush House Ltd. All tweets in a personal capacity Rotherham · http://www.darrenjlhughes.com Readers shouldn’t miss: Daz the Defector’ Files From Tales from … Continue reading

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Vacancy Declared!

The vacancy for the Rawmarsh Ward has now been declared: Declaration of Vacancy, Rawmarsh Ward Two electors needed to ensure an election, get to it! See also: Shaun Wright Steps Down as Borough Councillor LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH … Continue reading

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Shaun Wright Steps Down as Borough Councillor

From the Advertiser: Shaun Wright quits Rotherham Council to focus on Police Commissioner role A by-election, at last! In Rawmarsh Ward. Update: There are now two contenders for the Labour nomination. Firstly and current front runner, is Darren Hughes, the … Continue reading

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Del Boy Sez £1.9M Ain’t Much Dosh

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Well, well, well, remember that old saying: “turns up just like a bad penny?” … Well that very same phrase went fleetingly through my mind when I read this – http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/92724/m1-congestion-busting-work-not-enough-.aspx I guess when you’re the … Continue reading

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Denial, Delusion or Misinformation?

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Imagine my surprise when I found this little nugget on Facebook this morning – About Darren I’m a Labour Councillor for the Anston and Woodsetts Ward of Rotherham Borough Council. Is this the triumph of hope … Continue reading

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Del Boy Appears… Disappears

Dear Rotherham Politics readers, Well well well, just like the bad penny or the smell you get when you have trodden in something on the sidewalk … up pops Del Boy, Da Laybah Champayne Commissar twitter-twattering with Da Stasi Commissaress … Continue reading

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In Tory Boy’s Case – Apology? Came There None!

Yesterdays outrage of the Twitter exchange between Cllr Chris Read and Ex-Cllr Darren Hughes, but still Lubyanka Champagne monitor. Much to Chris Read’s credit, he apologised as soon as his factual inaccuracies and extraordinary poor taste was pointed out to … Continue reading

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Lower than a snakes belly!

This just in from Cerberus: It just goes to show how low two Labour supporters will go to score a political point, this Tweet on Darren Hughes site with comments from Cllr Chris Read, they should both be ashamed of … Continue reading

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Another pretender?

Rotherham Politics understands that there is another that is a potential ‘pretender’ to the role of Rotherham Member of Parliament. This brings the total to three local Labour members, who are understood to be very interested. Mahroof Hussain MBE and … Continue reading

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Everyone but Beck!

When Rotherham Politics published the story, Dominic Beck – files new Interests Declaration, we assumed there would be little interest in this beyond a mere handful. How wrong we were, this post has been well read and commented upon, 373  400 … Continue reading

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Darren Hughes – The Return! featuring in a cameo role that star of THT, your very own Cllr Jahangir Akhtar!

The plot so far: A committed Tory jumps ship to oust long serving Labour activist, having managed to hoodwink the great Leader our Z list star takes on the sham role of an Anston Councillor while all the time in … Continue reading

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Fly posting – The Ex-Councillor, Mr Hughes responds!

Rothpol has been asked to give equal prominence to Darren Hughes response in the interests of fairness. I therefore reproduce Darren Hughes statement: From Darren Hughes “I would like to make some factual corrections to your posting. a. Prior to … Continue reading

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Fly posting – The Ex-Councillor, Mr Hughes

Rotherham Politics brings you another interesting exchange of E-Mails regarding the fly posting of Mr Darren Hughes Election posters in and around North and South Anston.  I am most highly peeved that MY TAX MONEY has been spent on the … Continue reading

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Grald-Hunter brings news of Darren Hughes

Dear Rotherham Politics, While perusing the articles, responses and Twitter-twatter of Da Laybah Champain Chattrin Clarsses, I came across this piece of what I can only describe as sheer public Nimbyism – Twitter: Ex Councillor Darren Hughes Waverley phase one … Continue reading

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The Day ‘Fly on the wall’ met the Queen and the Mayor came too!

I would like to tell you of an interesting day out I had, quite by accident, just the other day. As you know by now, I can usually be seen hanging round the Town Hall most of the time, but … Continue reading

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Anston’s Green Belt – still under threat, time to get organised!

When Rotherham Politics learned of the withdrawal of the planning application to build a Gospel Hall and School for the Exclusive Brethren’s exclusive use, we realised that this withdrawal was strategic rather than permanent. So it has proved to be. … Continue reading

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Jahangir Akhtar’s view on the Anston & Woodsetts Result

We quote from a Press release from Rotherham Labour Group: “Councillor Akhtar also expressed his disappointment that Anston and Woodsetts Councillor Darren Hughes narrowly lost his seat saying “Darren had been a great servant to his ward and made an … Continue reading

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ACORN ANTIQUES – An Election Special – 6 May 2012

Mrs Overall Rolls out the velum scroll , takes up her quill, to bring you and to record for posterity. the momentous events of the recent election for the Anston & Woodsetts Ward. THE RESULTS: Clive Jepson – Independent                         1249 … Continue reading

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Upset in Anston & Woodsetts ward!

For those eager readers waiting for full analysis of this years Rotherham local government elections, disappointment, I am afraid is inevitable! It takes time to do this. The highlight of the night came at the very end of the counting … Continue reading

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Rocking Horse droppings at Greenlands TARA AGM – tonight!

Greenlands TARA AGM – tonight! Breathless report just in! Darren Hughes turned up! Now there’s a surprise – he has never been at all in the last four years! Judy Dalton was invited – but “could not come” Darren spoke … Continue reading

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From RikiLeaks ‘snail mail’ inbox – Question for Darren?

RikiLeaks ‘snail mail’ inbox contained today this interesting question and observation on Anston & Woodsetts Tory Labour candidate Darren Hughes: Question: Why is Darren Hughes standing at Anston & Woodssetts and not at Brinsworth & Catcliffe where he belongs? Answer: … Continue reading

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Darren Hughes makes an ass of himself!

We have to give Darren one thing, his single minded determination to con the voters of Anston and Woodsetts Ward into re-electing ex-Tory boy, this time, as a Labour candidate! Darren Hughes campaign materials up to now are consistent in … Continue reading

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Darren Hughes confirms his duplicity over ‘Cult School’ for Anston!

From: C Jepson Sent: Mon 28/11/2011 16:50 To: Hughes, Darren Subject: Planning Application RB 2011/1568 Proposed School and Gospel Hall Todwick Road/Common Road, North Anston Dear Councillor Hughes, As you were not present at the parish council meeting on the … Continue reading

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Darren the Defector an appreciation by Truth Seeker

DARREN THE DEFECTOR Anston, both North & South is flooded with fly posters for Darren Hughes.  They are on lamp posts and telegraph posts. The ones on the telegraph posts are nailed on both top and bottom with what I … Continue reading

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Vote Clive Jepson for Anston & Woodsetts Ward

Just in, Clive Jepson’s, quite wonderful election address: To view full size, click on image. After reading, use you browsers back button to return. More developments on the ‘battle for Anston & Woodsetts’ later.

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Rotherham Local Government Election Coverage Starts

Rotherham Politics is getting into gear for coverage of the local elections on May 3rd! We start with an appeal for information from readers, we are particularly interested in leaflets put out by candidates. If readers have a scanner, they … Continue reading

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Rotherham Labour’s Democratic Deficit!

Whenever Rotherham Politics even so much as mentions that elections are to be contested by Independent candidates, Labour Trolls come out of the woodwork and criticise anyone who has the temerity to challenge them! Dave Smith is challenging Simon Tweed … Continue reading

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Anston ‘Comedy Club’ – the Robin Stonebridge, “pathetic and a waste of a life” edition!

My monthly sojourn, along with that finest of hecklers Mr Lewis, to the Anston comedy club did not disappoint.  The only member of the cast who was once again missing, was the amazing quick change artiste Turn Coat Hughes.  This … Continue reading

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Tickets on sale for The best ‘Comedy Club’ in Town – Monday 19th March!

Rotherham Politics has learned that Tickets are on sale for The best ‘Comedy Club’ in Town – known to us as Anston Parish Council, which takes place on Monday 19th March. Show time 19:00 starting with the supporting programme followed … Continue reading

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Rush House Project – New Information

Rotherham Politics is grateful to Trambuster for this latest information, which we bring you, to add to the information available of the many ways Rotherham is ‘joined up‘! Mr T thought this link (http://www.homelessuk.org/details.asp?id=HO1009073) should be more widely publicised. Thanks … Continue reading

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If ‘Wonder Boy’ Beck gets it wrong?

RikiLeaks ‘snail mail’ inbox*, the Royal Mail to you and me, has been busy this week. Rotherham Politics brings you the first, received on Monday, concerning Borough Councillor Dominic Beck the member for Wales Ward and Anston parish councillor who … Continue reading

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Joined Up Rotherham?

Labour dominated Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council covers an enormous area of South Yorkshire. It has long been suspected that, through manipulation of qualifying rules and by means of links between Labour representatives, Rotherham is pretty well ‘joined up’! In this … Continue reading

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‘Tiser brings us the ‘Three Wise Monkeys’?

The Rotherham Advertiser has today placed online, this video of Roger Stone, Martin Kimber and Jahangir Akhtar explaining this years budget. VIDEO: Budget ‘will prioritise Rotherham’s most vulnerable’ Reader sourced reviews will, no doubt, be interesting! Cast List: Roger Stone … Continue reading

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The best ‘Comedy Club’ in Town?

Rotherham Politics brings you a satirical take on last nights meeting of the Anston Comedy Club, also known to us as Anston parish council, from Comedy Correspondent, Dave Smith: Last night I decided to pay a visit to one of … Continue reading

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Can Rotherham have this too?

Couldn’t resist sharing this interesting article from the Guardian website with you: Why Oldham is taking council meetings online Broadcasting proceedings on the web with questions from the public is keeping Councillors on their toes Read on……. Must declare an … Continue reading

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Green Belt consultation – Feedback report.

A Rotherham Politics reader brings us news on the feedback resulting from the consultation on the LDF: I’ve just found out that the consultation process of 2011 feedback report has been published: link, http://www.rotherham.gov.uk/downloads/file/6243/feedback_report_january_2012. I’ve had a quick look and … Continue reading

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In Anston the pantomime season lasts all year!

Acorn Antiques January 2012 Reflections on Meetings of Anston Parish Council by Mrs Overall. 4th January Charity Meeting It was a calm night – no wind blowing. It was calm at the Parish Charity Meeting – no hot air! In … Continue reading

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The Saturday Question? 4th Feb 2012

Following the exposure this week, of the Civil Servant running the Student Loans system and his pay being paid gross in to a private company, avoiding Tax and NI! Have we any such arrangements here in Rotherham? Previous Saturday Questions: … Continue reading

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Silence from Darren Hughes – His constituents deserve an answer!

Last week Rothpol brought you, Darren Hughes & the Exclusive Brethren – ‘Useful Idiot’ or something more? Rothpol sent an Email to Darren asking him this simple question: “The readers of Rotherham Politics are bewildered at your support for the Exclusive … Continue reading

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Darren Hughes & the Exclusive Brethren – ‘Useful Idiot’ or something more?

Darren Hughes, RMBC Councillor for Anston & Woodsetts Ward who actually lives in Catcliffe, has been reported to have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to facilitate this locally unwelcome application for development, in part of Rotherham’s precious green belt at … Continue reading

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A question less random?

Did Anston parish council exceed their legal powers, when involved in litigation? This rather nasty little episode of the abuse of power may still come to haunt those involved, Robin Stonebridge and Iain StJohn, to name just two of them! … Continue reading

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Brethren School – Why did local citizens object?

Rotherham Politics brings you this objection letter from local resident, Hilary Estrada-Haigh: OBJECTION – TO – PROPOSED SCHOOL & CARETAKER’S HOUSE   –  COMMON LANE, ANSTON.                              For the Exclusive Brethren. REASONS: THIS SITE IS IN THE GREEN BELT THIS SITE DOES … Continue reading

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Wonderful news for Anston’s green belt!

It can be reported that the plans to build a school off Todwick Road with Common Road, Anston have been withdrawn!!!!!! . The advice from officers was for rejection. The decidedly unwelcome application was being fought by the the local … Continue reading

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Another question at random………

When Robin Stonebridge returned as a Parish Councillor on Anston Parish Council, were the Regional Labour Party aware of this in advance?

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A few random questions?

Rotherham Politics poses the difficult questions: Why are the Conservatives in Rotherham so poor at providing opposition? Why did the independent remuneration panel only take evidence and advice from Council Officers, before recommending more? Rotherham Politics thinks that ordinary people … Continue reading

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Time for Rotherham to bite the bullet?

Rotherham Politics suggestion for savings No Two. Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council elected members have had for years the highest allowances in South Yorkshire! Is Rotherham one of the largest authorities in Yorkshire? Definitely not! Rotherham is by any stretch of … Continue reading

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2011 in retrospect – Anticipating 2012 – 30,000 hits later!

On New Year’s Day, a few sometimes random reflections on 2011, and the same for the year in prospect. 2011 was an interesting year politically at the local and national level and 2012 looks set fair to be at least … Continue reading

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Rotherham Politics compared unfavourably with Pinocchio

I know it’s difficult to believe, but Rotherham Politics understands that this blog was compared unfavourably to Pinocchio, by parish councillor Robin Stonebridge. This blog stands accused of deliberately publishing untruths, by Robin Stonebridge. In the vernacular, Rotherham Politics was … Continue reading

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For your entertainment – The Acorn Antiques Christmas Pantomime! Act1

ACORN ANTIQUES – December 2011 Mrs Overall’s Anston parish, Christmas Pantomime – Act 1 Finance Meeting 7th December Cllr Thornton queried what interest Cllr St.John had declared in relation to a 100% grant (free use of Parish Hall) on 21 … Continue reading

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Vanity, pure vanity at Anston parish council

The Anston parish council chairman wants a chain of office! Anston parish chairmen have managed perfectly well for over 100 years without one, so why propose to buy one now for the chairman, John Ireland, when public funds are to … Continue reading

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‘Cult’ wants to build school on Anston’s greenbelt!

A Christian group, with some pretty unchristian practises, has applied to RMBC for planning permission to build a place of worship and a school on greenbelt land at Anston. This application has received the backing of Labour or so it … Continue reading

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Imprint on a Christmas card?

When Rik received this Christmas card to the voters of Anston & Woodsetts ward it seemed to add little to our understanding, He was wrong. Rik, despite many years of experience to call upon, could not remember ever receiving a … Continue reading

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Full page adverts – anyone might think Darren the Defector was seeking re-election in 2012

Darren Hughes has been taking out half page advertisements trying to convince the voters of the Anston & Woodsetts ward that despite turning his backs on them by defecting to Labour, he should be re-elected. The latest example is now … Continue reading

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I remember when – Robin Stonebridge resigns – for the first time!

Anston councillor Stonebridge quits Published on Wednesday 17 October 2007 CHAIRMAN Robin Stonebridge quit Anston Parish Council this week amid an atmosphere of ‘distrust and verbal agression’ from a handful of parishoners. Coun Stonebridge, who will still represent Anston and … Continue reading

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Darren the Defector – Is this guy for real?

Darren Hughes was elected four years ago as a Tory Councillor for Anston & Woodsetts Ward. He defeated the sitting Labour Member, Robin Stonebridge, by the considerable margin of a more than 500 vote majority! Darren fell out with his … Continue reading

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Jobs for the boys again? Darren Hughes and Robin Stonebridge.

So it looks like jobs for the boys again, Darren Hughes and Robin Stonebridge. Just to remind your readers, Cllr Hughes stood as a Tory against Robin Stonebridge who was then the Labour Councillor for Anston and Woodsetts. Cllr Hughes … Continue reading

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News of two more!

Thanks to readers it can now be reported that two more of next years crop have fallen on their own swords. Firstly the veteran Councillor Sheila Walker, currently member for Keppel Ward largely made up of Thorpe Hesley, is standing … Continue reading

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Labour’s problem for 2012 – time to wield the knife?

This is the time of year that all local politicians dread, at least those involved in selection or reselection battles for next years May council elections, that is! I bring you the full list of sitting labour councillors who’s term … Continue reading

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Save our Greenbelt Public Meeting Last night!

This photograph, by Simon Collett, supplied by Vic to whom we are grateful, thanks, was taken at the end of last nights most successful Public Meeting. The meeting took place in the Middleton Hall (DART) on Barleycroft Lane, Dinnington. Click … Continue reading

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Labour’s true man of the people? – A Tory in disguise?

@darrenjlhughes Darren Hughes Typical, my Porsche has special tyres which they can’t get until Tuesday Looks like I’ll be phoning round tomorrow whilst stuck in Liverpool Spotted this the other day, thought it might amuse you. Darren Hughes lets his … Continue reading

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Next years crop – badly in need of some weeding or pruning, perhaps?

I thought it might be interesting to take a quick look at sitting councillors on RMBC who would be expecting to be fighting their seats for their party at the local elections next May. Unless their Party tells them otherwise, … Continue reading

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Darren the Defector – gets his reward!

Darren Hughes the Tory councillor from Anston and Woodsetts Ward who famously jumped ship, defecting to Labour, has received his reward at last! He is now Chairman of the Self Regulation Select Commission that will pay him an additional £13,000! … Continue reading

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