Darren 2012

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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Hubris in Rotherham? Well I never!

When Rotherham Politics first learned that Iain StJohn was  to be Agent for Darren Hughes in the elections this year, we thought that things may well be ‘interesting’ to say the least. Iain StJohn had himself been a subject of … 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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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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