From ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
Martin Kimber Returning Officer Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE
Telephone 01709 362121 Fax 01709 367343
Email electoralservices@ rotherham.gov.uk Website http://www.rotherham.gov.uk
CASUAL VACANCY: MALTBY TOWN COUNCIL (NORTH WARD )
I refer to your letter requesting that an election be held to fill the vacancy on Maltby Town Council (North Ward), which I can confirm is a valid request.
The date of the election will be 7th March 2013 The notice of the election will be published no later than 31 January 2013
I will be able to receive completed nomination papers no earlier than Friday 1 February 2013 but not later than noon Friday 8 February 2013.
Nomination papers will be available from my office from Wednesday 30 January 2013 should you require them.
If you require nomination papers or any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact Electoral Services.
Deputy Returning Officer
Now’s our chance to get someone elected who will be an asset to Maltby Town Council.
Hope we don’t let the opportunity go to waste.
Reblogged this on Rotherham Politics.
I will be standing as a Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) candidate for this seat. I gathered the signatures and sent the letter that forced this election, so as to give the residents of maltby the chance to vote for change.
If elected I pledge to always put the concerns of the people of Maltby first. I also want to use a small amount of MTC’s unspent budget to keep open our local bowling greens as these are a vital source of social interaction for the elderly people who use them. For this reason I believe that the decision to close them for a saving of around just 2000 pounds must be reversed. I would also seek talks with the board of Maltby acadamy to ask them why them appear to be removing failing children from the school on some occasions leaving them with no chance to sit any GCSE’s at all.
In addition to this I would seek far more regular meetings of the MTC and more transparancy so that the people know what decisions are being made.
Residents of the. Maltby North ward will see a full list of promises from me shortly so for now I urge; don’t let labour keep failing you. Vote for the party that cares about you, on march 7th vote TUSC.
Excellent. Now all we need is a decent independent candidate and we’re laughing.
Welcome to maltbyblogger Joe Robinson and thanks for your comments.
Good news that you have decided to stand as candidate for the election. Also good news that there ARE people who care about Maltby enough to request an election. despite MTC seemingly keeping the vacancy as quiet as possible ! (There was me thinking that my letter and signatures might have been the only one sent in ! 🙂 )
Like the sound of your pledges so far and look forward to hearing more. Hope you will continue to read and comment on maltbyblogger and keep Maltby residents informed and up to date with what is happening in their town.
R Wilde – decent independant ? Aren’t you just that person ? 🙂
Lol MB. Decent? Well I try to be. Independent? Absolutely. But I also know in my heart that I’m not the right man for the job. Maltby deserves someone good, not just someone with good intentions. Thanks for the thought though 🙂