Next Years Elections – Battle Lines Being Drawn

Poor Rotherham. What hope is there with the crew we have ‘At the top’ ? Should be interesting though and hopefully some opposition with their minds set on the town and community rather than their own power9

Rotherham Politics

For those seriously intending to contest next year’s borough council elections, the battle is already beginning.

None more so than amongst the cohort of Labour incumbents, coming up for re-election next year.

They have their own re-selection battles to fight and I am informed that things are very likely to get very interesting, in more than a few ward Labour parties in Rotherham come December, when most of the selection votes will take place.

The Labour selection battleground:

Ward Incumbent % Vote Share
Anston & Woodsetts Jo Burton 39.6
Boston Castle Rose McNeely 41
Brins & Catcliffe Alan Buckley 46.8
Dinnington Jackie Falvey 49.7
Holderness Gerald Smith 48.6
Hoober Brian Steele 51.2
Keppel Ian Baron 35.1
Maltby Amy Rushforth 39.8
Rother Vale Richard Russell 47.3
Rotherham East Shaukut Ali 48.6
Rotherham West Jahangir Akhtar 42.6
Silverwood Pat Russell 42
Swinton Neil License 55
Valley Dave Pickering 44.7
Wales Ward Jenny…

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