Letter to the Media about Muhbeen Hussain

Muhbeen Hussain – NOT the representative of British Muslim Youth

Rotherham Politics

Twice within the last few days Muhbeen Hussain has been presented in the media, commenting upon equalities issues, as  representing “British Muslim Youth.” The inference being that he represents an organisation, popular movement or somehow has a special status or standing that allows him to speak on behalf of Muslim young people in Britain

Other than by his age and ethnicity the latter is NOT the case

The only legal status thus far associated with the British Muslim Youth is in fact a company registered at Companies House under the name of BMY (CIC).

It is neither a registered charity nor political party

There are only three Company Directors. Muhbeen himself, his brother Vakas & a friend Waqass Farid. It is profit distributing structure, unlike the traditional non-profit distributing model used by pressure or charitable organisations.

Until recently there was a web site, now taken down. It revealed there are…

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Police watchdog begins probe into claims ex-South Yorkshire PCC lied on oath

Rotherham Politics

Police watchdog begins probe into claims ex-South Yorkshire PCC lied on oath

The police watchdog has begun an independent investigation into whether former South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright lied to MPs in parliament over the Rotherham child abuse scandal.

The complaint relates to evidence Mr Wright gave at a hearing in 2014, while he was still the PCC, where he gave evidence under oath about his knowledge of allegations of widespread child sexual abuse in Rotherham.

It’s specifically alleged that he denied having knowledge of child sexual exploitation in the town during his time as Rotherham Council’s cabinet member for children’s services between 2005 and 2010.

The investigation is specifically focused on whether the evidence given was in any way misleading, according to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

The IPCC can only investigate a Police and Crime Commissioner if the allegations made…

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Rochdale and Rotherham Grooming Abuse – still going on


3 MPs who claim they didn’t know about Child Sexual Exploitation years ago and received so called “damage compensation” for their already tarnished reputations, mentioned on here.

Who could this possibly be ?







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General Election June 8th 2017

Here we are on election day itself, and I am in as much of a moral and political dilemma on where to place my vote, than ever before.  From my conversations with a number of Maltby people, it seems that there are many others who find themselves in the same position.

Do I go against all my principles and vote for the incumbent, a man for whom I have not an ounce of respect – or a milligram in the decimal system – in the hope that the Conservative Party don’t get in, in Rother Valley  and in Westminster ? Theresa May’s government is currently about as bad as it can get, but to put a tick against Barron’s name ? I can’t do it.

Shall I vote for a Conservative candidate who has little in common with me and my family apart from opposing the Rotherham Labour Party ? Would I be happy with the Conservatives in control again and Theresa May remaining as PM ? No, I would not.

We have a UKIP candidate, who I know nothing about except what was on the flier posted to me (and everyone else apparently) and the man who is now leader of  UKIP somehow rubs me up the wrong way as soon as he opens his mouth. His policies don’t impress me much either.

Lib Dems ? Again know little of the candidate or her policies and Tim Farron just doesn’t enthuse me at all with his.

That then leaves me with the Green Party candidate. The Green Partys policies (if they stick with them as no one ever seems to do) seem well intended and I do like all things “green” but in a stronghold like Rother Valley it feels like I’d be wasting my vote.

So here I am, with just over 8 hours before the polls close and with no decision made.   This decision is too important to just spoil the paper for the sake of turnout numbers, as I have done in the past.   Anyone care to try to persuade me one way or another ?

Thanks in advance.












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Battle for Yorkshire mining seat of Rother Valley where old certainties mean nowt

Rotherham Politics

Like most coal mining communities, Rother Valley is a solid, safe Labour seat. Yet beneath the veneer of bucolic south Yorkshire countryside, an ideological battle is raging to turn this historic working-class heartland blue.

Rother Valley may have been held by the Labour Party ever since its creation in 1918, but residents believe that the demise of Ukip may prove pivotal — and could even swing it to the Conservatives.

The little-known seat is the southernmost seat in south Yorkshire and where the former foreign secretary William Hague, now Lord Hague of Richmond, grew up. It is historically working class, with its mining heritage never far from the forefront of voters’ minds.

A huge 67 per cent of constituents voted for Brexit. Many think that Jeremy Corbyn is a “muppet” and Theresa May just “another Maggie”. Nonetheless, with Brexit voted through, there is a belief that many Ukip votes will…

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Rother Valley Candidates

Lee James Hunter UKIP for Rother Valley

Understandably people are concerned of who to vote for in this coming election, many are considering voting Teresa May ‘just so Brexit happens’ or vote Jeremy Corbin because that’s what they’ve always done, regardless of what the Media spins of the uncertainty of Brexit happening, rest assured that Brexit will happen regardless of party in power, because of the will of the people, a Teresa May majority will be a disaster for our communities, we need fresh new voices and new ideas that will benefit us, vote UKIP be the change

Out today in Whiston, myself, Allen Cowles leader of opposition Rotherham council and candidate for Rotherham central & UKIPcouncillors Nigel Simpson, Kath Reeder, Mick Elliot, we had an extremely positive response, looking forward to meeting many more people inRother Valley

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Kevin John Barron Labour for Rother Valley

Great turnout today in Dinnington for my campaign launch, thanks for coming. Now to hit #labourdoorstep across Rother Valley. You can help out with a a donation here https://donate.labour.org.uk/rother_valley/1

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Paul Martin Green Party for Rother Valley
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Bethan Eddy Conservative for Rother Valley


Incredibly proud to have been selected as Theresa May’s Conservative candidate in Rother Valley. We need to make sure we have a strong and stable leadership to make sure we get the best Brexit deal for the Country.

A good weekend knocking doors, delivering leaflets and talking to residents. Just a shame about the weather!

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Katie Pruszynski for Rother Valley

Katie Pruszynski was born and educated in London, before moving to Nottingham for university. She has a varied background; after leaving university, she established a theatre company directing critically acclaimed shows in London and Edinburgh.

She moved into communications working for a small corporate finance firm in London before finally achieving her ambition of working in Parliament. She spent four years as the Senior Parliamentary Assistant to an MP; that time gave her a deep understanding of the challenges facing people in their day-to-day lives, and she remains humbled by the experience.

Working in Parliament gave Katie the confidence and inspiration to become a public servant; and that desire to work for each of her potential constituents is what drives her. She has a particular interest in mental health and women’s issues, as well as a determination to bring political discussion back to people who feel cut off from their leaders in London.

Following her approval as a candidate last year, Katie was privileged to be selected to stand for Rother Valley. Although an adopted Northerner, she has felt at home since moving to the area almost two years ago. She spent much of the last year working with a small manufacturer in Sheffield, providing invaluable insight into the struggle so many similar businesses face in the Rother Valley. As MP, Katie will seek to champion these tenacious and innovative businesses in Sheffield City Region economy.

Katie lives in Sheffield with her husband and two young children, working as a communications consultant for charities, businesses and political candidates. She loves American politics and culture, plucky little theatre groups and spending weekends exploring the Peak District with her family.

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General Elections 2017 – final day to register to vote

Applications for electoral registration must reach the Electoral Registration Officer by Monday, 22nd May 2017.

Candidates who will stand for local seats in next month’s General Election have been confirmed.

Rotherham voters will go to the polls on Thursday 8 June to elect MPs in the following constituencies:

  • Rother Valley

The candidates are confirmed as:

Rother Valley

Kevin Barron – Labour

Bethan Eddy – Conservative

Lee Hunter – UKIP

Paul Martin – Green Party

Katy Pruszynski – Liberal Democrats

Name of Candidate
Home Address
Description (if any)
Names of Signatories
Proposers(+), Seconders(++) & Assentors

Kevin John
68 Brookhaven Way, Bramley, Rotherham, S66 1WH
Labour Party
Goy David A(+)
Adair Terence W Singleton Shaun Scott Michael Mirfin Dennis Goy Carole A(++) Bolton Glenys Ashton David J C Tillery Eric Swift John F

Bethan Sian
36 Clarkson Close, Nuneaton, CV11 4BA
The Conservative Party Candidate
Hunt Jonathan C V(+)
Benson Anne Shepherd June Middleton Christopher N Marsh Barrie  Thomas June(++) Hunt Susan A Thomas David T A Middleton Anne Marsh Ruth P

Lee James
16 Buckingham Way, Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S66 7EA
UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Pittaway Christine A(+)
Murphy Claire Murphy Ann Murphy David Hunter Sharon L Moore Christopher(++) Pittaway Mark Cleary Elaine Murphy William White Kieron F J

Paul Neville
(address in the Rother Valley Constituency)
Green Party candidate
Barkley Ian D(+)
Gee David H Brown Richard C Littlewood Hilda C Senior Jill L Hamilton Wendy Elaine Brown Linda Malone Nicholas R Whyman Rebecca

Katie Mary
(address in the Sheffield Central Constituency)
Liberal Democrats
Taylor Colin D(+)
Hodgson Rachel H Richardson Jessica P Richardson Ann L aldi Jane E Taylor FrancesJ(++) Hodgson Alyn T Richardson Jemima F Richardson Paul A Martin Christine E V

The situation of Polling Stations and the description of persons entitled to vote thereat are as follows:

Situation of Polling Station
Station Number
Ranges of electoral register numbers of persons entitled to vote thereat
EB-1 to EB-2243
Centenary Hall, Bateman Road, Hellaby, Rotherham
EC-1 to EC-682
Addison Day Centre, Addison Road, Maltby, Rotherham
ED-1 to ED-1821
Addison Day Centre, Addison Road, Maltby, Rotherham

FE-1 to FE-1577
Maltby Linx Youth Centre, Lilly Hall Road, Maltby, Rotherham
IA-1 to IA-1341
The Grange Warden Centre, St. Bartholomew`s Close, Maltby, Rotherham
IB-1 to IB-520/1
Maltby Manor Academy, Davy Drive, Maltby, Rotherham
IC-1 to IC-1663
Maltby Service Centre, Braithwell Road, Maltby, Rotherham
ID-1 to ID-1195
Edward Dunn Memorial Hall, Tickhill Road, Maltby, Rotherham
IE-1 to IE-1123
Maltby St Marys Catholic Primary School, Muglet Lane, Maltby, Rotherham
IF-1 to IF-1148
Ascension Close Warden Centre, Ascension Close, Maltby, Rotherham
IG-1 to IG-915
The Grange Warden Centre, St. Bartholomew`s Close, Maltby, Rotherham
IH-1 to IH-102
Charles Foster Community Centre, Woodland Gardens, Maltby, Rotherham
II-1 to II-645

Statements of candidates in next post 

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