Conservative Opinion for Rother Valley

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Independent Candidate for Rother Valley

Received information from Nigel Short, the Independent candidate for Rother Valley in the forthcoming General Election.

Here is the information he has provided and also a link to his website which he is currently growing with his ideas and intentions.

“I guess the ultimate message I am pushing is truly regional representation for Rother Valley residents in Parliament – without the meddling and pressure of political parties expecting me to put the party ahead of local residents. If elected I can consider the merits of any bills and how they will impact on us. And vote accordingly.

I have also committed to quarterly constituency meetings – in addition to the regular surgeries – where constituents will be encouraged to attend. That will give true accountability – I will be answerable only to the people of Rother Valley. I will attempt to justify votes I have been part of – and also to gauge local appetite for future votes to be considered. I won’t be hiding in Parliament – I will actively be lobbying on behalf of my constituents – the people who put me there to do just that.”

Nigel Short website

Please feel free to comment on here on this and any other relative issues.

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Candidates for General Election, 12 Dec 2019 – Rother Valley


Allen Cowles


Allen Cowles is the The Brexit Party candidate in the constituency of Rother Valley in the UK Parliament elections.

Associated companies

Allen Cowles is associated with the following companies:

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2017: The 2017 General Election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Rotherham
  • 2016: The Rotherham local election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Sitwell ward
  • 2015: The 2015 General Election, as the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate for the Member of Parliament for Rother Valley

Nigel Short

profile photo of Nigel Short

Nigel Short is an independent candidate in the constituency of Rother Valley in the UK Parliament elections

Statement to voters

An Independent candidate offering true representation for constituents with no party political pressure.


Emily West

Emily West




Emily West is the Green Party candidate in the constituency of Rother Valley in the UK Parliament elections.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2016: The Rotherham local election, as the Green Party candidate for the Rawmarsh ward

“Emily becomes the youngest ever leader of a local political party in Rotherham. Emily who is a star rising star of the Green Party of England and Wales and is very popular in the Young Greens movement said “I can’t wait to get started, it’s an exciting time in politics both nationally and locally, and as Green’s we are aiming to play a big part in Rotherham’s future”.  ”

Further information here :  Rotherham Green Party


Sophie Wilson

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Sophie Wilson is the Labour Party candidate in the constituency of Rother Valley in the UK Parliament elections.

Previous elections

This candidate has previously stood for election in:

  • 2017: The Sheffield local election, as the Labour Party candidate for the Beighton


Alexander Stafford



Alexander Stafford is the Conservative and Unionist Party candidate in the constituency of Rother Valley in the UK Parliament elections.


Rotherham Conservatives @RotherhamTories
“We are delighted to announce that Alexander Stafford will be the Conservative candidate for Rother Valley”.

Colin Taylor

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Statement of Persons Nominated – Rother Valley Constituency

Election of a Member of Parliament for the Rother Valley Constituency

Notice is hereby given that:

1. A poll for the election of a Member of Parliament for Rother Valley will be held on       Thursday 12 December 2019, between the hours of 7:00 amand 10:00 pm.

2. One Member of Parliament is to be elected.

3. The names, home addresses and descriptions of the Candidates remaining validly nominated for election and the names of all persons signing the Candidates nomination paper are as follows:

5 Greystones
Road, Whiston,
S60 4BG
Brexit Party 

SHORT Nigel Robert
(address in the
Rother Valley


STAFFORD Alexander
(address in the
Ealing Central and
The Conservative Party 
TAYLOR Colin David
Muirfield, Sheep
Cote Road,
S60 4BZ
Liberal Democrats 

WEST Emily Rose
(address in the
Green Party


WILSON Sophie Jane
10 Driver Street,
S13 9WP
Labour Party 

If a candidate has requested not to make their home address public, the constituency in which their home address is situated (or the country if their address is outside the UK) will be provided.

Further details of proprosers, seconders and polling stations can be found here :

Statement of Persons Nominated


Candidates have been contacted by mb to suggest that they post their election leaflets and intentions if elected here,  or provide details by posting comments and information to encourage discussion.



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UK Parliament elections candidates Who Can I Vote For?

Please feel free to update this information if and when more details are known.

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Did Your MP Vote for a General Election ?

For an early general election on 12 December 2019

For    438

Against  20

Sir Kevin Barron, Rother Valley, Voted For
Labour amendment to move election to 9 Dec
For          295
Against   315
Full details of MPs, parties and voting here :
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Kevin Barron -valedictory speech

5th November 2019

Kevin Barron Valedictory Speech

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General Election December 12th 2019

Early Parliamentary General Election Bill – Early parliamentary general election

(29 Oct 2019)

Voted (aye) to hold a General Election on the 12th of December 2019
(division #16; result was 437 aye, 20 no)

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EU Withdrawal Bill

EU Withdrawal Bill Vote

“During the 2017 general election when I was campaigning in Rother Valley, I made clear to my constituents that I had voted for Article 50, which set out the timetable that we are now following for our exit from the EU.

I also made it clear that while I would hold the government to account on its Brexit policies, I would also not disrespect my constituents by needlessly trying to block Brexit. Those were also the words of the Labour Party manifesto that all Labour MPs stood on, which clearly stated that we respected the referendum decision and we would support the process of leaving the EU.

Once a parliament has handed over the choice in the form of a referendum we must respect the decision that is made. It truly saddens me that so many in the Commons are trying to overturn the decision.

We cannot allow this and I believe it would have dire political consequences for the Labour Party if it were to happen. A second referendum would be a betrayal of many of our voters and I am almost certain we would never agree what the question should be anyway.

We couldn’t even agree the rules for a TV debate on this issue so I think the chances of agreeing anything of that magnitude are incredibly low.

The deal in front of the Commons is clearly not a perfect one, but there was never going to be a perfect deal that would solve all of the problems and worries that people from across the political spectrum have.

My reservations about the deal are far outweighed by the huge risk of a no-deal Brexit, which would cause devastation for many in this country. It will also certainly hit people in the north and manufacturing hubs harder as these kind of economic impacts usually do.

We must also listen to what experts have to say, which I understand is a novel idea in recent times. Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney has warned the Treasury committee that in the most “extreme” case, food prices could rise by 10 per cent.

We have spent far too long negotiating the rules of the transition period and instead we must get on with negotiating a trade deal with the EU that works for people across the UK. This cannot be done by sacrificing workers’ rights or environmental standards.

It is a shame that the government waited until last week to engage with Labour MPs on this issue, however I believe we can achieve a position that would protect these essential standards. I will continue to engage with the government to enshrine these protections within the bill.

We must also be honest that any future deal does not support the continuation of freedom of movement with the EU and that is rightly recognised in the political declaration.

I cannot support any arrangement that allows that to continue as I believe this issue was a major factor in the way that many people voted, especially in my constituency.

I know it will disappoint many within my party but I will be voting in support of the prime minister’s deal on Tuesday as that is the only option on the table that truly enacts the promises that I made to my constituents and avoids the horror of a no-deal Brexit.”

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Our Kev’s Last Stand

I’m a bit late with this post but couldn’t let a momentous occasion for this blog such as this,  go by without a mention of Kevin Barron saying that he will stand down at the next election.

Our  Rother Valley MP says  it has been the honour of his life to represent his constituency for more than 36 years.

Here is his post on Twitter announcing the news, which, if I wasn’t blocked by him I would have seen sooner – but never mind.

Kevin Barron MP


It has been the greatest honour to represent the people of Rother Valley in Parliament for over thirty-six years and I sincerely thank all of my constituents for their support over the years. I have made the decision that this Parliamentary term will be my last. 

So, all the best to him for the future – no hard feelings or grudges held by maltbyblogger  on this subject.

Here’s hoping he has a long and pleasant retirement and that whoever follows him as our MP will do their best for the constituency, regardless of party politics or self interest.

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