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Dump Labour and Vote Independent!

Do Dinnington and Anston a favour if you really must vote Labour and stay at home!

It’s that time of year again, you’ve probably had the pamphlets through the door already. It’s the only time the Rotherham Labour party give a monkeys about Dinnington and Anston…. That’s right! **ELECTION TIME!!**

Any day now they will be knocking on your door, perhaps accompanied by the local MP if he’s not too busy referring himself to the Parliamentary Standards Committee.

If course they’ll want to talk to you about Tory cuts and how it would be so much better if they were running things, but you might want to ask a few questions:

  1. Just who was it who allowed hundreds of young girls to be abused on the streets of Rotherham for years?
  2. Why is the Labour controlled Police force withdrawing officers from our community and closing our Police station? Why don’t we get our fair share of South Yorkshire Police resources?
  3. Why do we see year on year under investment in our local infrastructure whilst our Council tax is spent in Rotherham town centre?
  4. Why don’t we have leisure facilities in Dinnington or Anston? Why did they get built in Maltby and Aston when we have a higher population here?
  5. Why are all the travellers camps in Rotherham earmarked for our area?

Yes, it’s the Labour party!

This year we have three independent candidates in Dinnington and two in Anston. Vote Independent and Dump Labour in 2016!

Election Aftermath

As the dust settles in Dinnington and the wider Rotherham Borough has anyone from the ruling Labour group realised why so many people voted UKIP here?

UKIP is a protest party, an angry party. You vote UKIP when you want to say that you are unhappy in no uncertain terms with the status quo.

Are Rotherham Labour genuinely surprised that people are so unhappy with them?

Was it the fact that they ignored child abuse in the town for years and put those councillors most responsible for this neglect into positions of greater power?

Was it the greenbelt issues where our local councillors did not one useful thing to oppose Rotherham Council building a thousand houses over our countryside? (In Dinnington’s case)

Was it the fact that when they pay themselves 1.1 million pounds a year and then try to save money by closing children’s centres?

The cuts to our library? The closure of the Council service centre?

The answer is probably yes to all of the above, Dinnington gets a raw deal in Rotherham and we are sick of it.

Labour supporters fought a massive negative campaign against UKIP, accusing them at times of being a Nazi or Facist party.

Which party spent a decade or more undermining our personal freedoms, taking away our right to free speech, introducing draconian legislation and starting two major wars? Labour.

Who allowed uncontrolled immigration and epic abuse of our benefit system? Yep, look in the mirror folks and you’ll see what an oppressive party really looks like.

BUT I didn’t vote UKIP.

In amongst all the excitement did anyone notice the independent candidate running, our tireless local stalwart Dave Smith? Dave took 579 votes and although this wasn’t the thousand and odd the other two got I think it a great achievement for a guy who stands up for Dinnington on his own with no party machine just a few friends and family helping him out. If you don’t like UKIP and want to see change next time consider voting for Dave because if you want someone who will tirelessly fight for Dinnington and not cow tow to a party line he’s your man.

Dave almost certainly took enough votes off Labour to ensure they didn’t escape by the skin of their teeth as Jo Burton and Gerald Smith did in neighbouring wards.

That’s why I didn’t vote UKIP, I voted for Dave.

The Changed Landscape

Our map below shows the new results from the other night at a glance…

Purple is UKIP, red is Labour, pink shows Labour seats which UKIP missed by a very small amount of votes.

Just to be clear this indicates the results from the last election only, it doesn’t show the balance of power in Rotherham which is still predominantly Labour.


Summary of wards with majority for each:

Anston and Woodsetts 31 Rotherham East 220
Boston Castle 161 Rotherham West 39
Brinsworth and Catcliffe 1628 Silverwood 539
Dinnington 98 Sitwell 675 (Tories 2nd)
Hellaby 675 Swinton 59
Holderness 3 Valley 185
Hoober 211 Wales 278
Keppel 400 Wath 149
Maltby 63 Wickersley 203
Rawmarsh 343 Wingfield 391
Rother Vale 347


Rotherham Labour Get a Kicking

“Oh God I’m going to have to get a job now!” Quote from last night, defeated Labour councillor. Welcome to our world!

In other news:

UKIP support increases massively in Rotherham Borough, they took 10 of the 21 seats on the night.

Dinnington Goes UKIP.

Jo “Baldrick” Burton Hangs on by 31 votes in Anston

Gerald “I want to build on your greenbelt” Smith hangs on by THREE VOTES!

Deputy Leader Akhtar is GONE!

Sir Kev’s relation gets ousted.

Local independent Dave Smith takes hundreds of votes from Labour in Dinnington.

Many other Labour Councillors only just won.

Labour supports brand UKIP a Nazi party, forgetting who started the last couple of wars are we, chaps?