Dave Smith the independent candidate for the local elections has been remembering the miners strike, something that played a very large part in my own childhood.
Even now it sends a shiver down my spine when I ride my bike up past the ruined Miners Welfare, you can feel the neglect and disappointment hanging in the air. I can only imagine how this makes the miners feel, those who remember its hey day.
Many people in Dinnington didn’t rely on the pit and life for them continued, but for a large part of our community what was taken is yet to be replaced.
Dave Smith the independent candidate for Dinnington and what he thinks of the Council trough. Personally I always say the trough remains the same, the pigs just change colour. That’s why I don’t vote for the major parties and their candidates.
Dave has some thoughts of his own, have a read….
Personally I try to avoid Rotherham, but Dave Smith the independent candidate for Dinnington in May’s elections clearly knows no fear.
Read this thrilling tale of how Dave and first mate Brian Lewis resisted the siren call of Rodger Stone to visit some ideological rape and pillage on some silly Union people.
Dinnington local activist Dave Smith is the latest to enter the fray for May’s local elections. He intends to challenge the incumbent Labour Councillor Jacquie Falvey for Dinnington ward.
Launching is Dave4Dinnington website he says:
“I make no secret of the fact that I will be standing as an independent candidate in the Rotherham Borough Council elections in May. The question I get asked the most is what difference can one person make when faced with the might of the political parties. So I think I should point out the changes I have forced Dinnington Town council to adopt, and this whilst not being an elected member of the Town or Borough council. Dinnington Town council has been misusing the 1972 local government act, to keep the general public from hearing what decisions these people were making supposedly in our interests. Virtually all of the council business was being conducted in secret, I challenged this and made them change the way they conduct their meetings; the public can now stay for all of the meeting. This means that what for years was secret is now open to public scrutiny, I did this. Then I took them on about their secret committees, they had two, one was the finance committee and the other the asset committee. They were keeping the public out of these committees by misusing another act, I have forced them to disband the finance committee because this has to be dealt with in the full council meeting; and the asset committee has to now allow the public into their meetings. These are important changes it means the council has to conduct its business in front of the very people who’s money they are spending. I did this because I believe that the public should be able to see at all times what their elected politicians are doing. I did this whilst a member of the public just imagine what I could do as an elected councillor. It is worth noting that in all the years I have been attending the council meetings there has been no sign of the Conservatives or UKIP attending yet when it comes to the election they will be asking for your vote. I am active all the time not just at elections.“
Let’s hope he gets a better picture this time, the last one looked like something off Crimewatch.
For balance I should state that we will also be seeking to give full coverage to all candidates if and when we hear something about them.