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:
- Just who was it who allowed hundreds of young girls to be abused on the streets of Rotherham for years?
- 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?
- Why do we see year on year under investment in our local infrastructure whilst our Council tax is spent in Rotherham town centre?
- 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?
- 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!
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….
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.