The results of the three constituencies in Rotherham council are as follows. Rother Valley, Rotherham central and Wentworth and Dearne.
|BARRON Kevin John||Labour Party||23,821 ELECTED|
|EDDY Bethan Sian||The Conservative Party Candidate||19,939|
|HUNTER Lee James||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||3,704|
|MARTIN Paul Neville||Green Party candidate||869|
|PRUSZYNSKI Katie Mary||Liberal Democrats||1,155|
107 Ballot papers rejected, which sound a lot. I felt like spoiling my own paper.
The UKIP vote crashed, but bearing mind Theresa May had used this as some type of 2nd referendum. Most UKIP voters just transferred to the Tories. At the 2015 election, 10,000 voted Tory and 23,000 UKIP.
If the Tories had been really serious about taking the Rother valley seat, sitting a lame duck like Bethan Eddy was a big mistake. Bethan Eddy was most likely a remainer, gives an home address of Nuneaton which is 75 miles away. I doubt that Bethan has the life experiences for the job and ran a very poor campaign. Her mother Amanda Solloway got kicked out of Derby North as the sitting Conservative MP.
Why didn’t the Tories get in contact with me and many others behind the successful Referendum campaign when 67% of Rother Valley voted to leave? You know where I am if you want help!
|BELLIS James Howard||The Conservative Party Candidate||10,017|
|BOWER Michael Andrew||The Yorkshire Party||1,432|
|CARTER Adam Jonathon||Liberal Democrats||1,754|
|CHAMPION Sarah Deborah||Labour Party||21,404 ELECTED|
|COWLES Allen||UK Independence Party (UKIP)||3,316|
83 spoilt ballot papers
Really not unexpected in this area of Rotherham, with Labour promising so many freebies. Doesn’t matter how poor the Labour candidate is, they will vote for Labour.
Wentworth and Dearne
|HEALEY John||Labour Party||28,547 ELECTED|
|JACKSON Steven Paul||The Conservative Party Candidate||13,744|
|MIDDLETON Janice||Liberal Democrats||1,656|
A massive amount of rejected ballot papers 280. Very disappointed that this constituency didn’t do more to remove the remainer John Healey.