Rother Valley MP blasts Labour councillors non-attendance of meetings

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A South Yorkshire MP has criticised two Labour councillors who have been removed from Rotherham Council for failing to attend any meetings for six months.

Leon Allcock, who represented Rother Vale ward, and Katherine Wilson, who represented Anston and Woodsetts ward, have been automatically removed from council for their non-attendance.

A third Labour councillor, Richard Price, who represented Maltby ward, resigned from his position on April 27.

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However, with no elections until next year, due to coronavirus, the seats will remain vacant until then.

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Alexander Stafford, Conservative MP for Rother Valley, has blasted the the councillors, describing their non-attendance a ‘disgrace’.

He said: “It is an absolute disgrace that the Labour councillors have not been to any meetings in over half a year.

“Not only is Labour not listening to people, it also confirms that Labour isn’t bothering to even try and work for people.

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“Once again it shows the utter contempt that Labour have for residents across Rother Valley. They just don’t care anymore.

“During these Coronavirus times, our local communities need more support, rather than councillors don’t even turn up for a single meeting.

“This means for the whole of next year the residents of Rother Valley will have less of a voice on Rotherham council and will get less support and help from a party that is clearly taking us all for granted.”

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