On Thursday 5th May 2016, Rotherham residents endorsed our Better Plan for the Future and returned 48 Labour councillors to implement it.
It was the most detailed plan we’d ever set out at a council election, detailing how we are investing in and reforming Children’s Services, how we will help to create jobs, invest in roads and the local environment, securing the housing that Rotherham needs, and changing the council.
It is that plan that we are now implementing on your behalf.
Of course, your local councillors are also available to help you with local issues or difficulties you may be having with council services. All Labour councillors hold local advice surgeries, so you can meet us face to face. To find your local councillor, just use the box on the left hand side of this page.
View the latest Rotherham Labour Party news articles below.
Council by-elections, Thursday 2nd February January 22, 2017 - On Thursday 2nd February, voters in the Brinsworth and Catcliffe ward and the Dinnington ward will be asked to choose their new councillors. Labour’s candidates are John Vjestica in Dinnington and Shabana Ahmed in Brinsworth and Catcliffe. Residents in those wards will receive further information through their doors. Labour’s local election candidates in full April 23, 2016 - Labour’s Better Plan for the Future sets out 45 commitments ahead of the election on May 5th around six priorities: improving Children’s Services, securing more jobs, stronger communities, housing, protecting the most vulnerable, and modernising the council. The manifesto is being promoted by Labour’s candidates, more than a third of... Gloria de Piero stops by April 23, 2016 - It was great to have the Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration, Gloria de Piero, stop by in Rotherham recently. Gloria and council leader Chris Read spoke to students at Rotherham College about the importance of voting and making their voices hear in the democratic process, before going... Tata Steel update April 6, 2016 - Rotherham Council Leader Chris Read, and his Sheffield counterpart, Cllr Julie Dore, along with local MPs, met with the Business Minister Anna Soubry this week to urge action to secure the future of local steelmaking at Tata. After the meeting, Cllrs Read and Dore issued the following statement; “We met... Historic vote on devolution passes. March 3, 2016 - Rotherham became the latest council in South Yorkshire to sign up to the Sheffield City Region devolution deal.. It was a historic vote that proposed to take powers away from the Government so decisions on the economy, transport and skills can be made locally instead. Text of the Leader’s speech to... Labour passes budget that in the face of Tory cuts, puts resident’s priorities first. March 3, 2016 - On Wednesday 2nd March Rotherham Labour passed a budget that put the priorities of resident’s first – £12million increase in resources for children’s services, protecting street cleaning, £10million extra on roads; and building a more efficient council by freezing allowances, reducing the cost of the town hall and will bring... Labour commits additional £10 million to fixing Rotherham’s roads February 10, 2016 - Labour councillors will increase investment in Rotherham’s roads by £10 million over the course of the next four years – bringing the standard of roads around the borough up to the national standard. The commitment will be a key plank of Labour’s election campaign ahead of council elections on May... Council leader warns government could yet make cuts worse February 3, 2016 - The Labour leader of Rotherham Council, Cllr Chris Read, has written to the government urging them not to make the council’s cuts even worse following pressure from other – mostly Conservative-led – councils elsewhere. His call comes just weeks before the council is legally obliged to set its budget for... New proposals to restore powers to council ahead of schedule January 17, 2016 - You may have seen in the media that, following a series of tests, Council Leader Cllr Chris Read has formally asked the government-appointed Commissioners to begin to return some executive decision making powers to elected councillors, and the Lead Commissioner has agreed to this. It is proposed that from February, decisions around... Prosecution hopes over local fly-tipping January 17, 2016 - After another case of fly-tipping at a site owned by Biffa UK in Catcliffe, borough Councillor Andrew Roddison has expressed confidence that the culprits could be prosecuted following the discovery of evidence among the dumped rubbish. Cllr Roddison has spoken out against fly-tipping as a blight on the area and...