Rotherham Democratic Party 12, non-aligned 5, Independent 1. South Yorkshire industrial town based on the iron and steel industry but now attracting high technology manufacturing. Includes the Dearne Valley and some ex-mining areas. The council's failures to protect children from sexual exploitation led to it being taken over by Commissioners in 2014.
There are vacancies in Anston and Woodsetts, Maltby and Rother Vale wards (each held by Labour). Jayne Senior (Valley) moved from Labour to non-aligned in March 2021. Ian Jones (Rotherham West), originally Labour then Independent, moved to Rotherham Democratic Party in March 2021.
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