Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Rochdale Council's new boss Richard Farnell

RICHARD Farnell, the councillor for Balderstone & Kirkholt, last night beat Colin Lambert the former leader of Rochdale Council to take over the tough task of leading Rochdale MBC.   This was decided at a AGM of fellow Labour members of the Council last night.

In recent times Rochdale council has been the centre of much scandal and controversy, including the recent case of the sexual grooming of young girls by mostly Asian men and the hangover of the Cyril Smith revelations particularly with regard to what may have happened to young lads at the former special school of Knowl View in the 1980s and 1990s.

This decision is expected to be ratified at the full council meeting later this week.

Last night Simon Danzcuk M.P. for Rochdale said:
'I’m pleased Richard Farnell will become council leader, I believe he will do an excellent job in reorganising the local authority and ensuring it supports the town more effectively.   My commiserations go to Coun Lambert. In some way the leadership was foisted upon him back in 2010 and he has always struggled to do an effective job.'
We'll just have to wait and see how Mr. Farnell performs as the new leader. 

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