Roger Stone (councillor)
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Roger Stone Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.(born 28 July 1943) is a former leader of
He was born in the Rother Valley.
He was a trade unionist, being a member of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation, of which he was President in 1990/91. He had been a trade unionist since the early 1980s.
Rotherham Metropolitan Borough CouncilEdit
He was elected to the council in May 1988. He unsuccessfully attempted to be selected as the Labour candidate for Wentworth in 1996.
He became leader of the council in 2003, resigning on Tuesday 26 August 2014 after local revelations were announced at New York Stadium, home of Rotherham United F.C.. The council's chief executive at the time was Martin Kimber. He was suspended from the Labour Party on 2 September 2014 in the wake of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.
He quit as a councillor on 27 November 2014. He had represented the Silverwood ward, near the former Silverwood Colliery. His seat was to be held vacant until an election on 7 May 2015, when Labour won back the seat. All three seats in the ward were up for election again in the all out elections in Rotherham in 2016.
He married Dorothy Edwards in 1962 in the Rother Valley. They had a daughter in 1965.
- "South Yorkshire's police chief 'vows to stay on' despite resignation calls".
- "Rotherham child abuse scandal: Ex-council leader quits". 27 November 2014 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
- "OBE for stalwart trade unionist".
| Leader of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
|Trade union offices|
| President of the Iron and Steel Trades Confederation