Tue. May 28th, 2024

So, who just is Mr James (Jim) Kenyon, an Independent Councillor (and current Chair) of Independent Hemsworth Town Council?

• Mr Kenyon gained his seat on Hemsworth Town Council in 2019, as an Independent Candidate. The electorate were not given the opportunity to decide if they wanted Mr Kenyon to represent them, as there were only three candidates for the three available seats.

This is not the first time Mr Kenyon has stood for election:

• Mr Kenyon previously stood for election as a member of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) in 2015 and was unsuccessful.

• Mr Kenyon stood as an Independent candidate in 2011 and was elected to Hemsworth Town Council. His term of office being from 2011 to 2015.

Mr Kenyon has made a number of claims about himself; verbally, in printed format and on social media including:

• He is a former teacher at Barnsley College

• He is a qualified builder

• He is a former College lecturer

• He is a former Publican

• He is a former member of the Armed Forces

Anyone reading the above would be more than happy for as man of his standing and wide varied work background to be the Chair of YOUR Town Council. A position where he oversees millions of pounds worth of assets and decides where to spend your near on £1 million in precept payments every year.

Ferret has been made aware that Mr Kenyon holds no formal “teaching” qualification. Mr Kenyon has never been a member of the Armed Forces.

Ferret does concede that Mr Kenyon has been the landlord of a number of Public Houses in the area – All of which closed under his stewardship and no longer exist, this may be a coincidence of course.

If you require any clarification on the above, Ferret is sure Mr Kenyon (of 45 Grove Avenue, Hemsworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF9 4JB, Telephone: 07599254462)  will be happy to give you further details.

By Ferret

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