First we had '2 Jags' John Prescott, and now we have Richard 'Fatty' Farnell, a leading Labour Rochdale Councillor and friend of leading labourite John Prescott. Farnell also drives a 2008 Jaguar.
Farnell is an old marxist and was a MILITANT TENDENCY member in the 1980's and 1990's. He was also a member of the Anti Nazi League (ANAL). He helped organise an extreme left wing riot in Rochdale in 1993 which resulted in a pub that contained BNP members being wrecked . BBC Radio Manchester outside crew were also inside that pub at the time and reported on the red riot.
In the 90's Fatty Farnell was leader of the Labour controlled council in Rochdale, but for some reason in the very late 1990's left politics to train as a journalist attending University of Central Lancashire at Preston . Farnell seems to have been a failure, and left his course early.
He is now back in Rochdale and is once again a local councillor. Many areas of Rochdale would elect Moors murderer Ian Brady if he stood for Labour.
Farnell also has a rather 'upmarket' home as well, and being as he has never worked a day in his life one must wonder where his outward signs of 'capitalist greed' comes from ?
Farnell has lost a lot of weight over the last few years. He used to be as big as Cyril Smith MP, another disgrace to Rochdale.
A 2008 Jaguar doesn't come cheap nor does his current home. Where has he got his money from ? He must also have a disabled parking badge or why would he park his car on double yellow lines outside Rochdale Labour MPs offices on Cheetham Street ?
Farnell now in his 50's, has never married nor been seen with female company. Nor male company for that matter. Very reminiscent of Cyril Smith. Ooh errr !
The marxist communist hypocrite !
More on Fatty Farnell;
Spin-doctor at centre of probe over sick leave
Richard Farnell has made it to 26 out of 29 meetings at Rochdale council since last May – despite being unable to work as office manager for Liverpool’s elected mayor Joe Anderson since last summer.
The councillor for Balderstone and Kirkholt ward is also a member of the ruling Labour cabinet at the town hall, with responsibility for corporate services and townships.
Now opposition Liberal Democrat councillors in Liverpool have called for an investigation by their council’s chief executive, Ged Fitzgerald.
Supporters of Coun Farnell, who had a spine operation last year, say he is following doctors’ orders to keep as active as possible – but not to commute up the East Lancs Road every day.
Liverpool Lib Dem leader Coun Tom Morrison, in a letter to Mr Fitzgerald expressed his ‘concern’ about Coun Farnell’s attendance record, adding: “I would appreciate it if you could look into this matter with the utmost urgency and inform me of what action will be taken.”
A friend of Coun Farnell – who is now on statutory sick pay and is not being paid by Liverpool council – said that he was suffering with a chronic condition and had been signed off work by a number of doctors.
They said he had been encouraged to remain active but that working an eight hour day at Liverpool council was out of the question.
The source said: “Being able to attend meetings at Rochdale council, which he can leave if he is in too much pain, has been very helpful for Richard. I suspect he would have been very depressed by now had he not had that.”
Coun Farnell said he was unable to comment because of the terms of his employment with Liverpool council – but Labour sources said Mr Fitzgerald’s letter was ‘politically motivated’.
A Liverpool council spokesman said: “We do not comment on confidential personnel matters regarding individual members of staff.”