More holes than a sieve

A leak from a high profile source in the perennially disgraced Failsworth Independent Party (FIP) has revealed that controversial local activist, Warren William Bates (pictured above right), is set to stand for them in the Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council elections in May, 2022. 74 year old ‘Wazza’, as he is fondly known in the bookmakerContinue reading “More holes than a sieve”

Under fire councillor to face full Standards investigation

At a Standards Assessment Sub-Committee meeting held on Wednesday 20th October, 2021, chaired by the very experienced ex-Mayor, Cllr Peter Dean, it was resolved that Cllr Mark Wilkinson of the hyper-local Failsworth Independent Party (FIPs) is to face a full investigation over alleged misconduct. The complainant is Sean Fielding, the former Leader of Oldham MetropolitanContinue reading “Under fire councillor to face full Standards investigation”

Councillor’s luxury car stolen from outside Party HQ

A newly elected, highly controversial Oldham Metropolitan Borough councillor has reported his car stolen from outside the Failsworth Independent Party HQ in Lord Lane, Failsworth. In a statement broadcast on Facebook on 30th September, 2021, Cllr Mark Wilkinson and his wife, Kathleen Wilkinson, the Party Chairwoman, said: “To any of our friends that live inContinue reading “Councillor’s luxury car stolen from outside Party HQ”

Wherever the journey takes you

That is the bold strapline of a well established firm of solicitors based in the Greater Manchester area. But the journey from their office in Failsworth to their present predicament is not one that they have likely enjoyed. A sub-header claims that, as solicitors with offices in Tameside, Stockport and Manchester, ‘Harold Stock & CoContinue reading “Wherever the journey takes you”

Drinking in last chance saloon?

Following the publication on Friday 13th August, 2021 of a widely read, and shared, exclusive, elsewhere on this website (read here), a ‘peace meeting’ was arranged between Cllr Arooj Shah, Leader of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and Cllr Brian Hobin, Group Leader of the three-member Failsworth Independent Party. It followed the posting on-line of aContinue reading “Drinking in last chance saloon?”