Puffs of white smoke slow to rise

Much has been written both on this website and elsewhere in the media about a disgraced hyper-local political party that sprung up in early 2019 in a suburb to the north east of Manchester, writes Neil Wilby. The latest article about the Failsworth Independent Party (FIP) was published as recently as Friday 25th February whereContinue reading “Puffs of white smoke slow to rise”

Countdown to local elections in Failsworth begins

Twelve weeks today and Failsworth will go to the polls to elect two local councillors. Because of the local, regional and national attention the town received, following Sean Fielding‘s controversial defeat in May, 2021, the spotlight is likely to be trained heavily in this direction once again (read more here). This is the state ofContinue reading “Countdown to local elections in Failsworth begins”

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”