Will chequered history finally end in election victory next May?

Following the publication of a report on this Neil Wilby Media website about a wealthy local businessman who almost pulled off an almighty shock in an Oldham Council by-election last week (read the article in full here), it has emerged that Kamran Ghafoor was in serious dispute with bosses at that same local authority tenContinue reading “Will chequered history finally end in election victory next May?”

Labour only just survive by-election shocker

If political turmoil is what rocks your boat then Oldham is definitely one of the places to be in the United Kingdom. In monsoon-like weather, a Borough Council by-election was fought out between five candidates in what was expected to be a routine victory in a Labour safe seat; held in the Hollinwood ward forContinue reading “Labour only just survive by-election shocker”

Wet weather adds to low by-election turnout fears

Polling stations opened just over an hour ago in Oldham as voting takes place today in a by-election called following the sad death of Cllr Jean Stretton in September, 2022. Jean was a popular Labour Party councillor for twenty years in the Hollinwood ward and a respected former Leader of the Metropolitan Borough Council. TheContinue reading “Wet weather adds to low by-election turnout fears”

Oldham by-election set to be hotly contested

Following the sad passing of Cllr Jean Stretton, a former Leader of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, a by-election will take place on Thursday 17th November, 2022 to elect a successor as one of the three councillors representing the Hollinwood ward. Labour Party colleagues, Cllr Kyle Phythian and Steve Williams, presently hold the other two seatsContinue reading “Oldham by-election set to be hotly contested”