Speculation over alleged rape councillor reaches fever pitch

Early yesterday a short, but pointed, piece concerning the recent arrest and bail of a local councillor over rape allegations was published elsewhere on Neil Wilby Media (read here). At that time, dialogue with both the press offices of Greater Manchester Police and Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council was ongoing. By a different route to theContinue reading “Speculation over alleged rape councillor reaches fever pitch”

Oldham councillor arrested and bailed over rape allegations

A post appeared on the Manchester Evening News website yesterday evening with broadly the same headline. But it is not a story I would have run, writes Neil Wilby, even though I’m adjacent to much the same facts and like the MEN reporter, whom I admire and respect greatly, know the name of the subjectContinue reading “Oldham councillor arrested and bailed over rape allegations”

Mystery of the ‘missing’ councillor?

A firebrand Conservative councillor in Oldham whom, after a number of unsuccessful attempts, finally won a seat in the civic chamber by displacing the then Leader of the Council, Arooj Shah, in the Chadderton South ward, is at the centre of more local controversy. A widely criticised election campaign was run by Robert Barnes inContinue reading “Mystery of the ‘missing’ councillor?”

Lower than a snake’s belly

Even allowing for the fact that unemployed, Tameside-based conspiracy theorist, Raja Miah, is, very arguably, the Greater Manchester Region’s most persistent, mendacious liar, and a deeply unpleasant individual whose ready resort to violent fantasies and mindless smearing of those with whom he has an axe to grind, the output from his frequently banned Recusant NineContinue reading “Lower than a snake’s belly”

Council crackdown on public disorder continues

It is well rehearsed elsewhere on this Neil Wilby Media website that Full Council meetings during the current municipal year in Oldham Metropolitan Borough have been turbulent renewals. Two of those meetings, in June and July, were marred by scenes of serious disorder both in the public galleries and in the council chamber – andContinue reading “Council crackdown on public disorder continues”

Safeguarding Minister says ‘No’

As reported elsewhere on Neil Wilby Media earlier today (read more here), the Home Office has written to the Leader of the Opposition on Oldham Council (Cllr Howard Sykes MBE is also the Group Leader of the Liberal Democrats) and turned down his request for an independent inquiry into grotesque failings by police and councilContinue reading “Safeguarding Minister says ‘No’”

No public inquiry in Oldham says Home Office

At a meeting of Full Council in Oldham last night it was heard, during an answer to a question from a member of the public, that the Home Office had replied to a letter from the local Liberal Democrats and turned down their request for a public inquiry into grotesque child sexual exploitation (CSE) failingsContinue reading “No public inquiry in Oldham says Home Office”

Oldham Council bosses’ ‘secret blacklist’

After recent chaotic council meetings, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council bosses have not only beefed up security, but also secretly blacklisted twelve people who are banned from attending council meetings. Liberal Democrat Councillor, Mark Kenyon (pictured above right), said, earlier today, in a short press release: “My colleague noticed security staff with a list of namesContinue reading “Oldham Council bosses’ ‘secret blacklist’”

Oldham Full Council meeting 7.9.22 – Live blog

For a link to the Agenda for this meeting – and some significant scene setting – please scroll down this page, a little way, to the Preamble posted yesterday afternoon. The latest updates will appear immediately below this opening paragraph and run back in time order. This is a format that has worked efficiently forContinue reading “Oldham Full Council meeting 7.9.22 – Live blog”

Sir Harry’s sinking ship takes on more water

Beleaguered Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, already swamped with other scandals, most notably around its shockingly poor handling of historic child sexual exploitation, has spectacularly reversed its policy around the archiving of its broadcasts of public meetings, with videos of the sessions now restored to its own YouTube channel. Just ten days ago, in news publishedContinue reading “Sir Harry’s sinking ship takes on more water”