Council Leader ‘appalled’ over independents’ ‘gutter politics’

Royton South was always going to be one of the key wards in the forthcoming Oldham Council elections where voters go to the polls on 4th May, 2023. The Council Leader, Cllr Amanda Chadderton has held a seat there since 2012 and faced a year long smear attack, in an unvarnished attempt to unseat her,Continue reading “Council Leader ‘appalled’ over independents’ ‘gutter politics’”

Warm tributes paid to retiring public service ‘legend’

It has been another tough municipal year in the troubled history of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council but the final Full Council meeting of 2022/23 was lit up by the warm tributes paid to stalwart public servant and Labour Party politician, Cllr Riaz Ahmad. Riaz was first elected to the Council in 1992 and has servedContinue reading “Warm tributes paid to retiring public service ‘legend’”

Oldham Full Council meeting 2.11.22 – Live blog

This live feed will cover the key points from this evening’s session. A preamble was published earlier today at this link. The latest updates will appear near the top of this page. Earlier updates can be viewed by scrolling down the page. Update: 5.35pm The meeting opened with prayers and an item of condolence followingContinue reading “Oldham Full Council meeting 2.11.22 – Live blog”

Another one bites the dust

In recent history, it is difficult to comprehend that any one person can have made as many unsuccessful complaints, to a wide variety of public bodies and statutory regulators, as Tameside’s notorious failed charity and free schools operator, Raja Miah. These include numerous complaints by Miah, or in concert with his cohort, to Oldham MetropolitanContinue reading “Another one bites the dust”

Number of candidates set to contest Oldham elections drops to 95

With the local elections in the East Lancashire mill town less than three weeks away, the statutory list of wards, candidates, and their proposers and seconders, has been published by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (see here). There are twenty wards in the Borough, and the Council, as part of its Publication Scheme, provides impressive in-depthContinue reading “Number of candidates set to contest Oldham elections drops to 95”