Oldham Council belatedly reveal local election candidates

Whenever someone uses the age old phrase ‘Couldn’t run a p*ss-up in a brewery’ the mind, these days, turns almost automatically to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council‘s senior executive team. Where simple, basic standards of performance, or the requisite ethical and professional standards to guide them, appear almost completely absent. The latest farrago to draw criticismContinue reading “Oldham Council belatedly reveal local election candidates”

Local Tories press self-destruct button again

Following another shameful, witless, heartless performance by their Party in Oldham Council’s Budget Meeting earlier this week (1st March, 2023) the author of this article, Neil Wilby, asked his assistant to check the Oldham Conservatives Facebook page for any useful background for another Neil Wilby Media article that is at the planning stage. The FacebookContinue reading “Local Tories press self-destruct button again”

Beleaguered Council ducks away from latest safeguarding gaffe

In a month that is likely to prove very difficult for Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council its senior officers and political leadership has decided that shooting themselves in the foot, once again, is a suitable form of preparation. Before the end of June, and possibly as early as next Monday (20th), the long-awaited Oldham CSE AssuranceContinue reading “Beleaguered Council ducks away from latest safeguarding gaffe”

Countdown to local polls begins as Council issues formal Notice of Election

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council issued its Notice of Election yesterday (28th March, 2022) to set the clock ticking towards polling day on 5th May. (read full Notice here). Nineteen of the twenty wards in the Borough will see candidates fight for one seat. In Medlock Vale, two seats will be contested following the shock resignationContinue reading “Countdown to local polls begins as Council issues formal Notice of Election”

Another crisis for Oldham Tories?

In what has been a turbulent few weeks for the local Conservative Party in Oldham and Saddleworth (read more here), the latest blow is the resignation of sitting councillor, Sahr Abid (pictured above on the right of front row) who represented the Medlock Vale ward on Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. She was elected with aContinue reading “Another crisis for Oldham Tories?”

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”