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Welcome to the website of Oldham Labour Group

Labour activists out campaigning against government cuts in Oldham Town Centre

Labour activists out campaigning against government cuts in Oldham Town Centre

Oldham Labour Group of Councillors makes up 44 of the 60 elected members of Oldham Council.

We are working hard to redefine the council as a cooperative council which works together with the local community to create a fair and productive town.

Oldham is a large borough in the Greater Manchester City Region at the foothills of the beautiful South Pennines. The borough consists of over 225,000 residents with a council employing over 7,000 members of staff, including those based at our 120 schools.

Times are challenging for local residents as the economy of the UK continues to remain weak and public sector budget cuts taking £160million from Oldham Councils budget alone.

We recognise the challenges facing all towns across the country but we aren’t willing to accept decline as inevitable. We are investing in growth and job creation to give a positive future for our residents in the face of government cuts to public services.

We know people in Oldham want the best for themselves and for their families and we are determined to use that energy to rebuild Oldham and give hope to a town which was once a world leader. We can be that leader again but no one person can do it alone. By working together for greater good we can defy those who seek to talk us down.

The choice is success or to fail the next generation, and we won’t let that happen.

Labour members at the reopening of Limecroft Respite Centre. Reopened by the incoming Labour Council followings its closure by the previous Lib Dem administration

Labour members at the reopening of Limecroft Respite Centre. Reopened by the incoming Labour Council following its closure by the previous Lib Dem administration

As we evolve into a Cooperative Council we become a campaigning council. Already we have lead on successful Fair Energy and Fair Fares (Transport) campaigns and we embark now on our Fair Credit campaign to give a viable alternative to high interest lenders on the high street.

By tackling the issues residents say are important the council rebuilds the relationship once so distant.

This is only the start. The Labour difference is clear. Our values drive us and increasingly steer the council to become a community champion, fighting for fairness in everything we do.

Yours,

signjim

Cllr Jim McMahon
Leader, Oldham Council

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