Labour in chaos while Liberal Democrats are the only party to field a full slate of candidates in crucial Oldham local elections on 2 May

9 Apr 2024
Werneth candidates

The Liberal Democrats are the only political party in Oldham to field a full slate of candidates in this year’s local elections.  The Labour Party has suffered the loss of two of its councillors even before a single vote has been cast. 

Leader of Oldham Liberal Democrats councillor Howard Sykes MBE has said that the local elections will be a “real opportunity for change after 13 years of failure under Labour.  If they cannot run their party; they do not deserve to run Oldham Borough.”

Now that the deadline has passed for the nomination of candidates, Sykes’s Liberal Democrats have emerged as the only party which has submitted a full slate 20 candidates.  Oldham Labour have been mired by scandal after two Werneth Ward councillors resigned from the party (Shoab Akthar and Nyla Ibrahim), leaving Labour without a candidate in that ward.

Councillor Sykes said, “The Liberal Democrats are the real alternative to Labour in Oldham.  People want a Council that will finally start listening and delivering change in every corner of Oldham Borough, as well as finally getting the basics right on our roads, parks and environmental crimes.”

The elections will be held on Thursday May 2nd.  Voters are reminded that they will need to bring valid photo ID to the polling station in order to vote. 

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