Sam Al-Hamdani

Sam Al-Hamdani

Sam lives in Lees with his wife and daughter. As a local councillor, he has worked hard working with local people and fellow councillors to help build stronger communities in the villages, so that people can get things done themselves.

In the ward, he has worked hard to deliver road safety solutions, pressuring the council into 20mph roads, and new safety measures, as well as working to deliver a school streets trial at Medlock Way. 

He has also prioritised work for the environment, whether that is wildflower meadows, and improving the local walking routes, or protecting green spaces such as Stonebreaks and at Maltby Court, or across the borough, forcing the Council to commit to removing investment in fossil fuels through the pension fund, and driving forward tree-planting schemes. 

T: 07378 637637

Helen Bishop

Hazel Gloster

Hazel lives in Shaw with her husband Chris where they have brought up their two children, and are lifelong residents.

Hazel has a background in education and working with young people, nationally recognised as a leader in school governance, and this work is what has inspired her roles as both a Borough councillor and parish councillor since 2008.

Hazel is highly respected throughout the community and is recognised for her tireless work to prevent over development working alongside residents, businesses, community groups and the voluntary and faith groups to try to make Shaw a better place to live, work and play. 

Recognised for her work in preventing a mail order firm building an automated warehouse the height of Oldham Civic Centre in the centre of Shaw, she has also campaigned for the long overdue health centre in Shaw that is now in the process of becoming a reality with construction underway, alongside her Liberal Democrat colleagues.

Hazel and her colleagues have also prioritised the environment in wildflower meadows and improving and protecting our green spaces and public footpaths.  Work includes improvements to Crompton Moor, George’s Playing Fields, and in formal Parks like Dunwood as previous chair of the Parish Council Environment Committee.

Hazel and her colleagues secured the largest grant for local projects in the last round of local improvement funding of £40,000.

Local issues such as speeding vehicles, litter, bins, dog fouling and environmental issues are basic casework that Hazel regularly deals with and often result in positive outcomes for what are minor to most, are concerning for those residents affected by them.

T: 01706 847 709 

Louie Hamblett

Louie lives in the heart of Crompton with his partner. He is proud to represent residents on both the Borough Council and on Shaw and Crompton Parish Council.

He has campaigned hard on issues residents tell him about and has worked alongside his two ward colleagues to make the new Health Centre become a reality, he continues to support local community groups when and where possible.

He is also the co-founder of a local litter picking group “Crompton Clean Up Crew” that aims to go out every month rain or shine and helps to clean up the area.

T: 07971 363 794

Garth Harkness

Garth is an experienced Saddleworth councillor first elected onto Oldham council in 2012. He has also served on Saddleworth Parish council. 

Garth is a lead teacher of autistic children and champions children’s causes. He care deeply about our precious green spaces  and the Saddleworth identity and traditions. Garth has  been a long standing campaigner to protect them and for decisions to be made locally.

Garth has been lobbying for a new health centre since 2014. He has been fighting for better road safety and constantly pressed for 20 mph limits 

During his time as a campaigner Garth led an award winning defibrillator campaign help secure a new secondary school, and initiated highway improvements, 
He was involved in getting the 356 bus and has put many proposals to council from protecting trees to protecting children and the most vulnerable. Day to day things such street lights, hundreds of potholes and blocked drains fixed are part of his many actions as a councillor.

T: 07974 852406

Councillor Mark Kenyon

Mark Kenyon

Mark has lived all over Oldham, and for the last 8 years has loved living again in Saddleworth. For work, he started a business, then worked in IT and for the last 16 years has been helping people and construction companies with green energy & heating.

He’s raised two sons in Oldham, the eldest has just finished university, the youngest is a year into college and post-16 qualifications.

Mark is passionate about using our council’s spending as a force for change - favouring local business and jobs with the millions of pounds spent by our council would transform our town. Mark is also committed to fighting for:

  • Road safety measures at key traffic hotspots;
  • Protecting our green spaces, like Maltby Court and Stonebreaks, and stop the green belt land grab;
  • Get more police on local streets to make people safer and more secure.

T: 07971 363 790

Alicia Marland

I have loved living in Saddleworth for over 30 years and my children have enjoyed attending the local schools. I've been an active Trustee and committee member of the Grotton Residents Association for over 20 years and it's here that I was first introduced to my local Councillor and I saw the proactive work that they did in the community.  

Their work inspired me to stand for election as a Borough Councillor in 2022 and since being elected, I've been able to work in all villages in my ward.

My priorities are to help residents when they need assistance, work with the community on introducing speed enforcement measures and ensure my colleagues and I tackle any threat to our take our green spaces.

T: 07970 843 757

Dave Murphy

I was first elected in Crompton in 2014. We have to fight incredibly to get Shaw and Crompton noticed on Oldham Council, but time and again it is only the Liberal Democrats who challenge Labour on their wasteful budgets and spending plans.

Our residents’ biggest complaint is the state of footways and highways, as well as parking. I am always out reporting potholes, surface erosion, uneven footways and inconsiderate parking. That's I am always out and about talking to residents, and getting these things reported. 

Howard Sykes

Howard Sykes

Howard lives in the heart of Shaw.  As both a parish and borough councillor, he has worked alongside residents, businesses, community groups and the voluntary and faith groups to try to get Shaw and Crompton a fair deal.

Work on the long overdue health centre in Shaw is a big example of this long-term approach taken by Howard and all your Liberal Democrat councillors.

He has also prioritised the environment in wildflower meadows and improving and protecting our green spaces and public footpaths.  Work includes improvements to Crompton Moor, George’s Playing Fields, and in formal Parks like Dunwood.

He has won investment in facilities for young people – with cash for a revamp of the skateboard park.

On transport, Howard battles to keep and improve local bus services.  He continues to campaign for conductors on trams.  He also fights to tackle the blight of speeding traffic on many local roads.

T: 0161 770 4016

Diane Williamson

Diane lives in the heart of Shaw and Crompton. Being a local Councillor is a privilege because you get to help people in so many different ways.

In High Crompton, Shaw and Royton, Diane has walked down every single path – apart from some of the outbacks – to deliver the Focus newsletter. 

Diane has worked alongside her two ward colleagues to make the new Health Centre become a reality, continues to support the Shaw and Crompton Events Group, as well as the other community groups.

She will not stop working hard all year round for the local residents of Crompton ward.

T: 01706 558036

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