Battye shock at local elections
Date published: 23 May 2014
LABOUR improved their hold on Oldham Council by two seats but lost veteran John Battye as Warren Bates became the first UKIP councillor in the borough. And UKIP doubled that success when Saddleworth East and Lees was claimed by Peter Klonowski.
And the issue of Saddleworth School saw Alan Roughley ousted by the iIndependent candidate. Overall Labour now have 45 seats, Lib-Dems 10, Conservatives 2, UKIP 2 and Independents 1.
See Monday's Chronicle for all the reaction to the results.
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