Labour launch Saddleworth West and Lees local election campaign

Date published: 26 March 2018

Hundreds of Labour Party activists joined Council Leader Jean Stretton and MPs Debbie Abrahams and Jim McMahon to launch Labour’s 2018 local election campaign in the key target seat of Saddleworth West and Lees.

Labour has a positive message for Oldham.

The party pledges to:

  • improve school standards and buildings and ensure that all children are ready to learn when they start school
  • identify key employment sites and welcome new businesses to the borough
  • deliver on the town centre masterplan and transform Oldham’s economy starting with investing in Tommyfield Market Hall
  • Improve security in bus stations and Metrolink stops and car parks and regulate the buses to get routes we need and fares we can afford
  • Build stronger communities by delivering 1,000 new homes, supporting the landlord licensing scheme to improve the quality of rented housing and maintaining district working
  •  Help our environment by clamping down on fly tipping and littering by continuing to prosecute offenders, keeping the 24 hour road repair promise for priority roads and supporting the expansion of renewable energy schemes
  • Promote a healthy Oldham by enabling people to live independently in their homes, supporting our Care Leavers into adulthood and maintaining our outstanding and affordable leisure centres

Councillor Stretton said: "Oldham’s Labour Council is standing up for Oldham residents against unrelenting cuts from the Tory central government.

"To continue to allow us to do that we need Oldham residents to vote for Labour candidates in every ward."

Labour candidates are standing in all wards across Oldham, taking Labour’s message to all our communities.

In Hollinwood and Chadderton Central, Labour will be defending two seats following the sad deaths of Councillors Brian Ames and Sue Dearden.

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