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Fewer children in Oldham live in fully working households than in every other authority in the UK other than Newham, Tower Hamlets and Brent

Government statistics released today show that in 2013 fifty one other UK local authority areas had a lower percentage of children living in “working households” where all adults worked than Oldham, by 2017 just three…



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Unlike eight of nine other Greater Manchester areas more people are leaving Oldham to move to other UK areas than are moving to Oldham from other UK areas

Today’s population statistics release shows there are now more than 66 million people living in the UK with 55.6 million living in England. 59% of the increase was due to international migration. Today’s population statistics…






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Labour Oldham are spending 60% of the money they receive from the governments Controlling Migration Fund creating four new high salaried positions

Oldham Council has been given £602,000 from the government’s oddly named “Controlling Migration Fund” to deal with pressures from high volumes of migrants and in true Labour Oldham style they are spending 60% of the…



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On Tuesday Oldham Council leader Jean Stretton was ousted by her own local Labour group and MP Debbie Abrahams was sacked from Labour’s shadow cabinet

On Tuesday Oldham council leader Jean Stretton has been ousted by the council’s Labour group, Failsworth Councillor Sean Fielding will become the new leader on the 23rd of May. Councillor Fielding took to twitter on…


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Between spring 2013 and spring 2017 the number of foreign born children in Oldham schools increased by a staggering 777%

Here’s Oldham Labour Council’s response to our freedom of information request on the numbers of foreign born children in Oldham schools. Apparently the Council the body who oversee school admissions don’t actually collect any data…




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Labour Oldham to build 900 new homes in the area with the boroughs lowest household income and 44% more housing benefit claimants than anywhere else

Government statistics released today show that the 014 area of Oldham has the joint 7th lowest household income in England & Wales. This is the area which already has 44% more housing benefit claimants than…