Labour Oldham MP Jim McMahon is moaning about the latest employment figures for Oldham. This serial failure forgot to add that 3,130 minimum wage jobs he announced with a fanfare of press releases when serving as Oldham Council leader for his Hotel Future, Foxdenton & Prince’s Gate schemes never actually materialised. In the last year 42% of the increase in unemployment benefits claims across all 10 local authority areas that make up Greater Manchester occurred in Oldham.
Prime Minister was talking up employment figures when today we are told by the House of Commons Library that “the number of claimants in Oldham West and Royton constituency is 865 higher than February 2017 and 125 higher than January 2018” #pmqs
— Jim McMahon MP (@JimfromOldham) March 21, 2018