Net migration in the year ending June 2017 of over 230,000 was a fall of 100,000 on the previous year when net migration was at its highest recorded level. That means migration still accounts for an increase in population equal to the size of Swansea every year and we now have £3.6 million non-UK born EU nationals living in the UK. Meanwhile in Labour Oldham the number of adult migrants registering new national insurance numbers in Oldham fell by less than 9% in the year to September 2017 and the number of adult Romanian’s registering NINO’s in the borough in the third quarter of 2017 was 28% higher than in the same period in 2016. Oldham has no agricultural, textile or modern industries that requires ever increasing numbers of foreign unskilled migrants yet they come in droves. What Oldham has is the fourth highest tax credit payment in the UK and entire areas subsidised by housing benefits where families work the bare minimum hours or feign self-employment to qualify for full “in-work” benefit entitlement”. Championing this lifestyle is a soft touch Labour Council that has seeded the lowest pay in Greater Manchester and defends life-long reliance on the benefit system in return for voter loyalty.