Labour Oldham MP Jim McMahon is complaining about rising unemployment in Oldham but forgot to mention the 3,130 jobs he promised that never materialised

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.

unemployment benefit claims February 2018

Oldham Council work and skills strategy job creation forecast