The Council today swore in the new Oldham Labour mayor

The Council today swore in the new mayor Fida Hussain a Labour councillor for Werneth. Mr Hussain has 5 children & lives in a ward with 58.7% more children than the England average, that has 86.2% more total out of work benefit claimants than the England average, a ward that gets 30% of all Oldham Priority Programme Funding grants & voted a massive 90.3% for Labour in the recent local elections. The Oldham Labour Council leader Jim McMahon said ‘you are Oldham through and through’ at his mayor making ceremony. I couldn’t agree more although I would add you are Labour Oldham through and through.