The leader of Oldham Council is among a number of Labour Party figures to put themselves forward to be candidate in the up-coming Oldham West and Royton by-election.
Political figures from Greater Manchester and beyond have responded with sadness to the death of Michael Meacher MP, describing him as a ‘quintessential gentleman’ who made a ‘significant contribution to national and international politics’.
Against the back drop of a disastrous night for Labour in Scotland, Michael Meacher has retained the seat in Oldham West and Royton that he has held since 1997.
The ‘stench of corruption’ among Britain’s banks and corporate organisations must be addressed during this May’s election campaign, according to an Oldham MP.
In a blog for the leftist website Left Futures, Michael Meacher drew parallels between attitudes to austerity in Britain and in Greece, where the radical-left political party Syriza stormed into power this week with 36% vote share.
David Cameron’s proposed ‘snoopers’ charter’ puts the public’s privacy in jeopardy for nothing – as terrorists such as those in Paris were already known to police, claims a Greater Manchester MP.
The Government’s Autumn Statement, which revealed a further £30billion of public spending cuts, is underfire from a number of Manchester MPs
Oldham West Labour MP brands Shadown Chancellor Ed Balls’ proposed deficit cuts ‘indefensible’ after party conference
Oldham MP Michael Meacher has condemned David Cameron’s anti-jihadist measures and has accused the Government of undermining core British principles.
Banks ‘stick two fingers up at regulators’ and must be held to account for role in recession, claims Oldham MP
Mr Meacher’s rallying cry for those who abuse their professional positions to be prosecuted comes after news the Bank of America has been fined $16.7billion for misleading investors in its mortgage-backed securities
‘Stop the slaughter’: Oldham MPs and faith leaders deliver Gaza petition to No 10 urging Government action
An Oldham MP called for Government intervention to stop the ‘slaughter of innocent children’ in Gaza as she joined community leaders in Downing Street yesterday to hand in an 8,000-strong petition.