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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT

Past Articles

Andy Burnham in Lees to back Debbie

Debbie Abrahams with Andy Burnham (right)

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Debbie Abrahams, Labour’s candidate for Oldham East & Saddleworth, who is seeking re-election in Thursday’s election, was joined on the campaign trail in Lees by recently elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.

Andy said: “I want to thank the people of Oldham for giving me their support to become the first elected Mayor of Greater Manchester. But, to get the best possible deal for you, I need strong […]

Saddleworth Civic Trust seek Andy Burnham’s support for their campaign against the Manchester Strategic Framework

Andy Burnham mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Saddleworth Civic Trust have ramped up their campaign this week against the proposed Greater Manchester Strategic Framework by writing to Andy Burnham, mayoral candidate for Greater Manchester.

Burnham has condemned the sacrifice of Green Belt land for more housing development and criticised the plan for its “low aspirations” in terms of creating well paid quality jobs. In their letter they have expressed support for his criticisms of the draft […]

Andy Burnham visits Uppermill to meet residents

Andy Burnham (front left) with Debbie Abrahams (right), meeting with Uppermill residents, at the Sacred Heart’s church hall, in Uppermill

Andy Burnham, Labour’s shadow health secretary, dropped into the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency on Wednesday to meet residents, at the Sacred Heart’s church hall, in Uppermill to talk about the party’s plans for the NHS and social care.

Following the meeting Andy joined Debbie Abrahams, Labour’s parliamentary candidate, knocking on doors and talking to local people in their […]

Debbie Abrahams Appointed To Shadow Health Role

Andy Burnham and Debbie Abrahams pictured during the by-election earlier this year.

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has been promoted.

She’s been appointed as an aide to new Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham.

In a statement, Ms Abrahams said she was “really honoured” to take on the unpaid role as Mr Burnham’s Parliamentary Private Secretary.

She commented: “I’ve had many health and care issues raised by my own constituents, ranging from cancelled cataract operations to cuts in […]