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Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT
Judith Grinter – Reporter

Past Articles

Councillor raises human rights issues in new bid to remove Councillor Mike Buckley from office

Cllr Rob Knotts

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Issues around the human rights of children have been raised at the meeting of Saddleworth Parish Council on Monday in a new bid to remove Councillor Mike Buckley from office following his conviction for downloading indecent images of children.

In a statement made to the council at the meeting, Independent Councillor, Rob Knotts said he believed there were good grounds to remove Cllr Buckley from office for failing to take into account […]

Saddleworth Parish Councillor says he is now ‘considering his position’ but will not resign from parish council

Cllr Michael Buckley

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Saddleworth Parish councillor Mike Buckley has told Saddleworth News this morning that he is now “considering his position” on the parish council but will not be resigning.

Cllr Buckley said the campaign to try and make him resign is “politically motivated” and stems from his involvement with the Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG).

Speaking exclusively to Saddleworth News editor Stuart Littleford, Cllr Buckley said: “I took on the whole political establishment at Oldham […]

Saddleworth Parish Councillor guilty of downloading indecent images

Cllr Michael Buckley

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

A Saddleworth Parish Councillor has been found guilty at Minshull Street Crown Court in Manchester of downloading indecent images of young boys.

Paul Michael Buckley, 67, appeared in court charged with 17 counts of making or possessing indecent images of naked boys aged six to 17 years old.

16 counts related to the making of – referring in these instances to downloading – specific images while count 17 related to the possession of […]

Saddleworth Parish Councillor pleads ‘not guilty’ over child images allegations

Cllr Michael Buckley

Reporter: Stuart Littleford

Saddleworth Parish Councillor Michael Buckley will appear in crown court in April after pleading not guilty to making and possessing indecent images of children.

Cllr Buckley, 67, from Dobcross, appeared at Oldham Magistrates Court yesterday over the allegations.

Buckley was subject to an investigation last year and a warrant was executed on his home last March.

He pleaded not guilty to 17 counts of making and possessing indecent photographs of young boys aged […]