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Past Articles

Saddleworth Parish Council Proposes South Pennines Constituency

The Saddleworth Parish Council proposal. The South Pennine constituency is in brown.

Saddleworth Parish Council has decided to oppose plans to include our area in an expanded Oldham and Saddleworth constituency for Westminster elections.

Instead, parish councillors are calling for the creation of a new South Pennines constituency including Littleborough, Milnrow, Newhey, Mossley and Stalybridge along with Saddleworth and Lees.

The issue has come up because of the government’s decision to reduce the number of MPs in the House […]

Parish Council Agrees Committee Line-Ups

After weeks of behind-the-scenes toing and froing, harmony broke out on Saddleworth Parish Council last night, as the make-up of its assorted sub-committees was agreed.

A special meeting was held in the new extension of Uppermill Civic Hall to finally approve the details of the various committees, which examine issues including the hall itself, the running of the cemetery, and traffic and transport matters.

Liberal Democrats, who hold 12 of the 20 seats on the council following last month’s election, […]

Lib Dems Remain Largest Party On Saddleworth Parish Council

The five victorious Liberal Democrats from the Springhead Lower ward. (left to right: Brian Lord, Pat Lord, Garth Harkness, Enid Firth, Bill Cullen)

The Liberal Democrats lost ground but remained the controlling party on Saddleworth Parish Council, in results announced at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in Oldham earlier.

They went from holding 17 of the 20 parish seats to 12. The Conservatives increased their representation from two to four, while Independent Ken Hulme was re-elected and saw three of […]