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Stuart Littleford – Reporter
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Past Articles

Rain Put Nick Clegg Off Saddleworth Seat

Nick Clegg speaking to Saddleworth News at the Saddleworth Hotel last December.

It’s been revealed that the miserable Saddleworth weather put Nick Clegg off the idea of standing as the Liberal Democrat candidate in Oldham East and Saddleworth.

Mr Clegg, now his party’s leader and Deputy Prime Minister, was a Member of the European Parliament and on the lookout for a Westminster opportunity when he first visited Saddleworth.

According to an interview with him which appeared in the Daily […]

Clegg Makes Final Plea For Votes

Nick Clegg points the way as he joins Liberal Democrat candidate Elwyn Watkins (hidden) for some canvassing in Grotton today.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has made a renewed appeal for local people to support his party in Thursday’s by-election. Making his third visit of the campaign, the Deputy Prime Minister praised candidate Elwyn Watkins for showing “courage and bravery” during the Phil Woolas scandal.

Mr Clegg spent some time knocking on doors in Grotton, before moving up the […]

Clegg Returns To Saddleworth Campaign

Nick Clegg and Elwyn Watkins speak to a shopper at Asda in Shaw today.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today made his second trip to our area since the by-election was called. On a visit to Asda in Shaw, he shrugged off his party’s poor national poll rating, and criticised Labour for only offering “a blank sheet of paper” instead of credible policies.

The national media was out in force for the first time during the campaign, as the […]

Nick Clegg Joins Saddleworth Campaign

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg speaks to Saddleworth News editor Richard Jones and his daughter at the Saddleworth Hotel today.

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has urged Saddleworth people to back the Liberal Democrats in the forthcoming by-election, and described his party’s candidate Elwyn Watkins as a “strong and authentic” spokesman for our area. He also used an interview with Saddleworth News to defend the coalition’s record in government so far, including the decision […]