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

Past Articles

Debbie pushes for ban on child sex offenders serving as councillors

Debbie Abrahams MP

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, is pushing the Government to bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that people who have been convicted of a child sex offence cannot serve on a local authority or parish council.

In light of the conviction of Saddleworth Parish Councillor, Mike Buckley, for downloading indecent images of boys, Debbie has submitted two written questions in Parliament to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The issue hinges on […]

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 […]