Liane Singleton Petition

I am backing a public petition to the House of Commons which is demanding that Paul Stowers, who murdered Oldham teenager Liane Singleton in 1998, should be refused parole. The petition was presented to the House of Commons yesterday by Jim McMahon MP. We’re all really grateful to Jim for

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Government cuts will detrimentally impact the police

The Government have repeatedly insisted they have protected police budgets since 2015 but new research shows that Greater Manchester Police has lost 2,072 officers since 2010 and over £4m during 2016 and 2017. The continuation of these real-terms funding cuts will detrimentally

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Update: Incident in Shaw

The incident in Shaw came to a safe conclusion at around 5.00am this morning (26/07/2017). The hostage is safe and the suspect in custody. A cordon remains in place around the properties whilst a search of the property takes place. The job for today will be returning people home and working

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Finsbury Park Attack Statement

Following yet another terrorist attack on innocent people this week in Finsbury Park I have spoken to community leaders in Oldham and we have re-affirmed our commitment to work together and speak out against all forms of violent extremism.   It is more important than ever that we come

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Oldham: Standing united

To mark National Hate Crime Awareness week (8 – 15 October), I along with Angela Rayner MP, Jim McMahon MP and Oldham Council Leader Cllr Jean Stretton have united to speak about our role in building relationships between diverse communities. Please read our joint statement below. As

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Call for Unity and Calm following Rising Tensions

I have recently called on the public to pull together, keep calm and show respect to all in the light of rising tensions in some local communities following the Brexit campaign’s victory in the EU referendum.  In addition I have arranged an urgent meeting with fellow MPs, council and community

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