Sean Fielding was a young council leader and a Labour rising star. Then he found himself accused of sanctioning the sexual abuse of children
Thanks for shining a light on this. I live in the borough and heard the odd thing about this but hadn't heard about what was happening in Failsworth until the results came in. The only thing I had heard about Sean Fielding was that he was just Jim McMahon by proxy.
Oldham council does make some strange decisions - effectively buying a shopping centre and one street in the town centre without and real plan for what it is going to do with them. It also provides some of the lower levels of service in the area for some of the highest council taxes. This article goes someway to explaining this, although it only covers the political aspect of the council, presumably there are plenty local civil servants who are equally culpable.
Very thought-provoking. Thank you for all the research that went into this, and for providing space for different voices to be heard, each skilfully contextualised.
Yes how to end a political career by telling lies and half truth on the internet yes the internet is not a good thing if you write stories in print you have to prove it but on the internet you can say what you want and forward want you want and nothing happens to you yes I feel sorry for mr fielding and he gets to move on with his life I live in Oldham and I have never heard anyone talking about these problems throne are him we talk about roads bin collections social care shops and other that people care about not this Rubish