Councillor Sykes offers condolences after the death of former council leader Jean Stretton

Oldham’s Liberal Democrat Leader Councillor Howard Sykes MBE has offered condolences to the family of former Oldham Council Leader Jean Stretton.

Councillor Sykes said: “I’ve known Jean since she was first elected for Hollinwood in 2003 and I’ve worked closely with her in number of roles; not least when she was Leader of the Council between 2016 and 2018.”

“She was Oldham’s first female Leader and a great advocate for so many causes during her time on the council, including Oldham Foodbank and the Credit Union. Jean will be sorely missed by all who worked with her and today my thoughts and prayers go with her husband John, her two stepchildren, five grandchildren and her great granddaughter at this very difficult time.”

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