GM Mayor says Police report to remain secret until ‘appropriate’ to publish it

Oldham Liberal Democrat Leader Councillor Howard Sykes MBE is ‘disappointed’ to hear that the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham does not intend to publish a report he commissioned about the failings of Greater Manchester Police until it is deemed ‘appropriate’.

Commenting Councillor Sykes said: “This report was paid for with public money to identify the failings of a public service also paid for with public money, so my view is the sooner it is in the public domain the better. I am glad that the Mayor has at least finally responded (after a reminder), but this is a letter which says nothing, gives no real promises and sets no deadline as to when this report will see the light of day.

Howard Sykes at the former Crompton Baths site

“The Oldham Liberal Democrat Group will continue to hold the Mayor and Police senior management team to account, and I look forward to the day when this report and the new Chief Constable’s action plan to improve the force are finally published.”

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