Liberal Democrat Group Officers and Shadow Cabinet announced for 2019/20

The Leader of the Opposition and of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has announced the appointment of his Shadow Cabinet Team and appointments to boards and committees for 2019/20.  The Liberal Democrat Group has also elected its officers.

Councillor Howard Sykes said:  “I am looking forward to once more leading the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council.  I am especially pleased that the Group is being joined by two new colleagues, Councillor Louie Hamblett representing Crompton and Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani representing Saddleworth West and Lees.  Louie and Sam are already experienced parish councillors and I know that they are both keen to make a difference.”

“Voters can rest assured that the Oldham Liberal Democrats will continue to oppose Labour’s waste, inefficiency and centralisation tendancies and we will always speak up for fair treatment for our citizens and for value-for-money services and common sense solutions.  As ever, the Liberal Democrats remain the only party holding Labour to account on Oldham Council, and we shall continue to take that responsibility seriously.”

Group officers

Cllr Howard Sykes MBEGroup Leader
Cllr Chris GlosterDeputy Group Leader
Cllr Diane WilliamsonGroup Secretary
Cllr Hazel GlosterGroup Treasurer
Cllr Garth HarknessGroup Political Secretary

Shadow cabinet members

Howard Sykes MBEEconomy and Enterprise (opposition leader)
Garth HarknessEducation and Skills
Hazel GlosterChildren’s Services
Louie HamblettHealth and Social Care
Dave MurphyNeighbourhood Services
Diane WilliamsonPolicy and Communities
Sam Al-HamdaniHousing
Chris GlosterFinance and corporate resources
(opposition deputy leader)

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