Liberal Democrat Leadership Team, Group Officers and Shadow Cabinet announced for 2020–21

Following a recent Group meeting in May, the Oldham Borough Liberal Democrat Group has announced their appointment, unanimously and unopposed, of Councillor Howard Sykes MBE as their Leader and Councillor Chris Gloster as their Deputy Leader. 

Councillor Sykes has also announced the appointment of his Shadow Cabinet Team for 2020/21.

Councillor Howard Sykes said: “I am delighted and honoured that Chris and I have once again received the unanimous support of our party colleagues.  The Liberal Democrats remain the only effective opposition holding Labour to account on Oldham Council.

“Citizens 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 residents and for value-for-money services and common sense solutions”.  He added.  “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.”

Howard SykesEconomy and Skills, HR & Corporate Reform
(Opposition Leader)
Garth HarknessEducation
Hazel GlosterChildren and young people
Louie HamblettHealth and social care
Dave MurphyNeighbourhoods and culture
Diane WilliamsonCovid 19 Recovery
Sam Al-HamdaniHousing and homelessness
Chris GlosterFinance and low carbon
Opposition deputy leader

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