Oldham Council’s deputy chief executive will help to introduce the borough’s successful community cohesion initiatives across the region. Mike Chambers will take up a new role at the Government Office North West to lead the implementation of Local Area Agreements (LAAs).The LAA pilot in Oldham has been so successful that the government want to introduce the concept at local authorities throughout the North-West.The 18-month secondment starts in September and Mike will be based at Ivory Tower, Manchester.Mike said: “I am delighted to have been offered this role which is a great opportunity for me to share Oldham’s successes with a wider audience.
Mike Chambers, as well as being a traitor, was also heavily involved in the postal voting fiasco in 2004. This was undoubtedly the darkest period in terms of democracy. Anyone who remembers the 2004 postal voting ‘experiment’ will understand where I am coming from.http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/3763457.stm