Sunday, 16 May 2010

The end of an era as Roy Oldham is ousted as leader


Britain's longest-serving council chief is expected to stand down after losing a leadership battle.

Coun Roy Oldham, head of Tameside Council since 1980, lost out to cabinet colleague Coun Kieran Quinn when the borough's Labour group held its annual general meeting to nominate a new leader.

The decision is expected to be rubber-stamped and the Droylsden councillor sworn in as new leader at Tameside's next full council meeting on May 25.

Coun Quinn, who first declared his intention to stand earlier this year, is thought to have won the support of 27 out of 46 councillors at Sunday's AGM.

He said he was 'honoured' to take over from Coun Oldham, 75, who said last year that he may stand down but later changed his mind.

Coun Quinn, who was elected to the council in 1994 and is currently the borough's economic chief, said: "This time last year Roy had indicated clearly to the Labour group that he was going to retire and I was approached by lots of people asking me to stand.

"I can only repeat what I said to the Labour group, that Tameside Council's record of excellence has been based on 30 years of dedicated public service by Roy Oldham and I have been honoured to take that baton from Roy."

Coun Oldham, who was re-elected as councillor for Longdendale at Tameside's recent local elections, declined to comment.

The councillor was awarded a CBE in 2000 for his services to local government.

Earlier this year his constituency party in Stalybridge and Hyde voted to back Coun Quinn in the leadership race - a decision he described as a 'slap in the face.'
Manchester Evening News
This is a sad day for the people of Tameside. I give it five years max until Tameside ranks along the likes of Oldham and Rochdale as a failing borough brought down by Political Correctness and cronyism. Tameside Citizen

73 comments:

tonydj said...

Interesting news. One is reminded of the situation facing Frederick the Great in 1762 when his implacable enemy Tsarina Elizabeth died, to be replaced by her incompetent son Paul.

Are we seeing the replacement of competent government in Tameside?

Oh yes...whistleblowers welcome!

Tameside Citizen said...

TonyDJ, you have fantastic knowledge of history. It is so unfair that knuckle draggers are destined for high office in this borough and extremely capable people such as you are sidelined

Bye Bye Roy said...

Don't believe all the hype. Tameside is about 40% as good as they want us to believe. They are skilled at box ticking and ramming the resulting accolades down the throats of the Tories, but don't anyone believe that TMBC is some sort of Tesco's.

If the new leadership concentrates on actually doing 'good' rather than winning accolades to brag about, then Tameside will enjoy a brighter future.

Oldham was WELL past his sell by date. He was considered a joke by the other Council Leaders he had to negotiate with. The fact that he enjoyed such a great reputation in Tameside only shows what low expectation many Tamesiders have.

Bring on Quinn. Stop Political Stunts. Set some high aspirations for the schools. Get some real high skilled employment opportunities. The whole region of Tameside could be on the up, not just the profiles of a few politicians.

As for Taylor as deputy? Oh fu*k. Anyone want to buy my house, I'm off!

aluman2000 said...

id buy it but im not in to havin foreign neighbours

Stand Up To Labour/UAF Bullies said...

Farewell Mr Oldham.
Mr Taylor you can't persecute someone with allegations and not expect to get it back. Maybe you have become so accustomed to being a bully, that you think your are above the code of practice?

Glasgow kiss said...

call round to my house say it to my face and get what west got when he thought he could intimidate me.

The Mighty Quim said...

If Taylor is appointed Deputy Leader it will tell us everything we need to know about Quinn's judgment.

Rotten Borough said...

Bye Bye Roy, you're right about Roy Oldham being massively overrated, but there's a big difference between mediocrity and rank incompetence.
Labour's local election results were relatively good, thanks in part to certain individuals, but the methods employed stink and it's only a matter of time before the truth comes out.

Right of centre said...

I assume tonydj is Mr Jones of the BNP. A bit overdue, but congratulations on saving your £500 deposit at the general election. Men of principle are extremely rare in any level of British politics these days.

Stand Up To Labour/UAF Bullies said...

Glasgow kiss If you come round to my house and knock on the door I'll say it to your face, just like I asked Joan.

Telling The Truth Is Not Politically Correct said...

Farewell Roy.

Roy Walker said...

Lets get something straight about the local election results there are bigger turnouts for General Election than there is for locals. When the locals are done at the same time like the previous time 1979 you get a bigger increase in the locals for labour than there would if it was just a local. For Labour to claim that it was anything else is not only miss leading but a damn right lie. Getting on to Roy Oldham Roy like him or not kept a tight ship for 30 years Kieren will not have the same tight reigne as him he is too far to the left for most peoples liking and things will crumble under normal rules. Some people in the labour group owe Roy big time for things kept from public knowledge and they stab him in his back shame on them

hang them high said...

Foreign animal rapes 89 year old woman in Levenshulme. This lady is another victim of Labour's criminal open door immigration policy which allowed large parts of the worlds vermin to enter Britain without any checks.

Anonymous said...

Roy has helped a good number of the brainless Labour cretins keep their places at the trough and this is how they repay him. The good news is the Tories will soon be back to reclaim the ruins of Tameside MBC when the neanderthal wreckers have been proven unfit for office.

Farewell Roy said...

Farewell Roy.

John Cooke said...

Taxpayers in Britain are funding child benefit payments for 51,000 children who aren’t even in this country, the majority are Polish with the claimants working a well known, (To all except recently the Government and Taxpayers) loophole in European law.

Read more: Polish claim British child benefit, despite the children not residing in this country

Wildy said...

Wildy did you piss all that money up the wall?

Anonymous said...

Quinn and his fellow woodentops will have to be reliant on the officers of the borough as many of them can't spell never mind put together any proper policies. Woodentops rule.

teg ffstued said...

Is this how you spell ELECTION RESULTS.
Labour won all three constituencies, and gained two more councillors.

From Us! said...

Good Luck Mr Oldham from us.

Thanks fror the memories said...

Mr Oldham take this message with you always 'if your white you hang white, otherwise the niggers eat you alive.'

John Smith said...

Hang them high, according to the government's own figures 92% of all gang rapes are committed by Afro-Caribbeans. This means black men, who make up 1% of the population, manage to commit virtually ALL of these horrendous offences. The police should be using ethnic profiling to stop this, but 'community relations' comes way before catching certain criminals.
Many of our rulers and Chief Constables are insane.

Con/Dem said...

The pact is falling apart already.

Labour voters=Thick, foreign, senile said...

Teg ffstued, yeah and WE know how.

We close our eyes said...

Remember that, individual spirit can never be smashed by Labour, Ex Career Criminals of the 60s 70's early 80's. Good Luck Mr Oldham!

Bill White said...

Millions in police bonuses face axe

Maybe be it could be spent on real community policing?

Call out the instigators said...

Mr John Charles Taylor reveal your criminal legacy NOW! Our take legal action in relation to these allegations.

no more repetitive posts said...

Whoever it is with the obsession about the Dukinfield councillor is ruining this blog. Lots of people make interesting points relevant to the Tameside political scene but the constant nonsense alleging a childhood criminal incident over 40 years ago is pathetic and frustrating as the useful information is being drowned out by the same repetitive poster. Would the blog admin not see it fitting to suspend or ban this person before they totally destroy this blog.

Anonymous said...

It's only repetitive to you because you have not been on the receiving end of Taylor's smears and allegations, now there's a posibilty that this Labour knuckle dragger is himself an ex criminal. Being a high ranking Labour Cllr with a possible criminal past is a big issue. So f*** off to another blog if yiou don't like it.

Jim Stewart said...

No more repetitive posts, the same allegations about the same councillor have been going around for a long time, and not just by the repeat poster on here. All Mr Taylor has to do is take legal action or deny it. As far as I'm aware he's done neither.
The possibility that one of our highest placed elected officials could have a criminal past as a juvenile and an adult is a serious matter.

Roy Kevin West said...

Mr John Charles Taylor, before the year of 1984 I say that you were dirty! Are you willing to prove me wrong?

Bill White said...

Lab-Con-Dem’s Human Rights Act Grants Al-Qaeda Men Right to Stay in Britain “Because Pakistan is Unsafe”

No More Egos said...

What have John Taylor or Roy West got to do with this story?
Two cheaks of the same arse hole

Anonymous said...

Taylor's got alot to do with this story you cretin, he's in for the job of second.

Shit hole England! said...

Soldier Attacked In Street Dies In Hospital

aluman2000 said...

very sad ? but how has he been fightin for are country ?
iv not seen any soldiers

aluman2000 said...

iv got a big field infront of the barn
cant we get west and taylor on it?

tonydj said...

May we return to the main story, Cllr Oldham's demise as council leader...he's not gone yet.

It is the full council who appoint the leader, not the ruling party. And as we know out of 57 councillors 46 are Labour, 2 Independant and 9 Tory.

It is believed that of the 46 Labour councillors 27 voted for Cllr Quinn and thus by implication 19 for Cllr Oldham.

Now what if, come Tuesday 25th next week, Cllr Oldham was to "get his ducks in a row" and get his 19 Labour supporters to vote for him with the 9 Tories and 2 Independants. That would be 30 for him and 27 for Cllr Quinn.

I know how I would spend next week-end if I were Cllr Oldham!

The Bell's gone said...

'9 Tory', that just sums up the Conservative's pathetic performances under John Bell.

Joe Soap said...

Tony
You really think that Roy Oldham should betray everything he has stood for over the last 30 years to try and cling to power by whatever means?
I think that says more about you than him.
Joe Soap

Tameside Eye said...

Indeed David. I have written to all councillors asking for someone to nominate Councillor Oldham to remain as executive leader next Tuesday. Whilst this would be breaking the party whip, it isn't beyond the realms of possibility!

TMBC has done a pre-emptive press release saying Roy is to "step down", yet there has been no word from Roy himself. I think Kieran has tapped one of the lackeys in Tameside's sycophantic press department to push that out. After all, Roy is still leader until Tuesday. Perhaps Kieran is worried that Roy may just put in a surprise bid on Tuesday.

30 years and a stab in the back said...

All I can say for your 30 years of service Roy. may I say that this Appropriate for you as they all stab you in the back.

Bye Bye, don't look back said...

Oldham has gone and is not coming back. Even he wouldn't have the balls to mount a coalition of such losers.

Quinn has a chance to do great things. The bar is set very low. The only problem he may have is having budgets from Central Government slashed....which Oldham saw coming but carried on spending regardless, taking money from reserves for his political stunts.

Anonymous said...

Well at least we have the top brains to take over now! John Taylor.

Roy West said...

John Taylor will aspects of your life from the 60's 70's and 80's reveal that you have a criminal legacy?

Level playing field said...

Let's see how Tameside Labour get on now they've run out of bribe money for their client state of spongers, foreigners and friendly local media.

Labour til i die said...

Your running out of excuses about Labours superb victories, I recall reading about how Labour could not repeat the by-election results in normal elections, not enough members and resources to do it were the comments.
Labour did better than the by-election results and gained two more councillors, you keep moaning and thinking of excuses we will keep working and winning elections

Walter mitty said...

Your a bullshitter West you had a great opportunity during the council elections and bottled it.
If you had the evidence you would have done something about it , put up or shut up about Taylor.

Woodend Lane Resident said...

Well done. That is an impressive printer you have in your possesion. Keep on exposing them for they are fraudsters of the worse type.

they don't like it up em said...

You should also include still images of his angry face from the video you took when he attacked you during the campaign.

little green men said...

Very strange developments on Saturn. It appears the Martians may be coming. It is also odd that one of Jupiter's huge red stripes -- which is really a massive storm system many times larger than planet Earth -- has suddenly disappeared too.

Mathew 7:12 said...

But what about the Martians? It may be a sign from the Lord for you to repent and forgive Taylor as you yourself wish to be forgiven?

The Face Of Hate said...

This still image will be on my leaflet. Along with the questions about a crooked past prior to 1984.

Roy West follow said...

Mathew 7:12 watch this.

aluman2000 said...

can them that voted for the so called main three see now that thay voted for liers ?

just like we warned ? Thay would say anything to get you vote and then do the opposite

Anonymous said...

aluman2000 is upset because he didn't get what he wanted! Did you get involved? Stand for election? Work your nuts off? No?

Don't worry though, the next Prime Minister is going to come and visit all 65 million of us personally, chat with us individually for a couple of hours and make sure we are all happy with his plans! I'm sure it is easy to keep all 65million of us happy. Don't know why they haven't done it before.

Dukis answer Murdoch said...

Thats a mean machine Roy get them leaflets printed and posted out expose Taylor for what he is.

Read this,great news for nationalism. said...

Leading City experts have started raising the prospect of "Great Depression II" amid worries that the European economic crisis could trigger a deeper bout of chaos.

England Awake said...

A great video to go with that above post I would say............Watch it!

Watch it, the police don't like it. said...

This police came to my house and made the comment that this dvd in my house 'could be racist.'

Secretary and Equalities Minister said...

Read all about it yet another F****** hypocrite ruling over us.

Home Secretary Makes Gay Adoption U-Turn

Watch with concern said...

Brainwashing and forced integration of British Children.

Roy West said...
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TRUE OR FALSE said...

I WONDER WHAT THIS MAN WILL SAY WHEN HE SEES IT WESTY

Thug rulers said...

Let's hope Quinn is never ill or unavailable, or Tameside's highest elected official will be representing us with love and hate tattooed on his knuckles.

Anonymous said...

Jail Bird Thug Tattoos!

Anonymous said...

Taylor has blocked his blog because he's shit scared about his criminal past being talked about.

Watch said...

This

Tameside Patriot said...

Important notice.

I am offering £5000 to anyone who can substantiate Roy West's claim that Cllr John Taylor was convicted of a criminal offence prior to 1984.

This is a genuine offer, so no time-wasters please.

We require documentary proof. Ideally a newspaper article which mentions Mr Taylor's conviction.

£5000 could solve a lot of your problems.

If you think you can help write to: Po Box 171, Ashton-under-Lyne. OL7 9WS.

Thank you.

Roy WestWhit Walks said...

Anyway on a lighter moment I filmed the whit Walks going up Boyds Walk. (Say No To Islamification of Britain)

Best of British said...

Whit walks, like many other British traditions are on the way out. Compare this footage of a few stragglers, a lot of whom look like they're dressed for the beach, with the footage of as recently as 30 or 40 years ago when it was a real event.

Anonymous said...

Yes 100% agree with you there. I remember in the 70's it was still an English event. As you say, it looks like an ordeal for them!

Team Roy said...

Word on the street is that Roy will not contest the Executive Leader job. He does have a cracking speech planned.