If you think local – vote local
This Thursday 3rd May, local people will vote in the local elections. Their vote will not change the Government but will elect a local Councillor.
The choice you have for a Councillor for this area are: one who has lived here all his life and who has a track record of standing up for Shaw or the Labour candidate from Royton who claims to live in the area!
It has been my honour and privilege to be your Councillor for more than 25 years. I am now asking for your support on Thursday.
This local election is important for local residents. It has only been one year since Labour has been in charge of Oldham Council. Here in Shaw we have already seen the closure of our tip; a massive increase in fly-tipping; dirtier streets and open spaces; and now Labour are trying to close our swimming baths.
Yet Labour (supported by the Conservatives) are looking to build a new pool in Royton, like the one they built in another Labour favoured area – Chadderton.
Many local residents have been telling us how much they appreciate the all year round work and action by the Liberal Democrat team here in Shaw Ward.
I and my colleagues all live locally and we always keep in touch with the ‘FOCUS’ leaflets – 30 years of action in total! As many residents keep saying, “You never hear from the other parties outside of election time”.
This election is going to be very close, between myself and Labour’s candidate from Royton. Just 98 votes separated the Lib Dems and Labour last year.
We need to send a clear message to Labour bosses at Oldham Council that Shaw deserves a fair deal.
We can win, but only with your support. By voting for me – Howard Sykes – you can ensure that I will continue to fight for the best deal for local people.
Best wishes – Howard Sykes
PS – This year’s local elections are not about the Government or national politics. They are about local issues and local people. They are about doing what’s best for Shaw and its residents.