Special meeting to select new Oldham Council Leader

Oldham Council is to hold a special meeting of Full Council to consider the appointment of the next Council Leader.

Jim McMahon officially stepped down from the post on January 15 , having held it since May 2011.

The Labour Group has since selected Councillor Jean Stretton, as their new leader.

An ‘extraordinary’ meeting of Full Council will then take place on Wednesday, January 27 at 6.30pm asking members to consider nominations for Council Leader. The Leader can then appoint a Deputy Leader.

As this is a special meeting there will be no ‘Open Council’ session enabling residents to submit questions on this occasion.

Members of the public can attend to observe proceedings in the Council Chamber and there is no need to book or signal your intention to attend beforehand.

The meeting will also be streamed live on our website at http://www.oldham.gov.uk/