Joint Statement from the Members of Parliament for the Borough of Oldham

Oldham’s three MPs have released the following statement in response to the publication of the Oldham Independent Assurance Review:   “This is one of the most comprehensive safeguarding reviews undertaken and we welcome the recognition of the progress that was made in Oldham in shining a light on, disrupting and tackling child sexual exploitation and […]

My April/May Newsletter

Each month I provide a review of my activities in Oldham East and Saddleworth as well as parliament, so you can see how I have represented you. Please follow this link to read my April – May newsletter in full.

Closing Oldham DWP Office Exposes Tory Levelling-up Rhetoric as Hollow

The Government’s announcement on 17th March 2022 that the DWP’s office at Phoenix House, Oldham will close and 168 staff will be ‘consolidated’ to Salford and Stockport offices by January 2023 expose the Tories’ rhetoric on levelling-up to be utterly hollow. The Minister’s admission that 1,300 DWP staff work at sites where there is no other […]


With Covid infection rates at worrying levels (107.5 per 100,000 people for the week end 8th August, up from 57.8 per 100,000 in the previous week) across Oldham, the Government has warned Oldham Council that unless the levels of Covid infection across the borough start reducing significantly, Oldham will face a full lockdown similar to […]

Covid-19 update

Late on Thursday night, 30th July, Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire were told by the Government that the increase in Covid-19 positive cases meant that local restrictions would need to be imposed in these areas. Oldham Council’s public health team had already acted on the increase in infections earlier in the […]

MPs support Kashmir ‘solidarity’ event

As Oldham MPs, Jim McMahon and I have met with a community delegation and members of the Oldham Interfaith Forum to discuss the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir. As Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Kashmir, I have already written to India’s High Commissioner, the UN Secretary General and EU Commission as well as Foreign Secretary, Dominic […]

Debbie Abrahams MP: Official response to the revised draft GMSF

As the Member of Parliament for Oldham East and Saddleworth, I submitted my response to the revised draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) consultation on Monday. Many constituents have been in touch with me sharing their comments and expressing their concerns about this. Whilst there are improvements to the GMSF, I share some of these […]

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