Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I Will Run Rule over Election Candidates ; VIEWPOINTSWrite To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

I Will Run Rule over Election Candidates ; VIEWPOINTSWrite To: Viewpoints, MEN, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK

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AS we approach the local elections on May 22, could I remind residents that we are voting for local politicians and sometimes we may look to London for the answer. I can say I have been guilty of that in the past.

Having been involved in resident groups for over 15 years I have been very loyal to the city council.

However, when the austerity measures came from central government, all that appeared to change.

The first thing was that councillors appeared absent in the community or did not respond to some emails.

As funding cuts appeared to take hold council staff were redeployed on new contracts or some left the council.

While councillors will sing the praises of what they appear to of saved, we also need to remember areas which have not been saved, such as the Northfields day resource centre on, Northfields Road, New Moston, which was closed by the council.

This centre was where adults with learning disabilities attended - my brother being one. …

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