Manchester

By-election held after Tameside councillor dies

Roy Oldham
Image caption Roy Oldham led Tameside Council for 30 years

A by-election will be held in a Greater Manchester borough after the death of Councillor Roy Oldham last month.

The 76-year-old Labour veteran, who had cancer, led Tameside Council for 30 years, making him the longest-serving council leader in England.

He was replaced as council leader in May by Droylsden East councillor Kieran Quinn, but was re-elected to his Longendale ward in the local elections.

The by-election will be held in Longendale on 30 September.

Residents wishing to register to vote for or apply to vote by post have until 15 September to do so.

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