Oldham Mayor slams online hate and promises to give back

The new Mayor of Oldham has outlined his plan to improve the lives of residents battling the cost-of-living crisis while criticising social media ‘toxicity’.

Councillor Zahid Chauhan was announced as the new Mayor of Oldham today (Wednesday, May 24) and has penned a letter to Oldhamers and has already made changes to some traditions – including replacing prayers before official council meetings.

His letter read: “Dear Oldham residents, I am truly honoured and delighted to, this year, be taking on the role as the Mayor of Oldham – a role which plays such an important part in bringing our borough and its people closer together.”

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(The Oldham Times, 24th May 2023)