I secured a debate in Parliament on the issue of child sexual exploitation in Oldham.
This is a long video but it’s vital to set out what has happened, what the recent report said, and what it didn’t.
Victims are the absolute priority in all of this. I wanted to be clear about what we need to do to support them in achieving justice and to ensure that anybody else affected comes forward as soon as possible.
Oldham is a town that is currently divided and hurting.
We must repair that division and bring our community together to ensure that the safe space is there for victims to have the confidence to come forward.
I won’t allow disinformation campaigns that seek to make personal financial and political gain, to prevent that from taking place and will not be intimidated by their tactics.
My message to the perpetrators, is that we are coming for you.
(Watch the full speech here: https://www.facebook.com/jimfromoldham/posts/pfbid038DoD3RW7aiCEcLDB7gwhDNKZHZ3h7ShpYzXeWqJM28EJhfqXLpGsVSAe6JHcocBil)