Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council elections

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One third of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1975
No overall control 1975–1976
Conservative 1976–1979
No overall control 1979–1980
Labour 1980–1982
No overall control 1982 - 1986
Labour 1986–1992
No overall control 1992–1996
Labour 1996–2003
No overall control 2003–2007
Liberal Democrats 2007–2010
No overall control 2010–2011
Labour since 2011

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

1993-1997[edit]

Littleborough By-Election 11 July 1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 2,015 56.6
Labour 1,109 31.7
Conservative 413 11.6
Independent 22 0.6
Majority 906 24.9
Turnout 3,559
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

1997-2001[edit]

Milnrow By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 1,347 52.2 +18.7
Labour 716 27.8 -3.2
Conservative 432 16.8 -5.6
Independent 84 3.3 +3.3
Majority 631 24.4
Turnout 2,579 29.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

2005-2010[edit]

Middleton North By-Election 29 November 2007[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jonathan Burns 603 41.6 -9.8
Liberal Democrat Rhoda Morley 566 39.1 +21.3
Conservative David Harris 280 19.3 -11.5
Majority 37 2.5
Turnout 1,449 18.2
Labour hold Swing

2010-2015[edit]

Norden Ward By-Election, 25th April 2013[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Joseph William Bennett 627 29.7% +3.0%
Liberal Democrat Patricia Ann Colclough 246 11.7% -4.4%
National Front Peter Greenwood[6] 156 7.4% +7.4%
Conservative Peter Nicholas Winkler 1,081 51.2% -6.0%
Majority 460 21.8% -8.7%
Turnout 2,110 27.1% -12.9%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elections". Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  2. ^ "Rochdale". BBC News Online. 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  4. ^ "Labour hold on in by-election". Middleton Guardian. 2007-11-30. Retrieved 2010-05-07. 
  5. ^ http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/the_council/elections/election_-_norden_ward.aspx
  6. ^ http://www.national-front.org.uk/?p=1781

External links[edit]