2012 Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Oldham Council election, 2012

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20 councillors in Oldham
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Jim McMahon Howard Sykes N/A
Party Labour Liberal Democrat Conservative
Leader's seat Failsworth East Shaw N/A
Last election 52.75% 23.39% 19.24%
Seats won 33 21 5
Popular vote 54.75% 24.58% 14.78%
Swing Increase 2.01 Increase 1.19% Decrease 4.46
Councillors 43 14 2
Councillors +/– Increase 10 Decrease 7 Decrease 3

The 2012 Oldham Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council in the North West, England.[1] This was on the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012.

Labour retained control of the Council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Oldham Local Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 15 10 0 +10 54.8 29,217 +2.1
  Liberal Democrat 4 0 7 -7 24.6 13,117 +1.2
  Conservative 1 1 4 -3 14.8 7,886 -4.4
  Independent 0 0 0 2.3 1,206 -1.4
  Respect 0 0 0 2.0 1,067 +2.0
  UKIP 0 0 0 1.4 723 +0.9
  Green 0 0 0 0.3 144 -0.6

Ward results[edit]

Alexandra ward[edit]

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dilys Fletcher MBE 1,100 46.4 -13.1
Conservative Raja Iqbal 826 34.8 +11.4
Liberal Democrat Martin Dinoff 447 18.8 +1.7
Majority 274 11.4 -24.6
Turnout 2,404 32.4 −4.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Alexandra ward by-election 2013[edit]

A by-election was held on Thursday, May 9, 2013 in the Alexandra ward of Oldham. The seat became vacant following the death of Dilys Fletcher in February. The results were as follows:[2]

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Zahid Mehmood Chauhan 1,553
UKIP Derek Graham Fletcher 412
Green Miranda Meadowcroft 55
Liberal Democrat Kevin Dawson 96
Conservative Neil Allsopp 80
Majority 1,141
Turnout 29.31
Labour hold Swing

Chadderton Central ward[edit]

Chadderton Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Dearden 1,552 68.4 +9.0
Conservative Robert Barnes 596 26.3 -9.4
Liberal Democrat Pat Lord 120 5.3 +0.4
Majority 956 42.2 +18.5
Turnout 2,283 28.9 −6.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Chadderton North ward[edit]

Chadderton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fazlul Haque 1,750 59.5 +0.9
Conservative Paul Martin 1,040 35.4 -0.3
Liberal Democrat Lee Miah 150 5.1 -0.6
Majority 710 24.1 +1.2
Turnout 2,940 35.9 −2.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Chadderton South ward[edit]

Chadderton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Hibbert 1,481 75.4 +6.7
Conservative Eileen Hulme 433 22.0 -5.1
Liberal Democrat Fazal Rahim 50 2.5 -1.7
Majority 1,048 53.4 +12.7
Turnout 1,964 24.4 −5.7
Labour hold Swing

Coldhurst ward[edit]

Coldhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Abdul Jabbar 2,742 58.6 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Kutub Uddin 1,709 36.5 +1.9
Conservative Harun Miah 227 4.9 +0.2
Majority 1,033 22.1 -3.7
Turnout 4,678 54.9 +2.9
Labour hold Swing

Crompton ward[edit]

Crompton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Diane Williamson 1,286 45.7 +5.5
Labour Ken Rustidge 949 33.7 +0.2
Conservative Christopher Henthorn 577 20.5 -5.9
Majority 337 12.0 +5.3
Turnout 2,812 33.9 −0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Failsworth East ward[edit]

Failsworth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Dawson 1,585 84.9 +14.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Barrow 283 15.1 +10.5
Majority 1,302 69.7 +23.8
Turnout 1,868 24.1 −6.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Failsworth West ward[edit]

Failsworth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sean Fielding 1,323 60.9 +2.7
UKIP Warren Bates 723 33.3 +33.3
Liberal Democrat Ron Wise 128 5.9 -3.4
Majority 600 32.1 -0.7
Turnout 2,174 28.3 −4.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Hollinwood ward[edit]

Hollinwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Ames 1,266 67.4 +6.7
Liberal Democrat Philip Holley 456 24.3 -0.2
Conservative Jamie Curley 155 8.3 +8.3
Majority 810 43.2 +9.0
Turnout 1,877 24.9 −8.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Medlock Vale ward[edit]

Medlock Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ateeque Ur-Rehman 1,726 64.8 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Keith Pendlebury 443 16.6 -4.8
Independent Phil Howarth 364 13.7 +13.7
Conservative Sean Curley 132 5.0 -13.4
Majority 1,283 48.1 +8.6
Turnout 2,665 33.0 −2.8
Labour hold Swing

Royton North ward[edit]

Royton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Judge 1,710 71.4 +10.5
Conservative Lewis Quigg 555 23.2 -8.0
Liberal Democrat Phil Renold 129 5.4 -2.5
Majority 1,155 48.2 +18.5
Turnout 2,394 30.1 −7.5
Labour hold Swing

Royton South ward[edit]

Royton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Amanda Chadderton 1,566 69.8 +4.6
Conservative Allan Fish 544 24.2 -2.0
Liberal Democrat Keith Taylor 134 6.0 -2.7
Majority 1,011 45.1 +6.1
Turnout 2,244 27.2 −11.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Saddleworth North ward[edit]

Saddleworth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Garth Harkness 898 33.0 +2.0
Independent Nicola Kirkham 842 31.0 +0.4
Conservative Phil Sewell 535 19.7 -0.4
Labour Imran Yousaf 445 16.4 -1.9
Majority 56 2.1 +1.6
Turnout 2,720 35.9 −6.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Saddleworth South ward[edit]

Saddleworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hudson 1,151 40.4 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Brian Lord 949 33.3 +4.4
Labour Joseph Fitzpatrick 746 26.2 +7.8
Majority 202 7.1 -6.0
Turnout 2,846 36.1 −11.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Saddleworth West & Lees ward[edit]

Saddleworth West & Lees
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Val Sedgwick 1,222 47.4 +9.6
Labour Gerald Ball 1,002 38.9 -3.4
Conservative Pam Byrne 354 13.7 -6.3
Majority 220 8.5
Turnout 2,578 31.0 −4.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Shaw ward[edit]

Shaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Howard Sykes 1,298 53.6 +13.2
Labour James Larkin 782 32.3 -4.5
Conservative Phelyp Bennett 342 14.1 -8.7
Majority 516 21.3 +17.7
Turnout 2,422 31.2 −2.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

St. James ward[edit]

St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cath Ball 955 50.6 -2.4
Liberal Democrat Jacqueline Stanton 763 40.4 +4.7
Conservative Neil Allsopp 171 9.1 -2.2
Majority 192 10.1 -7.2
Turnout 1,899 24.8 −3.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

St. Mary's ward[edit]

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arooj Shah 2,529 58.4 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Masud 1,559 36.0 +7.1
Green Miranda Meadowcroft 144 3.3 +3.3
Conservative David Caddick 101 2.3 -3.3
Majority 970 22.4 -13.9
Turnout 4,333 51.1 −1.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Waterhead ward[edit]

Waterhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vita Price 1,379 58.5 +10.7
Liberal Democrat Linda Dawson 977 41.5 +3.5
Majority 402 17.1 +7.3
Turnout 2,356 29.5 −0.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Werneth ward[edit]

Werneth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fida Hussain 2,629 66.4 +1.7
Respect Iqbal Bhatti 1,067 27.0 +27.0
Conservative Michele Stockton 147 3.7 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Kevin Dawson 116 2.9 -25.6
Majority 1,562 39.5 +3.3
Turnout 3,959 51.8 +2.4
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections 2012". BBC News. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Alexandra Ward by-election result". Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 22 March 2016.