2018 Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

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The 2018 Rochdale Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Rochdale Borough Council in England.[1][2] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Overall result[edit]

Vote share changes compared to 2016.

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 16 80.0% 31 47 78.3% 26,250 52.09%
  Conservative 3 15.0% 7 10 16.7% 13,590 26.97%
  Liberal Democrat 1 5.0% 2 3 5.0% 6,558 13.01%
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1,989 3.95%
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1,350 2.68%
  Green 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 656 1.30%

Ward results[edit]

Balderstone & Kirkholt[edit]

Balderstone & Kirkholt
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathleen Nickson 938 51.5 -8.7
Conservative John Kershaw 427 23.5 +14.4
Liberal Democrat Mark Alcock 368 20.2 +9.5
Green Abdus Mir 87 4.8 +2.3

Bamford[edit]

Bamford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Angela Smith 1713 52.1 +3.2
Labour Martin Ayers 1357 41.3 +10.1
Liberal Democrat Roy Thornsby 215 6.5 +0.7

Castleton[edit]

Castleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Aasim Rashid 1008 41.3 -19.3
Conservative Michael James Cullen 967 39.7 +30.8
Green Jonathan Kershaw 158 6.5 +2.3
Independent Brian Bamford 155 6.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Tony Hughes 150 6.2 N/A

Central Rochdale[edit]

Central Rochdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sultan Ali 2171 63.8 -16.2
Liberal Democrat Zulfiqar Ali 974 28.6 +22.7
Conservative Roger Howarth 185 5.4 +1.1
Green Adam Mir 72 2.1 -1.3

East Middleton[edit]

East Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June West 1303 61.7 +4.3
Conservative Rebecca Howard 511 24.2 +10.9
UKIP Robert Mudd 299 14.2 -15.2

Healey[edit]

Healey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kieran Heakin 1252 44.8 +1.6
Conservative Andrew Neilson 926 33.2 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Robert McLean 486 17.4 +10.8
Green AJ Rennie 128 4.6 +0.3

Hopwood Hall[edit]

Hopwood Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carol Wardle 1185 55.3 +2.9
Conservative Paul Ellison 659 30.8 +7.7
UKIP Angela Gardner 299 14.0 -10.4

Kingsway[edit]

Kingsway
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Daalat Ali 1911 64.0 -7.2
Liberal Democrat David Clayton 730 24.5 +13.3
Conservative Richard Duckworth 254 8.5 -1.9
Green Firuz Ali 90 3.0 -4.3

Littleborough Lakeside[edit]

Littleborough Lakeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Janet Emsley 1149 46.2 -1.0
Conservative Keith Taylor 843 33.9 +9.2
Liberal Democrat Zoe Attwood 496 19.9 +15.8

Mikstone & Deeplish[edit]

Mikstone & Deeplish
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sameena Zaheer 2402 86.6 +9.2
Liberal Democrat Richard Eden-Maughan 209 7.5 -6.3
Conservative Jacqueline Holt 162 5.8 +1.3

Milnrow & Newhey[edit]

Milnrow & Newhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Bamford 1468 49.5 -1.2
Labour Neil Butterworth 984 33.2 +6.7
Conservative Edward Carpenter 511 17.2 +14.1

Norden[edit]

Norden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Holly 1646 62.0 +6.2
Labour Anthony Bennett 738 27.8 +7.7
Liberal Democrat John Farrington 150 5.6 +1.8
Green Mick Coats 121 4.6 -0.9

North Heywood[edit]

North Heywood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Rush 1188 64.3 -6.5
Conservative Stephen Pritchard 339 18.4 +2.1
UKIP Stephen Sanderson 232 12.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Sue Curzon 88 4.8 -8.1

North Middleton[edit]

North Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kallum Nolan 1113 52.3 -6.5
Independent Keely O'Mara 343 16.1 N/A
UKIP Thomas Barnes 304 14.3 -16.2
Conservative Oliver Bleasdale 295 13.8 +3.0
Liberal Democrat John Wilkins 75 3.5 N/A

Smallbridge & Firgrove[edit]

Smallbridge & Firgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Blundell 1528 70.1 +14.7
Conservative Leonard Branton 348 16.0 +5.7
Liberal Democrat Eleanor Kelly 304 13.9 +3.4

South Middleton[edit]

South Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Dale 1275 47.9 +1.3
Conservative Andy Dale 1020 38.3 +16.2
UKIP Richard Whitaker 222 8.3 -17.1
Liberal Democrat Emma Griffin 146 5.5 +1.8

Spotland & Falinge[edit]

Spotland & Falinge
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Faisal Rana 1777 56.0 +7.5
Independent Carl Faulkner 852 26.9 +3.7
Conservative Steven Scholes 303 9.5 +1.1
Liberal Democrat James Earnshaw 241 7.6 -6.4

Wardle & West Littleborough[edit]

Wardle & West Littleborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Taylor 1666 66.0 +6.4
Labour Julian Farnell 614 24.3 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Lynn Butterworth 243 9.6 +4.6

West Heywood[edit]

West Heywood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan McCarthy 1065 53.5 -4.0
Conservative Rachel McLachlan 416 20.9 +10.1
UKIP Michael O'Brien 293 14.7 -17.0
Liberal Democrat Harry Mills 215 10.8 N/A

West Middleton[edit]

West Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Emmott 1292 63.6 -0.5
Conservative Daniel Davison 399 19.6 +12.7
UKIP Lee Seville 340 16.7 -12.3

By-elections and other changes[edit]

Kathleen Nickson of Balderstone and Kirkholt ward defected from Labour to the Liberal Democrats in January 2019, saying that the Labour leadership "told [me] what to do, what to say and how to vote."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your next election or referendum". rochdale.gov.uk. Rochdale Borough Council. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Election results by wards". rochdale.gov.uk. Rochdale Borough Council. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ Statham, Nick. "Labour councillor defects after claiming she was being 'blocked' from doing her job". Manchester Evening News. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 1 July 2019.