Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2008

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The Metropolitan Borough of Oldham shown within England.

Elections to Oldham Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election. The council remained in no overall control with the Liberal Democrats overtaking the Labour Party as the largest party.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Oldham Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 11 4 0 +4 37.6 22,558 +1.3
  Labour 5 0 8 -8 31.5 18,866 -4.1
  Conservative 4 4 0 +4 24.4 14,646 +3.3
  Independent 0 0 0 2.1 1,282 +0.4
  BNP 0 0 0 1.8 1,051 -1.1
  Green 0 0 0 1.3 762 -1.1
  England First 0 0 0 1.3 752 +1.3

Ward results[edit]

Alexandra ward[edit]

Alexandra ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Dinoff 932 33.8 -3.4
Conservative Khamran Ghafoor 841 30.5 +18.6
Labour Hugh McDonald 801 29.1 -15.0
Independent Phil Howarth 183 6.6 +6.6
Majority 91 3.3
Turnout 2,757
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Chadderton Central ward[edit]

Chadderton Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Hudson 966 35.7 -15.5
Labour Tony Brownridge 866 32.0 -9.9
BNP Roy Goodwin 660 24.4 +24.4
Liberal Democrat Pat Lord 212 7.8 +0.9
Majority 100 3.7 -5.6
Turnout 2,704
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Chadderton North ward[edit]

Chadderton North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jack Hulme 1,699 55.8 +11.8
Labour Julie Kirkham 927 30.4 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Nilu Uddin 419 13.8 +2.8
Majority 772 25.3 +15.5
Turnout 3,045
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Chadderton South ward[edit]

Chadderton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dave Hibbert 959 40.7 -3.7
Conservative John Berry 735 31.2 +6.5
England First Martin Brierley 425 18.0 +18.0
Liberal Democrat Kevin Dawson 236 10.0 -1.1
Majority 224 9.5 -11.0
Turnout 2,355
Labour hold Swing

Coldhurst ward[edit]

Coldhurst ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Abdul Jabbar 2,296 52.8 +19.3
Liberal Democrat Mujibur Rahman 1,684 38.8 -4.4
Conservative Muhammed Dara 365 8.4 -7.7
Majority 612 14.0
Turnout 4,354
Labour hold Swing

Crompton ward[edit]

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ann Wingate 1,672 58.8 +3.2
Conservative Chris Shyne 819 28.8 +7.1
Labour David Bibby 351 12.4 -4.7
Majority 853 30.0 -3.8
Turnout 2,842
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Failsworth East ward[edit]

Failsworth East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Martin 1,036 43.7 +11.4
Labour Barbara Dawson 1,028 43.3 -14.6
Green John Parker 173 7.3 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Phil Renold 136 5.7 +1.9
Majority 8 0.3
Turnout 2,373
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Failsworth West ward[edit]

Failsworth West ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ian Barker 963 37.7 +7.5
Labour John Johnson 871 34.1 -2.1
Green Warren Bates 589 23.1 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Ken Wilson 132 5.2 +0.1
Majority 92 3.6
Turnout 2,555
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Hollinwood ward[edit]

Hollinwood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ken Wilson 1,268 51.4 +9.1
Labour Jean Stretton 992 40.2 -0.4
Conservative Abdul Malik 208 8.4 -4.4
Majority 276 11.2 +9.5
Turnout 2,468
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Medlock Vale ward[edit]

Medlock Vale ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ur-Rahman Ateeque 1,136 39.9 -18.3
Liberal Democrat Rafiq Pazeer 925 32.5 +13.0
Independent Gary Dalloway 534 18.7 +18.7
Conservative Tahir Iqbal 254 8.9 -13.3
Majority 211 7.4 -28.6
Turnout 2,849
Labour hold Swing

Royton North ward[edit]

Royton North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Judge 1,093 36.2 -4.1
Conservative Joseph Farquhar 811 26.8 -3.4
Liberal Democrat Nazia Raja 742 24.6 +15.6
Independent Anita Corbett 376 12.4 +12.4
Majority 282 9.3 -0.8
Turnout 3,022
Labour hold Swing

Royton South ward[edit]

Royton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Diane Williamson 1,333 42.8 +9.5
Labour Phil Harrison 953 30.6 -6.5
Conservative Allan Fish 832 26.7 +6.2
Majority 380 12.9
Turnout 3,118
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Saddleworth North ward[edit]

Saddleworth North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mike Buckley 1,744 53.9 -1.8
Conservative Barbara Jackson 916 28.3 +3.9
Labour Ken Hulme 575 25.6 +7.8
Majority 828 31.3 +1.2
Turnout 3,235
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Saddleworth South ward[edit]

Saddleworth South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Knowles 1,774 48.5 -6.6
Conservative Graham Sheldon 1,582 43.2 +11.2
Labour Paul Fryer 301 8.2 +1.2
Majority 192 5.2 -17.8
Turnout 3,657
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Saddleworth West and Lees ward[edit]

Saddleworth West and Lees ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Val Sedgewick 1,673 55.8 +0.8
Conservative Pam Byrne 799 26.6 +0.4
Labour John Battye 527 17.6 -0.8
Majority 874 29.1 +0.2
Turnout 2,999
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

St James ward[edit]

St James ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jackie Stanton 968 44.8 -7.7
Labour Joseph Fitzpatrick 476 22.0 -8.0
Conservative David Atherton 392 18.1 +18.1
England First Andrew Clayton 327 15.1 +15.1
Majority 492 22.7 +4.0
Turnout 2,163
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

St Marys ward[edit]

St Marys ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Masud 2,483 56.0 +8.2
Labour Mohammed Sharif 1,632 36.8 -15.4
Conservative Paul Stephenson 320 7.2 +7.2
Majority 851 19.2
Turnout 4,434
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Shaw ward[edit]

Shaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Howard Sykes 1,496 57.3 +1.4
Conservative Michael Canning 422 16.2 +3.4
BNP Alwyn Stott 391 15.0 +2.0
Labour Dilys Fletcher 303 11.6 -1.7
Majority 1,074 41.1 -1.5
Turnout 2,612
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Waterhead ward[edit]

Waterhead ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Linda Dawson 1,421 57.3 -4.7
Labour Arooj Shah 535 21.6 -4.0
Conservative David Caddick 335 13.5 +13.5
Independent Stuart Allsopp 189 7.6 +0.4
Majority 886 35.7 -0.7
Turnout 2,480
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Werneth ward[edit]

Werneth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Fida Hussain 2,244 57.5 +11.3
Liberal Democrat Ashazar Mahmood 1,308 33.5 -5.0
Conservative Mohammed Irfan 351 9.0 -6.4
Majority 936 24.0 +16.3
Turnout 3,903
Labour hold Swing

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