Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council elections

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One third of Oldham 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 1973–1976
No overall control 1976–1978
Conservative 1978–1980
Labour 1980–1994
No overall control 1994–1995
Labour 1995–2000
Liberal Democrats 2000–2002
No overall control 2002–2003
Labour 2003–2007
No overall control 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections[edit]

Changes between elections[edit]

Pre-2004 boundaries[edit]

Failsworth East by-election, 20 November 2003 (term ends 2004)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim McMahon 2,045 68.0 +2.6
BNP Charles Styles 539 17.9 +17.9
Conservative Paul Martin 296 9.8 -17.0
Liberal Democrat Keith Pendlebury 128 4.3 -3.4
Majority 1,506 50.1
Turnout 3,008 37.1
Labour hold Swing

2004 boundaries[edit]

Saddleworth West and Lees by-election, 5 July 2007[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Barbara Beeley 908 51.3 -3.7
Labour Stephen Exton 416 23.5 +4.7
Conservative Vincent Lord 243 13.7 -12.5
BNP Martin Brierley 202 11.4 +11.4
Majority 492 27.8
Turnout 1,769 22.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Labour councillor Jim McMahon (Failsworth East) resigned from the council in January 2017 (he was elected Member of Parliament for Oldham West and Royton in 2015).[5] Labour held the seat at the consequent by-election on 16 February.[6] New councillor Paul Jean Jaques' term ends in 2019.[7]

Labour councillor Tony Larkin (Royton North) died in March 2017. Labour held the seat at the consequent by-election on 8 June.[8] New councillor Clint Phythian's term ends in 2019.[7]

Liberal Democrat councillor Rod Blyth (Shaw) resigned from the council in December 2017.[9] His term was due to end in 2018.

Labour councillor Susan Dearden (Chadderton Central) died in February 2018.[10] A by-election will be held for the seat (term ending 2020) along with the ordinary election due for another seat on 3 May.

Labour councillor Brian Ames (Hollinwood) died in March 2018,[11] triggering a by-election for the seat (term ending 2020).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Know Your Councillors". Oldham Council. Retrieved 2010-04-09. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Oldham". BBC News Online. 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2010-04-09.
  3. ^ "Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2010-04-09.
  4. ^ "Oldham Council by-election results 5 July 2007". Oldham Council. 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2010-04-09. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "MP steps down as councillor". www.oldham-chronicle.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  6. ^ "Election results for Failsworth East, 16 February 2017". committees.oldham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  7. ^ a b "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections". opencouncildata.co.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  8. ^ "Election results for Royton North, 8 June 2017". committees.oldham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  9. ^ "Oldham Councillor resigns amid police investigation". Revolution 96.2. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  10. ^ Lee, Gordon. "Councillor Susan Dearden - Book of condolence Cllr Susan Dearden". www.oldham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.
  11. ^ Council, Oldham. "Oldham Council Casual Vacancy Hollinwood | Oldham Council". www.oldham.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-03-31.

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