Rochdale Borough Council

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Rochdale Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Arms of Rochdale Borough Council
Founded1 April 1974
Mayor of Rochdale
Cllr Aasim Rashid, Labour
since 21 May 2021
Leader of the Council
Cllr Neil Emmott, Labour
since 19 May 2021
Deputy Leader
Cllr Sara Rowbotham, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
Cllr Ashley Dearnley, Conservative
Chief executive
Steve Rumbelow
since 15 December 2014
Seats60 councillors[1]
Rochdale Borough Council composition
Political groups
Administration (45)
  Labour (45)
Other parties (15)
  Conservative (11)
  Liberal Democrat (3)
  Non-aligned (1)
  Independent (0)
Joint committees
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel
Last election
2019 (one third of councillors)
2018 (one third of councillors)
2016 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2021 (one third of councillors)
2022 (all councillors, following boundary changes)

Rochdale Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of ten in Greater Manchester and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Rochdale.

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  1. ^ "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections". Retrieved 31 July 2020.

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