Elections to Rochdale Council were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Rochdale Local Election Result 2000
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 -4 45.0
  Liberal Democrats 7 +2 35.0
  Conservative 4 +2 20.0