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The Metropolitan Borough of Oldham shown within England.
The Metropolitan Borough of Oldham shown within England.

Elections to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the Council was up for election.

The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Oldham Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 3 1 +2 34.0 20,938 +5.9
  Labour 8 1 2 -1 29.5 18,158 -3.2
  Conservative 1 0 1 -1 21.0 12,956 +1.9
  Green 0 0 0 5.8 3,563 -2.3
  BNP 0 0 0 5.0 3,074 -0.7
  Independent 1 1 1 +0 4.7 2,882 -0.1

Ward results

Alexandra ward

Alexandra ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Asaf Ali 1,061 43.9 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Martin Dinoff 716 29.6 +4.0
Conservative Paul Stephenson 279 11.5 +1.9
Independent Chris Wright 193 8.0 +0.2
Green Kay Roney 168 7.0 -1.9
Majority 345 14.3
Turnout 2,417
Labour hold Swing

Chadderton Central ward

Chadderton Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin McLaren 915 38.6 -12.8
Conservative Gavin Smith 759 32.0 +32.0
Liberal Democrats Keith Pendlebury 370 15.6 +2.5
Green Philip Stevens 327 13.8 +1.8
Majority 345 14.3
Turnout 7,053
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Chadderton North ward

Chadderton North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Philip Rogers 1,495 48.1 +18.8
Labour Julie Kirkham 1,127 36.3 -18.9
Liberal Democrats Keith Taylor 311 10.0 -5.4
Green Joan Spencer 172 5.5 +5.5
Majority 368 11.8
Turnout 3,105
Conservative hold Swing

Chadderton South ward

Chadderton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Wrigglesworth 1,054 44.1 -21.6
Conservative John Berry 709 29.7 +16.2
Green Susannah Stevens 374 15.7 +15.7
Liberal Democrats Philip Renold 251 10.5 -10.2
Majority 345 14.4
Turnout 2,388
Labour hold Swing

Coldhurst ward

Coldhurst ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Muhammad Uddin 1,984 49.7 +10.8
Conservative Abu Choudhury 1,100 27.6 +13.8
Labour Joseph Fitzpatrick 906 22.7 -20.6
Majority 884 22.1
Turnout 3,990
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Philomena Dillon 1,761 54.1 +11.6
Conservative David Dunning 845 25.9 -6.3
Labour Ann Buscema 394 12.1 -6.4
Green Fiona Southall 258 7.9 +7.9
Majority 916 28.1
Turnout 3,258
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Failsworth East ward

Failsworth East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Dean 1,227 48.1 -23.4
Conservative Paul Martin 806 31.6 +20.5
Green John Parker 356 14.0 +5.8
Liberal Democrats Lesley Schofield 161 6.3 -2.9
Majority 421 16.5
Turnout 2,550
Labour hold Swing

Failsworth West ward

Failsworth West ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aileen Bell 1,165 49.4 -15.1
Green Warren Bates 531 22.5 +15.5
Conservative Ian Barker 493 20.9 +12.9
Liberal Democrats Derek Clayton 171 7.2 -4.7
Majority 634 26.9
Turnout 2,360
Labour hold Swing

Hollinwood ward

Hollinwood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barrow 1,009 40.9 +5.6
Labour Ian Thompson 906 36.7 -9.2
Conservative David McDonald 352 14.3 +0.5
Green David Roney 202 8.2 +3.3
Majority 103 4.2
Turnout 2,469
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Medlock Vale ward

Medlock Vale ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Jones 1,053 34.5 -17.3
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Aslam 1,037 34.0 +11.4
BNP Martin Brierley 557 18.3 +18.3
Green David Shaw 203 6.7 -8.7
Conservative Muhammad Badar 200 6.6 +2.1
Majority 16 0.5
Turnout 3,050
Labour hold Swing

Royton North ward

Royton North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Olwen Chadderton 1,290 38.1 -10.5
Conservative Joseph Farquhar 853 25.2 +7.2
BNP Anita Corbett 848 25.0 +14.9
Liberal Democrats Susan Barratt 397 11.7 +1.8
Majority 437 12.9
Turnout 3,388
Labour hold Swing

Royton South ward

Royton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Shaw 1,086 33.2 +20.8
Labour Jill Read 900 27.5 -15.5
BNP Angela Shearer 688 21.0 +10.6
Conservative Allan Fish 600 18.3 -6.5
Majority 186 5.7
Turnout 3,274
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Saddleworth North ward

Saddleworth North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alan Roughley 1,892 55.7 +12.4
Conservative Barbara Jackson 840 24.7 -5.7
Labour Alastair McGregor 450 13.2 -7.6
Green Ben McCarthy 215 6.3 +0.8
Majority 1,052 30.1
Turnout 3,397
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Saddleworth South ward

Saddleworth South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John McCann 2,034 52.7 +7.2
Conservative John Hudson 1,300 33.7 -4.7
Labour Edward Moores 272 7.0 -4.7
Green David Godwin 254 6.6 +2.3
Majority 734 19.0
Turnout 3,860
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Saddleworth West and Lees ward

Saddleworth West and Lees ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Thomas Beeley 1,364 42.5 +3.6
Conservative George Burston 790 24.6 -2.3
Labour Paul Fryer 685 21.3 -3.3
Independent Robert Allsopp 129 4.0 +0.2
Majority 574 19.3
Turnout 2,968
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St James ward

St James ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Hindle 956 37.1 -13.9
Labour Adrian Alexander 603 23.4 -3.6
BNP Michael Treacy 526 20.4 +9.6
Conservative Terence Hopkinson 266 10.3 +5.0
Green Paul Holmes 225 8.7 +8.7
Majority 353 13.7
Turnout 2,576
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Marys ward

St Marys ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Ali Salamat 1,715 43.8 +43.8
Liberal Democrats Israk Miah 1,043 26.6 -17.6
Labour Brian Ames 769 19.6 -21.8
Conservative David Atherton 310 7.9 -6.4
Independent Ajawat Hussain 42 1.1 +1.1
Independent Asif Hussain 41 1.0 +1.0
Majority 672 17.1
Turnout 3,920
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Shaw ward

Shaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roderick Blyth 1,166 40.9 -16.9
Independent Anthony Bennett 529 18.6 +18.6
BNP Alwyn Stott 455 16.0 +8.5
Labour Dilys Fletcher 388 13.6 -0.6
Conservative Kevin Howard 277 9.7 -10.8
Green Tara Ashworth 36 1.3 +1.3
Majority 637 22.3
Turnout 2,851
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Waterhead ward

Waterhead ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lynn Thompson 1,353 48.8 -4.0
Labour Jennifer Harrison 870 31.4 -0.4
Conservative John Caddick 317 11.4 +7.2
Independent Stuart Allsopp 233 8.4 +5.0
Majority 483 17.4
Turnout 2,773
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Werneth ward

Werneth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shoab Akhtar 2,123 48.6 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Faisal Khan 1,876 43.0 +0.2
Conservative Kenneth Heeks 365 8.4 +3.4
Majority 247 5.6
Turnout 4,364
Labour hold Swing


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