2006 Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

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20 of the 60 seats on Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Liberal Democrats Labour Conservative
Seats won 12 6 2
Seats after 30 20 10
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 4 Decrease 1
Popular vote 21,065 16,043 12,725
Percentage 41.6% 31.7% 25.1%
Swing Increase 3.2% Increase 1.1% Decrease 3.8%

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council Election Map.svg
Map of the 2006 Rochdale council election. Liberal Democrats in yellow, Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.

Council control before election


No overall control

Council control after election


No overall control

Elections to Rochdale Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control. Overall turnout was 32.98%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Rochdale Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 12 6 1 +5 60.0 41.6 21,065 +3.2%
  Labour 6 1 5 -4 30.0 33.4 16,877 +1.1%
  Conservative 2 1 2 -1 10.0 23.5 11,881 -3.8%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.3 660 +0.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 122 New

Ward results

Balderstone & Kirkholt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dale Mulgrew 957 46.5 +25.1
Labour Steven Burke 660 32.1 -14.6
Conservative Linda Butler 439 21.4 -10.5
Majority 297 14.4
Turnout 2,056 28.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Bamford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats William Hobhouse 1,593 50.7 +14.1
Labour Sylvia Diggle 1,193 37.9 +23.7
Conservative Valerie Godson 359 11.4 -38.0
Majority 400 12.8
Turnout 3,145 41.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Castleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Davison 1,399 57.6 -2.8
Labour Colin Thompson 646 26.6 +5.0
Conservative Ronald Crossley 384 15.8 -2.6
Majority 753 31.0
Turnout 2,429 32.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Central Rochdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ibrar Khan 1,763 49.1 +16.0
Liberal Democrats Shah Wazir 1,472 41.0 -13.0
Conservative Roger Howarth 354 9.9 -3.0
Majority 291 8.1
Turnout 3,589 47.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
East Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Murphy 900 41.2 -7.9
Liberal Democrats Mark Brady 845 38.7 -12.2
Conservative Susan Pawson 438 20.1 +20.1
Majority 55 2.5
Turnout 2,183 28.3
Labour hold Swing
Healey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alan Taylor 1,250 39.0 -15.1
Conservative Andrew Neilson 738 23.0 -7.3
BNP Donald Mooney 660 20.6 +20.6
Labour Abdul Chowdry 434 13.5 -2.1
Green Samir Chatterjee 122 3.8 +3.8
Majority 512 16.0
Turnout 3,204 41.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hopwood Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carol Wardle 1,267 53.2 +9.0
Conservative Peter Burt 761 31.9 -3.0
Liberal Democrats Malcome Heard 355 14.9 -6.0
Majority 506 21.3
Turnout 2,383 29.7
Labour hold Swing
Kingsway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Birkett 1,218 45.3 +6.6
Labour Tom Stott 1,158 43.0 +5.9
Conservative Philip Grantham 314 11.7 -12.5
Majority 60 2.3
Turnout 2,690 34.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Littleborough Lakeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Pauline Maguire 1,293 53.5 +2.3
Conservative Frank Mills 785 32.5 -2.0
Labour Derek Snowden 339 14.0 -0.3
Majority 508 21.0
Turnout 2,417 30.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Milkstone & Deeplish
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Angela Coric 1,931 54.0 -10.9
Labour Imtiaz Ahmed 1,379 38.6 +8.8
Conservative Mudassar Razzaq 266 7.4 +2.1
Majority 552 15.4
Turnout 3,576 47.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Milnrow & Newhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Denis Whittle 1,298 55.2 +2.1
Conservative Michael Butler 581 24.7 +5.4
Labour Geoffrey Coady 472 20.1 -7.5
Majority 717 30.5
Turnout 2,351 30.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Norden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Wera Hobhouse 1,327 49.2 +16.3
Conservative Paul Chadwick 1,109 41.1 -11.5
Labour Muhammad Malik 263 9.7 -4.4
Majority 218 8.1
Turnout 2,699 36.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
North Heywood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Rush 1,034 50.0 +19.5
Labour Nick Maher 748 36.2 -10.1
Conservative Norman Warwick 285 13.8 -9.4
Majority 286 13.8
Turnout 2,067 28.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
North Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Robertson 811 43.8 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Neil Lever 564 30.5 -1.1
Conservative David Harris 475 25.7 -3.0
Majority 247 13.3
Turnout 1,850 23.4
Labour hold Swing
Smallbridge & Firgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Christine Akram 817 40.8 -2.5
Labour Lorraine Butterworth 769 38.4 +4.2
Conservative Keith Taylor 417 20.8 -1.7
Majority 48 2.4
Turnout 2,003 26.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
South Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael Holly 1,261 42.9 +2.0
Labour Peter Williams 1,242 42.2 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Guisbourne-Hilton 439 14.9 -4.2
Majority 19 0.7
Turnout 2,942 37.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Spotland & Falinge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Peter Clegg 1,713 63.5 +2.4
Labour James Brown 592 22.0 +0.1
Conservative Steven Scholes 391 14.5 -2.4
Majority 1,121 41.5
Turnout 2,696 33.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Wardle & West Littleborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Clegg 1,652 68.0 +5.4
Liberal Democrats Hilary Rodgers 477 19.6 -3.9
Labour Pauline Mann 299 12.3 -1.7
Majority 1,175 48.4
Turnout 2,428 34.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
West Heywood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan McCarthy 954 47.2 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Doreen Brophy-Lee 585 28.9 +28.9
Conservative Kathryn Burt 484 23.9 -4.9
Majority 369 18.3
Turnout 2,023 23.9
Labour hold Swing
West Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Robin Parker 988 54.2 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Barbara Guisbourne-Hilton 498 27.3 +27.3
Conservative David Pawson 388 21.3 -2.1
Majority 490 26.9
Turnout 1,824 23.7
Labour hold Swing