Elections to Rochdale Council were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the Liberal Democrats gained control of the council from no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Rochdale Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 4 1 +3 50.0 38.5 19,551 -3.1%
  Labour 8 2 3 -1 40.0 35.7 18,116 +2.3%
  Conservative 2 0 2 -2 10.0 25.3 12,857 +1.8%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 241 +0.5%

Ward results

Balderstone & Kirkholt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Liz Thirsk 938 45.4 -1.1
Labour Darren Pedley 827 40.1 +8.0
Conservative Darren Bayman 299 14.5 -6.9
Majority 111 5.3
Turnout 2,064 27.7 -1.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Bamford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Andrew Abbott 1,390 45.2 -5.5
Conservative Ian Duckworth 1,380 44.9 +33.5
Labour John Orford 302 9.8 -28.1
Majority 10 0.3
Turnout 3,072 40.2 -1.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing
Castleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ted Flynn 1,254 53.5 -4.1
Labour Marie Williams 519 22.1 -4.5
Conservative Ronald Crossley 332 14.2 -1.6
Independent Frank Salt 241 10.3 +10.3
Majority 735 31.4 +0.4
Turnout 2,346 30.4 -1.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Central Rochdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Farooq Ahmed 1,875 51.1 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Khalid Mahmood 1,466 40.0 -1.0
Conservative Roger Howarth 325 8.9 -1.0
Majority 409 11.1
Turnout 3,666 47.7 +0.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
East Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donna Martin 1,051 46.9 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Rhoda Morley 765 34.1 -4.6
Conservative Cecelia Crossley 426 19.0 -1.1
Majority 286 12.9 +10.4
Turnout 2,242 28.6 +0.3
Labour hold Swing
Healey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Elwyn Watkins 1,401 50.1 +11.1
Conservative Andrew Neilson 827 29.5 +6.5
Labour Jim Moran 571 20.4 +6.9
Majority 574 20.6 +4.6
Turnout 2,799 35.8 -5.3
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Hopwood Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Emmott 1,583 61.4 +8.2
Conservative Conal Brophy 724 28.1 -3.8
Liberal Democrats Malcome Heard 272 10.5 -4.4
Majority 859 33.3 +12.0
Turnout 2,579 31.4 +1.7
Labour hold Swing
Kingsway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Naim Mahmud 1,185 44.7 -0.6
Labour Tom Stott 1,101 41.5 -1.5
Conservative Philip Grantham 364 13.7 +2.0
Majority 84 3.2
Turnout 2,650 33.3 -0.9
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Littleborough Lakeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Rosemary Jones 962 41.4 -12.1
Conservative Frank Mills 894 38.5 +6.0
Labour John Hartley 467 20.1 +6.1
Majority 68 2.9 -18.1
Turnout 2,323 29.7 -1.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Milkstone and Deeplish
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Imtiaz Ahmed 1,794 48.5 +9.9
Liberal Democrats Javed Iqbal 1,719 46.4 -7.6
Conservative Mudassar Razzaq 188 5.1 -2.3
Majority 75 2.1
Turnout 3,701 48.7 +1.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing
Milnrow & Newhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Swift 1,326 57.6 +2.4
Conservative Michael Butler 633 27.5 +2.8
Labour Geoffrey Coady 342 14.9 -5.2
Majority 693 30.1 -0.4
Turnout 2,301 29.6 -0.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Norden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ann Metcalfe 1,234 46.1 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Joanne Payne 1,153 43.0 -6.2
Labour Anthony Bennett 292 10.9 +1.2
Majority 81 3.1 -5.0
Turnout 2,679 35.6 -0.5
Conservative hold Swing
North Heywood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dorren Brophy-Lee 847 43.5 -6.5
Labour Jean Hornby 791 40.7 +4.5
Conservative Stephen Jones 307 15.8 +2.0
Majority 56 2.8
Turnout 1,945 26.1 -2.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
North Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Godson 921 51.4 +7.6
Conservative David Harris 552 30.8 +5.1
Liberal Democrats Neil Lever 319 17.8 -12.7
Majority 369 20.6 +7.3
Turnout 1,792 22.6 -0.8
Labour hold Swing
Smallbridge & Firgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Brenda Kerslake 903 43.8 +3.0
Labour Sultan Ali 785 38.1 -0.3
Conservative Leonard Branton 373 18.1 -2.7
Majority 118 5.7 +3.3
Turnout 2,061 27.2 +0.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
South Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Williams 1,320 44.8 +2.6
Conservative Sue Pawson 1,266 43.0 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Hilary Murray 358 12.2 -2.7
Majority 54 1.8
Turnout 2,944 37.8 +0.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Spotland & Falinge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gregory Couzens 1,672 55.0 -8.5
Labour Surinder Biant 1,003 33.0 +11.0
Conservative Steven Scholes 363 11.9 -2.6
Majority 669 22.0 -19.5
Turnout 3,038 37.9 +4.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Wardle & West Littleborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Janet Darnbrough 1,591 67.8 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Hilary Rodgers 450 19.2 -0.4
Labour Mike Radanovic 305 13.0 +0.7
Majority 1,141 48.6 +0.2
Turnout 2,346 32.3 -1.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
West Heywood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jacqueline Beswick 1,142 56.0 +8.8
Conservative John Kershaw 454 22.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Harry Boota 443 21.7 -7.2
Majority 688 33.7 +15.4
Turnout 2,039 23.7 -0.2
Labour hold Swing
West Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terry Linden 1,125 51.7 -2.5
Liberal Democrats Terry Smith 728 33.4 +6.1
Conservative Dave Pawson 325 14.9 -6.4
Majority 397 18.3 -8.6
Turnout 2,178 27.1 +3.4
Labour hold Swing