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

The 2015 Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council in England. The election took place on the same day as the UK General Election.[1] One third of the Council was up for election and Labour retained control of the Council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Oldham Local Election Result 2015
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 0 0 +0 44.3 43,099 -1.1
  UKIP 0 0 0 +0 21.9 21,345 -1.8
  Conservative 1 0 0 +0 17.9 17,391 +5.4
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 0 +0 11.0 10,686 -2.0
  Green 0 0 0 2.5 2,471 +1.7
  Independent 0 0 0 +0 1.3 1,283 -2.3
  Respect 0 0 0 1.9 883 +0.9
  TUSC 0 0 0 0.1 126 +0.0

Ward results

The electoral division results listed below[2] are based on the changes from the 2014 elections,[3] not taking into account any mid-term by-elections or party defections.

Alexandra ward

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jenny Harrison 1,899 52.0 +3.1
Conservative Raja Iqbal 798 21.9 +21.5
UKIP David Carter 786 21.5 -2.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Darlington 166 4.5 -16.1
Majority 1,101 30.2 +5.1
Turnout 3,649
Labour hold Swing

Chadderton Central ward

Chadderton Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eddie Moores 2,256 45.0 -0.1
UKIP Francis Arbour 1,374 27.4 -5.7
Conservative Robert Barnes 1,056 21.1 +2.2
Green Jessica Stott 186 3.7 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Derek Clayton 137 2.7 -0.1
Majority 882 17.6 +5.7
Turnout 5,009
Labour hold Swing

Chadderton North ward

Chadderton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohon Ali 2,396 45.0 -4.7
Conservative Paul Martin 1,336 25.2 +4.9
UKIP Dave Malin 1,170 22.0 -5.5
Liberal Democrats John Hall 216 4.1 +1.5
Green Matthew Chester 202 3.8 +3.8
Majority 1,060 19.9 -2.3
Turnout 5,320
Labour hold Swing

Chadderton South ward

Chadderton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Graham Shuttleworth 1,940 42.8 +2.3
UKIP Steve Connor 1,627 35.9 -4.1
Conservative Michele Stocktom 707 15.6 +3.5
Green Melodey Walker 146 3.2 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Louie Hamblett 116 2.6 -3.1
Majority 313 6.9 +6.4
Turnout 4,536
Labour hold Swing

Coldhurst ward

Coldhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Montaz Azad 3,452 64.7 -13.1
Liberal Democrats Nuruz Zaman 1,046 19.6 +12.3
UKIP Jean Eddleston 552 10.4 +10.4
Conservative Riaj Alom 282 5.3 -2.5
Majority 2,406 45.1 -24.9
Turnout 5,332
Labour hold Swing

Crompton ward

Crompton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Julia Turner 1,515 28.7 -2.0
Labour Chris Goodwin 1,292 24.5 +0.4
Conservative Phelyp Bennett 1,201 22.8 +5.9
UKIP John Berry 1,123 21.3 -4.3
Green Bianca Lopez 148 2.8 +0.1
Majority 223 4.2 -0.9
Turnout 5,279
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Failsworth East ward

Failsworth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim McMahon 2,571 54.4 +7.3
UKIP Graham Whitehead 1,118 23.7 -11.8
Conservative Antony Cahill 809 17.1 +4.4
Green Andrew Rossall 156 3.3 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Bill Cullen 73 1.5 +0.4
Majority 1,453 30.7 +18.7
Turnout 4,727
Labour hold Swing

Failsworth West ward

Failsworth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine Garry 2,192 47.5 +8.7
UKIP Joan Spencer 1,420 30.7 -13.3
Conservative Adam Carney 786 17.0 +8.2
TUSC Sam Pennington 126 2.7 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Enid Firth 94 2.0 +0.9
Majority 772 16.8
Turnout 4,618
Labour hold Swing

Hollinwood ward

Hollinwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Williams 2,089 54.0 +3.9
UKIP Thomas Eddleston 1,118 28.9 -8.3
Conservative Sameer Zulqurnain 399 10.3 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Martin Dinoff 137 3.5 -2.1
Green Jonaya English 126 3.3 +3.3
Majority 971 25.1 +12.2
Turnout 3,869
Labour hold Swing

Medlock Vale ward

Medlock Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kaiser Rehman 2,512 54.6 +7.5
UKIP Imran Sarwar 1,150 25.0 -1.1
Conservative Neil Allsopp 575 12.5 -10.8
Green Jean Betteridge 213 4.6 +4.6
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Zakaullah 149 3.2 -0.3
Majority 1,362 52.4 +23.2
Turnout 4,599
Labour hold Swing

Royton North ward

Royton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Larkin 2,298 45.1 +2.9
UKIP Nigel Lea 1,261 24.8 -11.2
Conservative Lewis Quigg 1,136 22.3 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Shaun Duffy 208 4.1 +1.2
Green Lauren Pickering 188 3.7 +3.7
Majority 1,037 20.4 +14.2
Turnout 5,091
Labour hold Swing

Royton South ward

Royton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steven Bashforth 2,326 46.0 -0.8
UKIP Derek Fletcher 1,278 25.3 -4.6
Conservative Allan Fish 1,086 21.4 +5.2
Liberal Democrats Denise Tindall 222 4.1 +1.0
Green Jim Stidworthy 145 2.9 -2.1
Majority 1,048 20.7 +3.8
Turnout 5,057
Labour hold Swing

Saddleworth North ward

Saddleworth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Derek Heffernan 1,440 26.1 +4.8
Conservative Sean Curley 1,155 20.9 +9.1
Independent Lesley Brown 958 17.4 -19.1
UKIP Harry Moore 881 16.0 -0.7
Labour Peter Heatley 852 15.4 +1.7
Green Catherine Hunter 232 4.2 +4.2
Majority 285 5.2
Turnout 5,518
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Saddleworth South ward

Saddleworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Graham Sheldon 2,489 41.9 +17.8
Liberal Democrats Alan Belmore 1,494 25.2 -3.4
Labour Ian Manners 1,299 21.9 +6.6
UKIP Ray Booth 654 11.0 -3.9
Majority 995 16.7
Turnout 5,936
Conservative hold Swing

Saddleworth West & Lees ward

Saddleworth West & Lees
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adrian Alexander 1,735 31.9 +7.1
UKIP Ian Nurse 1,237 22.7 -8.3
Conservative Pam Byrne 1,231 22.6 +9.7
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barrow 857 15.6 -10.7
Independent Helen Bishop 198 3.6 +3.6
Green Chris O'Donnell 190 3.5 -1.5
Majority 498 9.2
Turnout 5,448
Labour hold Swing

Shaw ward

Shaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Gloster 1,445 31.3 -11.6
Labour Hermione Spiggott 1,225 26.5 +5.3
UKIP Peter Brown 1,070 23.2 -4.1
Conservative Bob Wilcock 714 15.5 +6.9
Green Andrew Stuttard 161 3.5 +3.5
Majority 220 4.8 -10.8
Turnout 4,615
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. James ward

St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Cosgrove 1,793 43.2 +5.3
UKIP Joseph Fitzpatrick 1,260 30.4 -1.0
Conservative Terry Hopkinson 512 12.3 +8.7
Liberal Democrats Kevin Dawson 439 10.6 -13.1
Green Roger Pakeman 142 3.4 +0.1
Majority 536 12.8
Turnout 4,146
Labour hold Swing (({swing))}

St. Mary's ward

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shadab Qumer 3,164 59.5 -22.7
Respect Tariq Ullah 883 16.6 +16.6
UKIP Gary Leese 608 11.4 +11.4
Conservative David Atherton 339 6.4 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Badrul Amin 199 3.7 -2.3
Green Miranda Meadowcroft 126 2.4 -0.9
Majority 2,281 42.9 -33.3
Turnout 5,319
Labour hold Swing

Waterhead ward

Waterhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Dean 2,169 46.2 +3.0
UKIP Nicholas Godleman 1,369 29.1 +1.9
Liberal Democrats Linda Dawson 538 11.4 -13.4
Conservative Andris d'Adamo 496 10.6 +5.9
Independent Naveed Ahmed 127 2.7 +2.7
Majority 800 17.0 +1.0
Turnout 4,699
Labour hold Swing

Werneth ward

Werneth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Javid Iqbal 3,639 80.4 -9.9
UKIP Muhammad Amjad 289 6.4 +6.4
Conservative Nicola Sykes 284 6.3 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Keith Pendlebury 205 4.5 +0.5
Green Chris Parr 110 2.4 +2.4
Majority 3,350 74.0 -10.6
Turnout 4,527
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Borough Council Election - Thursday, 7th May, 2015". Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 8 August 2016.
  3. ^ "European & Local Election May 2014 - Thursday, 22nd May, 2014". Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |url= (help)