Map showing the results of the 2018 Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council election
Map showing the results of the 2018 Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2018 Oldham Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Oldham Council in England.[1] The election took place on the same day as other local elections in England. The election saw the majority Labour Party increase its number of seats by two. The Conservative Party also gained two seats, while the Liberal Democrats lost one seat. UKIP ceased to have representation on the council following this election.[2] The election left Labour with 47 seats, the Liberal Democrats 8 and the Conservatives 4 with the remaining seat being held by an Independent.[3]

Results

Vote share changes compared to 2016.

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 18 81.8% 29 47 78.3% 29,876 55.96% Increase6.68%
  Liberal Democrats 2 9.1% 6 8 13.3% 7,383 13.19% Increase2.19%
  Conservative 2 9.1% 2 4 6.7% 11,761 22.03% Increase10.03%
  Independent 0 0.0% 1 1 1.7% 1,788 3.35% Decrease3.32%
  UKIP n/a Decrease1 0.0% 0 0 0.0% n/a n/a n/a
  Green 0 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1,754 3.29% Increase0.28%

Ward results

Councillors seeking re-election are denoted with an asterisk. They were elected in 2014 and changes in vote share are compared on that basis.

Alexandra

Alexandra
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shaid Mushtaq* 1,455 53
Liberal Democrats Liaqat Ali 812 30
Conservative Luke Lancaster 322 12
Green David Maybury 132 5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Chadderton Central

Due to a vacancy 2 candidates were elected to this ward. The candidate with the most votes received a full 4-year term and the second-placed candidate received the remaining term of the vacated seat.

Chadderton Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin McLaren* 1,650 69
Labour Elaine Taylor 1,499 63
Conservative Mohammed Shah Jahan 488 20
Conservative Mohammed Shahriyar M. Jahan 440 18
Liberal Democrats Stephen Lynch 262 11
Green Jess Mahoney 243 10
Liberal Democrats Louie Hamblett 205 9
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chadderton North

Chadderton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Brownridge* 1,612 58
Conservative Mohammed Alom 900 32
Green Daniel Clayton 161 6
Liberal Democrats John Hall 118 4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Chadderton South

Chadderton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Arooj Shah 967 47
Conservative Robert Barnes 623 30
Independent Frank Rothwell 288 14
Green Melodey Walker 129 6
Liberal Democrats Brian Lord 69 3
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Coldhurst

Coldhurst
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abdul Malik* 2,680 82
Conservative Sean Curley 265 8
Liberal Democrats Rachel Pendlebury 166 5
Green Saleh Talukdar 155 5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Crompton

Crompton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Dave Murphy* 1,359 52
Labour Alexander Jones-Casey 628 24
Conservative Tom Lord 541 21
Independent Ann Tindall 102 4
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Failsworth East

Failsworth East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Briggs* 1,072 53
Conservative Antony Cahill 575 29
Independent Dean Ludford 275 14
Green Chris Parr 70 3
Liberal Democrats Alan Belmore 23 1
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Failsworth West

Warren Bates was elected for UKIP in 2014.

Failsworth West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Davis 1,076 52
Independent Warren Bates* 448 21
Conservative Paul Martin 386 18
Green Andy Hunter-Rossall 148 7
Liberal Democrats Lynne Thompson 29 1
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

Hollinwood

Due to a vacancy 2 candidates were elected to this ward. The candidate with the most votes received a full 4-year term and the second-placed candidate received the remaining term of the vacated seat.

Hollinwood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jean Stretton* 1,198 74
Labour Martin Judd 1,184 73
Conservative John Caddick 353 22
Conservative Sajjad Hussain 262 16
Liberal Democrats Richard Darlington 122 8
Liberal Democrats Martin Dinoff 106 7
Turnout
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Medlock Vale

Medlock Vale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yasmin Toor* 1,799 69
Independent Philip Howarth 349 13
Conservative Michele Stockton 283 11
Liberal Democrats Barbara Beeley 107 4
Green Jean Betteridge 88 3
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Royton North

Royton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hannah Roberts* 1,092 48
Conservative Allan Fish 910 40
Liberal Democrats Russell Gosling 173 8
Green Lina Shaw 109 5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Royton South

Royton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marie Bashforth* 1,156 54
Conservative Lewis Quigg 774 36
Green Jim Stidworthy 114 5
Liberal Democrats Ken Berry 109 5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Saddleworth North

Incumbent councillor Nicola Kirkham did not stand; she was elected as an independent in 2014 before joining Labour in 2016.[4]

Saddleworth North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Pam Byrne 933 35
Liberal Democrats John Eccles 882 33
Labour George Hulme 820 31
Turnout
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

[3]

Saddleworth South

Saddleworth South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jamie Curley 1,215 36
Liberal Democrats John McCann* 1043 31
Labour Ian Manners 793 24
Independent Helen Bishop 180 5
Green Catherine Hunter-Rossall 103 3
Turnout
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

[3]

Saddleworth West & Lees

Incumbent UKIP councillor Peter Klonowski did not stand.

Saddleworth West & Lees
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Valerie Leach 1,041 40
Conservative Andris D'Adamo 842 32
Liberal Democrats Sam Al-Hamdani 737 28
Turnout
Labour gain from UKIP Swing

[3]

Shaw

Shaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Hazel Gloster 1,023 44
Labour Ken Rustidge 672 29
Conservative Phelyp Bennett 427 18
Liberal Angie Farrell 217 9
Turnout
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St. James

St. James
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ginny Alexander* 968 59
Conservative Nicola Jeffery-Sykes 381 23
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barrow 176 11
Green Roger Pakeman 115 7
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ali Salamat* 2,253 82
Conservative David Atherton 220 8
Liberal Democrats Pat Lord 158 6
Green Miranda Meadowcroft 121 4
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Waterhead

Waterhead
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Riaz Ahmad* 1,336 60
Liberal Democrats Linda Dawson 355 16
Conservative Neil Allsopp 328 15
Independent Carl Roberts 146 7
Green Andrea Chaverra Valencia 66 3
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Werneth

Werneth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shoab Akhtar* 2,924 86
Conservative Heath Fletcher 293 9
Liberal Democrats Keith Pendlebury 174 5
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Changes after this election

Failsworth East by-election: 29 November 2018

Failsworth East[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Ellen Jacques 677 58.5
Conservative Antony Cahill 336 29.0
Independent William Bates 94 8.1
UKIP Paul Goldring 32 2.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barrow 18 1.6
Labour hold Swing

Labour party suspensions: September 2018

2 councillors were suspended from the Labour party in September 2018:[6]

References

  1. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated 9 April 2018". oldham.gov.uk. Oldham Council. Archived from the original on 23 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Trafford lost by Conservatives". BBC News. 3 May 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d Belmore, Aimee (5 May 2018). "Saddleworth elects three new councillors to represent area on Oldham Council". Saddleworth Independent. Retrieved 10 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Independent councillor Nikki Kirkham announces surprise move to Labour Party". Saddleworth Independent. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Election results for Failsworth East". Oldham Borough Council. Oldham Borough Council. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Unreported by the councils media partners two Oldham Labour Councillors have been suspended from the Labour party". Chronic Oldham. Retrieved 30 June 2019.