The 2018 Rochdale Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Rochdale Borough Council in England.[1][2] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Overall result

Vote share changes compared to 2016.

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 16 80.0% 31 47 78.3% 26,250 52.09%
  Conservative 3 15.0% 7 10 16.7% 13,590 26.97%
  Liberal Democrats 1 5.0% 2 3 5.0% 6,558 13.01%
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1,989 3.95%
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1,350 2.68%
  Green 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 656 1.30%

Ward results

Balderstone & Kirkholt

Balderstone & Kirkholt
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kathleen Nickson 938 51.5 -8.7
Conservative John Kershaw 427 23.5 +14.4
Liberal Democrats Mark Alcock 368 20.2 +9.5
Green Abdus Mir 87 4.8 +2.3

Bamford

Bamford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Smith 1,713 52.1 +3.2
Labour Martin Ayers 1357 41.3 +10.1
Liberal Democrats Roy Thornsby 215 6.5 +0.7

Castleton

Castleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aasim Rashid 1,008 41.3 -19.3
Conservative Michael James Cullen 967 39.7 +30.8
Green Jonathan Kershaw 158 6.5 +2.3
Independent Brian Bamford 155 6.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tony Hughes 150 6.2 N/A

Central Rochdale

Central Rochdale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sultan Ali 2,171 63.8 -16.2
Liberal Democrats Zulfiqar Ali 974 28.6 +22.7
Conservative Roger Howarth 185 5.4 +1.1
Green Adam Mir 72 2.1 -1.3

East Middleton

East Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June West 1,303 61.7 +4.3
Conservative Rebecca Howard 511 24.2 +10.9
UKIP Robert Mudd 299 14.2 -15.2

Healey

Healey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kieran Heakin 1,252 44.8 +1.6
Conservative Andrew Neilson 926 33.2 +4.6
Liberal Democrats Robert McLean 486 17.4 +10.8
Green AJ Rennie 128 4.6 +0.3

Hopwood Hall

Hopwood Hall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carol Wardle 1,185 55.3 +2.9
Conservative Paul Ellison 659 30.8 +7.7
UKIP Angela Gardner 299 14.0 -10.4

Kingsway

Kingsway
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daalat Ali 1,911 64.0 -7.2
Liberal Democrats David Clayton 730 24.5 +13.3
Conservative Richard Duckworth 254 8.5 -1.9
Green Firuz Ali 90 3.0 -4.3

Littleborough Lakeside

Littleborough Lakeside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janet Emsley 1,149 46.2 -1.0
Conservative Keith Taylor 843 33.9 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Zoe Attwood 496 19.9 +15.8

Mikstone & Deeplish

Mikstone & Deeplish
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sameena Zaheer 2,402 86.6 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Eden-Maughan 209 7.5 -6.3
Conservative Jacqueline Holt 162 5.8 +1.3

Milnrow & Newhey

Milnrow & Newhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Bamford 1,468 49.5 -1.2
Labour Neil Butterworth 984 33.2 +6.7
Conservative Edward Carpenter 511 17.2 +14.1

Norden

Norden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Holly 1,646 62.0 +6.2
Labour Anthony Bennett 738 27.8 +7.7
Liberal Democrats John Farrington 150 5.6 +1.8
Green Mick Coats 121 4.6 -0.9

North Heywood

North Heywood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Rush 1,188 64.3 -6.5
Conservative Stephen Pritchard 339 18.4 +2.1
UKIP Stephen Sanderson 232 12.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats Sue Curzon 88 4.8 -8.1

North Middleton

North Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kallum Nolan 1,113 52.3 -6.5
Independent Keely O'Mara 343 16.1 N/A
UKIP Thomas Barnes 304 14.3 -16.2
Conservative Oliver Bleasdale 295 13.8 +3.0
Liberal Democrats John Wilkins 75 3.5 N/A

Smallbridge & Firgrove

Smallbridge & Firgrove
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Blundell 1,528 70.1 +14.7
Conservative Leonard Branton 348 16.0 +5.7
Liberal Democrats Eleanor Kelly 304 13.9 +3.4

South Middleton

South Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Dale 1,275 47.9 +1.3
Conservative Andy Dale 1020 38.3 +16.2
UKIP Richard Whitaker 222 8.3 -17.1
Liberal Democrats Emma Griffin 146 5.5 +1.8

Spotland & Falinge

Spotland & Falinge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Faisal Rana 1,777 56.0 +7.5
Independent Carl Faulkner 852 26.9 +3.7
Conservative Steven Scholes 303 9.5 +1.1
Liberal Democrats James Earnshaw 241 7.6 -6.4

Wardle & West Littleborough

Wardle & West Littleborough
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Taylor 1,666 66.0 +6.4
Labour Julian Farnell 614 24.3 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Lynn Butterworth 243 9.6 +4.6

West Heywood

West Heywood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan McCarthy 1,065 53.5 -4.0
Conservative Rachel McLachlan 416 20.9 +10.1
UKIP Michael O'Brien 293 14.7 -17.0
Liberal Democrats Harry Mills 215 10.8 N/A

West Middleton

West Middleton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Emmott 1,292 63.6 -0.5
Conservative Daniel Davison 399 19.6 +12.7
UKIP Lee Seville 340 16.7 -12.3

By-elections and other changes

Kathleen Nickson of Balderstone and Kirkholt ward defected from Labour to the Liberal Democrats in January 2019, saying that the Labour leadership "told [me] what to do, what to say and how to vote."[3]

References

  1. ^ "Your next election or referendum". rochdale.gov.uk. Rochdale Borough Council. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Election results by wards". rochdale.gov.uk. Rochdale Borough Council. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ Statham, Nick. "Labour councillor defects after claiming she was being 'blocked' from doing her job". Manchester Evening News. Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 1 July 2019.