2021 Rochdale Council election
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One third of seats (20) of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Allen Brett Ashley Dearnley Andy Kelly
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 16 seats, 49.4% 3 seats, 21.3% 1 seat, 10.9%
Seats before 45 9 3
Seats won 16 3 1
Seats after 45 9 3
Seat change Steady Steady Steady
Popular vote 27,846 17,771 6,949
Percentage 49.4% 31.5% 12.3%
Swing Steady Increase 10.2% Increase 1.4%

Rochdale UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council election

Council control before election

Allen Brett
Labour

Subsequent council control

Neil Emmott
Labour

The 2021 Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of Rochdale Borough Council in England. This was on the same day as other local elections.[1] One-third of the seats were up for election.

Results

2021 Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council election[2]
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 16 Steady 80.0 29 45 75.0 27,846 49.4 ±0.0
  Conservative 3 Steady 15.0 6 9 15.0 17,771 31.5 +10.2
  Liberal Democrats 1 Steady 5.0 2 3 5.0 6,949 12.3 +1.4
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 3 3 5.0 922 1.6 New
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,621 4.7 +1.1
  Freedom Alliance 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 88 0.2 New
  UKIP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 74 0.1 -14.8
  SDP 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 71 0.1 New

Ward results

Balderstone and Kirkholt

Balderstone and Kirkholt[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Massey 1,473 60.0 +15.0
Conservative Jacqueline Holt 710 28.9 +18.5
Green James O'Meara 186 7.6 +1.3
Freedom Alliance Laura Grabowska 88 3.6 N/A
Majority 763
Labour hold Swing

Bamford

Bamford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stephen Anstee 1,809 56.0 +8.2
Labour Elizabeth Atewologun 988 30.6 -2.8
Green Edward Whittaker 223 6.9 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Siobhain Cunnane 211 6.5 +2.0
Majority 821
Conservative hold Swing

Castleton

Castleton[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Billy Sheerin 1,510 55.6 +8.1
Conservative David Jones 840 30.9 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Sarah Kisa-Smith 197 7.3 +3.1
Green Jonathan Kershaw 169 6.2 -2.8
Majority 670
Labour hold Swing

Central Rochdale

Central Rochdale[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iftikhar Ahmed 2,756 84.6 +5.9
Conservative David Jones 218 6.7 -0.2
Liberal Democrats Barrie Nicholson 166 5.1 -9.4
Green Adam Mir 118 3.6 N/A
Majority 2,538
Labour hold Swing

East Middleton

East Middleton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terrance Smith 1,449 58.3 +0.9
Conservative Stephen Sanderson 774 31.2 +14.3
Liberal Democrats Ian Aspinall 190 7.6 N/A
SDP Robert Mudd 71 2.9 -22.8
Majority 675
Labour hold Swing

Healey

Healey[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shaun O'Neill 1,660 54.7 +8.5
Conservative Robert McLean 950 31.3 +8.7
Liberal Democrats Mark Alcock 259 8.5 -5.7
Green AJ Rennie 166 5.5 N/A
Majority 710 23.4
Labour hold Swing

Hopwood Hall

Hopwood Hall[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Robinson 1,206 48.7 -2.8
Conservative Paul Ellison 922 37.3 +15.7
Independent Ian Kilgannon 254 10.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Tony Hughes 92 3.7 N/A
Majority 284
Labour hold Swing

Kingsway

Kingsway[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shakil Ahmed 2,235 71.9 +1.7
Conservative Andrew Nelson 461 14.8 +4.3
Liberal Democrats Stephen Thornley 210 6.8 -1.9
Green Mark Hollinrake 203 6.5 -4.1
Majority 1,774
Labour hold Swing

Littleborough Lakeside

Littleborough Lakeside[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hartley 1,097 37.0 +2.3
Conservative Gareth Hobson 998 33.7 +6.6
Liberal Democrats Kate Clegg 866 29.2 +12.1
Majority 99 3.3
Labour hold Swing

Milkstone and Deeplish

Milkstone and Deeplish[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Allen Brett 2,020 63.5 -20.3
Liberal Democrats Hassan Ansari 637 20.0 +14.3
Conservative Rizwan Shafiq 409 12.8 +7.6
Green Feruz Ali 117 3.7 -1.5
Majority 1,383 43.4
Labour hold Swing

Milnrow and Newhey

Milnrow and Newhey[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Irene Davidson 1,650 55.9 -4.1
Labour Neil Butterworth 802 27.2 +6.4
Conservative Daniel Nuttal 499 16.9 +10.5
Majority 848
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Norden

Norden[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Gartside 2,110 66.5 +11.3
Labour Shahid Mohammed 476 15.0 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Stephanie Robertson 340 10.7 +2.3
Green Sarah Croke 246 7.8 +0.6
Majority 1,634
Conservative hold Swing

North Heywood

North Heywood[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Liam O'Rourke 1,156 53.6 -1.2
Conservative Nigel Morrell 658 30.5 +15.0
Independent Martin Orson 166 7.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Donna Chadwick 103 4.8 N/A
UKIP Bernard Akin 74 3.4 -26.4
Majority 498
Labour hold Swing

North Middleton

North Middleton[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donna Williams 1,315 58.1 +3.3
Conservative Adrian Coan 713 31.5 +16.8
Green Kat Horrex 142 6.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Ben Keane-Lyons 92 4.1 N/A
Majority 602
Labour hold Swing

Smallbridge and Firgrove

Smallbridge and Firgrove[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amna Mir 1,449 55.0 -3.7
Conservative Leonard Branton 520 19.7 +9.4
Liberal Democrats Dean Larder 505 19.2 +6.3
Green Jules Howliston 161 6.1 N/A
Majority 929 35.3
Labour hold Swing

South Middleton

South Middleton[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Joinson 1,663 54.3 +6.6
Conservative Karen Winkler 1,032 33.7 +7.6
Green Martin Collinge 249 8.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Emma Griffin 118 3.9 -4.6
Majority 631 20.6
Labour hold Swing

Spotland and Falinge

Spotland and Falinge[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Iram Faisal 1,283 39.5 -22.2
Liberal Democrats Rabina Asghar 1,030 31.8 +24.7
Conservative Steven Scholes 624 19.2 +3.6
Green Mick Coats 307 9.5 -6.0
Majority 253 7.7
Labour hold Swing

Wardle and West Littleborough

Wardle and West Littleborough[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ashley Dearnley 2,112 69.9 +20.7
Labour Julian Farnell 599 19.8 -4.3
Green Hannah Macguire 206 6.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Richard Eden-Maughan 103 3.4 -10.2
Majority 1,513 50.1
Conservative hold Swing

West Heywood

West Heywood[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Cocks 1,154 46.2 -3.1
Conservative Jordan Tarrant-Short 715 28.6 +13.8
Independent Colin Lambert 502 20.1 N/A
Green Guy Otten 128 5.1 N/A
Majority 439 17.6
Labour hold Swing

West Middleton

West Middleton[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Smith 1,555 63.9 +7.7
Conservative Aaron Slack 697 28.7 +14.6
Liberal Democrats Nikki Edwards 180 7.4 N/A
Majority 858 35.2
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "NOTICE OF ELECTION Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Damon; Britton, Paul (6 May 2021). "The Rochdale council local election 2021 results". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  3. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Balderstone & Kirkholt Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  4. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Bamford Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  5. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Castleton Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  6. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Central Rochdale Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  7. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - East Middleton Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  8. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Healey Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  9. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Hopwood Hall Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  10. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Kingsway Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  11. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Littleborough Lakeside Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  12. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Milkstone & Deeplish Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  13. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Milnrow & Newhey Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  14. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Norden Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  15. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - North Heywood Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  16. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - North Middleton Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  17. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Smallbridge & Firgrove Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  18. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - South Middleton Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  19. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Spotland & Falinge Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  20. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - Wardle & West Littleborough Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  21. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - West Heywood Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  22. ^ "STATEMENT OF PERSONS NOMINATED - West Middleton Ward" (PDF). Rochdale.gov.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2021.