Borough of Rotherham
Nickname(s): 
The Heart of SY
Motto(s): 
Where everyone matters
Rotherham shown within South Yorkshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial countySouth Yorkshire
Founded1974
Admin. HQRotherham
Government
 • TypeRotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:Labour
 • MPs:Alexander Stafford (Con),
John Healey (Lab),
Sarah Champion (Lab)
Area
 • Total110.6 sq mi (286.5 km2)
Area rank136th
Population
 (mid-2019 est.)
 • Total265,411
 • RankRanked 60th
 • Density2,400/sq mi (930/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code00CF (ONS)
E08000018 (GSS)
Ethnicity91.9% White British
4.1% Asian
0.8% Black[1]
Websiterotherham.gov.uk

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. It is named after its largest town, Rotherham, but also spans the outlying towns of Maltby, Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne, Dinnington and also the villages of Rawmarsh and Laughton. A large valley also spans the entire borough. Locally known as the Rother Valley.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the County Borough of Rotherham, with Maltby, Rawmarsh, Swinton and Wath-upon-Dearne urban districts along with Rotherham Rural District and Kiveton Park Rural District.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is one of the safest Labour councils in the United Kingdom, although the number of Labour council seats dropped from 92% to 79% in 2014 following the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal.[2]

Geography

Settlements in the borough of Rotherham include:

Anston, Aston, Aughton
Bramley, Brampton, Brampton-en-le-Morthen, Brinsworth, Brecks, Brookhouse, Broom
Canklow, Carr, Catcliffe, Clifton
Dinnington
East Dene, East Herringthorpe, Eastwood
Firbeck, Flanderwell
Gildingwells, Greasbrough
Harthill, Harley, Hellaby, Herringthorpe
Kimberworth, Kimberworth Park, Kiveton Park
Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Letwell
Maltby, Manvers, Masbrough, Moorgate, Morthen
Parkgate
Ravenfield, Rawmarsh, Ryecroft
Scholes, Slade Hooton, Stone Swallownest, Swinton, Sunnyside
Templeborough, Thorpe Hesley, Thorpe Salvin, Thrybergh, Thurcroft, Todwick, Treeton
Ulley
Wales, Wath-upon-Dearne, Waverley, Wellgate, Wentworth, West Melton, Whiston, Wickersley, Woodsetts

Council elections

Main article: Rotherham local elections

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham was founded in 1974, and Labour have been in control of the council since the first election.

Year Labour UKIP Conservative Others BNP
2016 election[3] 48 14 0 1 0
2014 election[4] 50 10 2 1 0
2012 election[5] 58 0 4 1 0
2011 election[6] 54 0 7 1 1
2010 election[7] 50 0 10 2 1
2008 election[2] 50 0 10 1 2
2007 election[8] 54 0 7 2 0

References

  1. ^ "R2011 Census: KS201EW Ethnic group, local authorities in England and Wales". National Statistics Online. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Election Results 2008, Rotherham council". BBC News. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 12 May 2010.
  3. ^ Election 2016 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  4. ^ Election 2014 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  5. ^ Election 2012 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  6. ^ Election 2011 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  7. ^ Election 2010 | Rotherham Council, BBC News
  8. ^ Election 2007 | Rotherham Council, BBC News

Coordinates: 53°25′51″N 1°21′17″W / 53.43083°N 1.35472°W / 53.43083; -1.35472