One third of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control

Since the first election to the council in 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–1976
No overall control 1976–1978
Conservative 1978–1980
Labour 1980–1994
No overall control 1994–1995
Labour 1995–2000
Liberal Democrats 2000–2002
No overall control 2002–2003
Labour 2003–2007
No overall control 2007–2011
Labour 2011–present

Council elections

Changes between elections

Pre-2004 boundaries

Failsworth East by-election, 20 November 2003 (term ends 2004)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim McMahon 2,045 68.0 +2.6
BNP Charles Styles 539 17.9 +17.9
Conservative Paul Martin 296 9.8 -17.0
Liberal Democrats Keith Pendlebury 128 4.3 -3.4
Majority 1,506 50.1
Turnout 3,008 37.1
Labour hold Swing

2004 boundaries

Saddleworth West and Lees by-election, 5 July 2007[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Barbara Beeley 908 51.3 -3.7
Labour Stephen Exton 416 23.5 +4.7
Conservative Vincent Lord 243 13.7 -12.5
BNP Martin Brierley 202 11.4 +11.4
Majority 492 27.8
Turnout 1,769 22.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Failsworth East by-election 14 June 2012[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norman Briggs 1,199 79.0 -5.9
UKIP Carrol Ashton 209 13.8 +13.8
Liberal Democrats Ron Wise 109 7.2 -7.9
Majority 990 65.3
Turnout 1,517
Labour hold Swing
Failsworth West by-election 15 November 2012[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine Garry 832 54.1 -6.8
UKIP Warren Bates 489 31.8 -1.5
Conservative Lewis Quigg 122 7.9 +7.9
Green Jean Betteridge 68 4.4 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Martin Dinoff 26 1.7 -4.2
Majority 343 22.3
Turnout 1,537
Labour hold Swing
Royton South by-election 14 March 2013[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marie Bashforth 938 63.7 -6.1
Conservative Allan Fish 244 16.6 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barrow 221 15.0 +9.0
Green Roger Pakeman 70 4.8 +4.8
Majority 694 47.1
Turnout 1,473
Labour hold Swing
Alexandra by-election 9 May 2013[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zahid Chauhan 1,553 70.7 +24.3
UKIP Derek Fletcher 412 18.8 +18.8
Liberal Democrats Kevin Dawson 96 4.4 -14.4
Conservative Neil Allsopp 80 3.6 -31.2
Green Miranda Meadowcroft 55 2.5 +2.5
Majority 1,141 52.0
Turnout 2,196
Labour hold Swing
Failsworth East by-election 16 February 2017[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Jacques 829 58.4 -7.3
Conservative Antony Cahill 360 25.4 +1.7
UKIP Nicholas Godleman 166 11.7 +11.7
Green Andy Hunter-Rossall 49 3.5 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Shaun Duffy 16 1.1 -1.8
Majority 469 33.0
Turnout 1,420
Labour hold Swing
Royton North by-election 8 June 2017[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Jacques 2,504 49.6 -0.3
Conservative Alan Fish 2,047 40.5 +23.7
Liberal Democrats Russ Gosling 294 5.8 -0.1
Green Lina Shaw 205 4.1 +0.4
Majority 457 9.0
Turnout 5,050
Labour hold Swing
Failsworth East by-election 29 November 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elizabeth Jacques 677 58.5 +5.3
Conservative Antony Cahill 336 29.0 +0.5
Independent Warren Bates 94 8.1 +8.1
UKIP Paul Goldring 32 2.8 +2.8
Liberal Democrats Stephen Barrow 18 1.6 +0.5
Majority 341 29.5
Turnout 1,157
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Know Your Councillors". Oldham Council. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Oldham". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Oldham Council by-election results 5 July 2007". Oldham Council. 6 July 2007. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  5. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Failsworth East Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk.
  6. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Failsworth West Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk.
  7. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Royton South Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk.
  8. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Alexandra Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk.
  9. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Failsworth East Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk.
  10. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Royton North Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk.
  11. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project — Failsworth East Ward". www.andrewteale.me.uk.