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Rochdale Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Arms of Rochdale Borough Council
Rochdale Borough Council logo.svg
Founded1 April 1974
Mayor of Rochdale
Aasim Rashid, Labour
since 21 May 2021
Leader of the Council
Neil Emmott, Labour
since 19 May 2021
Deputy Leader
Daalat Ali, Janet Emsley, Labour
Leader of the Opposition
John Taylor, Conservative
Chief executive
Steve Rumbelow
since 15 December 2014
Seats60 councillors[1]
Rochdale Borough Council composition
Political groups
Administration (45)
  Labour (45)
Other parties (15)
  Conservative (11)
  Liberal Democrat (3)
  Independent (1)
Joint committees
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Police, Fire and Crime Panel
Last election
2019 (one third of councillors)
2018 (one third of councillors)
2016 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2021 (one third of councillors)
2022 (all councillors, following boundary changes)

Rochdale Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale in Greater Manchester, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of ten in Greater Manchester and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Rochdale.

Wards and councillors

Each ward is represented by three councillors.[2]

Parliamentary constituency Ward Councillor Party Term of office
Heywood & Middleton
Bamford Angela Smith Conservative 2018-22
Patricia Sullivan Conservative 2019-22
Stephen Anstee Conservative 2021-22
Castleton Aasim Rashid Labour 2018-22
Jean Hornby Labour 2019-22
Billy Sheerin Labour 2021-22
East Middleton June West Labour 2018-22
Donna Martin E Labour 2019-22
Terrance Smith Labour 2021-22
Hopwood Hall Carol Wardle Labour 2018-22
Susan Emmott Labour 2019-22
Linda Robinson Labour 2021-22
Norden Michael Holly Conservative 2018-22
Peter Winkler Conservative 2019-22
James Gartside Conservative 2021-22
North Heywood Peter Rush Labour 2018-22
Ray Dutton Labour 2019-22
Liam O'Rourke Labour 2021-22
North Middleton Kallum Nolan Labour 2018-22
Sara Rowbotham Labour 2019-22
Donna Williams Labour 2021-22
South Middleton Patricia Mary Dale Labour 2018-22
Peter Williams Labour 2019-22
Peter Joinson Labour 2021-22
West Heywood Alan McCarthy Conservative 2018-22
Jacqui Beswick Conservative 2019-22
Wendy Cocks Labour 2021-22
West Middleton Neil Emmott Labour 2018-22
Phil Burke Labour 2019-22
Susan Smith Labour 2021-22
Balderstone and Kirkholt Kathleen Nickson Independent 2018-22
Daniel Meredith Labour 2019-22
Phillip Massey Labour 2021-22
Central Rochdale Sultan Ali Labour 2018-22
Ali Ahmed Labour 2019-22
Iftikhar Ahmed Labour 2021-22
Healey Kieran Heakin Labour 2018-22
Shah Wazir Labour 2019-22
Shaun O'Neill Labour 2021-22
Kingsway Daalat Ali Labour 2018-22
Elsie Wraighte Labour Co-op 2019-22
Shakil Ahmed Labour 2021-22
Littleborough Lakeside Janet Emsley Labour 2018-22
Tom Besford Labour 2019-22
John Hartley Labour 2021-22
Milkstone and Deeplish Sameena Zaheer Labour 2018-22
Mohammed Zaman Labour 2019-22
Allen Brett Labour Co-op 2021-22
Milnrow and Newhey David Bamford Liberal Democrats 2018-22
Andy Kelly Liberal Democrats 2019-22
Irene Davidson Liberal Democrats 2021-22
Smallbridge and Firgrove John Blundell Labour 2018-22
Aftab Hussain Labour 2019-22
Amna Mir Labour 2021-22
Spotland and Falinge Faisal Rana Labour 2018-22
Rachel Massey Labour 2019-22
Iram Faisal Labour 2021-22
Wardle and West Littleborough John Taylor Conservative 2018-22
Rina Paolucci Conservative 2019-22
Ashley Dearnley Conservative 2021-22

See also


  1. ^ "Open Council Data UK - compositions councillors parties wards elections". Retrieved 31 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Councillor contact information by Ward". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2 February 2022.