Oldham local election results 2022: who won council elections in my area - as votes counted

There was a shock departure for the former Labour council leader.

Labour held control of Oldham Council but lost their group leader as voters went to the polls on a third of the council’s seats.

Arooj Shah narrowly lost the Chadderton South ward to the Conservatives’ Robert Barnes by a slim margin of 96 votes.

Turnout was as low as 22% in some of the wards where 20 councillors were elected - with overall turnout averaging 32% across the board.

Labour remained in overall control at Oldham with 35 councillors to the Liberal Democrats’ nine, Conservatives also on nine and seven independents (including five from the Failsworth Independent Party.)

However, Labour lost six seats on the night - half of those to independents - and only gained one in a difficult night at the polls. The Conservatives gained two and the Lib Dems one.

Polling stations are now open in the local elections (Photo: Getty Images)

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Who won in my area in Oldham?

Twenty out of 60 overall seats were decided at the polls this time around.

You can see the full results at Oldham Council’s website here.

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