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

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Labour are the largest party in the council chamber after the first ‘all-out’ election in almost two decades.

Labour are the largest party on Rochdale Council after the borough’s first ‘all-out’ election in almost 20 years.

A boundary shake-up meant that all 60 seats in the borough’s 20 wards were being contested, with voters having the chance to elect three candidates per ward.

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The red rosette emerged with the largest share of the seats, with 42 after securing 48% of the vote.

A 21% vote share landed the Conservatives 10 seats, while the Middleton Independents took five seats.

There will also be three Liberal Democrats in the chamber following the all-out vote.


One of the biggest stories from the count on Friday (6 May) was the electoral breakthrough of the Middleton Independents, while Labour, the Conservatives and the Lib Dems will all have fewer councillors than they did before the vote.

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The only independent who was previously in the chamber did not stand for re-election this time.

The Middleton Independents took all three seats available in East Middleton and two in North Middleton.

The latter seat was the scene of the most dramatic result of the day as Lee Wolf secured his place in the council chamber by drawing lots against his fellow Middleton Independent Keely Rose O’Mara after they both gained identical tallies of 1,059 votes.

The Lib Dems secured all three of their seats in Milnrow and Newhey, while a tight race in Littleborough and Lakeside ended up with two Labour and one Conservative politician being elected.

The overall turnout was 34%.

Who won in my ward in Rochdale Council?

The full results for each ward are available to view on the council’s website.

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