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Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council elections


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council elections

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 1
  • Council elections 2
  • By-election results 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

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

By-election results

Failsworth East By-Election 20 November 2003
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 Democrat Keith Pendlebury 128 4.3 -3.4
Majority 1,506 50.1
Turnout 3,008 37.1
Labour hold Swing
Saddleworth West and Lees By-Election 5 July 2007[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat 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 Democrat hold Swing


  1. ^ "Know Your Councillors". Oldham Council. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  2. ^ "Oldham".  
  3. ^ "Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council".  
  4. ^ "Oldham Council by-election results 5 July 2007". Oldham Council. 2007-07-06. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  • By-election results

External links

  • Oldham Council
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