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Rochdale Borough Council Local Election Results

Press Release   •   May 23, 2014 12:45 BST

The results from the local council elections at Rochdale Borough Council have all now been declared.

The Labour Party won six seats to retain overall control of the council. The Conservative Party lost one seat and the Liberal Democrats lost four. The result leaves the Labour Party with 48 councillors, the Conservatives with 11 and the Liberal Democrats with one.

One seat in each of the borough’s 20 wards was up for grabs and the results were announced during the early hours of Friday 23 May.

The overall turnout across the borough was 34 per cent. Turnout figures for individual wards are available on the council’s website, along with individual results for each ward. Visit

The political make-up of the council before and after last night’s results is shown below:

Party                                Previous             New

Labour                                42                       48

Conservative                      12                       11

Liberal Democrat                 5                        1

Independent                        1                        0

Full results for each ward are available from

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