Local Election 2016

Welcome to the Rochdale Online Local Election Special 2016.

Once again we are inviting candidates to submit their election 'pitch'; that is, why they believe they should be a ward councillor and why you should vote for them on 5 May.

View a list of candidates and their pitch if they have submitted one.

The local council is responsible for a surprising number of services that you use and rely on every day, from housing to street lighting, education to pub licensing, parking to care for the elderly. That's why your vote can make a real difference.

Candidates should email their pitch and a profile photo to for inclusion on the site.

PartyNo. of CandidatesNo. of Pitches SubmittedPercentage
Labour 20 20 100%
Conservative 20 14 70%
UKIP 15 12 80%
Liberal Democrat 14 14 100%
Green 12 5 42%
Independent 2 2 100%
Trade Unionists and Socialists Against Cuts 1 1 100%

How To Vote

In the UK there are three different ways you can vote:

You can find out how to vote on The Electoral Commission web site

For a full list of polling stations click here.


Electoral Registration Office:

Electoral Registration Officer
PO Box 207
Town Hall
The Esplanade
OL16 1EW

If you have any questions, call 01706 924758 or email

Local Election 2016


Burnham for Mayor