Local Election 2014

Welcome to the Rochdale Online Local Election Special 2014.

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 22 May.

Please use the navigation menu to 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 12 60%
Conservative 20 11 55%
Liberal Democrat 20 7 35%
UKIP 13 9 69%
Green 7 3 43%
Independent 5 3 60%
Respect Party 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


Electoral Registration Office:

Elections Team
Governance and Committee Services
Floor 2
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU

If you have any questions, call 0300 303 0345 or email

Local Election 2014