1999 Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council election

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The 1999 Oldham Council election took place on 6 May 1999 to elect members of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout in the election was 32.7%.[3]

Oldham Local Election Result 1999[3][4]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrats 11 3 0 +3 55.0 42.5 21,899
  Labour 8 0 3 -3 40.0 38.0 19,545
  Conservative 1 1 0 +1 5.0 18.3 9,438
  SLD 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 466
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 124
  Independent Labour 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0

Ward results[edit]

Alexandra[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Azam 1,148 53.9
Liberal Democrats Bronwyn Thackeray 688 32.3
Conservative Sam Hill 293 13.8
Majority 460 21.6
Turnout 2,129 30.0 +6.4
Labour hold Swing
Chadderton Central[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sid Jacobs 1,100 51.1
Conservative Edward Bennett 564 26.2
Liberal Democrats Joyce Mercer 490 22.7
Majority 536 24.9
Turnout 2,154 26.0 +1.6
Labour hold Swing
Chadderton North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeremy Sutcliffe 1,130 45.3
Conservative John Curran 959 38.5
Liberal Democrats David Stanton 405 16.2
Majority 171 6.9
Turnout 2,494 32.0 +5.2
Labour hold Swing
Chadderton South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Jones 1,149 62.5
Conservative Marie Curran 392 21.3
Liberal Democrats Philip Renold 296 16.1
Majority 757 41.2
Turnout 1,837 25.0 +1.5
Labour hold Swing
Coldhurst[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Dean 1,746 60.2
SLD Gias Choudry 466 16.1
Conservative Keith Whitehead 442 15.2
Liberal Democrats Fazal Rahim 248 8.5
Majority 1,280 44.1
Turnout 2,902 38.1 -4.3
Labour hold Swing
Crompton[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ann Wingate 1,627 59.7
Conservative David Dunning 575 21.1
Labour Rita Hewitt 522 19.2
Majority 1,052 38.6
Turnout 2,724 31.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Failsworth East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Judith Heyes 1,189 65.7
Liberal Democrats Charles Glover 622 34.3
Majority 567 31.3
Turnout 1,811 22.1 +0.5
Labour hold Swing
Failsworth West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Lyon 1,250 74.9
Liberal Democrats Derrick Mather 419 25.1
Majority 831 49.8
Turnout 1,669 22.7 +0.1
Labour hold Swing
Hollinwood[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Elaine Joynes 1,206 50.6
Labour Shirley Buckley 1,178 49.4
Majority 28 1.2
Turnout 2,384 37.3 +1.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Lees[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Veronica Clayton 1,347 52.2
Labour Hugh McDonald 1,022 39.6
Conservative Laurence Helstrip 213 8.2
Majority 325 12.6
Turnout 2,582 36.0 +1.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing
Royton North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Kelly 1,067 43.4
Conservative Barbara Jackson 765 31.1
Liberal Democrats Karen Evans 625 25.4
Majority 302 12.3
Turnout 2,457 29.2 +2.5
Labour hold Swing
Royton South[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Chris Hilyer 1,354 47.4
Labour Steven Green 778 27.2
Conservative Joe Farquhar 727 25.4
Majority 576 20.1
Turnout 2,859 35.4 +7.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Saddleworth East[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ian McInnes 2,158 48.8
Conservative John Hudson 1,561 35.3
Labour Harold Neild 701 15.9
Majority 597 13.5
Turnout 4,420 43.0 +2.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Saddleworth West[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Derek Heffernan 1,404 45.7
Conservative Neil Allsopp 873 28.4
Labour Jack Schofield 796 25.9
Majority 531 17.3
Turnout 3,073 34.6 +0.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Shaw[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Howard Sykes 1,590 71.1
Labour Ray Mallinson 379 16.9
Conservative David Atherton 267 11.9
Majority 1,211 54.2
Turnout 2,236 28.1 -2.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St James[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jackie Stanton 1,448 79.7
Labour Abdul Shah 280 15.4
Conservative Eileen Hulme 88 4.8
Majority 1,168 64.3
Turnout 1,816 30.5 -1.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Mary's[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Sharif 1,668 51.5
Labour Qumar Zaman 1,186 36.7
Conservative Graham Drinkwater 382 11.8
Majority 482 14.9
Turnout 3,236 45.8 +12.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
St Paul's[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Chris Shyne 1,060 37.8
Labour Shaob Akhtar 965 34.4
Liberal Democrats John McCann 777 27.7
Majority 95 3.4
Turnout 2,802 36.4 +5.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Waterhead[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Anchor 1,985 70.9
Labour Bernard Fletcher 663 23.7
Conservative Charles Boon 153 5.5
Majority 1,322 47.2
Turnout 2,801 30.8 +0.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Werneth[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Keith Pendlebury 1,542 50.0
Labour Ateeque Ur-Rehman 1,296 42.0
Socialist Labour Jannet Parvez 124 4.0
Conservative Raymond Walmsley 124 4.0
Majority 246 8.0
Turnout 3,086 44.3 +0.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oldham". BBC News Online. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ "How Britain voted: Council Election Results". The Independent. 8 May 1999. p. 12.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Oldham MBC Local Election Results 6th May 1999". Oldham Metropolitan Borough. Archived from the original on 15 June 2000. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Local Councils: Results round-up". The Times. 7 May 1999. p. 4.