Iain Gartside Chosen as By-Election Candidate

Members of the Heywood and Middleton Conservative Association have adopted Councillor Iain Gartside as their local candidate in the forthcoming by-election on 9th October 2014.

It's All Conservative for Norden

It was a fantastic result for Norden Ward at last nights local elections, when candidate Mike Holly secured his place as Norden's third Conservative Ward Councillor...   

PROPOSED - Council Tax Freeze 2014/15

The following is a comment from Councillor Michael Holly, the Council’s Conservative Group’s Spokesperson for Finance.“The Council will soon set the Council Tax for next year. Last year the ruling Labour Group increased it by 3½% despite an offer by the Government for additional funding if the increase was 2% or less.  In my position as the Conservative Spokesperson for Finance, I produced a proposal, which was fully costed, to fund the difference to enable a Council Tax freeze but it was rejected by Labour. Same old Labour - tax and spend your money!"

Conservatives Retain Norden in By-Election

Norden Conservatives were celebrating last night after their by-election candidate, Peter Winkler stormed in with an impressive win for the ward.  Taking over 50% of the poll with 1081 votes he Peter retained the seat for the conservatives which had come available following the untimely death of Conservative councillor, the late Ann Metcalfe.

Constituency Pays Tribute to Great Leader

It is with great sadness thatwe, the Members and Friends of Heywood and Middleton Conservative Party, including Norden, Bamford and Castleton, learn of the death of Baroness Thatcher, who was a great Prime Minister and a Great Briton.We send our condolences to her family, who will sadly miss her.


PETER WINKLER SELECTED AS CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE TO FIGHT NORDEN BY-ELECTION.A By-Election is to be held in Norden Ward, caused by the untimely death of Councillor Ann Metcalfe.  Local family man and community leader Peter Winkler has been selected to stand as the Conservative candidate.

Tributes Paid to Councillor Ann Metcalfe

The people Rochdale Borough are today mourning the loss of local councillor, Ann Metcalfe.  Ann was a born in 1945 lived in Norden all her life where she was a local councillor for a decade.  She was a friend to many local people, a much loved public figure and during her time in public service worked tirelessly to serve the community.

Thank You

Thank you for your support at the last election. Because of you, David Cameron is the first Conservative Prime Minister in 13 years and the Government’s plans to build a strong economy and a big society are in full swing. Now, to help us communicate with you, we've launched this new local website.