Retired Councillors made Honorary Aldermen

Retired Conservative Councillors Ann Stott JP and Robert Clegg OBE have been recognised for their years of service by being made Honourary Aldermen of the Borough of Rochdale.

Boris Johnson’s speech outside Downing Street

Boris Johnson delivered his first speech outside No. 10 Downing Street since the General Election. He told the UK how he would form a people’s Government, deliver Brexit, and unleash Britain’s potential. Here’s what he said.

Conservatives Win in Heywood & Middleton

Conservatives across the borough were celebrating this morning as Christopher Clarkson was elected as the first ever Conservative MP for Heywood and Middleton.  Chris secured the historic win with 20,453 votes,  a majority of 663 and 43% of the cast votes.

The choice tomorrow

With voting to begin at 7am on Thursday, opinion polls say the election is too close to call - the Conservatives need 9 more seats for a majority, but opposition parties only need to make 12 gains to prolong the chaos and uncertainty of a hung parliament.

Vote on Thursday to break the gridlock

Two days before polling day, the Prime Minister is taking nothing for granted - whilst the Conservatives only need to gain 9 seats to get an overall majority, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the SNP only need to gain 12 more to put Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street at the head of a coalition with