Oldham Council

A third of the seats in Oldham were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 18 Total councillors 47 Change+2

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 8 Change-1


Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 4 Change+2


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 Change-1


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 0 Change-2
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Council axes £27m Oldham Coliseum theatre plan

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Plans to build a new £27m theatre venue for the Oldham Coliseum have been scrapped after the council’s leader said it needed to spend its funds “more wisely”.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre

Plans unveiled in 2016 to relocate the historic theatre to a new 550-seat venue in the town's Cultural Quarter have now been withdrawn.

Council leader Sean Fielding said: “In the current financial climate we’ve got to spend our funds wisely and that means reviewing our works and costs to ensure we get the best value for money for the taxpayers’ of the town.

“A lot has changed since the idea was first discussed six years ago, including the costs involved, so at this stage we are not going to continue with the current proposals to build a new Coliseum on the Southgate Street site."

Later this month, the cabinet will be asked to consider a range alternative options including keeping the theatre in its current location on Fairbottom Street.

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