Heywood & Middleton By-Election 2014

A by-election on Thursday 9 October has been called following the death of Jim Dobbin MP.

If you live in the following wards you'll be able to vote in this election.


The deadline for proxy applications is 5pm on Wednesday 24 September.

Postal votes will be despatched from the town hall on Wednesday 1 October and if electors haven’t received their postal pack by Friday 3 October, they can request a replacement. Postal packs must be returned by 10pm on election day and can be returned to Rochdale Town Hall or any polling station within the ward.

PartyNo. of CandidatesNo. of Pitches SubmittedPercentage
Labour 1 1 100%
Conservative 1 1 100%
UKIP 1 1 100%
Green 1 1 100%
Liberal Democrat 1 0 0%

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:

Voter ID

If you are planning to vote at a polling station you will need to show photographic ID.

Accepted ID includes a passport, driver’s licence, blue badge and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass. You can use expired ID if you’re still recognisable from the photo.

If you don't have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

A full list of accepted ID and information on how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is available here:

You will not need ID to vote by post.

Find out which ward you live in

You can search for your postcode on the Rochdale Council web site to find out which ward you live in and who your local councillors are:



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

Heywood & Middleton By-Election 2014