Rochdale By-Election 2024: Results

A by-election on Thursday 29 February was called following the death of Sir Tony Lloyd MP.

Election Results: (Turnout: 39.7%) (Majority 5697)

Workers Party of Britain George Galloway (Elected) 12335
Independent David Tully 6638
Conservative Paul Ellison 3731
Labour Azhar Ali 2402
Liberal Democrat Iain Donaldson 2164
Reform UK Simon Danczuk 1968
Independent William Howarth 523
Independent Mark Coleman 455
Green Guy Otten 436
Independent Michael Howarth 246
Ofiicial Monster Raving Loony Party Ravin Rodent Subortna 209

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