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Councillors and committees

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Cabinet members and responsibilities

Find out when they meet, who they are and what they're responsible for.

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Contact your councillor

Find out who your local councillor is, what they do and how to contact them.

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Find meeting agendas, reports, minutes

Select a committee to find meeting agendas, reports and minutes.

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Find council meeting dates

View dates and times of council and committee meetings. Access meeting agendas and related documents.

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Find a committee

Select a committee to understand its purpose and which councillors are involved.

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Search key decisions made

Review decisions taken by councillors.

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Key decisions to be made

Read key decisions and private items are published 28 days in advance of a meeting.

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A guide to decision making

Read about key decisions, who makes them and how can you influence.

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Constitution of the council

Read how the council operates, how decisions are made and the procedures to ensure accountability. 


Rochdale Borough Council has 60 elected members. There are currently:

48 Labour
10 Conservative
2 Liberal Democrat.

The council is responsible for appointing the Leader of the Council. On 18 May 2016 Councillor Richard Farnell was appointed as Leader of the Council for 4 years.​​​