Rochdale

Number of seats: Not specified
County (pre 1974): Lancashire
County (post 1974): Greater Manchester
Authority (1995): Not specified
Nation: England
British Parliamentary Election Results 1 (ed. FWS Craig): 143
British Parliamentary Election Results 2 (ed. FWS Craig): 164
British Parliamentary Election Results 3 (ed. FWS Craig): 213
British Parliamentary Election Results 4 (ed. FWS Craig): 245
Formed 1832
Disbanded current
Notes: None

Elected Members

  1. John Fenton

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 10 December 1832
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1835
    Date of exit: 6 January 1835
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  2. John Entwisle

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1835
    Date of election: 6 January 1835
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1837*
    Date of exit: c. 1837*
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  3. John Fenton

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1837*
    Date of election: 19 April 1837
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1841
    Date of exit: 29 June 1841
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  4. William Sharman-Crawford

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1841
    Date of election: 29 June 1841
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1852
    Date of exit: 7 July 1852
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  5. Edward Miall

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1852
    Date of election: 7 July 1852
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1857
    Date of exit: 27 March 1857
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  6. Alexander Ramsay

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1857
    Date of election: 27 March 1857
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1859
    Date of exit: 28 April 1859
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  7. Richard Cobden

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1859
    Date of election: 28 April 1859
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1865*
    Date of exit: 2 April 1865
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  8. Clement Royds

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1895
    Date of election: 13 July 1895
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1906
    Date of exit: 12 January 1906
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  9. Alexander Harvey

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1906
    Date of election: 12 January 1906
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1918
    Date of exit: 14 December 1918
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  10. Alfred Law

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1918
    Date of election: 14 December 1918
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1922
    Date of exit: 15 November 1922
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  11. Stanley Burgess

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 15 November 1922
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1923
    Date of exit: 6 December 1923
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  12. John Muir

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1923
    Date of election: 6 December 1923
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1924
    Date of exit: 29 October 1924
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  13. William Kelly

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 29 October 1924
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1931
    Date of exit: 27 October 1931
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Notes: None
  14. Thomas Jesson

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1931
    Date of election: 27 October 1931
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1935
    Date of exit: 14 November 1935
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  15. William Kelly

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1935
    Date of election: 14 November 1935
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1940*
    Date of exit: c. 1940*
    Nature of exit: Resignation
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: TGWU
    Notes: None
  16. Hyacinth Morgan

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: None known
    Year of election: 1940*
    Date of election: 20 July 1940
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: Re-entry
    Year of exit: 1950
    Date of exit: 23 February 1950
    Nature of exit: Relocation
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  17. Joseph Hale

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: 23 February 1950
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1951
    Date of exit: 25 October 1951
    Nature of exit: Electoral defeat
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: AEEU
    Notes: None
  18. Wentworth Schofield

    Party: Conservative
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1951
    Date of election: 25 October 1951
    Nature of election: General election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1957*
    Date of exit: 16 December 1957
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Conservative
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  19. John McCann

    Party: Labour
    Constituency connections: Area
    Year of election: 1958*
    Date of election: 12 February 1958
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1972*
    Date of exit: 16 July 1972
    Nature of exit: Death
    Party: Labour
    Sponsorship: AEU
    Notes: None
  20. Cyril Smith

    Party: Liberal
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1972*
    Date of election: 26 October 1972
    Nature of election: By-election
    Nature of service: First entry
    Year of exit: 1988*
    Date of exit: 8 March 1988
    Nature of exit: Change of party
    Party: Liberal
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None
  21. Cyril Smith

    Party: Lib. Dem.
    Constituency connections: Direct
    Year of election: 1988*
    Date of election: 8 March 1988
    Nature of election: Change of party
    Nature of service: Continuation
    Year of exit: 1992
    Date of exit: 9 April 1992
    Nature of exit: Retirement
    Party: Lib. Dem.
    Sponsorship: None known
    Notes: None

Other candidates

  1. John Entwisle

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1832
    Date of election: 1832-12-10 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  2. Elliott Lees

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1885
    Date of election: 1885-11-24 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  3. John Marriott

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1886
    Date of election: 1886-07-01 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  4. Alexander Harvey

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1900
    Date of election: 1900-10-01 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  5. David Irving

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910¹
    Date of election: 1910-01-15 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  6. David Irving

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1910²
    Date of election: 1910-12-03 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  7. John Muir

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1922
    Date of election: 1922-11-15 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  8. Thomas Jesson

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 1924-10-29 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  9. John Muir

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1924
    Date of election: 1924-10-29 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  10. John Muir

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 1929-05-30 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  11. John Haslam

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1929
    Date of election: 1929-05-30 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  12. John McCann

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1955
    Date of election: 1955-05-26 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  13. Tom Normanton

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1959
    Date of election: 1959-10-08 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  14. Tom Normanton

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1964
    Date of election: 1964-10-15 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  15. Lawrence Cunliffe

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1974¹
    Date of election: 1974-02-28 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  16. Lawrence Cunliffe

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1974²
    Date of election: 1974-10-10 00:00:00 UTC
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Labour
    Notes:
  17. David Trippier

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1972*
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: By-election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  18. George Barnes

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1895
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Not specified
    Notes:
  19. Alexander Ramsay

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1837
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  20. William Brett

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1865
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  21. Clement Royds

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1892
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  22. Wentworth Schofield

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1950
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Conservative
    Notes:
  23. Cyril Smith

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 1970
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Liberal
    Notes:
  24. Paul Rowen

    Connection with constituency: None known
    Year of election: 2001
    Date of election: Not specified
    Nature of election: General election
    Party: Lib. Dem.
    Notes: