A Deputy Mayor is appointed for 12 months, before assuming the role of Mayor.

Oldham determines its Deputy Mayor using a points system.

Points are awarded to each political group for the number of seats held at the time of the previous Annual Council, with a deduction from the group that has the current Deputy Mayor.

The political group with the greatest number of points is then able to nominate the Deputy Mayor.

In each case, this is subject to the nominee retaining their seat.

The current Deputy Mayor is Councillor Adrian Alexander