Mayors of the County Borough of Oldham


Mayors from 1849 to 1861

  • JONES William 1849-50
  • COLLINGE James 1850-51-52
  • LEES James 1852-53-54
  • PLATT John 1854-55-56 1861-2
  • RADCLIFFE Josiah 1856-57-58 1864-65
  • BARLOW George 1858-59

Mayors from 1861 to 1880

  • LEACH Abraham 1859-60-61
  • PLATT John 1861-62 (See 1854)
  • RILEY John 1862-63-64
  • KNOTT William 1865-66
  • TAYLOR John 1866-67
  • ROBINSON John 1867-68
  • RYE William 1868-69
  • HARTLEY Edmund 1869-70
  • MAYALL Edward 1870-71
  • CROMPTON Abraham 1871-72
  • WRIGLEY William 1872-73
  • WHITTAKER Emanuel 1873-74
  • MELLOWDEW James 1874-75
  • WAINWRIGHT George 1875-76
  • WILD John 1876-77
  • BODDEN William 1877-78
  • HAMILTON George 1878-79
  • CHADWICK William 1879-80

Mayors from 1881 to 1900

  • YATES James 1880-81-82 1904-05
  • OGDEN Samuel 1882-83
  • BUCKLEY Samuel 1883-84 1889-90-91
  • RADCLIFFE Joshua Walmsley 1884-85-86-87
  • PLATT Samuel Radcliffe 1887-88-89
  • BUCKLEY Samuel 1889-90-91 (See 1883-4)
  • EMMOTT Alfred 1891-92
  • NOTON William 1892-93
  • SMITH Joseph 1893-94
  • WHITTAKER Robert 1894-95-96-97
  • WADDINGTON Alfred 1897-98
  • BRIERLEY Jackson 1898-99
  • HOOD John 1899-1900-01

Mayors from 1901 to 1920

  • ECKERSLEY James 1901-02
  • HANSON George 1902-03
  • CHADWICK Horatio 1903-04
  • YATES James 1904-05 (See 1880)
  • CARSON Thomas John 1905-06
  • GOURLEY Robert 1906-07-08
  • BOLTON Thomas 1908-09
  • SCHOFIELD William 1909-10
  • LEES Dame Sarah Anne 1910-11
  • ISHERWOOD Fred Graham 1911-12
  • ASHWORTH Joseph 1912-13
  • WILDE Herbert 1913-14
  • LEES William 1914-15
  • GREAVES James 1915-16
  • MIDDLETON James 1916-17
  • BUCKLEY William 1917-18
  • BERRY John 1918-19
  • HARDMAN Charles 1919-20

Mayors from 1921 to 1940

  • LEES William 1920-21
  • HOUGHTON Frederick 1921-22
  • FREEMAN William Edwin 1922-23
  • CHEETHAM James Kershaw 1923-24
  • BROADBENT Fred 1924-25
  • POLLARD Frank 1925-26
  • FRITH Samuel 1926-27
  • SHORROCKS Edwin Heyes 1927-28
  • TUPMAN Herbert Wild 1928-29
  • CRABTREE Isaac 1929-30
  • WATERHOUSE John Fletcher 1930-31
  • HAGUE Joseph 1931-32
  • BARDSLEY Elisha 1932-33
  • SHANNON James 1933-34
  • WRIGLEY Thomas 1934-35
  • BAINBRIDGE Robert William 1935-36
  • TWEEDALE Frank 1936-37
  • HOWCROFT Alfred James 1937-38
  • BANNON James 1938-39
  • BUCKLEY John Robert 1939-40

Mayors from 1941 to 1960

  • TAYLOR William Heaton 1940-41
  • CHAMBERLAIN Harry Ernest 1941-42
  • DRIVER Thomas 1942-43
  • ROBERTS Richard 1943-44
  • HALLWOOD Alfred 1944-45
  • MARRON Stirling Thomas 1945-46
  • BERRY Joseph 1946-47
  • THORNTON Stott 1947-48-49
  • MARSHALL Alfred 1949-50
  • KERSHAW Ernest 1950-51
  • LORD Frank O.B.E. 1951-52
  • WHITTAKER Henry Bradbury 1952-53
  • KENYON Frank 1953-54
  • WEBSTER Herbert Henry 1954-55
  • HOLT Herbert M.B.E. 1955-56
  • LYSON Thomas 1956-57
  • TWEEDALE Arnold 1957-58
  • BRADLEY James 1958-59
  • HILTON Joseph Tennyson 1959-60

Mayors from 1961 to 1980

  • HOLDEN George Frederick 1960-61
  • KENYON Alice Amelia 1961-62
  • SHYNE John 1962-63
  • BROADBENT James Herbert 1963-64
  • KENNEY Edward 1964-65
  • CLOVER Wilfred O.B.E. 1965-66
  • KENNY Henry 1966-67
  • BALSON Frank Bashforth 1967-68
  • BAILEY Robert 1968-69
  • WARRENER Jack 1969-70
  • ROTHWELL Ethel 1970-71
  • BAXTER Fred 1971-72
  • JACKSON David 1972-73
  • BAMFORD Malcolm Forsyth 1973-74

Mayors of Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

  • BRIERLEY Ellen M.B.E. 1974-75
  • ARMITAGE Jack 1975-76
  • McCALL Christopher 1976-77
  • WEBB Geoffrey M.B.E. 1977-78
  • LORD Edward 1978-79
  • SHANLEY Harold 1979-80
  • Mayors from 1981 to 2000
  • CAMPBELL Colin 1980-81
  • CROWTHER John Raymond 1981-82
  • CLARKE Alfred 1982-83
  • CURRAN John Joseph 1983-84
  • LEYDEN James Kevin 1984-85
  • McCONNELL Alwyn Bywater 1985-86
  • JOWETT Albert Banks 1986-87
  • TWEEDALE Arnold O.B.E. 1987-88
  • SLACK Harry 1988-89
  • SHAW Elsie 1989-90
  • JACOBS Sidney 1990-91
  • SEMPLE Ralph M.B.E. 1991-92
  • BENNETT Norman 1992-93
  • MATHER Brian 1993-94
  • HEAP Frank 1994-95
  • FARQUHAR Joseph Alexandra 1995-96
  • GRIFFITHS Alan 1996-97
  • DEAN Peter 1997-98
  • RILEY Margaret 1998-99
  • BATTYE John 1999-2000

Mayors from 2001 to present

  • DILLON John 2000-01
  • WHEELER Christine 2001-02
  • AHMAD Riaz O.B.E. 2002-03
  • SEDGWICK Val 2003-04
  • JABBAR Abdul 2005-05
  • KNOX Kay 2005-06
  • JUDGE Bernard 2006-07
  • WINGATE Ann 2007-08
  • AKHTAR Shoab 2008-09
  • MCARDLE Jim 2009-10
  • JONES David 2010-11
  • KNOWLES Richard 2011-12
  • CHADDERTON Olwen 2012-13
  • HUDSON John 2013-14
  • HUSSAIN Fida 2014-15
  • UR-REHMAN Ateeque 2015-16
  • HEFFERNAN Derek 2016-17