Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham

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Borough of Rotherham
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Former Rotherham Council Offices (left) in central Rotherham
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Coat of arms of the Borough Council
The Heart of SY
Where everyone matters
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Rotherham shown within South Yorkshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county South Yorkshire
Admin. HQ Rotherham
  Type Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
   Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  Executive: Labour
   MPs: Alexander Stafford (Con),
John Healey (Lab),
Sarah Champion (Lab)
  Total110.6 sq mi (286.5 km2)
Area rank 136th
 (mid-2018 est.)
  Rank Ranked 58th
  Density2,400/sq mi (920/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code 00CF (ONS)
E08000018 (GSS)
Ethnicity91.9% White British
4.1% Asian
0.8% Black [1]

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. It is named after its largest town, Rotherham, but also spans the outlying towns of Maltby, Rawmarsh, Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne, and also Dinnington and Laughton as well as a suburban and rural element composed of hills, escarpments and broad valleys.


The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the County Borough of Rotherham, with Maltby, Rawmarsh, Swinton and Wath-upon-Dearne urban districts along with Rotherham Rural District and Kiveton Park Rural District.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is one of the safest Labour councils in the United Kingdom, although the number of Labour council seats dropped from 92% to 79% in 2014 following the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal. [2]


Settlements in the borough of Rotherham include:

Anston, Aston, Aughton
Bramley, Brampton, Brinsworth, Brecks, Broom
Canklow, Carr, Catcliffe, Clifton
East Dene, East Herringthorpe, Eastwood
Firbeck, Flanderwell
Gildingwells, Greasbrough
Harthill, Hellaby, Herringthorpe
Kimberworth, Kimberworth Park, Kiveton Park
Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Letwell
Maltby, Manvers, Masbrough, Moorgate, Morthen
Ravenfield, Rawmarsh, Ryecroft
Swallownest, Swinton, Sunnyside
Templeborough, Thorpe Hesley, Thorpe Salvin, Thrybergh, Thurcroft, Todwick, Treeton
Wales, Wath-upon-Dearne, Waverley, Wellgate, Wentworth, West Melton, Whiston, Wickersley, Woodsetts

Council elections

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham was founded in 1974, and Labour have been in control of the council since the first election.

Year Labour UKIP Conservative Others BNP
2016 election [3] 4814010
2014 election [4] 5010210
2012 election [5] 580410
2011 election [6] 540711
2010 election [7] 5001021
2008 election [2] 5001012
2007 election [8] 540720

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