Simon Danczuk, Labour
Majority: 889 (1.94%)
Simon Danczuk has held the seat since 2010.
His stated political interests: Social and economic regeneration, environment, housing, local government, business.
Since 2010 he has been a member of the Communities and Local Government Committee.
Prospective Parliamentary Candidates
Andy Kelly is currently leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Rochdale Borough Council and also works as a project consultant in the public sector.
Azi Ahmed, a former member of the British Army, works as a Management Consultant in the City. Ahmed is an active member of the conservative party working on Boris Johnson’s 2012 campaign for Mayor of London and is the elected Treasurer of the London Conservative Women’s Organisation. In her spare time, Ahmed works as a governor at a special needs school and for a charity organisation for the homeless.
Mohammed Masud was born in Kashmir before moving to the UK. Masud worked as a Rochdale councillor, from 2001-2012, first for Labour and then the Liberal Democrats before he joined the UKIP party.