Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham

Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham
Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham
—  Metropolitan borough  —
Rotherham Council Offices (left) in central Rotherham

Coat of Arms of the Borough Council
Motto: Operor non exsisto ignavus (no slacking)
Rotherham shown within England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county South Yorkshire
Founded 1974
Admin. HQ Rotherham
 - Type Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
 - Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 - Executive: Labour
 - MPs: Kevin Barron,
John Healey,
Denis MacShane
 - Total 110.6 sq mi (286.5 km2)
Area rank 142nd
Population (2010 est.)
 - Total 254,600
 - Rank Ranked 50th
 - Density 2,301.6/sq mi (888.7/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 - Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ISO 3166-2
ONS code 00CF
OS grid reference
Ethnicity 95.5% White
2.8% S.Asian
0.6% Black[1]

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham is a metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. It is named for its largest town, Rotherham, but also spans the outlying towns of Maltby, Rawmarsh, Swinton, Wath-upon-Dearne, 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.

Although support decreased in 2008, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council it is one of the safest Labour councils in the United Kingdom and now their only safe council in Yorkshire.[2] Neighbouring districts Barnsley and Wakefield are also held by Labour but only by a majority of one in each case.[3]



Settlements in the borough of Rotherham include:

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

Council Elections

The Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham was founded in 1973, and Labour have been in control of the council since the first election.

Year Labour Conservative Others BNP
2010 election[4] 50 10 2 1
2008 election[2] 50 10 1 2
2007 election[5] 54 7 2 0


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Coordinates: 53°25′51″N 1°21′17″W / 53.43083°N 1.35472°W / 53.43083; -1.35472

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