Manchester local elections


Manchester local elections

In Manchester, England, one third of Manchester City Council is elected each year for three consecutive years, followed by a fourth year without any elections. The Labour Party has had political control in Manchester since 1973.

Contents

Political control

Party in control Years
Labour 1973 - present


Council elections by year

By-election results

Beswick By-Election 27th June 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. E. Jackson 1,298 70.9
Liberal W. J. Ellwood 248 13.6
Conservative D. Porter 173 9.5
National Front S. McKenzie 111 6.1
Majority 1,050 57.4
Turnout 1,830
Labour hold Swing
Blackley By-Election 27th June 1974 (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Risby 1,975 55.2
Labour S. Smith 1,908 53.4
Conservative J. Hood 1,354 37.9
Conservative P. Cummins 1,340 37.5
Liberal C. Cloran 292 8.2
Liberal J. Laslett 282 7.9
Majority 554 15.5
Turnout 7,151
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
Harpurhey By-Election 25th July 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. Reid 1,119 62.6
Conservative D. Porter 343 19.2
Liberal R. Addison 325 18.2
Majority 776 43.4
Turnout 1,787
Labour hold Swing
Withington By-Election 16th November 1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Audrey Jones 2,137 52.8
Conservative James Hill 1,297 32.1
Labour Alfred Home 610 15.1
Majority 840 20.8
Turnout 4,044 33.9
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Gorton South By-Election 25th September 1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Sadler 1,708 67.0
Conservative Doris Heywood 531 20.8
Liberal David Senior 309 12.1
Majority 1,177 46.2
Turnout 2,548 32.3
Labour hold Swing
Blackley By-Election 2nd April 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Chadwick 2,287 61.5
Conservative Valerie Hall 922 24.8
Liberal John Cookson 510 13.7
Majority 1,365 36.7
Turnout 3,719 33.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Old Moat By-Election 9th July 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Aikman 1,198 37.9
Labour Paula Sadler 1,104 34.9
Liberal Colin Dowse 860 27.2
Majority 94 3.0
Turnout 3,162 32.0
Conservative hold Swing
Hulme By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Murphy 1,937 69.4 -4.6
Liberal Democrat James Graham 561 20.1 +12.5
Conservative Paul Kierman 293 10.5 +3.3
Majority 1,376 49.3
Turnout 2,791 51.1
Labour hold Swing
Old Moat By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeffrey Smith 3,790 51.9 -15.9
Liberal Democrat Yasmin Zalzala 1,690 22.8 +12.6
Conservative Christopher Brown 1,256 17.0 +3.3
Independent Michael Robinson 511 6.9 +6.9
Socialist Labour Julie White 163 2.2 +2.2
Majority 2,100 29.1
Turnout 7,410 61.6
Labour hold Swing
Cheetham By-Election 24 September 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Qassim Afzal 1,394 48.5 +4.1
Labour Imran Rizvi 1,342 46.6 -0.1
Conservative Dorothy Keller 141 4.9 -2.2
Majority 52 1.9
Turnout 2,877
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing
Benchill By-Election 10 June 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Isobel Freeman 730 54.2 -21.9
Liberal Democrat Ann Bradshaw 529 39.3 +22.2
Conservative Brian Birchenough 88 6.5 +6.5
Majority 201 14.9
Turnout 1,347 18.3
Labour hold Swing
Central By-Election 26 August 1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Battle 758 50.1 -11.0
Liberal Democrat Marc Ramsbottom 675 44.6 +18.2
Conservative Nicholas Davis 57 3.8 -4.5
Green William Kearns 24 1.6 -2.6
Majority 83 5.5
Turnout 1,514
Labour hold Swing
Baguley By-Election 25 January 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward McCulley 685 60.0 -5.4
Liberal Democrat William Fisher 241 21.1 +8.8
Conservative David Timson 216 18.9 -1.1
Majority 444 38.9
Turnout 1,142 13.0
Labour hold Swing
Beswick & Clayton By-Election 10 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Loughman 1,850 61.9 +15.4
Liberal Democrat Elaine Boyes 988 33.0 -14.8
Conservative Richard West 153 5.1 +0.1
Majority 862 28.9
Turnout 2,991
Labour hold Swing
Sharston By-Election 10 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Judge 2,170 69.8 -7.1
Conservative David Timson 497 16.0 -3.7
Liberal Democrat David Kierman 440 14.2 +0.6
Majority 1,673 53.8
Turnout 3,107
Labour hold Swing
Whalley Range By-Election 10 June 2001
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Dale 3,266 62.4 +8.2
Liberal Democrat John Grant 1,221 23.3 +13.4
Conservative John Kershaw 744 14.2 -13.0
Majority 2,045 39.1
Turnout 5,231
Labour hold Swing
Benchill By-Election 13 June 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Wilmott 440 70.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Ann Bradshaw 85 13.6 -1.5
Conservative Adrian Hutchinson 67 10.7 +0.7
Socialist Labour Mervyn Drage 32 5.1 +5.1
Majority 355 56.9
Turnout 624 8.8
Labour hold Swing
Gorton South By-Election 19 October 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Charles Glover 1,588 49.3 +1.5
Labour Julie Reid 1,208 37.5 +1.7
BNP Derek Adams 185 5.7 +5.7
Green David Mottram 151 4.7 -3.8
Conservative Daniel Valentine 90 2.8 -5.1
Majority 380 11.8
Turnout 3,222 29.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Charlestown By-Election 14 June 2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Veronica Kirkpatrick 1373 54.7 +0.4
BNP Joseph G M Finnon 628 25.0 +25.0
Liberal Democrat Carol Connell 239 9.5 -3.6
Conservative Kim E Glasspole 188 7.5 -7.2
Green Jackie Smith 81 3.2 -2.8
Majority 745 29.6 -10.0
Turnout 2,509 26.5 -2.7
Labour hold Swing
Didsbury West By-Election 29 January 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Lianne Caroline Williams 1439 55.6 +8.4
Labour David Clive Ellison 638 24.7 +1.9
Conservative David Michael Bean 336 13.0 -3.6
Green Geoff Evans 173 6.7 -3.6
Majority 801 31.0 +6.6
Turnout 2,586 26.1 -1.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Moston By-Election 9 April 2009
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rita Anne Tavernor 1353 38.7 -10.8
BNP Derek George Adams 815 23.3 +23.3
Liberal Democrat Timothy John Hartley 696 19.9 +7.2
Conservative Phil Donohue 558 16.0 -13.9
Green Karl Wardlaw 74 2.1 -5.8
Majority 538 15.4 -4.2
Turnout 2,586 26.1 -1.7
Labour hold Swing
Hulme By-Election 4 November 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amina Lone 1,031 60.6 +14.8
Green Deyika Nzeribe 451 26.5 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Grace Baynham 151 8.9 -14.1
Conservative Will Stobart 67 3.9 -5.3
Majority 580 34.1 +11.3
Turnout 1,700 10.9 -35.4
Labour hold Swing
Baguley By-Election 20 January 2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tracey Rawlins 996 70.8 +23.7
Conservative Ralph Ellerton 160 11.4 -4.8
UKIP Christopher Cassidy 76 5.4 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Yvonne Donaghey 52 3.7 -20.8
BNP Bernard Todd 52 3.7 +3.7
Green Mike Dagley 51 3.6 -0.8
Independent Honor Donnelly 19 1.4 +1.4
Majority 836 59.5 +36.9
Turnout 1,406 12.9 -32.0
Labour hold Swing

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