Manchester Council election, 2006


Manchester Council election, 2006

Elections to Manchester City Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 2010. The council stayed under Labour Party control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 61 +4
Liberal Democrats 34 -4
Green Party 1 0
Labour hold

Contents

Candidates and Ward Results

Below is a list of the 32 individual wards with the candidates standing in those wards and the number of votes the candidates acquired. The winning candidate per ward is in bold.

Ancoats and Clayton Ward

Ancoats & Clayton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Battle* 1,463 48.3 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Daniel James Valentine 1,235 40.7 -0.2
Conservative Christine Joan Birchenough 136 4.5 -0.7
Green Richard Francis Keatley 126 4.2 -0.2
Independent John Hulse 71 2.3 +1.0
Majority 228 7.5 +4.2
Turnout 3,031 32.9
Labour hold Swing

Ardwick Ward

Ardwick Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mavis Smitheman* 1,248 61.4 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Mohammad Alam Panwar 405 19.9 -9.1
Green Christopher David Charlton 216 10.6 +6.5
Conservative Tadeusz Sochacki 163 8.0 -0.9
Majority 843 41.4 +26.1
Turnout 2,032 21.7
Labour hold Swing

Baguley Ward

Baguley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Eddie McCulley* 1,205 49.0 -3.0
Conservative Joyce Kaye 498 20.2 -3.6
Liberal Democrat Leslie James Ardron 323 13.1 -0.7
Green Lynne Richmond 220 8.9 -1.4
Socialist Alternative Lynn Worthington 214 8.7 +8.7
Majority 707 28.7 +6.8
Turnout 2,460 23.9
Labour hold Swing

Bradford Ward

Bradford Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Longsden* 1,525 69.8 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Rob Brettle 316 14.5 -5.8
Conservative Karen Abbad 188 8.6 -0.4
Green Christopher Waldon 156 7.1 +3.9
Majority 1,209 55.3 +12.7
Turnout 2,185 25.3
Labour hold Swing

Brooklands Ward

Brooklands Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Sue Murphy* 1,378 42.1 -4.8
Conservative Ralph John Ellerton 953 29.2 -4.4
Liberal Democrat John Paul Ankers 787 24.1 +9.8
Green Tamisin MacCarthy-Morrogh 149 4.6 -0.7
Majority 425 13.0 +9.7
Turnout 3,267 33.4
Labour hold Swing

Burnage Ward

Burnage Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Rodney Alan Isherwood* 1,460 47.5 -14.7
Labour Frank Oliver Duffy 1,169 38.0 +12.2
Conservative Dorothy Helen Keller 252 8.2 +4.5
Green Elindsay James 149 4.8 -3.5
Majority 291 9.5 -13.3
Turnout 3,073 29.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Charlestown Ward

Charlestown Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eric Hobin* 1,435 54.3 -16.1
Conservative Vivienne Inez Clarke 388 14.7 +7.7
Liberal Democrat Ann Rodgers 348 13.2 -9.4
UKIP Catherine Andrea Ritchie 312 11.8 +11.8
Green Helen Sarah Dolan 159 6.0 +6.0
Majority 1,047 39.6 +9.6
Turnout 2,642 29.2
Labour hold Swing

Cheetham Ward

Cheetham Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Naeem Ul Hassam 1,707 45.6 -7.6
Liberal Democrat Qassim Afzal 1,608 43.0 +3.7
Green Jacqueline Smith 235 6.3 +6.3
Conservative Kim Elvin Glasspole 191 5.1 +2.0
Majority 99 2.6 -0.4
Turnout 3,741 36.2
Labour hold Swing

Chorlton Ward

Chorlton Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Val Stevens* 1,828 42.0 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Charles Leslie Glover 1,713 39.4 +5.3
Green Brian Arthur Candeland 609 14.0 -3.3
Conservative Amar Rouf Ahmed 198 4.6 -4.4
Majority 115 2.6 -1.0
Turnout 4,348 43.0
Labour hold Swing

Chorlton Park Ward

Chorlton Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Norman Lewis* 1,724 54.7 -0.9
Labour Yogesh Virmani 797 25.3 -0.4
Green Kathryn Mary Brownbridge 399 12.7 -0.7
Conservative Rodney Keller 229 7.3 +4.4
Majority 927 29.4 +5.4
Turnout 3,149 32.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

City Centre Ward

City Centre Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Elaine Boyes 531 38.0 -1.1
Labour Co-op Chris Paul 374 26.8 -3.1
Conservative James Jacob Gilchrist Berry 311 22.3 +5.5
Green Birgit Vollm 181 13.0 +0.7
Majority 157 11.2 +4.6
Turnout 1,397 16.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Crumpsall Ward

Crumpsall Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jon-Leigh Pritchard* 1,667 49.6 -5.4
Liberal Democrat Sham Raja 738 21.9 -1.5
Conservative Adrian Paul Glasspole 476 14.2 +0.3
UKIP Ernest Robert Willescroft 259 7.7 +7.7
Green Justine Michelle Hall 223 6.6 -1.1
Majority 929 27.6 +8.7
Turnout 3,363 33.8
Labour hold Swing

Didsbury East Ward

Didsbury East Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Anthony Thomas Parkinson* 1,809 45.3 -4.1
Labour Geoffrey Bridson 1,369 34.3 +3.8
Green Richard Edgar Gee 459 11.5 +3.9
Conservative Peter Malcolm Schofield 359 9.0 -3.4
Majority 440 11.0 -1.0
Turnout 3,996 39.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Didsbury West Ward

Didsbury West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Richard Mark Clayton 1,189 42.9 -2.8
Labour David Clive Ellison 692 25.0 +4.1
Conservative Peter Girvan Hilton 485 17.5 +2.2
Green George Stanislaw Czernuszka 329 11.9 -4.2
UKIP Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 76 2.7 +0.6
Majority 497 17.9 -4.0
Turnout 2,771 28.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Fallowfield Ward

Fallowfield Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Amesbury 1,357 46.4 +5.7
Liberal Democrat John-Paul Wilkins* 1,086 37.2 -1.1
Conservative Cedric Beniston 171 5.9 -3.9
Green Susan Somerville 168 5.7 -5.5
BNP Joseph Gerard Marjella Finnon 140 4.8 +4.8
Majority 271 9.3 +9.2
Turnout 2,922 28.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Gorton North Ward

Gorton North Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nilofar Siddiqi 1,244 39.7 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Bernadette Newing* 1,132 36.1 -13.1
Independent Allan James Grafton 465 14.8 +14.8
Conservative Patricia Ann Ainscough 144 4.6 -3.0
Green Rachel Michelle Wilson 78 2.5 +0.5
Independent David Colin Jones 72 2.3 +2.3
Majority 112 3.6 +1.2
Turnout 3,135 31.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Gorton South Ward

Gorton South Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Richard Bridges* 1,375 47.8 -11.5
Labour Julie Reid 1,031 35.8 +6.7
Green David William Mottram 246 8.5 +5.0
Conservative Raymond Kenyon 226 7.9 -0.1
Majority 344 12.0 -15.0
Turnout 2,878 26.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Harpurhey Ward

Harpurhey Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Fairweather* 1,420 55.3 -9.0
Liberal Democrat Gareth David Aubrey 320 12.5 -14.6
UKIP Roger Porter Bullock 312 12.1 +12.1
Conservative Ian Beswick 302 11.8 +5.8
Green Darren Jason Flynn 215 8.4 +8.4
Majority 1,100 42.8 +13.1
Turnout 2,569 22.1
Labour hold Swing

Higher Blackley Ward

Higher Blackley Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anna Margaret Trotman* 1,477 57.0 -7.9
Conservative Terence Shannon 506 19.5 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Barbara Argyropoulos 383 14.8 -1.6
Green Michael Robert Shaw 226 8.7 +8.7
Majority 971 37.5 6.0
Turnout 2,592 26.5
Labour hold Swing

Hulme Ward

Hulme Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Joseph Murphy 816 37.9 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Oliver West 576 26.7 +8.6
Green Steven Jonathan Durrant 539 25.0 -11.0
Conservative Paul Anthony Kierman 96 4.6 -3.1
Independent Christine Anne Boscott-Shermerdine 53 2.5 +2.5
Independent Captain Cae Os 43 2.0 +2.0
UKIP Peter David Reeve 20 0.9 +0.9
Independent Charles Anthony Lyn-Lloyd 11 0.5 +0.5
Majority 240 11.1 +6.6
Turnout 2,154 24.1
Labour hold Swing

Levenshulme Ward

Levenshulme Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Alexander Cowan* 1,402 50.1 -13.2
Labour Dermot Sean Zafar 779 27.9 +5.6
Green Peter Norman Thompson 399 14.3 +7.5
Conservative William Moore 217 7.8 +0.2
Majority 623 22.3 -8.6
Turnout 2,797 28.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Longsight Ward

Longsight Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Maryam Fazeela Khan 1,687 54.6 +20.1
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Sajjad* 774 25.1 -24.5
Green Hassan Ukairo 444 14.4 +8.2
Conservative Zahir Ali 182 5.9 -3.9
Majority 913 30.0 +16.8
Turnout 3,087 32.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Miles Platting and Newton Heath Ward

Miles Platting and Newton Heath Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Flanagan* 1,286 43.5 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Richard John Wilson 791 26.8 +4.8
BNP Derek George Adams 501 16.9 +11.1
UKIP Lisa Ann Duffy 149 5.0 +5.0
Conservative Brian George Birchenough 134 4.5 -4.0
Green Anthony James Quinn 96 3.2 +1.0
Majority 495 16.7 +5.3
Turnout 2,957 29.1
Labour hold Swing

Moss Side Ward

Moss Side Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roy Blake Walters* 1,734 63.7 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Mohammad Hamza Butt 509 18.7 +1.4
Green Robin Goater 235 8.6 +0.4
Independent Reverend Juggla 129 4.7 +2.1
Conservative Raymond Talbot Wattenbach 116 4.3 -1.7
Majority 1,225 45.0 +2.1
Turnout 2,723 27.8
Labour hold Swing

Moston Ward

Moston Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Risby* 1,774 53.1 -9.3
Conservative Anthony Gerard Pinder 755 22.6 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Timothy John Hartley 506 15.2 +2.7
Green Rose Ann Cameron 303 9.0 +9.0
Majority 1,019 30.5 -2.2
Turnout 3,338 31.2
Labour hold Swing

Northenden Ward

Northenden Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard James Cowell* 1,431 46.9 -5.1
Liberal Democrat Martin Clive Eakins 1,092 35.8 +16.7
Conservative Nathan James Cruddas 391 12.8 -8.5
Green Lance David Crookes 136 4.5 -3.1
Majority 339 11.1 -8.7
Turnout 3,050 29.3
Labour hold Swing

Old Moat Ward

Old Moat Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Harrison* 1,567 54.4 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Tina Maache 773 26.9 -2.9
Green Robin-Ella Davies 317 11.0 -1.8
Conservative Daniel Rossall Valentine 221 7.7 +3.7
Majority 794 27.6 +5.4
Turnout 2,878 29.2
Labour hold Swing

Rusholme Ward

Rusholme Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Lynne Williams* 1,157 39.9 -18.0
Labour John Byrne 804 27.7 -0.9
Respect Nahella Ashraf 615 21.2 +21.2
Green Penelope Irene Collins 188 6.5 -1.2
Conservative Barbara Mary Goodall 135 4.7 -1.1
Majority 353 12.2 -14.8
Turnout 2,899 31.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Sharston Ward

Sharston Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Hugh Barrett* 1,248 55.0 -1.2
Conservative Agnes Anne Carroll 402 17.7 -4.2
Liberal Democrat William David Fisher 355 15.6 -0.7
Green Karen Jane Duffy 264 11.5 +5.9
Majority 846 37.3 +6.1
Turnout 2,269 21.4
Labour hold Swing

Whalley Range Ward

Whalley Range Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Rose Watson 1,637 46.1 +14.0
Liberal Democrat Joy Ruth Winder* 1,158 32.6 -9.7
Green Mary Rosalind Candeland 466 13.1 -0.1
Conservative Matthew Graham Cox 289 8.1 -4.3
Majority 479 13.5 +9.3
Turnout 3,550 34.5
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Withington Ward

Withington Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Simon David Wheale 1,064 47.8 -18.1
Labour Delores Elizabeth Long 613 27.6 +7.8
Green Sarah Stuart 340 15.3 +4.2
Conservative Andrew Christopher Perfect 207 9.3 +5.9
Majority 451 20.3 -16.9
Turnout 2,224 22.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Woodhouse Park Ward

Woodhouse Park Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Newman* 1,277 61.5 -1.6
Conservative Ruby Marie Raynor 328 15.8 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Joseph Francis Podbylski 290 14.0 -0.3
Green Peter Andrew Somerville 180 8.7 +2.6
Majority 949 45.7 +5.5
Turnout 2,075 21.8
Labour hold Swing

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Preceded by
Manchester Council election, 2004
Manchester local elections Succeeded by
Manchester Council election, 2007

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