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Trafford local elections

One third of Trafford Council is elected each year, followed by one year without election.

Political control

Political control of the unitary authority has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party Tenure
Conservative 1973–1986
No overall control
1986–1988
Conservative 1988–1995
No overall control
1995–1996
Labour 1996–2003
No overall control
2003–2004
Conservative 2004–present

The council comprises 63 councillors who represent the borough and its residents. Each councillor typically serves for a four year term, representing an electoral ward.

Code Ward name Localities covered (approximate) Population Ref.
00BUFY Altrincham Altrincham 9,570 [2]
00BUFZ Ashton upon Mersey Sale 9,519 [3]
00BUGA Bowdon Altrincham, Bowdon, Dunham Massey, Dunham Town and Warburton 8,806 [4]
00BUGB Broadheath Broadheath, Sale and Timperley 10,601 [5]
00BUGC Brooklands Brooklands and Sale 9,773 [6]
00BUGD Bucklow-St. Martins Carrington, Partington and Sale 9,655 [7]
00BUGE Clifford Old Trafford 10,106 [8]
00BUGF Davyhulme East Davyhulme, Dumplington and Urmston 10,414 [9]
00BUGG Davyhulme West Davyhulme and Flixton 9,595 [10]
00BUGH Flixton Flixton 10,796 [11]
00BUGJ Gorse Hill Stretford and Trafford Park 10,306 [12]
00BUGK Hale Barns Hale, Hale Barns and Timperley 9,143 [13]
00BUGL Hale Central Altrincham and Hale 9,100 [14]
00BUGM Longford Firswood, Old Trafford, and Stretford 11,357 [15]
00BUGN Priory Sale 9,439 [16]
00BUGP Sale Moor Sale 9,899 [17]
00BUGQ St. Mary's Sale 11,160 [18]
00BUGR Stretford Stretford 10,334 [19]
00BUGS Timperley Brooklands and Timperley 10,666 [20]
00BUGT Urmston Flixton and Urmston 10,159 [21]
00BUGU Village Brooklands and Timperley 9,747 [22]
00BU Trafford All 211,800

The current composition of the Borough Council is as follows:[1]

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 34 0
Labour 25 0
Liberal Democrat 4 0
Conservative hold

Council elections

One third of the council is elected each year, followed by one year without election.

  • Trafford Council election, 2011, held Thursday 5 May
  • Trafford Council election, 2012, held Thursday 3 May.

By-election results

St. Martins By-Election 18 July 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. A. G. Morgan Evans 1,752 46.2 -13.8
Labour T. J. Packham 1,191 31.4
Liberal M. Wood 849 22.4
Majority 561 14.8
Turnout 3,792 34.0
Conservative hold Swing
Village By-Election 14 October 1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Holden 1,307 67.1 +19.5
Labour J. Gregory 640 32.9 +8.1
Majority 667 34.3 +11.5
Turnout 1,947 24.3 -20.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Broadheath By-Election 24 March 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. G. Currie 1,183 56.7 +2.4
Liberal E. H. Faulkner 579 27.7 -3.4
Labour P. B. Ayo 325 15.6 -5.8
Majority 604 28.9 -1.2
Turnout 2,087 31.7 -13.3
Conservative hold Swing
St. Martins By-Election 24 March 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. Almond 1,862 58.7 -8.1
Labour B. Brotherton 744 23.5 -9.7
Liberal W. J. Golding 566 17.8 +17.8
Majority 1,118 35.2 +1.5
Turnout 3,172 28.1 -10.1
Conservative hold Swing
Longford By-Election 30 August 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. E. Cottam 1,187 42.7 +1.6
Conservative J. A. Schofield 1,127 40.5 -4.0
Liberal H. D. Locksley 466 16.8 +2.4
Majority 60 2.2 -1.2
Turnout 2,780 29.1 -43.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Davyhulme West By-Election 13 December 1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. P. Harding 858 41.3 +41.3
Labour A. Stringer 752 36.2 +3.1
Liberal L. O'Rourke 466 22.4 -38.3
Majority 106 5.1 -16.3
Turnout 2,076 20.0 -55.0
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West By-Election 11 June 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. M. Seex 1,417 43.3 +4.6
Conservative D. P. Harding 1,242 37.9 +1.0
Liberal J. A. Cottrell 617 18.8 -4.7
Majority 175 5.3 +4.4
Turnout 3,276 39.7 -4.8
Labour gain from Liberal Swing
Flixton By-Election 9 July 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal D. E. Earl 1,400 40.1 +9.2
Conservative P. Schofield 1,199 34.3 -2.3
Labour R. A. Tully 895 25.6 -6.9
Majority 201 5.8 -1.7
Turnout 3,494 44.4 -4.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Village By-Election 18 March 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal R. B. Slack 1,338 38.6 +2.1
Conservative D. Merrell 1,138 32.9 -0.9
Labour R. Crewe 988 28.5 -1.2
Majority 200 5.8 +3.0
Turnout 3,464 41.2 -9.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Timperley By-Election 8 July 1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. J. Watkins 1,433 47.3 -1.7
Liberal G. K. Stuart 1,388 45.8 -2.6
Labour R. J. Short 208 6.9 +4.3
Majority 45 1.5 +1.4
Turnout 3,029 33.8 -11.6
Conservative hold Swing
Flixton By-Election 23 May 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. E. Parry 1,608 40.5 +2.1
Conservative A. M. Durbin 1,213 30.6 -6.9
Labour M. J. Goggins 1,146 28.9 +4.8
Majority 395 10.0 +9.1
Turnout 3,967 49.4 +2.2
Liberal hold Swing
Altrincham By-Election 6 March 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. F. L. Wood 1,150 38.2 -0.6
Conservative S. M. A. O' Beirne 983 32.7 -10.9
Social Democrat B. M. Keeley-Huggett 793 26.4 +26.4
Green N. J. Eadie 81 2.7 +1.1
Majority 167 5.6 +0.8
Turnout 3,007 37.4 -11.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Urmston By-Election 6 March 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Acton 1,321 44.7 +5.4
Conservative E. May 871 29.5 -14.5
Social Democrat P. J. Carlon 762 25.8 +9.1
Majority 450 15.2 +10.6
Turnout 2,954 37.1 -6.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Talbot By-Election 6 November 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. A. Lane 1,209 68.3 +1.1
Conservative C. J. Levenston 562 31.7 +9.0
Majority 647 36.5 -8.0
Turnout 1,771 24.3 -11.9
Labour hold Swing
Mersey St. Marys By-Election 22 January 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. G. Brownhill 1,610 56.7 +5.0
Social Democrat R. J. Thompson 683 24.0 +24.0
Labour P. Miller 550 19.3 -0.2
Majority 927 32.6 +9.8
Turnout 2,843 29.6 -13.8
Conservative hold Swing
Urmston By-Election 24 November 1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. Acton 1,563 52.6 +7.1
Conservative J. G. Graham 1,406 47.4 +0.2
Majority 157 5.3 +3.7
Turnout 2,969 37.2 +14.3
Labour hold Swing
Bowdon By-Election 15 June 1989
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. C. Harney 2,582 59.6 -11.2
Labour H. F. Busteed 674 15.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrat G. P. Pawson 567 13.1 -0.5
Green M. R. Rowtham 506 11.7 +8.2
Majority 1,908 44.1 +3
Turnout 4,329 47.3 +14.3
Conservative hold Swing
Stretford By-Election 5 December 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. E. Garlick 1,656 48.0 +2.2
Conservative H. Walker* 1,654 47.9 -2.0
Liberal Democrat F. C. Beswick 140 4.1 -4.1
Majority 2 0.1 +34.1
Turnout 3,450 42.9 -6.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Clifford By-Election 16 December 1993
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E. W. Stennett 1,207 78.8 +16.7
Conservative C. H. Davenport 226 14.8 -17.4
Liberal Democrat F. C. Beswick 99 6.5 +6.5
Majority 981 64.0 +34.1
Turnout 1,532 17.9
Labour hold Swing
Talbot By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. A. Beaumont 935 81.8 +5.5
Conservative M. Ali 144 12.6 -9.6
Liberal Democrat F. C. Beswick 64 5.6 +5.6
Majority 791 69.2 +15.1
Turnout 1,143 17.9 -10.1
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East By-Election 28 November 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. D. Cornes 2,030 57.6 +0.2
Labour N. K. Roberts 1,493 42.4 -0.2
Majority 537 15.2 +0.5
Turnout 3,523 50.0 -2.2
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West By-Election 25 November 2004[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nigel Hooley 1,070 52.2 -3.4
Labour Bill Clarke 757 36.9 +8.1
Liberal Democrat Alan Vernon 222 10.8 -4.8
Majority 313 15.3 -13.5
Turnout 2,049 27.2 -21.3
Conservative hold Swing
Timperley By-Election 25 November 2004[31]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ken Bullman 1,152 51.2 +1.8
Liberal Democrat Ian Chappell 750 33.3 +2.5
Labour Tom Ross 349 15.5 -4.5
Majority 402 17.9 -1.7
Turnout 2,251 27.3 -25.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

External links

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