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Elections to Manchester Borough Council were held in 1949. One third of the council was up for election, the council stayed under Labour Party control.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Candidates and Ward Results

Below is a list of the 36 individual wards with the candidates standing in those wards and the number of votes the candidates acquired.

Ward results


Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N McDowell 4,682 46.39 gain
Labour J Jennings 3,801 37.66 loss
Liberal Francis Merryweather 1,609 15.94
Majority 881 8.73
Conservative hold Swing

Davyhulme West

Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Moloney
Liberal Lillian May Tomlinson[1]
Labour W. Morrissey
Majority 51
Conservative hold Swing


  1. ^ Who's who of 475 Liberal Candidates Fighting the 1950 General Election by Liberal Party (Great Britain)