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Elections to Trafford Council were held on Thursday, 5 May 1983. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1987. The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council.[1]

After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 36 +2
Labour 21 -1
Alliance 6 -1
Conservative hold

Ward results

Altrincham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. S. Gordon* 1,662 49.3 +0.4
Labour P. A. Baldwinson 1,087 32.2 +8.1
Alliance G. E. Evans 622 18.5 -8.5
Majority 575 17.1 -4.8
Turnout 3,371 41.2 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Barker 2,956 67.9 +5.4
Alliance A. P. Ratcliff 920 21.1 -9.2
Labour J. A. Schoua 479 11.0 +3.8
Majority 2,036 46.8 +14.6
Turnout 4,355 49.6 +0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. M. L. Burton* 1,833 48.8 +4.1
Labour R. J. Short 1,187 31.6 +4.0
Alliance D. E. Armstrong 736 19.6 -8.1
Majority 646 17.2 +0.2
Turnout 3,756 46.5 +0.7
Conservative hold Swing
Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Taylor* 2,630 63.3 -0.1
Liberal G. M. R. Willmott 1,029 24.8 -0.7
Labour R. P. F. Phillips 497 12.0 +0.9
Majority 1,601 38.5 +0.6
Turnout 4,156 51.6 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing
Bucklow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Rogers* 1,738 67.9 +5.2
Conservative M. E. Hindley 532 20.8 +1.1
Alliance A. C. Halliday 289 11.3 -6.3
Majority 1,206 47.1 +4.1
Turnout 2,559 37.0 +2.2
Labour hold Swing
Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. S. Maher* 2,141 58.5 +4.7
Conservative G. V. Burrows 1,140 31.1 -0.2
Alliance W. C. Sumner 379 10.4 -4.5
Majority 1,001 27.3 +4.7
Turnout 3,660 43.3 +2.4
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. E. Crosbie* 1,852 44.7 -1.2
Labour S. Rogers 1,407 33.9 +3.7
Alliance A. Vernon 888 21.4 -2.5
Majority 445 10.7 -4.9
Turnout 4,147 54.3 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. M. Dirikis 1,950 45.4 +0.5
Labour L. M. Seex* 1,805 42.0 +12.6
SDP K. W. Bower 539 12.6 -13.1
Majority 145 3.4 -12.0
Turnout 4,294 51.1 +3.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance D. E. Earl* 1,885 41.8 +3.8
Conservative P. Schofield 1,819 40.3 -4.2
Labour G. Woodburn 807 17.9 +0.5
Majority 66 1.5 -5.0
Turnout 4,511 56.0 +3.5
Alliance hold Swing
Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. W. Barrett* 2,444 69.2 +3.1
Alliance H. E. Bayliss 991 23.0 -4.7
Labour K. O'Hagan 337 7.8 +1.6
Majority 1,994 46.2 +7.7
Turnout 4,313 48.4 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. Kelly* 1,724 45.9 +0.5
Labour K. Silcock 1,666 44.4 +3.2
Alliance M. L. Kugler 363 9.7 -3.7
Majority 58 1.5 -2.7
Turnout 3,753 49.1 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing
Mersey St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. P. Bannister* 2,631 59.7 -2.6
Alliance J. B. Weightman 1,185 26.9 +2.0
Labour N. J. Bentham 592 13.4 +0.6
Majority 1,446 32.8 -4.6
Turnout 4,408 46.5 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. A. Tully 1,435 49.3 +7.8
Conservative D. Meadowcroft 1,097 37.7 -1.9
Alliance C. R. Hedley 377 13.0 -5.9
Majority 338 11.6 +9.7
Turnout 2,909 45.7 +7.2
Labour hold Swing
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Alliance J. M. Phillipson* 1,670 46.7 +2.8
Conservative G. N. Beck 1,279 35.7 -5.3
Labour N. P. J. Cowell 629 17.6 +2.5
Majority 391 10.9 +8.0
Turnout 3,578 45.1 +5.5
Alliance hold Swing
Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. H. Merry* 1,488 40.5 +0.5
Conservative J. W. Robinson 1,290 35.1 +0.2
Alliance R. C. Tweed 892 24.3 -0.8
Majority 198 5.4 +0.3
Turnout 3,670 46.7 +4.4
Labour hold Swing
St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. H. Mountain 1,987 52.6 +16.5
Conservative S. G. Brownhill* 1,275 33.7 -9.5
Alliance E. P. M. Wollaston 516 13.7 -7.0
Majority 712 18.8 +11.8
Turnout 3,778 44.2 +0.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Stretford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Walker* 1,886 47.4 -3.9
Labour J. F. L. Wood 1,598 40.1 +9.9
Alliance L. L. Sumner 498 12.5 -6.0
Majority 288 7.2 -14.1
Turnout 3,982 48.0 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing
Talbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H. C. Cronshaw* 1,843 62.1 +3.5
Conservative S. M. Dirikis 781 26.3 +0.8
Alliance R. J. Allan 346 11.6 -4.3
Majority 1,062 35.8 +2.8
Turnout 2,970 39.6 +0.6
Labour hold Swing
Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. J. Watkins* 2,003 45.4 -0.2
Alliance G. K. Stuart 1,834 41.6 -1.5
Labour R. Crewe 575 13.0 +1.8
Majority 169 3.8 +3.8
Turnout 4,412 49.1 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing
Urmston (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. L. Brown 1,706 23.2 -0.3
Conservative C. Warbrick 1,600 21.8 -3.1
Labour D. Acton 1,269 17.3 +7.8
Labour A. G. Hodson 1,095 14.9 +3.0
SDP P. J. Carlon 867 11.8 -2.9
SDP H. Laffey 815 11.1 -4.3
Majority 331 4.5 -15.5
Turnout 7,352 50.2 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. Merrell 1,643 38.1 +2.2
Alliance R. B. Slack* 1,515 35.1 -9.2
Labour E. A. Starkey 1,157 26.8 +7.0
Majority 128 3.0 -5.4
Turnout 4,315 51.8 +8.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

References

  1. ^ "Trafford M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 6 May 1983", Trafford M.B.C.(1983).