Elections to Trafford Council were held on 3 May 1984. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1988. The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council.[1]

Due to the death of one of the candidates for Timperley ward after the close of nominations, the election for Timperley was postponed until 28 June 1984. The result shown on this page is the result of that election.

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 36 0
Labour 19 -2
Liberal 8 +2
Conservative hold

Ward results

Altrincham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. R. Finch* 1,473 43.6 -5.7
Labour P. A. Baldwinson 1,312 38.8 +6.6
Liberal P. C. Barns 540 16.0 -2.5
Ecology A. M. Wildbore 53 1.6 +1.6
Majority 161 4.8 -12.3
Turnout 3,378 42.2 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B. S. Hall* 2,563 73.1 +5.2
Labour J. B. Morton 594 16.9 +5.9
Ecology J. S. Menzies 350 10.0 +10.0
Majority 1,969 56.1 +9.3
Turnout 3,507 39.6 -10.0
Conservative hold Swing
Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. G. Lawton 1,579 46.2 -2.6
Labour G. Woodburn 1,252 36.7 +5.1
SDP G. E. Evans 585 17.1 -2.5
Majority 327 9.6 -7.6
Turnout 3,416 41.5 -5.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Barber 1,892 51.5 -11.8
Liberal C. S. Fink 1,365 37.2 +12.4
Labour L. T. Murkin 416 11.3 -0.7
Majority 527 14.3 -24.2
Turnout 3,673 45.6 -6.0
Conservative hold Swing
Bucklow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. D. Paul* 1,451 55.6 -12.3
Independent F. M. Woods 408 15.6 +15.6
Conservative M. E. Hindley 335 12.8 -8.0
Independent R. Bennett 323 12.4 +12.4
Liberal J. Preston 94 3.6 -7.7
Majority 1,043 39.9 -7.2
Turnout 2,611 37.8 +0.8
Labour hold Swing
Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Rogers 2,306 71.0 +12.5
Conservative P. S. G. Westwell 943 29.0 -2.1
Majority 1,363 42.0 +14.7
Turnout 3,249 37.7 -5.6
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. H. Eadie* 1,547 45.7 +1.0
Labour J. B. Roberts 1,177 34.8 +0.9
Liberal A. D. Sanders 660 19.5 -1.9
Majority 370 10.9 +0.2
Turnout 3,384 43.7 -10.6
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L. M. Seex 1,997 47.4 +5.4
Conservative D. Makin 1,857 44.1 -1.3
SDP K. W. Bower 358 8.5 -4.1
Majority 140 3.3 -0.1
Turnout 4,212 48.9 -2.2
Labour hold Swing
Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal A. Vernon 1,590 38.4 -3.4
Conservative N. J. Fitzpatrick* 1,551 37.5 -2.8
Labour M. J. Goggins 996 24.1 +6.2
Majority 39 0.9 -0.6
Turnout 4,137 51.7 -4.3
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. Godwin* 2,444 62.9 -6.3
Liberal J. H. Mulholland 1,108 28.5 +5.5
Labour M. A. Busteed 236 6.1 -1.7
Ecology J. J. Wharton 100 2.6 +2.6
Majority 1,336 34.4 -11.8
Turnout 3,888 44.2 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing
Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M. E. Cottam* 1,848 54.3 +9.9
Conservative I. B. Simmonds 1,556 45.7 -0.2
Majority 292 8.6 +7.1
Turnout 3,404 44.3 -4.8
Labour hold Swing
Mersey St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D. F. Silverman 2,212 58.9 -0.8
Liberal J. B. Weightman 914 24.3 -2.6
Labour M. R. H. Bradbury 631 16.8 +3.4
Majority 1,298 34.5 +1.7
Turnout 3,757 39.1 -7.4
Conservative hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Reid 1,413 55.3 +6.0
Conservative D. Meadowcroft 883 34.6 -3.1
Liberal C. R. Hedley 259 10.1 -2.9
Majority 530 20.7 +9.1
Turnout 2,555 40.2 -5.5
Labour hold Swing
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal W. J. Golding* 1,307 39.7 -7.0
Conservative P. Schofield 1,139 34.6 -1.1
Labour R. O. Griffin 848 25.7 +8.1
Majority 168 5.1 -5.8
Turnout 3,294 41.3 -3.8
Liberal hold Swing
Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. Brotherton* 1,376 41.7 +1.2
Conservative E. A. Robinson 1,153 35.0 -0.1
SDP R. C. Tweed 769 23.3 -1.0
Majority 223 6.8 +1.4
Turnout 3,298 42.1 -4.6
Labour hold Swing
St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. J. Hadley* 2,130 52.6 0
Conservative P. Bates 1,275 31.5 -2.2
Liberal S. Corbett 642 15.9 +2.2
Majority 855 21.1 +2.3
Turnout 4,047 42.7 -1.5
Labour hold Swing
Stretford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. D. Redfern 1,616 45.8 -1.6
Labour J. F. L. Wood 1,496 42.4 +2.3
SDP L. L. Sumner 416 11.8 -0.7
Majority 120 3.4 -3.8
Turnout 3,528 43.3 -4.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Talbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D. L. Sullivan* 1,744 67.6 +5.5
Conservative C. J. Levenston 747 28.9 +2.6
Independent K. J. Martin 90 3.5 +3.5
Majority 997 38.6 +2.8
Turnout 2,581 35.2 -4.4
Labour hold Swing
Timperley (election held 28 June 1984)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. W. Davenport 1,590 45.1 +3.5
Conservative A. Rhodes 1,252 35.5 -9.9
Labour A. G. Hodson 687 19.5 +6.5
Majority 338 9.6 +5.8
Turnout 3,529 39.1 -10.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Warbrick* 1,515 44.0 -1.0
Labour D. Acton 1,355 39.3 +7.1
SDP P. J. Carlon 576 16.7 -6.2
Majority 160 4.6 +0.1
Turnout 3,446 44.0 -6.2
Conservative hold Swing
Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal R. Bowker* 2,039 48.5 +13.4
Conservative J. F. Burke 1,320 31.4 -6.7
Labour E. A. Starkey 847 20.1 -6.7
Majority 719 17.1 +14.1
Turnout 4,206 49.7 -2.1
Liberal hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Trafford M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 29 June 1984", Trafford M.B.C.(1984).