Elections to Trafford Council were held on 7 May 1987. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1991. The council remained under no overall control.[1]

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 28 +4
Labour 28 -2
Liberal 7 -2
NOC

Ward results

Altrincham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. S. Gordon* 2,128 51.7 +15.3
Labour D. Hinder 1,318 32.0 -9.1
SDP C. F. Keeley-Huggett 673 16.3 -3.2
Majority 810 19.7 +15.1
Turnout 4,119 49.5 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing
Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. Barker* 3,155 68.2 +8.0
SDP V. G. O'Hara 938 20.3 -4.9
Labour H. F. Busteed 398 8.6 -2.1
Green M. R. Rowtham 132 2.9 -1.0
Majority 2,217 48.0 +13.0
Turnout 4,623 50.6 +5.7
Conservative hold Swing
Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative L. M. L. Burton* 2,203 49.2 +12.2
Labour J. B. Morton 1,286 28.7 -8.9
SDP N. Royle 986 22.0 -3.3
Majority 917 20.5 +20.1
Turnout 4,475 51.8 +5.9
Conservative hold Swing
Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. Taylor* 2,679 58.3 +8.0
SDP B. M. Keeley-Huggett 1,445 31.4 -4.8
Labour E. D. Shaw 474 10.3 -3.2
Majority 1,234 26.8 +12.7
Turnout 4,598 56.7 +10.7
Conservative hold Swing
Bucklow
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K. Rogers* 1,673 63.1 -16.9
Conservative K. G. Hindley 604 22.8 +2.8
Liberal C. Martin 374 14.1 +14.1
Majority 1,069 40.3 -19.6
Turnout 2,651 38.5 +6.8
Labour hold Swing
Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. S. Maher* 2,452 72.4 -4.7
Conservative M. T. Wyne 933 27.6 +4.7
Majority 1,519 44.9 -9.2
Turnout 3,385 38.7 +5.2
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. E. Crosbie* 2,396 56.6 +6.4
Labour N. J. Bentham 1,203 28.4 -8.2
Liberal D. E. Unwin 635 15.0 +15.0
Majority 1,193 28.2 +14.6
Turnout 4,234 54.3 +7.7
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P. Bates 2,314 48.6 +12.7
Labour F. Mottley 1,490 31.3 -11.2
Liberal M. E. Clarke 958 20.1 -1.5
Majority 824 17.3 +10.7
Turnout 4,762 56.5 +9.3
Conservative hold Swing
Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. R. Coupe 2,294 45.1 +11.0
Liberal P. I. M. Crompton 1,565 30.7 -0.1
Labour P. G. Dowland 1,231 24.2 -10.9
Majority 729 14.3 +13.2
Turnout 5,090 63.2 +10.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. W. Barrett* 3,359 70.6 +13.4
Liberal G. P. Pawson 1,035 21.8 -12.3
Labour G. P. F. Williams 274 5.8 -0.7
Green J. J. Wharton 88 1.9 -0.3
Majority 2,324 48.9 +25.8
Turnout 4,756 53.2 +7.5
Conservative hold Swing
Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K. G. Summerfield 1,841 45.8 +6.1
Labour P. J. Morgan* 1,730 43.0 -11.4
SDP M. L. Kugler 450 11.2 +6.3
Majority 111 2.8 -3.8
Turnout 4,021 52.7 +7.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Mersey St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S. G. Brownhill* 2,862 59.3 +7.6
SDP R. J. Thompson 1,125 23.3 +23.3
Labour P. Miller 836 17.3 -2.2
Majority 1,737 36.0 +13.2
Turnout 4,823 50.0 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R. A. Tully* 1,254 43.8 -20.6
Conservative D. Meadowcroft 1,111 38.8 +3.2
Liberal F. C. Beswick 497 17.4 +17.4
Majority 143 5.0 -23.7
Turnout 2,862 45.9 +7.6
Labour hold Swing
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. E. King 1,589 38.0 +11.1
Liberal C. S. Fink 1,482 35.4 -3.9
Labour P. J. English 1,113 26.6 -7.2
Majority 107 2.6 -2.9
Turnout 4,184 51.6 +9.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. H. Merry* 1,485 39.0 -9.9
Conservative G. V. Burrows 1,377 36.1 +6.8
SDP K. Clarke 881 23.1 +23.1
Green A. M. Bowden 69 1.8 +1.8
Majority 108 2.8 -16.8
Turnout 3,812 48.5 +8.6
Labour hold Swing
St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G. H. Mountain* 1,994 44.2 -7.9
Conservative R. Maley 1,684 37.3 +4.5
Liberal T. J. P. Corbett 729 16.2 +1.0
Green J. Bowden 106 2.3 +2.3
Majority 310 6.9 -12.4
Turnout 4,513 47.7 +2.5
Labour hold Swing
Stretford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Walker* 2,042 48.8 +8.6
Labour J. T. Beer 1,587 37.9 -10.1
SDP L. L. Sumner 559 13.3 +1.5
Majority 455 10.9 +3.1
Turnout 4,188 50.9 +5.7
Conservative hold Swing
Talbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. A. Lane* 1,760 61.7 -5.5
Conservative C. J. Levenston 1,030 36.1 +13.4
Independent K. J. Martin 61 2.1 +1.6
Majority 730 25.6 -18.9
Turnout 2,851 39.8 +3.6
Labour hold Swing
Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. J. Watkins* 2,337 48.8 +10.0
Liberal M. Clancy 1,704 35.6 -5.6
Labour D. R. Holland 650 13.6 -6.4
Green N. J. Eadie 101 2.1 +2.1
Majority 633 13.2 +10.8
Turnout 4,792 53.6 +9.4
Conservative hold Swing
Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. May 2,076 46.7 +6.4
Labour D. Acton* 1,708 38.5 -4.7
SDP P. J. Carlon 657 14.8 -1.8
Majority 368 8.3 +5.4
Turnout 4,441 55.8 +10.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. J. Booth 1,875 41.0 +11.1
Liberal C. H. Gibson 1,737 38.0 -6.1
Labour M. C. Jenkinson 909 19.9 -6.1
Green K. R. Robinson 56 1.2 +1.2
Majority 138 3.0 -11.2
Turnout 4,577 54.0 +6.5
Conservative hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Trafford M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 8 May 1987", Trafford M.B.C.(1987).