Manchester City Council Elections, 2016

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32 of 96 seats (One Third) to Manchester City Council
49 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Cllr Richard Lesse
Cllr John Leech
Leader Richard Leese John Leech
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Leader since 20 May 1996 5 May 2016
Last election 32 seats,
65.7%
0 seats,
14.7%
Seats won 31 1
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 68,668 11,920
Percentage 64.1% 11.1%
Swing Decrease1.6% Decrease3.6%

Leader of Largest Party before election

Richard Leese
Labour

Subsequent Leader of Largest Party

Richard Leese
Labour

Map of the results of the 2016 Manchester council election, with Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2016 Manchester council election, with Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Elections to Manchester City Council were held on 5 May 2016. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate serving a two-year term of office, expiring in 2018, due to planned boundary changes. The Labour Party retained overall control of the council, managing to hold all but one seat contested and won by former Withington MP, John Leech. Leech's win signified the first gain for any party in Manchester other than Labour for the first time in six years.

Result

Changes in vote share are compared to the 2015 election.

Manchester City Council
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 31/32 Decrease1 96.9% 62 95 99.0% 68,668 64.13% Increase5.43
  Liberal Democrats 1/32 Increase1 3.1% 0 1 1.0% 11,920 11.13% Increase1.50
  Green 0/29 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 9,486 8.86% Decrease2.65
  Conservative 0/32 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 7,475 6.98% Decrease3.87
  UKIP 0/13 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 6,639 6.20% Decrease1.13
  Independent 0/4 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 1,625 1.52% Increase1.07
  TUSC 0/16 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 974 0.91% Decrease0.43
  Monster Raving Loony 0/3 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 223 0.21% Increase0.13
  Christian Democrat Party for a Consensus 0/1 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 57 0.05% Increase0.01
  Communist League 0/1 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 12 0.01% Decrease0.01

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

96
Labour

After the election, the composition of the council was:

95 1
Labour LD

LD - Liberal Democrat

Ward results

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election. Councillors seeking re-election were elected in 2012, and results are compared to that year's polls on that basis. All results are listed below:[1]

Ancoats and Clayton

Ancoats and Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ollie Manco* 1,864 54.5 -19.8
Independent Ken Dobson 941 27.5 n/a
Green Steffeny Louise McGiffen 322 9.4 +0.8
Conservative Denis Kostyan 164 4.8 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Chris Wilkinson 130 3.8 -0.2
Majority 923 27.0
Turnout 3,421 26.60
Labour hold Swing

Ardwick

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tarjuah Tina Hewitson* 2,086 80.9 +0.5
Conservative Akbar Ali Arif 185 7.2 +2.0
Green Kara Ng 156 6.1 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Charles Richard George Gadsden 79 3.1 -1.6
TUSC John Neill 73 2.8 -0.2
Majority 1,901 73.7
Turnout 2,579 25.28
Labour hold Swing

Baguley

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luke John Raikes* 1,579 64.8 +1.4
Conservative Ralph John Ellerton 400 16.4 +5.3
Green Bonnie Mercer 154 6.3 +2.0
TUSC Lynn Worthington 127 5.2 +0.3
Monster Raving Loony Lord Cameron of Roundwood 91 3.7 n/a
Liberal Democrats Phil Stubbs 86 3.5 -0.9
Majority 858 35.2
Turnout 2,437 22.60
Labour hold Swing

Bradford

Bradford
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Victoria Taylor 2,121 73.4 -4.3
Green Rachel Harper 283 9.8 +4.0
Conservative Michael Charles Barnes 249 8.6 +2.1
Liberal Democrats Gary McKenna 105 3.6 -0.7
TUSC Alexander Robert John Powell 75 2.6 n/a
Christian Democrat Party for a Consensus Jonathan Cox 57 1.97 n/a
Majority 1,838 63.6
Turnout 2,890 24.00
Labour hold Swing

Brooklands

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glynn Evans* 1,738 59.3 +5.6
UKIP Pat Bebby 544 18.6 +9.4
Conservative Stephen Paul Woods 504 17.2 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Andrew McGuinness 145 5.0 +1.3
Majority 1,194 40.7
Turnout 2,931 28.20
Labour hold Swing

Burnage

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bev Craig* 2,291 63.2 +8.8
Liberal Democrats Maria Theresa Turner 489 13.5 -1.8
UKIP Liam Thomas Evans 460 12.7 n/a
Green Sam Darby 339 9.4 +1.6
Conservative Sahed Hossain 46 1.3 -3.6
Majority 1,802 49.7
Turnout 3,625 33.82
Labour hold Swing

Charlestown

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hannah Kate Priest 1,671 59.4 -15.9
UKIP Neil Caradoc Griffiths 770 27.4 n/a
Conservative Nicholas David St John Savage 204 7.3 -3.9
Green Astrid Johnson 92 3.3 -6.4
Liberal Democrats Charles William Turner 77 2.7 -1.1
Majority 901 32.0
Turnout 2,814 27.75
Labour hold Swing

Cheetham

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shaukat Ali* 3,485 81.8 +19.5
Conservative Peter Malcolm Schofield 318 7.5 +2.8
Green Dave Taylor 225 5.3 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Arthur Craig Whittall 121 2.8 +/-0.0
TUSC Catherine Spencer 112 2.6 n/a
Majority 3,167 74.3
Turnout 4,261 29.19
Labour hold Swing

Chorlton

Councillor Sheila Newman died suddenly 19 February 2018, three months prior to the 2018 local elections which she was due to stand in.[2]

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Newman* 3,296 65.7 +8.9
Green Nigel James Woodcock 778 15.5 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Ludo Tolhurst-Cleaver 719 14.3 -4.3
Conservative Colm George Lock 225 4.5 +0.3
Majority 2,518 50.2
Turnout 5,018 47.00
Labour hold Swing

Chorlton Park

Chorlton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanna Rachel Midgley* 2,564 50.3 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Norman Lewis 1,950 38.3 +8.2
Green Hannah Lisa Richmond 412 8.1 -1.5
Conservative Luke Oisin Bourke Costello 172 3.4 -0.8
Majority 614 12.0
Turnout 5,098 45.17
Labour hold Swing

City Centre

City Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Elizabeth Davies* 1,410 64.7 +26.3
Liberal Democrats John Richard Bridges 403 18.5 -6.9
Conservative Paul Wan 365 16.8 +4.0
Majority 1,007 46.2
Turnout 2,178 22.15
Labour hold Swing

Crumpsall

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Charles Leese* 2,704 74.4 -4.2
UKIP Bob Willescroft 375 10.3 +3.3
Conservative Sarah Idowu Ajiboye 288 7.9 +0.8
Green Penny Miller-Swann 151 4.2 -0.7
Liberal Democrats Iain Colin Donaldson 75 2.1 -0.3
TUSC Martin Conway 44 1.2 n/a
Majority 2,329 64.0
Turnout 3,637 32.79
Labour hold Swing

Didsbury East

Didsbury East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kelly Suzanne Simcock 2,484 53.7 +3.2
Liberal Democrats Dominic Hardwick 1,281 27.7 -6.9
Green Wendy Ann Lynas 316 6.8 -1.1
Conservative Robert George Manning 305 6.6 -0.3
UKIP Mark Davies 236 5.1 n/a
Majority 1,203 26.0
Turnout 4,622 44.00
Labour hold Swing

Didsbury West

Didsbury West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Leech 2,295 52.6 +21.6
Labour Barnaby Edward Lane 1,593 36.5 -11.0
Green Arnold James Spencer 244 5.6 -5.2
Conservative Max Dowling 161 3.7 -4.7
UKIP Robert Gutenfreund-Walmsley 69 1.6 -0.8
Majority 702 16.1 N/A
Turnout 4,362 44.40
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +16.3

Robert Gutenfreund-Walmsley stood in 2012 for the Democracy First party.

Fallowfield

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zahra Alijah 1,932 71.2 -6.7
Green Laura Alice Bannister 408 15.0 +6.1
Conservative Luke Aidan Dyks 197 7.3 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Christopher Jones 125 4.6 +1.0
TUSC Aidan Ryan Matthews 53 2.0 -1.2
Majority 1,524 56.1
Turnout 2,715 24.74
Labour hold Swing

Gorton North

Gorton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Afia Begum Kamal* 1,743 61.0 +8.0
UKIP Katie Elizabeth Fanning 628 22.0 n/a
Liberal Democrats Andrew Peter Hickey 194 6.8 -28.6
Conservative Phelim Rowe 161 5.6 +2.0
Green Karl Wardlaw 131 4.6 -2.1
Majority 1,115 39.0
Turnout 2,857 26.80
Labour hold Swing

Gorton South

Gorton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Eric Stone* 2,792 70.2 +16.4
UKIP Bob Catterall 481 12.1 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Sarah Louise Brown 246 6.2 -24.6
Green Melvyn Newton 239 6.0 +1.8
Conservative Tmo Opesan 141 3.5 +1.5
Independent Martin Burke 80 2.0 n/a
Majority 2,311 58.1
Turnout 3,979 31.28
Labour hold Swing

Harpurhey

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Charles Karney* 1,791 64.3 -11.9
UKIP Mandy Michelle Howard 552 19.8 n/a
Conservative Alexandru Stelian Stancu 166 6.0 -4.1
Green Mary Rosalind Candeland 132 4.7 -4.5
Liberal Democrats Rodney Alan Isherwood 102 3.7 -0.8
TUSC Emma Windefride 42 1.5 n/a
Majority 1,239 44.5
Turnout 2,785 23.50
Labour hold Swing

Higher Blackley

Higher Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shelley Margaret Lanchbury* 1,569 58.5 -9.0
UKIP Martin Power 691 25.8 +18.2
Conservative Barney Bradley Watson 202 7.5 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Peter George Matthews 115 4.3 +0.5
Green Anne Vivienne Power 104 3.9 +0.1
Majority 878 32.8
Turnout 2,681 25.76
Labour hold Swing

Hulme

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amina Lone* 1,726 65.3 +4.4
Green Deyika Nzeribe 515 19.5 -8.3
Liberal Democrats Hannah Jane Gee 184 7.0 +2.6
Conservative Kevin Gerard O'Neill 162 6.1 +0.6
TUSC Martin Shaw 56 2.1 n/a
Majority 1,211 45.8
Turnout 2,643 25.30
Labour hold Swing

Levenshulme

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nasrin Bibi Ali* 2,066 54.5 +4.2
Green Dick Venes 764 20.2 +0.5
Independent Mark Breeze 470 12.4 n/a
Liberal Democrats Liaqat Ali 285 7.5 -20.4
Conservative Calum Tudur James Davies 164 4.3 +2.2
TUSC Joe McArdle 40 1.1 n/a
Majority 1,302 34.4
Turnout 3,789 35.2
Labour hold Swing

Longsight

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luthfur Rahman* 2,897 79.0 +3.0
Conservative Anjnarra Huque 254 6.9 -5.1
Green Vicky Matthews 219 6.0 -2.3
Liberal Democrats Timothy Charles Crump 140 3.8 +0.1
Independent Raees Ahmad Khan 134 3.7 n/a
TUSC Mercedes Caccia Mesorio 24 0.7 n/a
Majority 2,643 72.1
Turnout 3,668 36.4
Labour hold Swing

Miles Platting and Newton Heath

Miles Platting and Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carmine Geatano Grimshaw* 1,938 78.5 +13.5
Conservative Harry Kagkouras 193 7.8 n/a
Green Isobel Mary Patience 134 5.4 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Richard Martin Kilpatrick 116 4.7 -25.1
TUSC Bridget Taylor 88 3.6 n/a
Majority 1,745 70.7
Turnout 2,469 24.12
Labour hold Swing

Moss Side

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mahadi Hussein Sharif Mahamed 2,869 74.3 -10.0
Green Muhammad Anwar Shahzad 415 10.8 +5.7
Conservative Aden Hassan 309 8.0 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Annie Jackson 267 6.9 +4.3
Majority 2,454 63.6
Turnout 3,860 29.20
Labour hold Swing

Moston

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Peter Ollerhead* 1,899 56.7 +2.9
UKIP Phil Eckersley 899 26.8 n/a
Conservative Hector James Robertson Williams 301 9.0 +1.3
Green Eithne Quinn 118 3.5 +0.2
Liberal Democrats Dave Page 102 3.04 n/a
TUSC Jack Joseph Metcalf 33 0.98 n/a
Majority 1,000 29.8
Turnout 3,352 30.28
Labour hold Swing

Northenden

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Theresa Monaghan 2,003 64.1 -0.2
Conservative Fiona Mary Green 541 17.3 +9.3
Green Simon James Gray 308 9.9 +2.9
Liberal Democrats Pablo O'Hana 166 5.3 -7.8
Monster Raving Loony Johnny Disco 109 3.5 n/a
Majority 1,462 46.8
Turnout 3,127 28.30
Labour hold Swing

Old Moat

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Henryk Fender* 2,244 67.3 -6.8
Liberal Democrats April Preston 561 16.8 +7.8
Green Nathan Rae 329 9.9 -1.4
Conservative Phillip Gallagher 138 4.1 -1.6
TUSC Jane Elizabeth Lee 63 1.9 n/a
Majority 1,683 50.5
Turnout 3,335 31.85
Labour hold Swing

Rusholme

Rusholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ahmed Ali* 2.346 75.1 +0.3
Green Rob Jones 415 13.3 +5.5
Liberal Democrats Abu Mohiuddin Chowdhury 195 6.3 -6.2
Conservative Archie Stuart Galbraith 166 5.3 +1.9
Majority 1,931 61.9
Turnout 3,122 31.24
Labour hold Swing

Sharston

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tommy Judge* 1,645 61.8 -7.7
UKIP Bob Burke 561 21.1 +10.9
Conservative Jagdeep Singh Mehat 227 8.5 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Bernie Ryan 100 3.8 -0.4
Green Sylvia June Buchan 92 3.5 -0.3
Monster Raving Loony Silly Sir Oink A-Lot 23 0.9 n/a
Communist League Peter Clifford 12 0.5 n/a
Majority 1,084 40.8
Turnout 2,660 23.00
Labour hold Swing

Whalley Range

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angeliki Stogia* 3,091 63.8 -1.9
Green Ben Godfrey 1,321 27.2 +16.1
Conservative David Robert Semple 223 4.6 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Rhona Eva Elizabeth Cowan Brown 169 3.5 -16.3
TUSC Liam David 45 0.9 n/a
Majority 1,770 36.5
Turnout 4,849 44.52
Labour hold Swing

Withington

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Chris Wills 1,683 55.3 +8.7
Liberal Democrats Simon David Wheale 844 27.7 -8.6
Green Lucy Jane Bannister 370 12.2 +1.6
Conservative Shaden Jaradat 113 3.7 +/-0.0
TUSC Zoe Brunswick 36 1.2 n/a
Majority 839 27.5
Turnout 3,046 31.47
Labour hold Swing

Woodhouse Park

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Darral O'Neil* 1,548 68.2 -2.9
UKIP Tony Welch 373 16.4 -2.7
Conservative Eric Houghton 231 10.2 +2.9
TUSC Laurie Joseph Carefoot 63 2.8 n/a
Liberal Democrats Martha O'Donoghue 54 2.4 -0.1
Majority 1,175 51.8
Turnout 2,269 22.25
Labour hold Swing

Changes between 2016 and 2018

Rusholme by-election 4 May 2017

The resignation of Labour councillor Kate Chappell in March 2017[3][4] triggered a by-election for Rusholme ward on 4 May:[5]

Rusholme: 4 May 2017 (term ends 2018)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jill Lovecy 2,188 64.2
Liberal Democrats Amaan Hashmi 576 16.9
Green Anne Loveday Tucker 458 13.4
Conservative David Robert Semple 151 4.4
TUSC Jack Joseph Metcalf 37 1.1
Majority 1,612 47.3
Turnout 3,410 34.9
Labour hold Swing

Fallowfield by-election 27 July 2017

The resignation of Labour councillor Mike Amesbury in June 2017 (he was elected Member of Parliament for Weaver Vale) triggered a by-election in Fallowfield on 27 July:[6]

Fallowfield: 27 July 2017 (term ends 2018)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ali Raza Ilyas 861 76.9 +15.3
Green Adam Philip King 105 9.4 -12.6
Liberal Democrats Alex Warren 82 7.3 +3.4
Conservative David Robert Semple 72 6.4 -3.8
Majority 756 67.4
Turnout 1,122 9.36
Labour hold Swing

Changes that did not result in a by-election

Lady Mayoress and Labour councillor Shiela Newman (Chorlton) died suddenly on 18 February 2018.[2] Her term would have ended in May.

Labour councillor Beth Knowles (City Centre) resigned from the council in March 2018.[7][8] Her term would have ended in May.

References

  1. ^ "Local Election Results - Thursday 5 May 2016". Manchester City Council. Archived from the original on 10 August 2016. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Williams, Jennifer (19 February 2018). "Tributes paid to Lady Mayoress of Manchester who has died suddenly". Manchester Evening News. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Spears puncture Labour in Broxbourne | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Former Environment Exec Kate Chappell steps down from Council". manchester climate monthly. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Elections result 4 May 2017". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Election results 27 July 2017". Manchester City Council. 27 July 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  7. ^ "They break ties in Ockendon | LocalCouncils.co.uk". localcouncils.co.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  8. ^ Council, Manchester City. "Find your councillor | Manchester City Council". www.manchester.gov.uk. Retrieved 31 March 2018.