Stockport Council Election 2018
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20 Seats up for Election
  First party Second party
 
Party Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats before 23 20
Seats won 9 8
Seats after 24 21
Seat change Increase1 Increase1
Popular vote 26,043 24,632
Percentage 33.5% 31.7%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Conservative Heald Green Ratepayers
Seats before 14 3
Seats won 3 1
Seats after 13 3
Seat change Decrease1 Steady
Popular vote 21,187 2,056
Percentage 27.3% 2.6%

Stockport UK local election 2018 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2018 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, yellow shows the Liberal Democrats and green the Heald Green Ratepayers. White indicates the vacant seat in Edgeley & Cheadle Heath.

Leader of the Council before election

Alex Ganotis
Labour

Leader of the Council

Alex Ganotis
Labour

The 2018 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. Stockport Council is elected in thirds, which means that in each three member local ward, one councillor is elected every year, except every four years which is classed as a fallow year. The last fallow year was 2017, when no local government elections took place in the borough. Those councillors elected in 2018 will serve a four-year term, expiring in 2022. The election in Edgeley & Cheadle Heath was deferred, owing to the death of the Conservative candidate, until 24 May 2018.

After the election, the Labour minority administration that had governed since 2016 was able to continue in office, although without a majority the administrations budget was voted down in March 2019, the first time this had happened since the 1980s. [2]

Election results by ward

Asterix indicates incumbent in the Ward, and Bold names highlight winning candidate.

Bramhall North

Bramhall North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Lisa Walker* 2,269 53 -
Liberal Democrats Richard Flowers 1,300 30 +4
Labour Janet Mobbs 515 12 +2
Green Deborah Hind 206 5 +1
Majority 969
Turnout 4,289 41
Conservative hold Swing

Bramhall South

Bramhall South and Woodford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John McGahan* 2,354 53 +9
Liberal Democrats Jeremy Meal 1,598 36 -1
Labour Khalid Ahmed 340 8 +2
Green Malcolm Brown 113 3 -
UKIP David Perry 52 1 -4
Majority 756
Turnout 4,457 46
Conservative hold Swing

Bredbury and Woodley

Bredbury and Woodley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Gordon* 1,702 54 +9
Conservative Richard Ellis 668 21 +3
Labour Nav Mishra 610 19 -1
Green Conrad Beard 156 5 +2
Majority 1,034
Turnout 3,136 29
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bredbury Green and Romiley

Bredbury Green and Romiley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Angie Clark 2,014 51 -
Conservative Nicki Baines 1,130 29 -3
Labour Laura Clingan 625 16 +3
Green Trevor Smith 142 4 +1
Majority 884
Turnout 3,911 35
Liberal Democrats gain from Independent Swing

Brinnington and Central

Brinnington and Central[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Becky Crawford* 1,745 78 +1
Conservative Ros Lloyd 337 15 +4
Liberal Democrats Alex Orndal 161 7 N/A
Majority 1,408
Turnout 2,243 21
Labour hold Swing

Cheadle and Gatley

Cheadle and Gatley[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Iain Roberts* 2,281 47 +5
Conservative Jon Shaw 1,420 29 -2
Labour Colin Owen 1,047 22 +5
Green Karl Wardlaw 99 2 -1
Majority 861
Turnout 4,847 41
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cheadle Hulme North

Cheadle Hulme North[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op David Meller 1,577 39 +17
Liberal Democrats Claire Halliwell 1,575 39 -8
Conservative Bob Stevenson 684 17 +1
Green Michael Padfield 101 3 -1
UKIP Taff Davies 71 2 -9
Majority 2
Turnout 4,008 40
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Cheadle Hulme South

Cheadle Hulme South[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Helen Foster-Grime 2,267 56 -4
Conservative Sue Carroll 1,144 28 +5
Labour Anthony Hay 424 10 +3
Green Clare Brown 142 3 -
UKIP Cyril Peake 92 2 -5
Majority 1,123
Turnout 4,069 38
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Davenport and Cale Green

Davenport and Cale Green[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elise Wilson* 2,019 66 +9
Conservative Daniel Hamilton 561 18 +7
Liberal Democrats Natalie Bird 302 10 -2
Green Chris Gibbins 179 6 -
Majority 1,458
Turnout 3,061 28
Labour hold Swing

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Ankers 1,965 44 +5
Conservative Oliver Johnstone* 1,810 41 +8
Labour Julie Wharton 553 12 -2
Green Ken Pease 132 3 -
Majority 155
Turnout 4,460 41
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Heald Green

Heald Green[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Heald Green Ratepayers Adrian Nottingham* 2,056 59 +5
Labour Laith Gibani 608 17 +1
Conservative Yvonne Salmons 416 12 +1
Liberal Democrats Anna Walker 203 6 -2
Green Richard Brown 114 3 +1
UKIP Tony Moore 82 2 -7
Majority 1,448
Turnout 3,479 35
Heald Green Ratepayers hold Swing

Heatons North

Heatons North[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Taylor* 2,436 61 -
Conservative Pamela Haworth 909 23 -2
Green Janet Cuff 238 6 -3
Liberal Democrats Jenny Humphreys 222 6 +1
Women's Equality Diane Coffey 212 5 N/A
Majority 1,527
Turnout 4,017 37
Labour hold Swing

Heatons South

Heatons South[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom McGee* 2,706 66 -2
Conservative Paula Timperley 859 21 +2
Green Samuel Dugdale 269 7 +1
Liberal Democrats Charles Gibson 236 6 -1
Majority 1,847
Turnout 4,070 37
Labour hold Swing

Manor

Manor[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amanda Peers 1,630 55 +11
Liberal Democrats James Feetham 769 26 -6
Conservative Janice McGahan 398 13 +7
Green Cliff Lee 123 4 +1
End Austerity John Pearson 51 2 N/A
Majority 861
Turnout 2,971 28
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Marple North

Marple North[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Steve Gribbon 2,213 48 +6
Conservative Hannah Sneddon 1,115 24 -5
Labour Chris Gleeson 810 18 +7
Green Carolyn Leather 239 5 +1
Independent Kevin Dowling 192 4 -3
Majority 1,098
Turnout 4,569 49
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Marple South

Marple South and High Lane[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin Macalister 2,026 42 +6
Conservative Yvonne Collier 1,871 39 +2
Labour Christopher Wallis 756 16 +3
Green Robbie Lee 138 3 -1
Majority 155
Turnout 4,791 48
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Offerton

Offerton[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Will Dawson 1,973 52 +17
Labour Dan Oliver 1,117 30 +3
Conservative Darran Palmer 587 16 -1
Green Simon Edge 89 2 -
Majority 856
Turnout 3,766 34
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Reddish North

Reddish North[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Wilson* 1,940 73 +17
Conservative Beverley Oliver 424 16 +7
Green Helena Mellish 187 7 +4
Liberal Democrats Mark Jones 98 4 +1
Majority 1,516
Turnout 2,649 25
Labour hold Swing

Reddish South

Reddish South[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jude Wells 1,916 64 +6
Conservative David Dowse 578 19 +5
Green Gary Lawson 176 6 -1
Liberal Democrats Gemma-Jane Bowker 169 6 -
UKIP Joshua Seddon 147 5 -9
Majority 1,338
Turnout 2,986 29
Labour hold Swing

Stepping Hill

Stepping Hill[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Wright* 1,457 37 +7
Liberal Democrats Grace Baynham 1,355 35 -4
Labour Dena Ryness 960 24 +7
Green Steve Torley 149 4 -1
Majority 102
Turnout 3,921 42
Conservative hold Swing

Deferred election

Edgeley and Cheadle Heath

On 17 April 2018, Stockport Council published a notice to confirm that due to the death of the Conservative candidate Maureen Baldwin-Moore the scheduled election for this ward would no longer take place on 3 May 2018, and that a new poll would take place on 24 May 2018.[23][24] Under the Electoral Administration Act, the Conservatives were allowed to select a replacement candidate, but new nominations by other parties were not permitted.

Edgeley & Cheadle Heath[25][26]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Harding* 1,709 74 +6
Liberal Democrats Oliver Harrison 203 9 +3
Conservative Pat Leck 187 8 -
Green Camilla Luff 144 6 -
UKIP Peter Behan 71 3 -9
Majority 1,506
Turnout 2,314 22
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Your next election or referendum". stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. Archived from the original on 4 May 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Is it the year of the political minnows in Greater Manchester?". BBC News. 13 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Election results for Bramhall North". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Election results for Bramhall South & Woodford". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Election results for Bredbury & Woodley". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Election results for Bredbury Green & Romiley". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  7. ^ "Election results for Brinnington & Central". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Election results for Cheadle & Gatley". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 5 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Election results for Cheadle & Gatley". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Election results for Cheadle Hulme South". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  11. ^ "Election results for Davenport & Cale Green". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  12. ^ "Election results for Hazel Grove". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Election results for Heald Green". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  14. ^ "Election results for Heatons North". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  15. ^ "Election results for Heatons North". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  16. ^ "Election results for Manor". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 5 May 2016.
  17. ^ "Election results for Marple North". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 5 May 2016.
  18. ^ "Election results for Marple South & High Lane". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  19. ^ "Election results for Offerton". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  20. ^ "Election results for Reddish North". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  21. ^ "Election results for Reddish South". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  22. ^ "Election results for Stepping Hill". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 3 May 2018.
  23. ^ "Notice of cancelled election (PDF)" (PDF). stockport.gov.uk.
  24. ^ "Notile of election (PDF)" (PDF). stockport.gov.uk. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  25. ^ "Statement of persons nominated" (PDF). stockport.gov.uk. Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. 26 April 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  26. ^ "Election results for Edgeley & Cheadle Heath, 24 May 2018". democracy.stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 24 May 2018.