2021 Manchester City Council election

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32 of 96 seats (One Third) to Manchester City Council
49 seats needed for a majority
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Leader Richard Leese John Leech Rob Nunney
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Green
Leader since 20 May 1996 5 May 2016 6 May 2021
Leader's seat Crumpsall Didsbury West Woodhouse Park
Last election 31 1 0
Seats won 31 0 1
Seat change Steady Decrease 1 Increase 1

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Leader of Largest Party before election

Richard Leese
Labour

Leader of Largest Party after election

Richard Leese
Labour

Elections to Manchester City Council were held on 6 May 2021, as part of the 2021 United Kingdom local elections. They were originally scheduled for 2020 but were suspended for a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2019 Labour had retained its majority on the council, with 93 seats, with the Liberal Democrats led by former MP John Leech increasing the number of opposition councillors to three, but this had fallen back to two in March 2021 when Councillor Greg Stanton defected to the Labour Party.[1]

Background and campaign

The following councillors, last elected in 2018, did not stand for re-election:

One councillor from 2018–2021, Labour’s Emma Taylor, had previously been elected in Ancoats and Beswick and stood this time in a different ward, Sharston.

Two by-elections were outstanding and were held alongside the scheduled elections of 2021: one for the seat of councillor Sue Murphy (Labour, Brooklands, elected 2019), who had died in April 2020,[4] and the other for that of Ken Dobson (Independent, Clayton and Openshaw, elected at a by-election in February 2020), who had resigned from the council in October 2020.[5]

Result

Summary change in vote share compared to the 2019 election. Change in number of seats compared to the composition of the council immediately before the election. Where multiple seats were contested in the same ward due to vacancies the results have been normalised.

Manchester City Council
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 33/34 Increase1 97.06 61 94 97.92 73,210 65.43 Increase6.83
  Green 1/34 Increase1 2.94 0 1 1.04 12,838 11.47 Decrease1.46
  Conservative 0/34 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 12,120 10.83 Increase4.23
  Liberal Democrats 0/34 Decrease1 0.00 1 1 1.04 11,679 10.44 Decrease3.58
  Independent 0/4 Decrease1 0.00 0 0 0.00 795 0.71 Decrease2.22
  Monster Raving Loony 0/3 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 475 0.42 New
  Reform UK 0/2 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 387 0.35 New
  Women's Equality 0/3 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 273 0.24 Decrease0.20
  Communist 0/1 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 80 0.07 New
  SDP 0/1 Steady 0.00 0 0 0.00 29 0.03 New

Council composition

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

92 2 2
Labour LD

After the election, the composition of the council is:

94 1 1
Labour LD GP

Ward results

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election. Councillors seeking re-election were elected in 2018, and results are compared to that year's polls on that basis.[6]

Ancoats and Beswick

Ancoats and Beswick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marcia Hutchinson 2,052 57.9 5.5 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Alan Good 779 22.0 12.9 Increase
Green Ryan Johns 384 10.8 6.0 Decrease
Conservative Alexander Bramham 293 8.3 2.5 Decrease
Majority 1,273 25.9 13.5 Decrease
Rejected ballots 39 1.1
Turnout 3,547 30.3 9.3 Increase
Registered electors 11,702
Labour hold Swing 9.2 Decrease

Ardwick

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Priest* 2,324 77.2 6.7 Decrease
Green Kate Walsh Benson 280 9.3 4.3 Increase
Conservative Callum Wood 256 8.5 0.1 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Luke Beamish 150 5.0 2.5 Increase
Majority 2,044 66.9
Rejected ballots 39 1.3
Turnout 3,049 24.18 5.1 Increase
Registered electors 12,608
Labour hold Swing 5.5 Decrease

Baguley

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tracy Rawlins* 1,622 63.2 7.7 Decrease
Conservative Ezra McGowan 523 20.4 1.3 Increase
Green Norm Cassidy 262 10.2 6.1 Increase
Liberal Democrats Seb Bate 104 4.1 1.8 Decrease
Monster Raving Loony Merv the Karaoke Kid 54 2.1 New
Majority 1,099 42.8
Rejected ballots 22
Turnout 2,587 22.6 3.0 Increase
Registered electors 11,452
Labour hold Swing 4.5 Decrease

Brooklands

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julia Baker-Smith 1,686 53.6 Decrease2.8
Labour Glynn Evans* 1,499 47.7 Decrease10.3
Conservative Stephen Carlton-Woods 689 21.9 Decrease5.1
Conservative Ralph Ellerton 672 21.4 Decrease3.4
Green Grace Buczkowska 385 12.2 Increase1.1
Green Maggie Hoffgen 211 6.7 Decrease4.4
Liberal Democrats Nick Saunders 112 3.6 Decrease1.2
Liberal Democrats Mark Saunders 75 2.4 Decrease2.4
Monster Raving Loony Lord Cam 57 1.8 new
Majority
Rejected ballots 27
Turnout 3,145 28.29
Registered electors 11,116
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Burnage

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bev Craig* 3,036 72.2 1.8 Decrease
Conservative Shahed Hossain 421 10.0 3.3 Increase
Green Brian Candeland 341 8.1 4.2 Increase
Liberal Democrats Jamie Dwan 270 6.4 9.0 Decrease
Independent Andrea Timoney 137 3.3 New
Majority 2,615 62.2
Rejected ballots 43 1.0
Turnout 4,248 30.7
Registered electors 13,045
Labour hold Swing 2.6 Decrease

Charlestown

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hannah Priest* 1,910 64.1 6.2 Decrease
Conservative Michael Ciotkowski 522 17.5 1.3 Increase
Reform UK Martin Power 247 8.3 New
Green Anne Power 190 6.4 2.5 Increase
Liberal Democrats Melanie Ncube 109 3.7 1.2 Increase
Majority 1388 46.6
Rejected ballots 25 0.8
Turnout 3,003 24.76
Registered electors 12,130
Labour hold Swing 3.8 Decrease

Cheetham

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shaukat Ali* 3,061 79.7 9.5 Decrease
Conservative Arbab Khan 369 9.6 3.9 Increase
Green Ben Dundas 250 6.5 3.6 Increase
Liberal Democrats Roddy Morrison 159 4.1 1.4 Increase
Majority 2692 70.1
Rejected ballots 44
Turnout 3,883 29.47 2.2 Decrease
Registered electors 13,178
Labour hold Swing 6.7 Decrease

Chorlton

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eve Holt* 3,656 68.0 3.2 Increase
Green Mary Crumpton 917 17.1 2.4 Increase
Conservative Kath Fitzgibbon 368 6.8 1.5 Increase
Liberal Democrats Robin Grayson 291 5.4 5.6 Decrease
Women's Equality Jo Heathcote 141 2.6 0.6 Decrease
Majority 2739 50.9
Rejected ballots 40 0.7
Turnout 5,413 51.03 4.7 Increase
Registered electors 10,608
Labour hold Swing 0.4 Increase

Chorlton Park

Chorlton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mandie Shilton Godwin* 3,819 69.2 6.7 Increase
Green Richard Walton 773 14.0 6.0 Increase
Conservative Connor Cooper 472 8.5 4.5 Increase
Liberal Democrats Amaan Hashmi 457 8.3 17.2 Decrease
Majority 3046 55.2
Rejected ballots 65 1.2
Turnout 5,586 42.3 1.0 Increase
Registered electors 13,218
Labour hold Swing 0.4 Increase

Clayton and Openshaw

Clayton and Openshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donna Ludford* 2,064 69.3
Labour Thomas Robinson 1,560 52.4
Conservative Keith Berry 389 13.1
Green Daniel Kyle 250 8.4
Liberal Democrats Diele Nsumbu 218 7.3
Green Robyn Schreibke 204 6.9
Conservative Ramzi Swaray-Kella 193 6.5
Liberal Democrats Martha O'Donoghue 120 4.0
Majority
Rejected ballots 32
Turnout 2,978 23.98
Registered electors 12,553
Labour hold Swing
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Crumpsall

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nasrin Ali* 2,341 66.4 14.6 Decrease
Conservative Iftikhar Ahmed Butt 762 21.6 11.8 Increase
Green Alison Hawdale 291 8.3 3.5 Increase
Liberal Democrats Michael McKinstry 130 3.7 1.6 Increase
Majority 1,579 44.8
Rejected ballots 39 1.1
Turnout 3,563 30.0 4.0 Decrease
Registered electors 11,583
Labour hold Swing 13.2 Decrease

Deansgate

Deansgate
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marcus Johns* 1,245 53.9 12.8 Increase
Liberal Democrats John Bridges 583 25.3 0.6 Increase
Green Chris Ogden 256 11.1 9.9 Decrease
Conservative James Flanagan 164 7.1 5.0 Decrease
Women's Equality Samantha Days 60 2.6 8.6 Decrease
Majority 662 32.6 Increase12.2
Rejected ballots 16 0.7
Turnout 2,324 28.9 9.5 Increase
Registered electors 8,047
Labour hold Swing 6.1 Increase

Didsbury East

Didsbury East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Foley 2,972 51.0 1.2 Decrease
Liberal Democrats John Cameron 2,082 35.7 1.5 Decrease
Green Liberty Franley 503 8.6 4.8 Increase
Conservative Anjenarra Huque 276 4.7 2.1 Decrease
Majority 890 15.3
Rejected ballots 32 0.5
Turnout 5,865 52.0 8.4 Increase
Registered electors 11,283
Labour hold Swing 0.2 Increase

Didsbury West

Didsbury West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debbie Hilal 2,523 44.9 Increase4.5
Liberal Democrats Richard Kilpatrick* 2,282 40.6 Decrease3.0
Green Jake Welsh 408 7.3 Increase2.8
Conservative Luke Bourke Costello 309 5.5 Decrease0.3
Women's Equality Sarika Paul 72 1.3 New
SDP Wendy Andrew 29 0.5 New
Majority 241 4.3
Rejected ballots 31 0.6
Turnout 5,654 45.8 1.7 Decrease
Registered electors 12,335
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing 3.8 Increase

Fallowfield

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zahra Alijah* 1,583 71.1 7.0 Decrease
Green George Morris 342 15.4 9.2 Increase
Conservative Sabreena Hossain 209 9.4 2.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Paul Jones 92 4.1 5.0 Decrease
Majority 1,241 55.7
Rejected ballots 23 1.0
Turnout 2,249 19.78 2.8 Increase
Registered electors 11,394
Labour hold Swing 8.1 Decrease

Gorton and Abbey Hey

Gorton and Abbey Hey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Reid* 2,372 70.7 6.0 Increase
Liberal Democrats Jackie Pearcey 440 13.1 7.6 Decrease
Conservative Ugo Nzeribe 378 11.3 0.3 Decrease
Green Scott Robinson 165 4.9 1.9 Increase
Majority 1,932 57.6
Rejected ballots 57 1.7
Turnout 3,412 25.8 1.8 Increase
Registered electors 13,243
Labour hold Swing 6.8 Increase

Harpurhey

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Green* 1,901 68.7 8.8 Decrease
Conservative Gareth Brown 503 18.2 2.1 Increase
Green Vicky Matthews 228 8.2 3.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Celia Craske 136 4.9 New
Majority 1,398 50.5
Rejected ballots 41 1.5
Turnout 2,809 22.1 2.0 Increase
Registered electors 12,710
Labour hold Swing 5.5 Decrease

Higher Blackley

Higher Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shelley Lanchbury* 1,805 67.8 7.2 Decrease
Conservative Colin Jones 498 18.7 2.0 Increase
Green Antje Timmermann 164 6.2 2.0 Increase
Liberal Democrats Peter Matthews 119 4.5 0.4 Increase
Independent Stephen Moran 75 2.8 New
Majority 1,307 49.1
Rejected ballots 30 1.1
Turnout 2,691 23.8 1.1 Increase
Registered electors 11,308
Labour hold Swing 4.6 Decrease

Hulme

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ekua Bayunu 2,313 69.0 4.3 Decrease
Green Lottie Donovan 596 17.8 4.8 Increase
Liberal Democrats Gary McKenna 223 6.7 0.6 Decrease
Conservative William Watermeyer 219 6.5 0.0 Steady
Majority 1,717 51.2
Rejected ballots 38 1.1
Turnout 3,389 26.5 4.2 Increase
Registered electors 12,804
Labour hold Swing 4.6 Decrease

Levenshulme

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zareen Hussain 3,136 66.3 11.6 Decrease
Green Dick Venes 599 12.7 5.8 Increase
Independent Jeremy Hoad 540 11.4 New
Liberal Democrats Greg Sammons 248 5.2 4.7 Decrease
Conservative Alexandru Stancu 205 4.3 0.5 Increase
Majority 2,537 53.6
Rejected ballots 46 1.0
Turnout 4,774 36.4 2.4 Increase
Registered electors 13,125
Labour hold Swing 9.7 Decrease

Longsight

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luthfur Rahman* 2,782 71.3 15.2 Decrease
Conservative Usman Arshed 674 17.3 11.7 Increase
Green Bernard Eckbery 192 4.9 2.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Kobe Bibbon 174 4.5 0.3 Increase
Communist Aaron Andrew 80 2.1 New
Majority 2,108 54.0
Rejected ballots 44 1.1
Turnout 3,946 30.2 1.2 Increase
Registered electors 13,086
Labour hold Swing 13.5 Decrease

Miles Platting and Newton Heath

Miles Platting and Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Hitchin* 1,997 69.8 10.3 Decrease
Conservative Paul Wan 336 11.7 1.3 Increase
Green Paul Hodges 269 9.4 5.6 Increase
Reform UK Derek Brocklehurst 140 4.9 New
Liberal Democrats Samuel Olanrewaju 118 4.1 New
Majority 1,661 58.1
Rejected ballots 32 1.1
Turnout 2,892 22.2 0.2 Decrease
Registered electors 13,032
Labour hold Swing 5.8 Decrease

Moss Side

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emily Rowles* 2,883 81.8 5.7 Decrease
Green Albie Mayo 294 8.3 4.0 Increase
Conservative Shaden Jaradat 204 5.8 1.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Norman Lewis 142 4.0 0.1 Decrease
Majority 2,589 73.5
Rejected ballots 53 1.5
Turnout 3,576 26.0 1.9 Decrease
Registered electors 13,745
Labour hold Swing 4.9 Decrease

Moston

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Connolly 2,249 65.0 7.2 Decrease
Conservative Stephen Alabi 719 20.8 2.3 Decrease
Green Diane Kosandiak 328 9.5 4.8 Increase
Liberal Democrats Robbie Cowbury 122 3.5 New
Independent Hugo Wils 43 1.2 New
Majority 1,530 44.2
Rejected ballots 27 0.8
Turnout 3,488 26.5 0.5 Increase
Registered electors 13,143
Labour hold Swing 2.5 Decrease

Northenden

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sam Lynch* 1,859 60.5 7.5 Decrease
Conservative Stephen McHugh 610 19.9 1.2 Increase
Monster Raving Loony Sir Oink A-Lot 364 11.9 10.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Ellin Saunders 143 4.7 1.9 Decrease
Green Sylvia Buchan 95 3.1 2.4 Decrease
Majority 1,249 40.6
Rejected ballots 22 0.7
Turnout 3,093 28.0 2.9 Increase
Registered electors 11,032
Labour hold Swing 4.4 Decrease

Old Moat

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gavin White* 2,568 72.4 3.6 Increase
Green Stacey Wright 476 13.6 3.0 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Jon Martin 238 6.8 7.2 Decrease
Conservative Gary Wilkinson 218 6.2 0.3 Decrease
Majority 2,092 59.8
Rejected ballots 36 1.0
Turnout 3,536 30.0 2.2 Increase
Registered electors 11,774
Labour hold Swing 3.3 Increase

Piccadilly

Piccadilly
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jon-Connor Lyons* 1,381 62.1 4.4 Increase
Green Chris Perriam 438 19.7 4.6 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Chris Northwood 250 11.2 9.3 Decrease
Conservative Siqi Lin 156 7.0 1.3 Decrease
Majority 943 42.4
Rejected ballots 12 0.5 0.1 Increase
Turnout 2,237 28.7 8.6 Increase
Registered electors 7,783
Labour hold Swing 4.5 Increase

Rusholme

Rusholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jill Lovecy* 2,491 75.5 6.7 Decrease
Green Natasha Turner 374 11.3 6.6 Increase
Conservative Fahim Choudhury 306 9.2 4.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Melvin Sowah 127 3.9 4.7 Decrease
Majority 2,117 64.2
Rejected ballots 19 0.6
Turnout 3,317 26.7 0.5 Decrease
Registered electors 12,315
Labour hold Swing 6.7 Decrease

Sharston

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Emma Taylor 1,866 70.1 5.2 Decrease
Conservative Tony Welch 567 21.3 6.3 Increase
Green Astrid Johnson 207 7.8 4.1 Increase
Liberal Democrats Bryn Coombe 23 0.9 5.1 Decrease
Majority 1,299 48.8
Rejected ballots 25 0.9
Turnout 2,688 23.1 3.3 Increase
Registered electors 11,659
Labour hold Swing 5.8 Decrease

Whalley Range

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Muqaddasah Bano 2,733 68.3 4.1 Increase
Green Beth McManus 955 23.9 5.2 Decrease
Conservative Andrew Tang 210 5.3 1.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Andrew McGuinness 102 2.6 0.5 Decrease
Majority 1,778 44.4
Rejected ballots 30 0.7
Turnout 4,030 34.6 2.3 Decrease
Registered electors 11,649
Labour hold Swing 4.7 Increase

Withington

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Wills* 2,146 54.2 Increase5.1
Liberal Democrats April Preston 1,277 32.3 Decrease0.8
Green Sam Easterby-Smith 377 9.5 Decrease5.9
Conservative Cameron Cosh 158 4.0 Decrease0.5
Majority 869 21.9
Rejected ballots 23 0.6
Turnout 3,981 34.1 Increase3.6
Registered electors 11,718
Labour hold Swing Increase3.0

Woodhouse Park

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Rob Nunney 1,355 48.0 45.2 Increase
Labour Brian O'Neil* 1,180 41.8 32.3 Decrease
Conservative Ken Wedderburn 244 8.6 9.2 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Anna Hablak 42 1.5 3.8 Decrease
Majority 175 6.2 N/A
Rejected ballots 25 0.9
Turnout 2,846 25.4 6.4 Increase
Registered electors 11,185
Green gain from Labour Swing 38.8 Increase

Changes since this election

Chorlton by-election

On 14 October 2021 councillor Matt Strong resigned from his seat in Chorlton, prompting a by-election that was held on 18 November 2021.[7]

Changes in the table below are relative to the 2019 election.

By-election: Chorlton - 18th November 2021[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mathew Benham 1,581 52.1 4.9Decrease
Liberal Democrats Rosie Hughes 657 21.7 8.9Increase
Green Simon Milner-Edwards 608 20.0 1.0Decrease
Conservative Kathleen Fitzgibbon 93 3.1 1.6Decrease
Women's Equality Jo Heathcote 66 2.2 1.1Decrease
Independent Paul Harnett 27 0.9 n/a
Majority 924 30.5 5.2Decrease
Rejected ballots 2 0.07 0.6Decrease
Turnout 3,032 28.1 22.9Decrease
Registered electors 10,795
Labour hold Swing 6.9Decrease

Ancoats & Beswick by-election

On 30 November 2021 councillor Marcia Hutchinson resigned from her seat in Ancoats & Beswick, citing allegations of bullying and racism within the Labour group.[9] A by-election was held on 3 February 2022, which was won by the Liberal Democrat candidate Alan Good.[10]

By-election: Ancoats & Beswick - 3 February 2022[11][10][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alan Good 1,113 53.2 31.0Increase
Labour Gareth Worthington 793 37.9 20.6Decrease
Green Chris Perriam 119 5.7 5.3Decrease
Conservative Alexander Bramham 66 3.2 5.8Decrease
Majority 320 15.3 10.6Decrease
Turnout 2,091 17.84 12.5Decrease
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing 25.6Increase

References

  1. ^ "Former Lib Dem Councillor Greg Stanton Joins Labour". manchestergazette.co.uk/. Manchester Gazette. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. ^ Griffiths, Niall (18 May 2021). "Former deputy leader joins consultancy firm that is helping put forward controversial development - in his old ward". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 20 May 2021.
  3. ^ Williams, Jennifer (22 June 2020). "Manchester council's finance chief suspended by Labour group over social media allegations". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 5 September 2021.
  4. ^ Williams, Jen (7 April 2020). "Heartbreak and shock as Manchester council's 'kind, compassionate' deputy leader dies". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  5. ^ Griffiths, Niall (13 October 2020). "Councillor who described Covid-19 as a hoax has 'stood down'". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Your next election". manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Archived from the original on 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  7. ^ "Chorlton By-election 2021 notices". Manchester City Council. Retrieved 27 October 2021.
  8. ^ "Chorlton By-Election results (18 November 2021)". Manchester City Council. Archived from the original on 19 November 2021. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  9. ^ "Manchester councillor quits after racist bullying claim". BBC News. Retrieved 16 December 2021.
  10. ^ a b @BritainElects (3 February 2022). "Ancoats & Beswick (Manchester) council by-election result" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "NOTICE OF PARTICULARS OF ELECTION AGENTS - LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION, THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2022 - ANCOATS & BESWICK WARD". Manchester City Council. Archived from the original on 7 January 2022. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
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