2021 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Council election
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21 of 63 seats (one third) to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Mark Hunter Elise Wilson
Party Liberal Democrats Labour
Leader's seat Cheadle Hulme South Davenport and Cale Green
Seats before 26 26
Seats won 26 25
Seat change Steady Decrease 1
Popular vote 27,300 28,525
Percentage 30.6% 31.9%
Swing Decrease 4% Increase 4.1%

  Third party Fourth party
 
HG
Leader Mike Hurleston Adrian Nottingham
Party Conservative Heald Green Ratepayers
Leader's seat Bramhall South and Woodford Heald Green
Seats before 8 3
Seats won 8 3
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 22,996 1,976
Percentage 25.7% 2.2%
Swing Increase 5.3% Steady

Stockport UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results the 2021 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council elections by ward. Red shows Labour seats, blue shows the Conservatives, yellow shows the Liberal Democrats, light green the Heald Green Ratepayers and green the Green Party.

Leader of the Council before election

Elise Wilson
Labour

Leader of the Council

Elise Wilson
Labour

The 2021 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council election were held on 6 May 2021, 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. These elections were originally scheduled for 2020 but were suspended for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the delayed election those councillors elected in 2021 will serve a three-year term, expiring in 2024.

Result summary

Changes in seat numbers are compared with the composition of the council immediately prior to the election. Changes in vote share are compared with the previous election in 2019.

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 8 Steady 38.1% 18 26 41.3% 27,300 30.59% Decrease3.96%
  Labour 8 Decrease1 38.1% 17 25 39.7% 28,525 31.96% Increase4.17%
  Conservative 3 Steady 14.3% 5 8 12.7% 22,996 25.76% Increase5.35%
  Green 1 Increase1 4.8% 0 1 1.6% 7,274 8.15% Decrease1.11%
  Heald Green Ratepayers 1 Steady 4.8% 2 3 4.8% 1,976 2.21% Decrease1.02%
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 704 0.79% Decrease0.60%
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 282 0.32%
  Women's Equality 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 103 0.12% Decrease0.13%
  TUSC 0 Steady 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 98 0.11%

Aftermath

Since 2011, no single political party has held a majority on the council, with it being run as a minority administration by the largest party - from 2011 to 2016 by the Liberal Democrats, and since 2016 by Labour. In this election, the Liberal Democrats overtook Labour to once again become the largest party on the council. In the subsequent council vote however, the eight-strong Conservative group decided to support the continuation of the minority Labour administration, voting against a bid to remove the Labour leader of the council.[2]

Election results by ward

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

All % changes are since 2016, when these seats were last up for election.

Bramhall North

Bramhall North[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Linda Holt * 2,512 52 +5
Liberal Democrats Mark Jones 1,529 32 -5
Labour Abd-Assamad Mahmud 452 9 +1
Green Deborah Hind 314 7 -
Majority 983
Turnout 4838 47
Registered electors 10,374
Conservative hold Swing

Bramhall South and Woodford

Bramhall South and Woodford[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Bagnall * 2,535 48 +3
Liberal Democrats Ian Powney 2,136 40 -1
Labour Sue Glithero 355 7 +1
Green Andrew Dearden 255 5 -3
Majority 399
Turnout 5,320 52
Registered electors 10,191
Conservative hold Swing

Bredbury and Woodley

Bredbury and Woodley[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Sue Thorpe 1,749 49 -4
Conservative Timothy Morley 921 26 +13
Labour Louise Heywood 718 20 +5
Green Stephanie Wyatt 183 5 -1
Majority 828
Turnout 3,592 34
Registered electors 10,670
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bredbury Green and Romiley

Bredbury Green and Romiley[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Lisa Smart * 2,366 57 -3
Conservative Richard Ellis 1,144 27 +7
Labour Rachel Wise 490 12 -1
Green Alex Crompton 182 4 -3
Majority 1,222
Turnout 4,206 38
Registered electors 11,060
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Brinnington and Central

Brinnington and Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andy Sorton * 1,584 62 +2
Conservative Natalie Fenton 473 19 +8
Green Karl Wardlaw 225 9 -4
Liberal Democrats David Brewin 164 6 -3
TUSC John Pearson 98 4 New
Majority 1,111
Turnout 2,568 23
Registered electors 11,229
Labour hold Swing

Cheadle and Gatley

Cheadle and Gatley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Keith Holloway * 2,283 46 -3
Conservative Adrian Walmsley 1,411 28 +4
Labour Colin Owen 923 19 -
Green Alexander Drury 357 7 -
Majority 872
Turnout 5,007 41
Registered electors 12,184
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cheadle Hulme North

Cheadle Hulme North[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jilly Julian 1,943 45 -6
Labour Co-op Claire Vibert 1,618 37 +6
Conservative Sue Carroll 639 15 +7
Green Michael Padfield 157 4 -
Majority 325
Turnout 4,375 44
Registered electors 10,043
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cheadle Hulme South

Cheadle Hulme South[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mark Hunter * 2,888 61 +8
Conservative Brian Dougal 1,135 24 +2
Labour James Mason 428 9 -
Green Chitra Ramachandran 191 4 -4
Reform UK Taff Davies 76 2 New
Independent Paul Davies 32 1 New
Majority 1,753
Turnout 4,768 44
Registered electors 10,887
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Davenport and Cale Green

Davenport and Cale Green[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Wendy Wild * 2,344 64 +7
Conservative Michael Lyons 631 17 +4
Liberal Democrats Gemma-Jane Bowker 338 9 -7
Green Paolo Granelli 279 8 -7
Reform UK Stephen Speakman 96 3 New
Majority 1,713
Turnout 3,711 33
Registered electors 11,140
Labour hold Swing

Edgeley & Cheadle Heath

Edgeley & Cheadle Heath[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Bailey * 2,561 72 +9
Conservative Richard Walsh 460 13 +4
Green Shaughan Rick 302 9 -1
Liberal Democrats Tracey Whitmore 210 6 -1
Majority 2,101
Turnout 3,560 34
Registered electors 10,560
Labour hold Swing

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Oliver Johnstone 2,212 45 +16
Liberal Democrats Charles Gibson * 1,848 37 -11
Labour Co-op Christine Carrigan 725 15 +4
Green Catherine De Cadorette 169 3 -1
Majority 364
Turnout 4,990 45
Registered electors 10,987
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Heald Green

Heald Green[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Heald Green Ratepayers Anna Charles-Jones * 1,976 54 -15
Labour Holly McCormack 592 16 +3
Conservative Yvonne Salmons 469 13 +6
Liberal Democrats Ian Hunter 380 10 +4
Green Ian Brown 224 6 +1
Majority 1,447
Turnout 3,665 37
Registered electors 10,000
Heald Green Ratepayers hold Swing

Heatons North

Heatons North[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op David Sedgwick * 3,358 66 +16
Conservative Hassan Sajjad 928 18 -1
Green Samuel Dugdale 416 8 -8
Liberal Democrats Jenny Humphreys 280 6 -5
Women's Equality Paula King 103 2 -3
Majority 2430
Turnout 5,123 46
Registered electors 11,037
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Heatons South

Heatons South[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Colin Foster * 3,271 67 +8
Conservative Jason Davis-D'Cruz 884 18 +2
Green Sophie Tyrrell 519 11 -5
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Scroggie 195 4 -5
Majority 2,387
Turnout 4,911 45
Registered electors 10,861
Labour hold Swing

Manor

Manor[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Charlie Stewart* 1,674 47 +2
Liberal Democrats Mike Nash 1,216 34 +7
Conservative Karl Seppman 463 13 +2
Green Anthony Rablen 217 6 -4
Majority 458
Turnout 3,598 34
Registered electors 10,536
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Marple North

Marple North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Malcolm Allan * 2,707 54 +3
Conservative Annette Finnie 1,402 28 +7
Labour Peter Towey 560 11 -7
Green Carolyn Leather 366 7 -2
Majority 1,305
Turnout 5,060 52
Registered electors 9,766
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Marple South and High Lane

Marple South and High Lane
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Shan Alexander 2,299 50 +4
Conservative Darran Palmer 1,409 31 +16
Labour Paul Wright 613 13 +2
Green Andrew Threlfall 290 6 +1
Majority 890
Turnout 4,639 46
Registered electors 9,978
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Offerton

Offerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Oliver Harrison 1,280 36 -21
Labour Joe Barratt 1,138 32 +15
Conservative Tony Moore 886 25 +8
Green Simon Edge 141 4 -6
Reform UK John Kelly 110 3 New
Majority 142
Turnout 3,572 35
Registered electors 10,305
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Reddish North

Reddish North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate Butler * 2,029 61 +3
Conservative Jacob Chacko 500 15 +1
Independent Carl Evans 462 14 New
Green Helena Mellish 252 8 -12
Liberal Democrats Susan Ingham 92 3 -5
Majority 1,529
Turnout 3,348 31
Registered electors 10,844
Labour hold Swing

Reddish South

Reddish South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Gary Lawson 2,010 47.85 +29
Labour Yvonne Guariento * 1,453 34.59 -12
Conservative Rita Jones 450 10.71 -1
Independent Daniel Zieba 210 5.00 N/A
Liberal Democrats Alex Orndal 60 1.43 -8
Majority 557 13.26
Turnout 4,201 40
Registered electors 10,405
Green gain from Labour Swing

Stepping Hill

Stepping Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rory Leonard 1,639 34.45 +9
Conservative Paul Hadfield 1,532 32.21 +2
Liberal Democrats Mark Weldon * 1,337 28.11 -9
Green Stephen Torley 225 4.73 -2
Majority 107 2.25
Turnout 4,757 46
Registered electors 10,330
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

References

  1. ^ "Your next election or referendum". stockport.gov.uk. Stockport MBC. 2 May 2019. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  2. ^ Statham, Nick (20 May 2021). "Labour remain in charge of Stockport council after crunch town hall vote". Manchester Evening News.
  3. ^ "Election results for Bramhall North". 6 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Election results for Bramhall South & Woodford". 6 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Election results for Bredbury & Woodley". 6 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Election results for Bredbury Green & Romiley". 6 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Election results for Cheadle & Gatley". 6 May 2021.
  8. ^ "Election results for Cheadle Hulme North". 6 May 2021.
  9. ^ "Election results for Cheadle Hulme South". 6 May 2021.
  10. ^ "Election results for Davenport & Cale Green". 6 May 2021.
  11. ^ "Election results for Edgeley & Cheadle Heath". 6 May 2021.
  12. ^ "Election results for Hazel Grove". 6 May 2021.
  13. ^ "Election results for Heald Green". 6 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Election results for Heatons North". 6 May 2021.
  15. ^ "Election results for Heatons South". 6 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Election results for Manor". 6 May 2021.