2022 Manchester City Council election
← 2021 5 May 2022 2023 →

32 of 96 seats on Manchester City Council
49 seats needed for a majority
Turnout95,111 (24.98%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
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Leader Bev Craig John Leech Rob Nunney
Party Labour Liberal Democrats Green
Last election 33 (65.43%) 0 (10.44%) 1 (11.47%)
Seats won 30 1 1
Seat change Decrease 1 Steady Increase 1
Popular vote 62,578 12,019 10,854
Percentage 65.79% 12.64% 11.41%
Swing Decrease 0.92%

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council control before election

Bev Craig
Labour

Subsequent council control

Bev Craig
Labour


The 2022 Manchester City Council election took place on 5 May 2022. One third of councillors on Manchester City Council were elected. This election was a part of the other local elections across the United Kingdom.

In the previous council election in 2021, the Labour Party maintained its longstanding control of the council, holding 94 of the council's 96 seats. The Green Party held one of the others, and the Liberal Democrats held the other.

Background

History

The Local Government Act 1972 created a two-tier system of metropolitan counties and districts covering Greater Manchester, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, the West Midlands, and West Yorkshire starting in 1974. Manchester was a district of the Greater Manchester metropolitan county.[1] The Local Government Act 1985 abolished the metropolitan counties, with metropolitan districts taking on most of their powers as metropolitan boroughs. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority was created in 2011 and began electing the mayor of Greater Manchester from 2017, which was given strategic powers covering a region coterminous with the former Greater Manchester metropolitan county.[2]

Since its formation, Manchester City Council has continuously been under Labour control. In the most recent council election in 2021, Labour won 31 of the 32 seats up for election with 65.4% of the vote, and the Green Party won the other seat with 11.5% of the vote across the borough. The Conservatives received 10.8% of the vote and the Liberal Democrats won 10.4% of the vote but neither party won any seats.[3]

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England produced new boundaries for Manchester ahead of the 2018 election, meaning that the 2018 elections were all-out, with all councillors being elected before returning to electing by thirds. Candidates up for re-election in 2022 are those who came first in each ward in 2018.

Council term

On 7 September 2021 Richard Leese announced his retirement after 38 years as a councillor and 25 years as the council leader.[4] He was succeeded as leader on 1 December 2021 by Bev Craig and resigned from the council on 4 January 2022.[5][6] Two by-elections have been called since the 2021 election: One in Chorlton, held on 14 October 2021, following the resignation of Matt Strong, which was won by Mathew Benham for Labour, and one in Ancoats & Beswick, held on 3 February 2022, following the resignation of Marcia Hutchinson, which was won by Alan Good for the Liberal Democrats.[7] [8] [9]

The following councillors are not standing for re-election:

Councillor Party Ward Held seat since
Rosa Battle Labour Ancoats and Beswick 2018[a]
Ben Clay Labour Burnage 2018
Richard Leese[b] Labour Crumpsall 1984
John Farrell Labour Higher Blackley 2015
Sameem Ali Labour Moss Side 2007
Mary Monaghan Labour Northenden 2016
Rebecca Moore Labour Withington 2014
  1. ^ Prior to the 2018 boundary review, Battle had been the councillor for Bradford ward since 2007.
  2. ^ Resigned 4 January 2022, seat subsequently vacant.

Electoral process

The council elects its councillors in thirds, with a third being up for election every year for three years, with no election in the fourth year.[10][11] Councillors are elected via first-past-the-post voting, with each ward represented by three councillors, with one elected in each election year to serve a four-year term.

All registered electors (British, Irish, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in Manchester aged 18 or over will be entitled to vote in the election. People who live at two addresses in different councils, such as university students with different term-time and holiday addresses, are entitled to be registered for and vote in elections in both local authorities. Voting in-person at polling stations will take place from 07:00 to 22:00 on election day, and voters will be able to apply for postal votes or proxy votes in advance of the election.

Council composition

After the 2021 election, the composition of the council was:

94 1 1
Labour LD GP

Immediately prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

92 2 1 1
Labour LD GP [a]

a Vacant seat previously held by Richard Leese

After the election, the composition of the council is:

92 2 2
Labour LD GP

Results

Summary change in vote share compared to the 2021 election. Change in number of seats compared to the most recent sitting councillor for each ward prior to the election.

Manchester City Council
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 30/32 1 Decrease 93.8 62 92 95.8 62,578 65.79 0.36 Increase
  Liberal Democrats 1/32 Steady 3.1 1 2 2.1 12,019 12.64 2.20 Increase
  Green 1/31 1 Increase 3.1 1 2 2.1 10,854 11.41 0.06 Decrease
  Conservative 0/32 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 8,340 8.77 2.06 Decrease
  Independent 0/2 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 522 0.55 0.16 Decrease
  Women's Equality 0/2 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 176 0.19 0.05 Decrease
  Reform UK 0/1 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 30 0.03 0.32 Decrease
  SDP 0/1 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 22 0.02 0.01 Decrease

For the per-ward results, asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election. Unless otherwise noted, the councillors seeking re-election were elected in 2018; changes in vote share are compared to 2018.

Ancoats and Beswick

Ancoats and Beswick[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Irene Robinson 1,332 46.4 25.6 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Chris Northwood 1,234 43.0 31.6 Increase
Green Chris Perriam 190 6.6 10.2 Decrease
Conservative Steven Kelly 99 3.4 8.9 Decrease
Majority 98 3.4
Rejected ballots 16 0.6
Turnout 2,871 24.1 3.1 Increase
Registered electors 11,925
Labour hold Swing 28.6 Decrease

Ardwick

Ardwick[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tarjuah Hewitson* 1,936 78.8 6.8 Increase
Conservative Callum Wood 201 8.2 0.3 Decrease
Green George Morris 199 8.1 4.2 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Melvin Sowah 104 4.2 1.9 Decrease
Majority 1,735 71.1
Rejected ballots 18
Turnout 2,440 19.0 1.3 Decrease
Registered electors 12,946
Labour hold Swing 3.6 Increase

Baguley

Baguley[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Paul Andrews* 1,489 65.6 2.4 Decrease
Conservative Keith Berry 438 19.2 1.4 Decrease
Green Jake Welsh 198 8.7 1.6 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Seb Bate 130 5.7 0.2 Decrease
Majority 1,051 46.4
Rejected ballots 16
Turnout 2,255 19.9 0.3 Increase
Registered electors 11,400
Labour Co-op hold Swing 0.5 Decrease

Brooklands

Brooklands[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Cooley* 1,652 60.0 0.3 Increase
Conservative Norman Decent 631 22.9 5.1 Decrease
Green Grace Buczkowska 310 11.3 0.2 Increase
Liberal Democrats Ellin Sunders 152 5.5 0.1 Increase
Majority 1,021 37.1
Rejected ballots 11
Turnout 2,745 25.2 0.1 Increase
Registered electors 10,951
Labour hold Swing 2.7 Increase

Burnage

Burnage[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Murtaza Iqbal 2,359 66.8 2.7 Decrease
Green Dick Venes 542 15.4 4.9 Increase
Liberal Democrats Bryn Coombe 340 9.6 8.2 Decrease
Conservative Md Hossain 265 7.5 0.6 Increase
Majority 1,817 51.8
Rejected ballots 25
Turnout 3,506 27.4 5.2 Decrease
Registered electors 12,908
Labour hold Swing 3.9 Decrease

Charlestown

Charlestown[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Veronica Kirkpatrick* 1,749 69.9 5.1 Increase
Conservative Mokammel Alam 371 14.8 1.0 Decrease
Green Paul Hodges 272 10.9 1.0 Increase
Liberal Democrats Melanie Ncube 86 3.4 2.9 Decrease
Majority 1,378 55.1
Rejected ballots 23
Turnout 2,478 20.8 2.3 Decrease
Registered electors 12,023
Labour hold Swing 3.1 Increase

Cheetham

Cheetham[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Naeem Hassan* 2,625 82.7 7.7 Increase
Green Ben Dundas 207 6.5 0.4 Decrease
Conservative Paul Wan 206 6.5 1.0 Increase
Liberal Democrats Roddy Morrison 113 3.6 1.5 Decrease
Majority 2,418 76.2
Rejected ballots 22
Turnout 3,151 24.0 7.7 Decrease
Registered electors 13,201
Labour hold Swing 4.1 Increase

Chorlton

Chorlton[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hacking* 2,817 65.5 1.4 Increase
Green Anne Power 726 16.9 3.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Rosie Hughes 462 10.7 1.7 Decrease
Conservative Matthew Roden 167 3.9 2.2 Decrease
Women's Equality Jo Heathcote 119 2.8 6.6 Decrease
Majority 2,091 48.6
Rejected ballots 13
Turnout 4,291 41.2 5.1 Decrease
Registered electors 10,444
Labour hold Swing 1.2 Decrease

Chorlton Park

Chorlton Park[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Joanna Midgley* 3,450 72.5 9.0 Increase
Green Richard Walton 664 14.0 1.5 Increase
Liberal Democrats Amaan Hashmi 349 7.3 18.1 Decrease
Conservative Andrew Tang 269 5.6 0.8 Increase
Majority 2,786 58.5
Rejected ballots 29
Turnout 4,732 36.7 4.6 Decrease
Registered electors 12,962
Labour Co-op hold Swing 3.8 Increase

Clayton and Openshaw

Note: The incumbent councillor, Thomas Robinson, was elected in May 2021.

Clayton and Openshaw[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Robinson* 1,892 71.6 0.7 Increase
Green Amanda Evans 293 11.1 3.7 Increase
Conservative Ramzi Swaray-Kella 291 11.0 3.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats Maria Turner 148 5.6 3.8 Decrease
Majority 1,599 60.5
Rejected ballots 17
Turnout 2,624 20.8 4.1 Decrease
Registered electors 12,680
Labour hold Swing 1.5 Decrease

Crumpsall

Crumpsall[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammad Jawad Amin 2,387 72.9 1.0 Decrease
Conservative Iftikhar Butt Ahmed 497 15.2 4.6 Increase
Green Alison Hawdale 167 5.1 2.8 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Mike McKinstry 152 4.6 0.9 Decrease
Women's Equality Sam Days 57 1.7 n/a
Majority 1,890 57.7
Rejected ballots 13
Turnout 3,260 28.5 5.5 Decrease
Registered electors 11,493
Labour hold Swing 2.8 Decrease

Deansgate

Deansgate[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Davies* 1,033 59.6 6.3 Increase
Liberal Democrats John Bridges 292 16.9 7.8 Decrease
Green Anastasia Wiest 231 13.3 7.7 Decrease
Conservative Jamie Hoyle 139 8.0 5.4 Decrease
Reform UK Nick Buckley 30 1.7 9.5 Decrease
Majority 741 42.7
Rejected ballots 8
Turnout 1,725 20.1 0.7 Increase
Registered electors 8,643
Labour hold Swing 7.1 Increase

Didsbury East

Didsbury East[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Andrew Simcock* 2,714 54.6 2.7 Increase
Liberal Democrats John Cameron 1,704 34.3 0.9 Decrease
Green Paula Watson 331 6.7 4.0 Decrease
Conservative Anjenarra Huque 196 4.0 3.5 Decrease
Majority 1,010 20.3
Rejected ballots 22
Turnout 4,945 44.6 1.0 Increase
Registered electors 11,134
Labour Co-op hold Swing 1.8 Increase

Didsbury West

Didsbury West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats John Leech* 2,760 53.8 1.4 Decrease
Labour Luke Savage 1,863 36.3 5.2 Decrease
Green Sally Hawkins 342 6.7 6.1 Decrease
Conservative Luke Bourke Costello 123 2.4 3.6 Decrease
SDP Wendy Andrew 22 0.4 n/a
Majority 897 17.5
Rejected ballots 25
Turnout 5,135 42.6 4.9 Decrease
Registered electors 12,058
Liberal Democrats hold Swing 1.9 Increase

Fallowfield

Note: The incumbent councillor, Ali Ilyas, was elected in May 2019

Fallowfield[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ali Ilyas* 1,157 71.0 3.1 Decrease
Green Hannah Charter 245 15.0 1.5 Decrease
Conservative Sabreena Hossain 116 7.1 0.4 Increase
Liberal Democrats Paul Jones 98 6.0 3.7 Decrease
Majority 912 56.0
Rejected ballots 13
Turnout 1,616 15.2 1.8 Decrease
Registered electors 10,706
Labour hold Swing 0.8 Decrease

Gorton and Abbey Hey

Gorton and Abbey Hey[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Louis Hughes* 1,996 68.9 9.0 Increase
Liberal Democrats Jackie Pearcey 393 13.6 10.1 Decrease
Conservative Ugo Nzeribe 279 9.6 1.5 Decrease
Green Natasha Turner 207 7.1 0.7 Decrease
Majority 1,603 55.3
Rejected ballots 24
Turnout 2,875 21.8 2.2 Decrease
Registered electors 13,310
Labour Co-op hold Swing 9.6 Increase

Harpurhey

Harpurhey[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sandra Collins* 1,667 74.0 2.5 Increase
Conservative Gareth Brown 291 12.9 3.5 Decrease
Green Billie Nagle 181 8.0 3.5 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Celia Craske 95 4.2 n/a
Majority 1,376 61.1
Rejected ballots 20
Turnout 2,254 17.7 2.4 Decrease
Registered electors 12,707
Labour hold Swing 3.0 Increase

Higher Blackley

Higher Blackley[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Olusegun Ogunbambo 1,524 64.4 6.2 Decrease
Conservative Colin Jones 534 22.6 5.1 Increase
Green Vicky Matthews 158 6.7 4.1 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Peter Matthews 133 5.6 5.1 Decrease
Majority 990 41.8
Rejected ballots 19
Turnout 2,368 21.1 1.6 Decrease
Registered electors 11,218
Labour hold Swing 5.7 Decrease

Hulme

Hulme[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lee-Ann Igbon* 1,902 71.8 0.3 Decrease
Green Chris Ogden 401 15.1 4.5 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Gary McKenna 173 6.5 0.3 Decrease
Conservative William Watermeyer 151 5.7 1.2 Decrease
Majority 1,501 56.7
Rejected ballots 23
Turnout 2,650 20.1 2.2 Decrease
Registered electors 13,192
Labour hold Swing 2.1 Increase

Levenshulme

Levenshulme[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dzidra Noor* 2,543 64.0 7.9 Decrease
Green Brian Candeland 525 13.2 5.3 Decrease
Independent Jeremy Hoad 492 12.4 n/a
Liberal Democrats Greg Sammons 217 5.5 7.7 Decrease
Conservative Jason McLeod 175 4.4 Steady
Majority 2,018 50.8
Rejected ballots 23
Turnout 3,975 30.1 3.9 Decrease
Registered electors 13,206
Labour hold Swing 1.3 Decrease

Longsight

Longsight[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Abid Chohan* 2,527 83.2 4.2 Increase
Conservative Shahana Choudhury 194 6.4 0.9 Increase
Green Bernard Ekbery 162 5.3 0.3 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Kobe Bibbon 137 4.5 0.1 Increase
Majority 2,333 76.8
Rejected ballots 19
Turnout 3,039 23.2 5.8 Decrease
Registered electors 13,105
Labour hold Swing 1.7 Increase

Miles Platting and Newton Heath

Miles Platting and Newton Heath[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carmine Grimshaw* 1,820 72.8 2.3 Increase
Conservative Derek Brocklehurst 302 12.1 2.2 Increase
Green Tamara Huber 243 9.7 0.1 Increase
Liberal Democrats Charles Turner 117 4.7 n/a
Majority 1,518 60.7
Rejected ballots 18
Turnout 2,500 19.1
Registered electors 13,069
Labour hold Swing 0.1 Increase

Moss Side

Moss Side[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Erinma Bell 2,343 82.0 10.1 Increase
Green Albie Mayo 224 7.8 2.7 Decrease
Conservative Samuel Stephhenson 192 6.7 2.1 Increase
Liberal Democrats Phil White 79 2.8 2.5 Decrease
Majority 2,119 74.2
Rejected ballots 19
Turnout 2,857 20.5 7.4 Decrease
Registered electors 13,942
Labour hold Swing 6.4 Increase

Moston

Moston[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paula Appleby* 2,049 68.9 3.2 Decrease
Conservative Popoola Alabi 540 18.2 3.3 Decrease
Green Dianne Kosandiak 228 7.7 4.4 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Martha O'Donoghue 113 3.8 n/a
Hugo Wils 30 1.0 n/a
Majority 1,509 50.7
Rejected ballots 16
Turnout 2,976 22.8 3.2 Decrease
Registered electors 13,049
Labour hold Swing 0.1 Increase

Northenden

Northenden[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Moran 1,749 65.7 0.5 Decrease
Conservative Daniel Bell 422 15.9 2.2 Decrease
Green Sylvia Buchan 340 12.8 2.1 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Mark Saunders 140 5.3 1.3 Decrease
Majority 1,327 49.8
Rejected ballots 12
Turnout 2,663 24.3 0.8 Decrease
Registered electors 10,977
Labour hold Swing 0.9 Increase

Old Moat

Old Moat[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Suzannah Reeves* 2,020 71.8 0.3 Increase
Green Stace Wright 343 12.2 4.4 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Jon Martin 272 9.7 4.3 Decrease
Conservative Cillian Neil 162 5.8 0.5 Decrease
Majority 1,677 59.6
Rejected ballots 15
Turnout 2,812 24.2 3.6 Decrease
Registered electors 11,623
Labour hold Swing 2.4 Increase

Piccadilly

Piccadilly[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Adele Douglas* 1,057 59.1 1.9 Decrease
Green Scott Robinson 375 21.0 3.3 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Allison Harrison 208 11.6 11.4 Decrease
Conservative Alexander Bramham 139 7.8 1.4 Decrease
Majority 682 38.1
Rejected ballots 24
Turnout 1,788 21.5 1.4 Increase
Registered electors 8,329
Labour hold Swing 0.7 Increase

Conservative candidate Alexander Bramham was suspended from the Conservative party on 25 April after sending tweets linking trans and black people with Nazis.[13][14] As he was validly nominated as a Conservative candidate at the close of the nomination period, he appeared as "The Conservative Party Candidate" on the ballot paper.

Rusholme

Rusholme[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rabnawaz Akbar* 2,408 86.9 12.6 Increase
Liberal Democrats Mohammed Sabbagh 171 6.2 1.9 Decrease
Conservative Usman Arshed 169 6.1 1.3 Increase
Majority 2,237
Rejected ballots 24
Turnout 2,772 22.3 4.9 Decrease
Registered electors 12,413
Labour hold Swing 7.3 Increase

Sharston

Sharston[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tommy Judge* 1,525 68.5 0.4 Increase
Conservative Bheem Pulla 363 16.3 0.9 Decrease
Green Catherine Longson 181 8.1 1.4 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Robin Grayson 148 6.7 0.5 Increase
Majority 1,162 52.2
Rejected ballots 10
Turnout 2,227 19.3 0.5 Decrease
Registered electors 11,533
Labour hold Swing 0.7 Increase

Whalley Range

Whalley Range[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Aftab Razaq* 2,318 68.0 7.6 Increase
Green Laura Potter 721 21.1 13.3 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Andrew McGuinness 174 5.1 1.9 Increase
Conservative Muhammad Shahid 173 5.1 1.7 Increase
Majority 1,597 46.9
Rejected ballots 24
Turnout 3,410 29.9 4.3 Increase
Registered electors 11,424
Labour hold Swing 10.5 Increase

Withington

Withington[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angela Gartside 1,525 47.5 11.4 Decrease
Liberal Democrats April Preston 1,279 39.8 6.8 Increase
Green Sam Easterby-Smith 303 9.4 6.0 Decrease
Conservative Michael Barnes 87 2.7 1.9 Decrease
Majority 246 7.7
Rejected ballots 17
Turnout 3,211 29.4 1.1 Decrease
Registered electors 10,931
Labour hold Swing 9.1 Decrease

Woodhouse Park

Woodhouse Park[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Astrid Johnson 1,345 49.7 42.4 Increase
Labour Sarah Judge* 1,150 42.5 24.8 Decrease
Conservative Stephen McHugh 160 5.9 11.7 Decrease
Liberal Democrats Anna Hablak 46 1.7 3.3 Decrease
Majority 195 7.2
Rejected ballots 7 0.26
Turnout 2,708 24.1 6.1 Increase
Registered electors 11,233
Green gain from Labour Swing 33.6 Increase

Changes since this election

On 1 July 2022 Ekua Bayunu (Hulme, elected 2021) quit the Labour party and joined the Green party.[15]

References

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  15. ^ "We're delighted to announce that Hulme councillor @Ekua4Hulme has joined us from the Labour Party!". Manchester Green Party. Retrieved 1 July 2022.