2022 Salford City Council election
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20 of 60 seats on Salford City Council
31 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Paul Dennett Les Turner
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Last election 52 seats 9 seats 1 seat
Seats won 15 2 2
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 1 Increase 2
Popular vote 25,051 9,745 5,919
Percentage 53.7% 20.9% 12.7%

Council control before election


Labour

Subsequent council control


Labour

The 2022 Salford City Council election took place on 5 May 2022 along with other local elections across the United Kingdom. One third—20 out of 60—of councillor seats on Salford City Council were up for election.

As with the previous council election in 2021, the Labour Party maintained its longstanding control of the council; Labour lost 3 seats, bringing down its total to 49 of the council's 60 seats. The Conservatives won one additional seat and the Liberal Democrats won two seats.

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. Salford 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, Salford City Council has continuously been under Labour control. In the most recent council election in 2021, all seats in Salford were up to election due to new boundaries. Labour won fifty-two seats, the Conservatives won seven and the Liberal Democrats won one.[3]

As the Local Government Boundary Commission for England produced new boundaries for Manchester ahead of the 2021 election, meaning that the 2021 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 third in each ward in 2018.

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.[4][5] The election will take place by first-past-the-post voting, with wards generally being 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 Salford 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.

Results

Statements of persons nominated were published on 6 April.[6]

Salford City Council
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 15/20 Decrease 3 75 34 49 81.7 25,051 53.7 -3.7
  Conservative 2/16 Increase 1 10 6 8 13.3 9,745 20.9 -4.8
  Liberal Democrats 2/20 Increase 1 10 0 2 3.3 5,919 12.7 +6.4
  Independent 1/5 Increase 1 5 0 1 1.7 2,010 4.3 +2.5
  Green 0/13 0 0 0 0 0 3,038 6.5 ±0.0
  Britain First 0/1 0 0 0 0 0 508 1.1 N/A
  Women's Equality 0/1 0 0 0 0 0 265 0.6 +0.3
  TUSC 0/1 0 0 0 0 0 99 0.2 +0.1

Incumbent councillors who stood for re-election are marked below with an asterisk (*).

Barton & Winton

Barton and Winton (1 seat)[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Mullen* 1,772 71.8 +23.1
Conservative Michael Richman 489 19.8 +1.3
Liberal Democrats Antony Duke 188 7.6 -0.8
Majority 1,283
Turnout 2,467 23.3 -2.1
Registered electors 10,613
Labour hold Swing

Blackfriars & Trinity

Blackfriars and Trinity (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Roseanna Wain* 998 65.4 +2.3
Green David Jones 299 19.6 -11.6
Liberal Democrats Joe Allen 204 13.4 +6.1
Majority 699 45.8
Turnout 1,526 19.6 -6.9
Registered electors 7,804
Labour hold Swing

Boothstown & Ellenbrook

Boothstown and Ellenbrook (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Les Turner* 1,777 48.4 -8.6
Labour Mohammed Bashir 1,143 31.4 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Ian Chisnall 383 10.5 +1.4
Green Diana Battersby 320 8.8 -4.1
Majority 634 17
Turnout 3,638 37.4 -2.5
Registered electors 9,726
Conservative hold Swing

Broughton

Broughton (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Merry* 1,284 64.0 +8.8
Conservative Patience Assam 227 11.3 -8.2
Liberal Democrats Alexander Wynne 185 9.2 +2.3
Green David Henry 172 8.6 -8.0
Independent Eli Leech 130 6.5 N/A
Majority 1,057 52.7
Turnout 2,007 20.7 -2.6
Registered electors 9,704
Labour hold Swing

Cadishead & Lower Irlam

Cadishead and Lower Irlam (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yolande Amana-Ghola 1,274 59.7 -3.3
Conservative Amar Farooq 433 20.3 1.8
Liberal Democrats Jamie Clark 393 18.4 N/A
Majority 841 39.4
Turnout 2,134 22.6 -8.0
Registered electors 9,459
Labour hold Swing

Claremont

Claremont (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Reynolds* 1,599 57.6 +3.3
Conservative Bernard Goldfine 391 14.1 -1.7
Independent Mary Ferrar 315 11.3 -2.3
Green Christopher Seed 269 9.7 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Gizella Hughes 186 6.7 -8.5
Majority 1,208 43.5
Turnout 2,776 28.3 -4.0
Registered electors 9,814
Labour hold Swing

Eccles

Eccles (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nathaniel Tetteh* 1,964 59.9 +1.2
Conservative Chris Bates 731 22.3 -0.2
Green Clive Hamilton 265 8.1 -13.9
Liberal Democrats Oliver Bradfield 205 6.3 -4.1
TUSC Sally Griffiths 99 3.0 -1.8
Majority 1,233 37.6
Turnout 3,279 29.87 -3.29
Registered electors 10,978
Labour hold Swing

Higher Irlam & Peel Green

Higher Irlam and Peel Green (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mishal Saeed 1,317 63.2 +10.8
Conservative Saqib Aftab 381 18.3 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Thompson 364 17.5 N/A
Majority 936 44.9
Turnout 2084 21.41 -4.45
Registered electors 9,733
Labour hold Swing

Kersal & Broughton Park

Kersal & Broughton Park (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Avrohom Walter* 1,009 38.2 +8.7
Conservative Adam Carney 791 30.0 -29.5
Labour Chioma Mgbeokwere 696 26.4 +2.5
Liberal Democrats James Twells 134 5.1 -24.4
Majority 218 8.25
Turnout 2,641 27.94 -3.94
Registered electors 9,451
Independent gain from Liberal Democrats Swing


*prior to the election the incumbent Councillor, Avrohom Walter, had initially been elected as a Liberal Democrat in 2021, but left the Liberal Democrats to stand as an Independent candidate in this election.

Little Hulton

Little Hulton (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Teresa Pepper 1,066 63.7 +1.4
Conservative Dorothy Chapman 395 23.6 -0.9
Green Stuart Oxbrow 113 6.8 -11.0
Liberal Democrats Stuart Robbins 88 5.3 N/A
Majority 671 40.1
Turnout 1,674 18.10 -1.42
Registered electors 9,248
Labour hold Swing

Ordsall

Ordsall (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Chris Twells 840 45.7 +36.3
Labour John Walsh* 748 40.7 -30.8
Green Nicola Smith 234 12.7 -12.8
Majority 92 5.0
Turnout 1,837 23.08 -1.62
Registered electors 7,958
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Pendlebury & Clifton

Pendlebury & Clifton (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sophia Linden* 1,309 61.9 +13.0
Conservative Jackie Mountaine 550 26.0 +3.1
Liberal Democrats Ian McKinlay 236 11.2 +3.5
Majority 759 35.9
Turnout 2,115 23.29 -4.08
Registered electors 9,081
Labour hold Swing

Pendleton & Charlestown

Pendleton & Charlestown (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Warmisham* 1,154 66.4 +4.1
Conservative Miranda Friedman 266 15.3 -0.7
Green Andrew Nadin 183 10.5 -10.4
Liberal Democrats Sam Wade 119 6.9 -5.4
Majority 888 51.1
Turnout 1,737 19.36 -2.27
Registered electors 8,972
Labour hold Swing

Quays

Quays (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Alex Warren 976 60.1 +28.7
Labour Phil Tresadern* 503 31.0 -25.7
Green Lucy Staniforth 135 8.3 -13.9
Majority 473 29.1
Turnout 1,624 24.00 -3.39
Registered electors 6,766
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Swinton & Wardley

Swinton & Wardley (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gina Reynolds* 1,600 61.2 +1.4
Conservative Alima Husain 423 16.2 -8.9
Independent Mark Sampson 319 12.2 N/A
Green Liam Waite 155 5.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Gareth Watkins 107 4.1 -6.5
Majority 1,177 45.0
Turnout 2,614 28.15 -1.83
Registered electors 9,286
Labour hold Swing

Swinton Park

Swinton Park (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Dickman* 1,530 57.3 +8.1
Conservative Derek Meades 497 18.6 -3.2
Independent Joe O’Neill 237 8.9 -6.7
Liberal Democrats John McLellan 210 7.9 +0.8
Green Howard Balkind 184 6.9 -7.3
Majority 1,033 38.7
Turnout 2,671 28.38 -2.24
Registered electors 9,413
Labour hold Swing

Walkden North

Walkden North (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jack Youd* 1,213 51.5 -11.0
Britain First Ashlea Simon 508 21.6 N/A
Conservative Adrees Masood 269 11.4 -11.6
Green Frederick Battersby 215 9.1 -9.7
Liberal Democrats John Grant 143 6.1 -4.9
Majority 705 29.9
Turnout 2,357 25.15 +1.76
Registered electors 9,372
Labour hold Swing

Walkden South

Walkden South (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Irfan Syed* 1,281 46.8 -7.1
Conservative Azmat Husain 674 24.6 -8.9
Green Thomas Dylan 494 18.0 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Patricia Murphy 271 9.9 +1.7
Majority 607 22.2
Turnout 2,739 30.61 -4.86
Registered electors 8,948
Labour hold Swing

Weaste & Seedley

Weaste & Seedley (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alexis Shama* 1,302 63.7 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Paul Heilbron 436 21.3 +6.4
Women's Equality Donna-Maree Humphery 265 13.0 N/A
Majority 866 42.3
Turnout 2045 18.99 -5.45
Registered electors 10,767
Labour hold Swing

Worsley & Westwood Park

Worsley & Westwood Park (1 seat)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Kealey 1,451 48.0 +2.2
Labour Tony Davies* 1,298 43.0 +4.2
Liberal Democrats James Blessing 251 8.3 -0.4
Majority 153 5.1
Turnout 3,020 33.86 -1.19
Registered electors 8,920
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

References

  1. ^ Local Government in England and Wales: A Guide to the New System. London: HMSO. 1974. p. 7. ISBN 0-11-750847-0.
  2. ^ "The Greater Manchester Combined Authority Order 2011". Legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  3. ^ Timan, Joseph (6 May 2021). "The Salford local council election 2021 results". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Local government structure and elections". GOV.UK. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Election Timetable in England" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Local elections Statement of Persons Nominated" (PDF). Salford City Council. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Election results". Salford City Council.