2022 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Council election
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← 2021 5 May 2022 (2022-05-05) 2023 →

21 of 63 seats (one third) to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
32 seats needed for a majority
Turnout79,519 (35.70%)
  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 25
Seats won 28 25
Seat change Increase 2 Steady
Popular vote 27,452 25,986
Percentage 34.66% 32.81%
Swing Increase 1.61%

  Third party Fourth party
 
HG
Leader Mike Hurleston Anna Charles-Jones
Party Conservative Heald Green Ratepayers
Leader's seat Bramhall South and Woodford Heald Green
Seats before 8 3
Seats won 5 3
Seat change Decrease 3 Steady
Popular vote 17,241 Steady
Percentage 21.77% 2.2%

Leader of the Council before election

Elise Wilson
Labour

Leader of the Council

Mark Hunter
Liberal Democrats

The 2022 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council election took place 5 May 2022 to elect members of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. This was on the same day as other local elections. 21 of the 63 seats were up for election.[1]

Background

Stockport began as a Conservative council, with Conservative majorities from 1975 to 1982. The Liberal Democrats (Liberal Party from 1973 to 1988) overtook the Conservatives in 1992, and formed their first administration in 1999, before another period of no overall control from 2000 to 2002 with the second Liberal Democrat majority lasting until 2011.[2] A Labour minority administration replaced the Liberal Democrats in 2016, and has survived despite the Liberal Democrats becoming the largest party in 2021.[3] In the 2021 election, the Liberal Democrats made no gains or losses with 30.59% of the vote, Labour lost 1 seat with 31.96%, the Conservatives made no gains or losses with 25.76%, the Green Party won their first seat on the council with 8.15%, and Heald Green Ratepayers kept their seat up for election with 2.21%.

The seats up for election in 2022 were last elected in 2018. In that election, Labour gained 2 seats with 33.4%, the Liberal Democrats lost 1 seat with 31.6%, Conservatives lost 1 seat with 27.1%, and independents made no gains or losses with 2.9%.[4]

Previous council composition

After 2021 election Before 2022 election[5]
Party Seats Party Seats
Liberal Democrats 26 Liberal Democrats 26
Labour 25 Labour 25
Conservative 8 Conservative 8
Heald Green Ratepayers 3 Heald Green Ratepayers 3
Green 1 Green 1

Results

Changes are compared with the 2021 election.

2022 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Liberal Democrats 10 2 Increase 47.6 18 28 44.4 27,452 34.52 3.93 Increase
  Labour 9 Steady 42.9 16 25 39.7 25,986 32.68 0.72 Increase
  Green 1 1 Increase 4.8 1 2 3.2 6,351 7.99 0.16 Decrease
  Heald Green Ratepayers 1 Steady 4.8 2 3 4.8 1,552 1.95 0.26 Decrease
  Conservative 0 3 Decrease 0 5 5 7.9 17,241 21.68 4.08 Decrease
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 369 0.50 0.18 Increase
  Women's Equality 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 209 0.26 0.14 Increase
  Independent 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 42 0.05 n/a

Results by ward

An asterisk indicates an incumbent councillor. Councillors were last elected in 2018 and changes are compared to those results.[6]

Bramhall North

Bramhall North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Frankie Singleton 1,774 42.1 +10
Conservative Lisa Walker* 1,734 41.1 -11
Labour Terry Tallis 417 9.9 +1
Green Deborah Hind 276 6.5 ±0
Majority 40 1.0
Rejected ballots 17 0.4
Turnout 4,218 41.1 -6
Registered electors 10,253
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Bramhall South and Woodford

Bramhall South and Woodford[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Powney 2,361 48.4 +8
Conservative John McGahan* 2,038 41.8 -6
Labour Yvonne Guariento 288 5.9 -1
Green Andrew Dearden 177 3.6 -1
Majority 323 6.6
Rejected ballots 17 0.3
Turnout 4,881 47.8 -4
Registered electors 10,203
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Bredbury and Woodley

Bredbury and Woodley[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Vince Shaw 1,532 41.1 -8
Labour Joe Barratt 1,296 34.8 +15
Conservative Tim Morley 735 19.7 -6
Green Stephanie Wyatt 147 3.9 -1
Majority 236 6.3
Rejected ballots 17 0.5
Turnout 3,727 35.1 +1
Registered electors 10,616
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Bredbury Green and Romiley

Bredbury Green and Romiley[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Angie Clark* 2,299 59.1 +2
Conservative Sally Bennett 943 24.3 -3
Labour Rachel Wise 472 12.1 ±0
Green Lucy Priest 156 4.0 ±0
Majority 1,356 34.8
Rejected ballots 17 0.4
Turnout 3,887 35.2 -3
Registered electors 11,031
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Brinnington and Central

Brinnington and Central[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Amanda Peers 1,391 64.1 +2
Conservative Rosalind Lloyd 347 16.0 -3
Green Carolyn Leather 232 10.7 +2
Liberal Democrats Susan Ingham 185 8.5 +3
Majority 1,044 48.1
Rejected ballots 16 0.7
Turnout 2,171 18.9 -4
Registered electors 11,510
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Cheadle and Gatley

Cheadle and Gatley[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ian Hunter 2,385 54.4 +8
Conservative Adrian Walmsley 1,046 23.8 -4
Labour Colin Owen 677 15.4 -4
Green Alexander Drury 265 6.0 -1
Majority 1,339 30.6
Rejected ballots 14 0.3
Turnout 4,387 36.1 -5
Registered electors 12,146
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Cheadle Hulme North

Cheadle Hulme North[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op David Meller* 1,814 45.6 +9
Liberal Democrats Michael Hannon 1,578 39.6 -5
Conservative Brian Dougal 443 11.1 -4
Green Michael Padfield 136 3.4 -1
Majority 236 6.0
Rejected ballots 9 0.2
Turnout 3,980 39.9 -4
Registered electors 9,987
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Cheadle Hulme South

Cheadle Hulme South[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Helen Foster-Grime* 2,487 57.8 -3
Conservative Peter Crossen 1,160 27.0 +3
Labour Barry Hawkins 399 9.3 ±0
Green Andrew O'Shea 176 4.1 ±0
Reform UK Taff Davies 64 1.5 ±0
Majority 1,327 30.8
Rejected ballots 15 0.3
Turnout 4,301 39.8 -4
Registered electors 10,815
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Davenport and Cale Green

Davenport and Cale Green[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elise Wilson* 2,085 64.8 +1
Conservative Michael Lyons 440 13.7 -3
Liberal Democrats Charles Gibson 311 9.7 +1
Green William Hanson 225 7.0 -1
Reform UK Dottie Hopkins 108 3.4 ±0
Stockport Fights Austerity No to Cuts John Pearson 42 1.3 N/A
Majority 1,645 51.1
Rejected ballots 6 0.2
Turnout 3,217 28.8 -4
Registered electors 11,177
Labour hold Swing

Edgeley and Cheadle Heath

Edgeley and Cheadle Heath[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Louise Heywood 2,172 71.6 ±0
Conservative Karl Seppman 309 10.2 -3
Liberal Democrats Tracey Whitmore 250 8.2 +2
Green Shaughan Rick 234 7.7 -1
Reform UK Lynn Schofield 60 2.0 N/A
Majority 1,863 61.4
Rejected ballots 7 0.2
Turnout 3,032 28.8 -5
Registered electors 10,543
Labour hold Swing

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Ankers* 2,107 48.1 +11
Conservative Tony Moore 1,543 35.2 -10
Labour Georgia Lynott 534 12.2 -3
Green Catherine de Cadorette 183 4.2 +1
Majority 564 12.9
Rejected ballots 15 0.3
Turnout 4,382 40.0 -5
Registered electors 11,493
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Heald Green

Heald Green[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Heald Green Ratepayers Catherine Stuart 1,552 49.8 -4
Liberal Democrats Gemma-Jane Bowker 520 16.7 +7
Labour Kath Priestley 518 16.6 +1
Conservative Yvonne Salmons 376 12.1 -1
Green Chitra Ramachandran 109 3.5 -2
Majority 1,032 33.1
Rejected ballots 12 0.4
Turnout 3,117 31.5 -5
Registered electors 10,962
Heald Green Ratepayers hold Swing

Heatons North

Heatons North[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Taylor* 2,532 61.2 -5
Conservative Jason Davis-D'Cruz 763 18.4 ±0
Green Sam Dugdale 469 11.3 +3
Liberal Democrats Jenny Humphreys 250 6.0 ±0
Women's Equality Dianne Coffey 108 2.6 +1
Majority 1,769 42.8
Rejected ballots 14 0.3
Turnout 4,136 38.0 -8
Registered electors 10,898
Labour hold Swing

Heatons South

Heatons South[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom McGee* 2,749 67.0 ±0
Conservative Natalie Fenton 663 16.2 -2
Green Sophie Tyrell 454 11.1 ±0
Liberal Democrats Jeffrey Scroggie 226 5.5 +2
Majority 2,086 50.8
Rejected ballots 8 0.2
Turnout 4,100 38.1 -7
Registered electors 10,773
Labour hold Swing

Manor

Manor[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Glithero 1,579 50.2 +3
Liberal Democrats Mike Nash 1,011 32.1 -2
Conservative Janice McGahan 366 11.6 -1
Green Tony Rablen 169 5.4 -1
Majority 568 18.1
Rejected ballots 21 0.7
Turnout 3,146 29.9 -4
Registered electors 10,539
Labour hold Swing

Marple North

Marple North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Stephen Gribbon* 2,624 56.4 +2
Conservative Annette Finnie 1,023 22.0 -6
Labour Claire Vibert 729 15.7 +5
Green John Bright 267 5.7 -1
Majority 1,601 34.4
Rejected ballots 10 0.2
Turnout 4,653 48.0 -4
Registered electors 9,688
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Marple South and High Lane

Marple South and High Lane[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Colin MacAlister* 2,334 58.0 +8
Conservative Andrew Lord 1,025 25.5 -5
Labour Paul Wright 424 10.5 -2
Green Andrew Threlfall 224 5.6 ±0
Majority 1,309 32.5
Rejected ballots 16 0.4
Turnout 4,023 40.3 -6
Registered electors 9,977
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Offerton

Offerton[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Will Dawson* 1,516 45.5 +10
Labour Will Sharp 950 28.5 -3
Conservative Andrew Baker 672 20.2 -5
Green Simon Edge 91 2.7 -1
Reform UK John Kelly 91 2.7 ±0
Majority 566 17.0
Rejected ballots 10 0.3
Turnout 3,330 32.5 -2
Registered electors 10,251
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Reddish North

Reddish North[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Wilson* 1,881 68.7 +8
Conservative Hamida Jaweed 362 13.2 -2
Green Helena Mellish 246 9.0 +1
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Abell 128 4.7 +2
Women's Equality Paula King 101 3.7 N/A
Majority 1,519 55.5
Rejected ballots 20 0.7
Turnout 2,738 25.5 -5
Registered electors 10,748
Labour hold Swing

Reddish South

Reddish South[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Green Liz Crix 1,916 50.2 +2.3
Labour Holly McCormack 1,538 40.3 +5.7
Conservative Hassan Sajjad 287 7.5 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Mark Jones 60 1.6 +0.2
Majority 378 9.9
Rejected ballots 17 0.4
Turnout 3,818 36.8 -3
Registered electors 10.385
Green gain from Labour Swing

Stepping Hill

Stepping Hill[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Christine Carrigan 1,541 36.0 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Pete West 1,514 35.4 +6.3
Conservative John Wright* 966 22.6 -9.6
Green Steve Torley 199 4.7 ±0.0
Reform UK Stephen Speakman 46 1.1 N/A
Majority 27 0.6
Rejected ballots 9 0.2
Turnout 4,275 41.3 -5
Registered electors 10,360
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing

References

  1. ^ "Election timetable in England". GOV.UK. Retrieved 9 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council Election Results 1973-2012" (PDF). Elections Centre. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  3. ^ Statham, Nick (20 May 2021). "Labour remain in charge of Stockport council after crunch town hall vote". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Local Elections Archive Project - 2018 - Stockport". www.andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  5. ^ "Your Councillors by Party". stockport.gov. Retrieved 13 April 2022.
  6. ^ The available 2018 results were calculated to the nearest whole percent, so rounding has been used when calculating changes.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Election results for Bramhall North". 5 May 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  8. ^ "Election results for Bramhall South and Woodford". 6 May 2022.
  9. ^ "Election results for Bredbury and Woodley". 6 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Election results for Bredbury Green and Romiley". 6 May 2022.
  11. ^ "Election results for Cheadle Hulme North, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  12. ^ "Election results for Cheadle Hulme South, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  13. ^ "Election results for Davenport & Cale Green, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  14. ^ "Election results for Edgeley & Cheadle Heath, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  15. ^ "Election results for Hazel Grove, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  16. ^ "Election results for Heald Green, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  17. ^ "Election results for Heatons North, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  18. ^ "Election results for Heatons South, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  19. ^ "Election results for Manor, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.
  20. ^ "Election results for Reddish South, 5 May 2022". 5 May 2022.