Ashton upon Mersey

Ashton upon Mersey within Trafford
Population9,726 [1]
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Greater Manchester

Ashton upon Mersey is an electoral ward of Trafford covering the northern part of Ashton upon Mersey in Sale, Greater Manchester, including Ashton Village.

The ward was created in 2004 from parts of the former Mersey St. Mary's and St. Martin's wards.

Councillors

As of 2021, the councillors are John Lamb (Conservative),[2] Ben Hartley (Labour),[3] and Shona Gilbert (Labour).[4]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2006 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2007 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2008 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2010 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2011 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2012 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2014 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2015 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2016 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2018 John Lamb (Con) Mike Whetton (Con) Brian Rigby (Con)
2019 John Lamb (Con) Ben Hartley (Lab) Brian Rigby (Con)
2021 John Lamb (Con) Ben Hartley (Lab) Shona Gilbert (Lab)

  indicates seat up for re-election.

Elections in the 2020s

May 2021

2021 Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council election[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shona Gilbert 1,938 47.0 Increase12.3
Conservative Kay Dwyer 1,722 41.8 Decrease11.0
Green Caroline Robertson-Brown 314 7.6 Increase0.2
Liberal Democrats Christopher Lovell 122 3.0 Decrease1.9
Majority 216 5.2 N/A
Rejected ballots 23
Registered electors 7,699
Turnout 4,121 53.5 Increase10.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Increase11.7

Elections in the 2010s

May 2019

2019[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ben Hartley 1,535 42.9 Decrease0.9
Conservative Mike Whetton* 1,398 39.1 Decrease7.7
Green Caroline Robertson-Brown 273 7.6 Increase3.5
Liberal Democrats Martin Elliott 247 6.9 Increase3.0
UKIP Brian Johnson 127 3.5 Increase2.0
Majority 137 3.83 Decrease9.7
Registered electors 7,500
Turnout 3,580 47.84 Increase0.74
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

May 2018

2018[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb* 1,677 46.8 -6.1
Labour Ben Hartley 1,568 43.8 +9.0
Green Caroline Robertson-Brown 148 4.1 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Stephen Power 138 3.9 -1.0
UKIP Kevin Grime 53 1.5 N/A
Majority 109 3.0 -15.1
Turnout 3,584 47.1 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing

May 2016

2016[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Rigby* 1,642 52.8 +1.5
Labour Benjamin Hartley 1,079 34.7 +1.0
Green Caroline Robertson-Brown 231 7.4 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher Marritt 151 4.9 1.1
Majority 563 18.1 +0.7
Turnout 3,110 42.9 -30.2
Conservative hold Swing

May 2015

2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Whetton* 2,759 51.4 +0.9
Labour Ben Hartley 1,815 33.8 +4.4
Green Caroline Robertson-Brown 478 8.9 -5.5
Liberal Democrats Chris Marritt 320 6.0 +0.4
Majority 944 17.4 -3.7
Turnout 5,372 73.1 +26.8
Conservative hold Swing

May 2014

2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb* 1,505 50.5 +0.4
Labour Luckson Francis-Augustine 877 29.4 -6.2
Green Nick Robertson-Brown 431 14.5 +6.1
Liberal Democrats Chris Marritt 167 5.6 -0.2
Majority 628 21.1 +6.6
Turnout 2,980 41.7 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing

May 2012

2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Rigby* 1,396 50.1 -0.4
Labour Michael Wilton 992 35.6 +1.4
Green Joseph Westbrook 235 8.4 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Christopher Marritt 161 5.8 -2.7
Majority 404 14.5 -1.8
Turnout 2,784 39.0 -7.3
Conservative hold Swing

May 2011

2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Whetton* 1,715 50.5 +6.0
Labour Michael Wilton 1,162 34.2 +4.2
Liberal Democrats Christopher Marritt 288 8.5 -12.7
Green Joseph Westbrook 229 6.7 +2.4
Majority 553 16.3 +1.8
Turnout 3,394 46.3 -25.2
Conservative hold Swing

May 2010

2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb* 2,325 44.5 -15.6
Labour Michael Wilton 1,568 30.0 +11.7
Liberal Democrats Terry Corbett 1,107 21.2 +7.9
Green Sara Ahsan 224 4.3 -4.0
Majority 757 14.5 -27.4
Turnout 5224 71.5 +31.1
Conservative hold Swing

Elections in the 2000s

May 2008

2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Rigby* 1,762 60.1 +4.8
Labour Michael Wilton 535 18.3 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Terry Corbett 389 13.3 +0.7
Green Marian Sudbury 244 8.3 -2.6
Majority 1,227 41.9 +7.8
Turnout 2,930 40.4 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing

May 2007

2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mike Whetton* 1,646 55.3 -3.1
Labour Sophie Taylor 631 21.2 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Duncan Irving 376 12.6 +12.6
Green Marian Sudbury 342 10.9 -4.8
Majority 1,015 34.1 +1.6
Turnout 2,977 42.1 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing

May 2006

2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Lamb* 1,645 58.4 +3.3
Labour Sophie Taylor 728 25.9 -4.0
Green Daniel Leach 442 15.7 +9.3
Majority 917 32.5 +14.0
Turnout 2,815 39.4 -10.5
Conservative hold Swing

May 2004

2004 (after boundary changes)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Brian Rigby* 1,817 19.9
Conservative Michael Whetton 1,680 18.4
Conservative John Lamb* 1,534 16.8
Labour Simon Beaumont* 969 10.6
Labour Joyce Eaton 968 10.6
Liberal Democrats Terence Corbett 798 8.7
Labour Tahira Rasul 798 8.7
Green Michael Addelman 585 6.4
Turnout 9,149 49.9
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

References

  1. ^ "Area profiles: demographics". infotrafford.org.uk. Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab. 2013. Archived from the original on 2 June 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Councillor John Lamb". democratic.trafford.gov.uk. Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Councillor Ben Hartley". democratic.trafford.gov.uk. Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Councillor details - Councillor Shona Gilbert". democratic.trafford.gov.uk. 16 May 2021. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  5. ^ "2021 Local election results". www.trafford.gov.uk. Retrieved 16 May 2021.
  6. ^ Change compared to 2016, when the seat was last up for election.
  7. ^ Staff writer (3 May 2019). "Local Election 2019 Results". trafford.gov.uk. Trafford MBC. Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  8. ^ Staff writer (4 May 2018). "Local Election 2018 Results". trafford.gov.uk. Trafford MBC. Archived from the original on 5 May 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Local Election 2016 Results". www.trafford.gov.uk. Retrieved 16 May 2021.