Flixton (ward)

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Flixton is an electoral ward of Trafford, Greater Manchester, covering the most of the village of Flixton.

Its electoral history since 1973 is as follows:[1]

2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Lally 1,481 46.3 -1.6
Labour Freda Mottley 1,330 41.6 +1.4
Green Alison Cavanagh 294 9.2 +1.4
Liberal Democrat Richard Elliott 94 2.9 -1.2
Majority 151 4.7 -3.0
Turnout 3,199 39.5 -4.3
Conservative hold Swing
2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Coupe* 1,754 47.9 +4.7
Labour Freda Mottley 1,473 40.2 +2.6
Green Alison Cavanagh 284 7.8 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Richard Elliott 150 4.1 -11.4
Majority 281 7.7 +2.1
Turnout 3,661 43.8 -27.0
Conservative hold Swing
2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Viv Ward* 2,541 43.2 -12.4
Labour Tom McDonald 2,214 37.6 +9.9
Liberal Democrat Richard Elliott 915 15.5 +5.5
Green Paul Syrett 218 3.7 -2.9
Majority 327 5.6 -22.3
Turnout 5,888 70.8 +32.6
Conservative hold Swing
2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Summerfield* 1,785 55.6 +4.9
Labour Dolores O'Sullivan 890 27.7 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Richard Elliott 321 10.0 -0.1
Green Paul Syrett 213 6.6 -0.2
Majority 895 27.9 +9.5
Turnout 3,209 38.2 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing
2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Coupe* 1,652 50.7 -2.7
Labour Dolores O’Sullivan 1,054 32.4 -1.0
Liberal Democrat Martin Elliott 330 10.1 +10.1
Green Anne Power 220 6.8 -6.4
Majority 598 18.4 -1.6
Turnout 3,256 40.2 +1.8
Conservative hold Swing
2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Elsie Ward* 1,644 53.4 -3.7
Labour Joyce Acton 1,030 33.4 -1.4
Green Christopher Webb 406 13.2 +13.2
Majority 614 20.0 +0.4
Turnout 3,080 38.4 -10.2
Conservative hold Swing
2004 (after boundary changes)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Summerfield* 1,952 19.4
Conservative Jonathan Coupe* 1,915 19.0
Conservative Elsie Ward* 1,885 18.7
Labour Gerard Carter 1,227 12.2
Labour Dolores O'Sullivan 1,175 11.7
Labour Nigel Roberts 1,095 10.9
Liberal Democrat Alan Vernon 819 8.1
Turnout 10,068 48.6
2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jonathan Coupe* 2,130 51.0 -0.5
Labour Karina Carter 1,652 39.5 -9.0
Independent Paul Pickford 398 9.5 +9.5
Majority 478 11.5 +8.5
Turnout 4,180 57.1 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing
2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Keith Summerfield 2,070 51.5 -9.0
Labour Karina Carter 1,946 48.5 +8.9
Majority 124 3.0 -17.9
Turnout 4,016 53.8 +15.8
Conservative hold Swing
2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Vivienne Ward* 1,755 60.5 +11.3
Labour Jennifer Carroll 1,148 39.6 -5.6
Majority 607 20.9 +16.9
Turnout 2,903 38.0 -4.4
Conservative hold Swing
1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Coupe 1,603 49.2 -4.2
Labour AS Jones* 1,473 45.2 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Smith 181 5.6 +5.6
Majority 130 4.0 -2.8
Turnout 3,257 42.4 -0.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. R. Seddon* 1,754 53.4 +10.9
Labour M. G. H. Barker 1,532 46.6 +4.9
Majority 222 6.8 +6.0
Turnout 3,286 42.8 -3.4
Conservative hold Swing
1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. V. Ward* 1,534 42.5 +2.7
Labour M. G. H. Barker 1,506 41.7 -1.9
Liberal Democrat A. Vernon 571 15.8 -0.8
Majority 28 0.8 -3.1
Turnout 3,611 46.2 -3.4
Conservative hold Swing
1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A. S. Jones 1,688 43.6 +12.5
Conservative M. P. Whetton 1,539 39.8 -1.0
Liberal Democrat A. Vernon 643 16.6 -11.4
Majority 149 3.9 -5.8
Turnout 3,870 49.6 -4.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. R. Seddon* 1,625 40.8 -11.4
Labour J. D. Chapman-Barker 1,238 31.1 +6.5
Liberal Democrat A. Vernon 1,115 28.0 +4.8
Majority 387 9.7 -18.0
Turnout 3,978 53.7 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing
1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative E. V. Ward 1,989 52.2 +8.1
Labour G. A. Carter 936 24.6 -4.9
Liberal Democrat A. Vernon 883 23.2 -3.2
Majority 1,053 27.7 +13.1
Turnout 3,808 48.6 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing
1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J. G. Graham 1,881 44.1 +1.8
Labour T. K. McDonald 1,257 29.5 -5.1
Liberal Democrat A. Vernon 1,125 26.4 +7.3
Majority 624 14.6 +6.9
Turnout 4,263 55.2 -4.6
Conservative hold Swing
1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative T. R. Seddon 1,989 42.3 -2.3
Labour J. Moore 1,625 34.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrat A. Vernon 898 19.1 -8.4
Green N. M. Smith 187 4.0 +4.0
Majority 364 7.7 -8.9
Turnout 4,699 59.8 +2.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R. W. Robinson 2,052 44.6 -0.5
Labour P. G. Dowland 1,289 28.0 +3.8
Liberal Democrat A. Vernon* 1,265 27.5 -3.2
Majority 763 16.6 +2.3
Turnout 4,606 57.5 -5.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A. R. Coupe 2,294 45.1 +11.0
Liberal P. I. M. Crompton 1,565 30.7 -0.1
Labour P. G. Dowland 1,231 24.2 -10.9
Majority 729 14.3 +13.2
Turnout 5,090 63.2 +10.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. J. Hughes 1,477 35.1 +11.0
Conservative C. A. Lord* 1,432 34.1 -3.4
Liberal P. I. M. Crompton 1,293 30.8 -7.6
Majority 45 1.1 +0.2
Turnout 4,202 52.4 +0.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
By-Election 23 May 1985
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J. E. Parry 1,608 40.5 +2.1
Conservative A. M. Durbin 1,213 30.6 -6.9
Labour M. J. Goggins 1,146 28.9 +4.8
Majority 395 10.0 +9.1
Turnout 3,967 49.4 +2.2
Liberal hold Swing
1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal A. Vernon 1,590 38.4 -3.4
Conservative N. J. Fitzpatrick* 1,551 37.5 -2.8
Labour M. J. Goggins 996 24.1 +6.2
Majority 39 0.9 -0.6
Turnout 4,137 51.7 -4.3
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDP–Liberal Alliance D. E. Earl* 1,885 41.8 +3.8
Conservative P. Schofield 1,819 40.3 -4.2
Labour G. Woodburn 807 17.9 +0.5
Majority 66 1.5 -5.0
Turnout 4,511 56.0 +3.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance hold Swing
1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. A. Lord 1,856 44.5 +6.3
Liberal A. Vernon 1,585 38.0 +5.8
Labour H. Pollard 726 17.4 -16.5
Majority 271 6.5 +2.2
Turnout 4,167 52.5 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing
By-Election 9 July 1981
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal D. E. Earl 1,400 40.1 +9.2
Conservative P. Schofield 1,199 34.3 -2.3
Labour R. A. Tully 895 25.6 -6.9
Majority 201 5.8 -1.7
Turnout 3,494 44.4 -4.4
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. J. Fitzpatrick* 1,403 38.2 -15.1
Labour J. D. Brown 1,245 33.9 +3.5
Liberal D. E. Earl 1,183 32.2 +15.9
Majority 158 4.3 -18.6
Turnout 3,673 48.8 -32.1
Conservative hold Swing
1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. B. W. Lumby* 4,023 53.3 -18.8
Labour J. D. Brown 2,295 30.4 +2.5
Liberal R. K. Sangster 1,226 16.3 +16.3
Majority 1,728 22.9 -21.3
Turnout 7,544 80.9 +47.7
Conservative hold Swing
1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Wroe* 2,205 72.1 +9.2
Labour J. Shaw 853 27.9 +5.3
Majority 1,352 44.2 +3.9
Turnout 3,058 33.2 -9.7
Conservative hold Swing
1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N. J. Fitzpatrick* 2,492 62.9 +8.4
Labour D. J. Watts 894 22.6 +3.0
Liberal M. G. Maxfield 575 14.5 -11.4
Majority 1,598 40.3 +11.7
Turnout 3,961 42.9 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing
1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G. B. W. Lumby* 2,363 54.5
Liberal D. J. Gilbert 1,123 25.9
Labour C. Nightingale 851 19.6
Majority 1,240 28.6
Turnout 4,337 47.6
Conservative hold Swing
1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W. Wroe 1,877 20.4
Conservative N. J. Fitzpatrick 1,755 19.1
Conservative G. B. W. Lumby 1,737 18.9

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