Gorse Hill (ward)

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Gorse Hill is an electoral ward of Trafford covering parts of Stretford, including Gorse Hill, Trafford Park and a small part of Old Trafford.

The ward was created in 2004 largely from parts of the old Park and Talbot wards.

Its electoral history since 2004 is as follows:[1]

2015
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Cordingley*
Conservative Lijo John
Green Nigel Woodcock
Majority
Turnout
2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Acton* 1,666 63.6 -8.1
Conservative Mark Cawdrey 496 18.9 +2.7
Green Nigel Woodcock 346 13.2 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Renee Matthews 111 4.2 +0.6
Majority 953 35.8 -19.1
Turnout 2,619 36.4 +4.7
Labour hold Swing
2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laurence Walsh* 1,633 71.7 +3.9
Conservative Samuel Martin 368 16.2 -3.3
Green Philip Leape 196 8.6 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Renee Matthews 81 3.6 -1.6
Majority 1,265 55.5 +7.3
Turnout 2,278 31.1 -1.8
Labour hold Swing
2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Cordingley* 1,787 67.8 +9.2
Conservative Samuel Martin 515 19.5 -0.1
Green Philip Leape 198 7.5 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Renee Matthews 137 5.2 -12.0
Majority 1,272 48.2 +9.3
Turnout 2,637 32.9 -25.3
Labour hold Swing
2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Acton* 2,721 58.6 +6.3
Conservative Colin Levenston 913 19.6 -8.0
Liberal Democrat Frank Beswick 801 17.2 +5.5
Green Philip Leape 212 4.6 -3.9
Majority 1,808 38.9 +14.2
Turnout 4,647 58.2 +30.5
Labour hold Swing
2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laurence Walsh* 1,170 52.3 -5.6
Conservative Colin Levenston 617 27.6 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Francis Beswick 262 11.7 +4.5
Green Philip Leape 189 8.5 -3.3
Majority 553 24.7 -6.2
Turnout 2,238 27.7 -1.1
Labour hold Swing
2007 (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Cordingley 1,211 30.0 +4.5
Labour Laurence Walsh* 1,125 27.9 +0.3
Conservative Colin Levenston 502 12.5 +0.2
Conservative Graeme Levenston 431 10.7 -3.4
Liberal Democrat Francis Beswick 290 7.2 +7.2
Green Sarah King 264 6.6 +1.3
Green Philip Leape 208 5.2 -1.5
Majority 623 30.9 +0.2
Turnout 4,031 28.8 +1.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing
2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Acton* 1,112 55.5 -3.4
Conservative George Manley 496 24.8 -7.1
Green Philip Leape 238 11.9 +11.9
Independent Colin Hendrie 156 7.8 +7.8
Majority 616 30.7 +8.6
Turnout 2,002 27.3 -5.5
Labour hold Swing
2004 (after boundary changes)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Strickland* 1,245 20.4
Labour Laurence Walsh* 1,222 19.9
Labour David Acton* 1,139 18.6
Conservative Alison Levenston 687 11.2
Conservative Colin Levenston 654 10.7
Conservative Graeme Levenston 614 10.0
Liberal Democrat Hazel Shacklock 573 9.3
Turnout 6,134 32.8

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