Manchester City Council election, 2002

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 2 May 2002. One third of the council - alongside a vacancy in Moss Side - was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a two-year term of office, expiring in 2004, due to the boundary changes and 'all-out' elections due to take place in that year. The Independent Labour candidates stood as "Independent Progressive Labour". Overall turnout rose to 24.4% and the Labour Party retained overall control of the Council.[1][2]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 26 0 1 -1 82.3 51.4 40,188 +2.3%
  Liberal Democrat 6 1 0 +1 17.6 30.7 24,048 -1.5%
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 9.1 7,152 -2.9%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 6.1 4,747 +0.1%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.2 915 +1.2%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.8 625 +0.8%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.6 498 +0.4%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 60 -0.1%

After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 76 -1
Liberal Democrats 22 +1
Independent Labour 1 0
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mavis Smitheman 942 66.2 -10.1
Liberal Democrat Judith Durrell 196 13.8 +4.5
Green Diane Norton 169 11.9 +6.4
Conservative Ann Hodkinson 117 8.2 -0.6
Majority 746 52.4 -14.6
Turnout 1,424 16.5 +3.2
Labour hold Swing -7.3

Baguley[edit]

Baguley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Paul Andrews 1,219 66.0 +0.6
Conservative Ralph Ellerton 323 17.5 -2.5
Liberal Democrat William Fisher 231 12.5 +0.2
Green Gareth Pittam 73 4.0 +1.8
Majority 896 48.5 +3.1
Turnout 1,846 21.0 +2.7
Labour hold Swing +1.5

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Leech 1,619 61.3 +5.1
Labour Beth Morgan 689 26.1 +0.4
Green Robin Goater 182 6.9 +3.4
Conservative Thomas Bumby 150 5.7 -6.4
Majority 930 35.2 +4.6
Turnout 2,640 24.7 +3.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.3

Benchill[edit]

Benchill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Isobel Freeman* 765 69.9 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Ann Bradshaw 165 15.1 +1.5
Conservative Joyce Kaye 109 10.0 -2.3
Green Hannah Berry 56 5.1 +3.5
Majority 600 54.8 -0.9
Turnout 1,095 15.4 +3.7
Labour hold Swing -0.4

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Loughman* 1,001 48.0 +2.2
Liberal Democrat Elaine Boyes 879 42.1 -6.3
Independent Labour Fred Bates 79 3.8 +3.8
Conservative Christine Birchenough 69 3.3 -1.8
Independent John Hulse 31 1.5 +1.5
Green Susan Fairweather 27 1.3 +0.6
Majority 122 5.8 +3.2
Turnout 2,086 29.6 +4.4
Labour hold Swing +4.2

Blackley[edit]

Blackley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Harold Lyons* 1,462 72.0 +15.7
Liberal Democrat Carol Connell 304 15.0 -11.8
Conservative Daniel Bunting 199 9.8 -4.6
Green Adam Higgin 66 3.2 +0.7
Majority 1,158 57.0 +27.5
Turnout 2,031 24.7 +4.0
Labour hold Swing +13.7

Bradford[edit]

Bradford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Swannick* 1,332 60.8 +10.2
Liberal Democrat Neil Trafford 753 34.4 -7.5
Conservative Brian Birchenough 70 3.2 -2.6
Green Antony Quinn 35 1.6 -0.1
Majority 579 26.4 +17.7
Turnout 2,190 31.6 +7.6
Labour hold Swing +8.8

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glynn Evans* 1,375 58.8 +8.0
Conservative John Kenny 711 30.4 -8.9
Liberal Democrat Karen Farnen 168 7.2 +0.1
Green Nicola Brooks 85 3.6 +0.8
Majority 664 28.4 +16.9
Turnout 2,339 27.5 +4.5
Labour hold Swing +8.4

Burnage[edit]

Burnage[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marilyn Taylor* 1,330 46.3 +0.9
Liberal Democrat John Cameron 1,211 42.1 +15.2
Conservative Peter Schofield 243 8.5 -9.2
Green Michael Shaw 91 3.2 -6.8
Majority 119 4.1 -14.4
Turnout 2,875 28.5 +6.6
Labour hold Swing -7.1

Central[edit]

Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Battle* 1,053 49.0 +13.2
Liberal Democrat Peter Rothery 873 40.6 -15.8
Conservative Geoffrey Berg 126 5.9 +1.3
Green Stephen Walford 78 3.6 +0.8
Independent Jason Ripley 20 0.9 +0.4
Majority 180 8.4 -12.1
Turnout 2,150 19.9 +0.9
Labour hold Swing +14.5

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eugene Curley* 1,363 60.7 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Rodney Isherwood 786 35.0 -2.3
Green Claudia French 96 4.3 -1.4
Majority 577 25.7 +6.0
Turnout 2,245 25.3 +5.7
Labour hold Swing +3.0

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Pagel* 1,702 50.9 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Qassim Afzal 1,539 46.0 +1.1
Green Joe Sheedy 105 3.1 0
Majority 163 4.9 -2.2
Turnout 3,346 36.0 +0.2
Labour hold Swing -1.1

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Selby* 1,716 44.7 -2.8
Liberal Democrat Antony Bethell 728 19.0 +4.1
Conservative Daniel Valentine 593 15.5 -5.2
Green Michelle Valentine 503 13.1 -3.8
Socialist Alliance Heather Rose 298 7.8 +7.8
Majority 988 25.7 -1.1
Turnout 3,838 32.0 +5.0
Labour hold Swing -3.4

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alan Spinks* 1,644 61.6 -4.8
Conservative Adrian Hutchinson 393 14.7 -5.7
Liberal Democrat Andrew Steele 392 14.7 +5.1
Green Angela Hall 115 4.3 +0.7
Socialist Alliance Karen Reissmann 63 2.4 +2.4
Socialist Labour Mervyn Drage 60 2.2 +2.2
Majority 1,251 46.9 +0.9
Turnout 2,667 28.3 +3.7
Labour hold Swing +0.4

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Helen Fisher 1,658 38.0 -6.5
Labour Geoffrey Bridson* 1,508 34.5 +2.9
Conservative Peter Hilton 546 12.5 -7.1
Independent Fergus Kilroy 447 10.2 +10.2
Green Michael Daw 209 4.8 +0.5
Majority 150 3.4 -9.5
Turnout 4,368 37.0 +2.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing -4.7

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Morrison* 1,238 60.2 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Howard Totty 391 19.0 +5.7
Conservative Simon Davenport 257 12.5 -4.4
Green Bruce Bingham 169 8.2 +0.7
Majority 847 41.2 -4.2
Turnout 2,055 17.3 +3.5
Labour hold Swing -3.9

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Wendy Helsby* 1,341 51.0 +4.9
Labour Richard Unwin 958 36.4 -4.5
Conservative Lisa Boardman 250 9.5 +3.5
Socialist Alliance James Martin 43 1.6 +1.6
Green Roisin MacDowell 38 1.4 -0.3
Majority 383 14.6 +9.5
Turnout 2,630 26.6 +1.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +4.7

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Bridges* 1,133 54.3 -6.9
Labour Martin Rathfelder 781 37.5 +5.0
Green Penelope Collins 87 4.2 +1.4
Conservative Rosemary Bishop 84 4.0 +0.5
Majority 352 16.9 -11.8
Turnout 2,085 22.9 +1.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -5.9

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patrick Karney* 1,014 66.4 +2.7
Liberal Democrat David Gordon 194 12.7 -4.7
Socialist Alliance Kay Phillips 144 9.4 +9.4
Conservative David Timson 144 9.4 -6.4
Green Darren Milton 31 2.0 -1.2
Majority 820 53.7 +7.4
Turnout 1,527 19.0 +3.7
Labour hold Swing +3.7

Hulme[edit]

Hulme[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Murphy* 680 47.9 -4.7
Green Vanessa Hall 597 42.0 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Matthew Armstrong 123 8.7 +8.7
Conservative David Conway 20 1.4 -5.3
Majority 83 5.8 -9.3
Turnout 1,420 14.8 +4.2
Labour hold Swing -4.6

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Keith Whitmore* 1,557 55.0 -3.6
Labour Michael Amesbury 861 30.4 +1.8
Green Michael Brennan 163 5.8 +0.1
Socialist Alliance Sabrina Nutter 130 4.6 +4.6
Conservative Raymond Wattenbach 118 4.2 -2.0
Majority 696 24.6 -5.4
Turnout 2,829 27.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -2.7

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Franklin* 1,365 71.4 +6.8
Conservative Howard Varney 261 13.6 +13.6
Liberal Democrat Kevin Morley 258 13.5 -14.5
Green Matthew Payne 29 1.5 -6.0
Majority 1,104 57.7 +21.1
Turnout 1,913 23.0 +3.8
Labour hold Swing -3.4

Longsight[edit]

Longsight[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Zeke Ukairo 1,521 54.6 -7.5
Liberal Democrat Liaqat Ali 810 29.1 +19.2
Green Spencer Fitzgibbon 255 9.1 -7.1
Conservative Karen Abbad 202 7.2 -4.2
Majority 711 25.5 -20.4
Turnout 2,788 20.4 +2.3
Labour hold Swing -13.3

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Cox 1,510 75.8 +0.6
Labour Roy Walters* 1,419
Liberal Democrat Pamela Davis 175 8.8 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Keith Hodgkin 115
Conservative Mary Barnes 113 5.7 -4.5
Green Bernard Ekbery 104 5.2 -0.8
Green Jonathan Rummery 98
Socialist Alliance Robert Turnbull 90 4.5 +4.5
Conservative Joyce Haycock 72
Majority 1,244 67.0 +2.0
Turnout 1,992 22.3 +6.5
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +0.2

Moston[edit]

Moston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Shaw* 1,437 63.0 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Robert Brettle 566 24.8 -7.9
Green Barry McAtarsney 180 7.9 +4.9
Socialist Labour Kenneth Barr 98 4.3 -0.7
Majority 871 38.2 +11.6
Turnout 2,281 24.1 +6.5
Labour hold Swing +5.8

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour June Hitchen 975 50.3 -20.0
Independent Labour Stephen Cooper 546 28.1 +28.1
Conservative Albert Walsh 210 10.8 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Ann Rodgers 133 6.9 -2.8
Green Rachel Harper 76 3.9 -0.1
Majority 429 22.1 -32.1
Turnout 1,940 23.0 +8.0
Labour hold Swing -24.0

Northenden[edit]

Northenden[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Cowell* 1,324 56.3 +5.4
Conservative Jane Percival 520 22.1 -2.6
Liberal Democrat James Mawer 321 13.7 +1.2
Green Lance Crookes 186 7.9 -4.0
Majority 804 34.2 +7.9
Turnout 2,351 23.6 +4.0
Labour hold Swing +4.0

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Fender* 1,746 50.2 +3.1
Liberal Democrat Yasmin Zalzala 1,352 38.9 -4.8
Green Brian Candeland 196 5.6 +2.4
Conservative Elliot Gold 185 5.3 +1.0
Majority 394 11.3 +7.9
Turnout 3,479 26.6 +0.6
Labour hold Swing +3.9

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Byrne* 1,304 48.9 +15.4
Liberal Democrat Lynne Williams 1,052 39.4 -18.7
Conservative Barbara Goodall 161 6.0 +1.8
Green Christopher Middleton 150 5.6 +2.0
Majority 252 9.4 -15.2
Turnout 2,667 21.3 -1.0
Labour hold Swing +17.0

Sharston[edit]

Sharston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hugh Barrett* 974 66.5 +3.8
Conservative Carol Roberts 234 16.0 -3.7
Liberal Democrat David Kierman 184 12.6 -1.0
Green Simon Sobrero 72 4.9 -0.9
Majority 740 50.5 +7.4
Turnout 1,464 19.0 +4.1
Labour hold Swing +3.7

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Stone* 1,595 49.9 -6.4
Liberal Democrat John Grant 953 29.8 +19.9
Conservative Nicholas Davis 359 11.2 -16.0
Green Mary Candeland 290 9.1 +2.5
Majority 642 20.1 -9.0
Turnout 3,197 31.0 +4.2
Labour hold Swing -13.1

Withington[edit]

Withington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Audrey Jones* 1,822 61.5 +0.2
Labour Kate Torkington 717 24.2 +1.2
Green June Buchan 178 6.0 -1.7
Conservative Jonathan Smith 152 5.1 -3.0
Socialist Alliance Toby Gibbons 96 3.2 +3.2
Majority 1,105 37.3 -1.0
Turnout 2,965 23.7 +1.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -0.5

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Edward Newman 1,087 71.9 +2.6
Liberal Democrat Derek Mellor 186 12.3 -0.6
Conservative Ruby Raynor 183 12.1 -2.4
Green Ashleigh Vincent 56 3.7 +0.4
Majority 901 59.6 +4.9
Turnout 1,512 18.6 +4.3
Labour hold Swing +1.6

By-election between 2002 and 2003[edit]

Benchill By-Election 13 June 2002[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ian Wilmott 440 70.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Ann Bradshaw 85 13.6 -1.5
Conservative Adrian Hutchinson 67 10.7 +0.7
Socialist Labour Mervyn Drage 32 5.1 +5.1
Majority 355 56.9 +2.1
Turnout 624 8.8 -6.6
Labour hold Swing +1.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manchester Evening News, 3 May 2002.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah "Manchester 2002 council election results". manchester.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2002-11-05. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  3. ^ "By-election past results". manchester.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2003-04-27. Retrieved 2012-01-19.