Manchester City Council election, 2012

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Elections to Manchester City Council took place on 3 May 2012, on the same day as other United Kingdom local elections, 2012. One third of the council was up for election, with those councillors elected in the Manchester Council election, 2008 having defended their seats on this occasion with vote share changes compared on that basis.

The current composition of the Council is as follows:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 86 +25
Liberal Democrat 9 -25
Independent 1 +1

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 2012
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 32 12 0 12 100 65.73 59632 +22.73
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 -12 -12 0 14.70 13341 -15.7
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 8.60 7801 +0.3
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0 6.71 6084 -7.49
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 2.24 2034 +1.84
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0 0.99 898 +0.99
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.52 472 -1.38
  Pirate 0 0 0 0 0 0.29 259 +0.29
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0 0.17 153 -0.53
  Communist League 0 0 0 0 0 0.06 52 +0.06

Ward results[edit]

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election.

Ancoats and Clayton[edit]

Ancoats and Clayton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mike Carmody* 1,862 74.3 +14.6
Green Peter Birkinshaw 215 8.6 -0.9
Conservative Mark Ford 173 6.9 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Claude-Diele Nsumbu 100 4.0 -12.9
TUSC Alex Davidson 82 3.3 N/A
Pirate Tim Dobson 75 3.0 N/A
Majority 1,674 66.8 +23.9
Turnout 2507 23.47 +0.07
Labour hold Swing

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas O'Callaghan* 1,729 80.4 +18.3
Green Patrick Sudlow 146 6.8 -.2
Conservative Rob Manning 111 5.2 -6.4
Liberal Democrat Susan Alman 101 4.7 -13.5
TUSC Shari Holden 64 3.0 N/A
Majority 1,683 78.2 +34.2
Turnout 2,151 18.1
Labour hold Swing

Baguley[edit]

Baguley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luke Raikes 1,485 63.4 +16.7
UKIP Christopher Cassidy 281 12.0 N/A
Conservative Ralph Ellerton 259 11.1 -12.4
TUSC Lynn Worthington 115 4.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat Yvonne Donaghey 102 4.4 -5.7
Green Jostine Loubster 101 4.3 -3.1
Majority
Turnout 2,343 21.6
Labour hold Swing

Bradford[edit]

Bradford[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Swannick* 1,903 77.7 +10.6
Conservative Sarah Bennett 159 6.5 -3.7
Green Lorna Bowen 141 5.8 -3.8
Pirate Loz Kaye 127 5.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Charles Turner 106 4.3 -8.8
Communist League Peter Clifford 14 0.6 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,450 21.2
Labour hold Swing

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Glynn Evans* 1,629 53.7 +9.5
Conservative Stephen Woods 532 17.6 -20.8
UKIP Nathan Gilbert 279 9.2 N/A
Green Eithne Quinn 140 4.6 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Peter Maxson 111 3.7 -8.9
Majority
Turnout 3,031 28.6
Labour hold Swing

Burnage[edit]

Burnage[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bev Craig* 2,416 72.0 +48.3
Liberal Democrat Grace Baynham 513 15.3 -49.5
Green Sam Darby 262 7.8 +3.4
Conservative Peter Schofield 163 4.9 -2.2
Majority
Turnout 3,354 31.2
Labour hold Swing

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Hackett* 1,955 75.3 +29.3
Conservative Tom Archer 292 11.2 -3.5
Green Chris Hyland 252 9.7 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Joanne Taylor 98 3.8 -2.4
Majority
Turnout 2,597 25.4
Labour hold Swing

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shaukat Ali 2,854 62.3 +12.4
Independent Shazia Butt 1,121 24.5 N/A
Green Luke Smith 261 5.7 +1.6
Conservative Sham Akhtar 213 4.7 -14.6
Liberal Democrat Rodney Isherwood 130 2.8 -9.5
Majority
Turnout 4,579 30.6
Labour hold Swing

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Newman* 2,433 56.8 +11.6
Liberal Democrat Matt Gallagher 797 18.6 -21.1
Green Brian Candeland 503 11.8 +2.3
TUSC Mark Krantz 368 8.6 N/A
Conservative Jonathan Beardmore 180 4.2 -1.3
Majority
Turnout 4,281 39.2
Labour hold Swing

Chorlton Park[edit]

Chorlton Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanna Midgley 2,083 56.2 +32.2
Liberal Democrat Bernie Ryan* 1,115 30.1 -23.3
Green Leon Patsalides 354 9.6 -1.7
Conservative Leo Schindler 156 4.2 -7.1
Majority
Turnout 3,708 32.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

City Centre[edit]

City Centre[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Davies 704 38.4 +7.9
Liberal Democrat Marc Ramsbottom* 465 25.4 -10.7
Conservative Michael Liffen 234 12.8 -11.8
Green Nick Wilkinson 190 10.4 +1.6
Independent Ken Dobson 159 8.7 N/A
Pirate Maria Aretoulaki 57 3.1 N/A
UKIP Adrienne Bennett 25 1.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout 1,864 13.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Richard Leese* 2,499 78.6 +22.1
Conservative Samuel Jacob 225 7.1 -11.9
UKIP Robert Willescroft 221 7.0 +0.4
Green Kim Alwyn 157 4.9 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Adam Hewitt 77 2.4 -8.9
Majority
Turnout 3,179 29.2%
Labour hold Swing

Didsbury East[edit]

Didsbury East[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bridie Adams 2,039 50.5 +23.5
Liberal Democrat David Sandiford* 1,398 34.6 -17.9
Green Amy Webber 318 7.9 +0.0
Conservative Jamie Williams 280 6.9 -5.7
Majority 641
Turnout 4,035 37.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Didsbury West[edit]

Didsbury West[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Ollerhead 1,393 47.5 +24.7
Liberal Democrat Graham Shaw* 909 31.0 -16.2
Green Gareth Price-Thomas 317 10.8 +0.5
Conservative Dola Miah 246 8.4 -8.2
Democracy First Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 69 2.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2934 27.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Royle* 1,733 77.9 +26.5
Green Rosie Dammers 198 8.9 -0.1
Conservative Charles Bailey 144 6.5 -5.0
Liberal Democrat Ronan Stafford 80 3.6 -24.5
TUSC Katen Verma 70 3.2 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,225 19.4
Labour hold Swing

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Afia Kamal 1,478 53.0 +14.7
Liberal Democrat Jackie Pearcey* 987 35.4 -13.3
Green Karl Wardlaw 187 6.7 +1.7
Conservative Abiodun Opesan 101 3.6 -4.4
Communist League Andres Mendoza 38 1.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2,791 24.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Stone 2,091 53.8 +19.3
Liberal Democrat Charles Glover* 1,198 30.8 -12.0
UKIP Robert Catterall 202 5.2 N/A
Green Ryan Bestford 161 4.2 -1.4
Respect Marie-Angelique Bueler 153 3.9 N/A
Conservative Tmo Opesan 79 2.0 -5.4
Majority
Turnout 3,884 30.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pat Karney* 1,890 76.2 +18.9
Conservative William Clapham 250 10.1 -9.3
Green Simon Gibbins 227 9.2 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Mellissa Houlding 112 4.5 -7.8
Majority
Turnout 2,479 20.24
Labour hold Swing

Higher Blackley[edit]

Higher Blackley[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shelley Lanchbury '1,753 67.5 +23.7
Conservative Malcolm Evans 226 8.7 -6.7
BNP Derek Adams 221 8.5 -18.8
UKIP Allison Newsham 198 7.6 N/A
Liberal Democrat Maria Turner 100 3.8 -4.4
Green Nick Good 98 3.8 -1.6
Majority
Turnout 2596 24.6
Labour hold Swing

Hulme[edit]

Hulme[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Amina Lone* 1,301 60.9 +18.7
Green Deyika Nzeribe 595 27.8 -12.2
Conservative Jack Kelly 117 5.5 -34.5
Liberal Democrat Dom Hardwick 94 4.4 -3.9
Independent James Guise 30 1.4 N/A
Majority
Turnout ,2137 17.0
Labour hold Swing

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nasrin Ali 1,722 50.3 +24.3
Liberal Democrat John Commons 955 27.9 -27.8
Green David Mottram 674 19.7 +7.8
Conservative Ryan El-Idrissi 73 2.1 -9.8
Majority
Turnout 3,424 30.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Longsight[edit]

Longsight[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Luthfur Rahman* 2,754 76.0 +14.4
Conservative Mohammed Afzal 436 12.0 +7.3
Green Wendy Lynas 301 8.3 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Mohammad Panwar 134 3.7 -22.7
Majority
Turnout 3,625 32.0
Labour hold Swing

Miles Platting and Newton Heath[edit]

Miles Platting and Newton Heath[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carmine Grimshaw 1,807 65.0 +25.5
Liberal Democrat Damien O'Connor* 830 29.8 -15.8
Green Jacob Lay 145 5.2 +2.6
Majority
Turnout 2,782 25.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Moston[edit]

Moston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Murphy* 1,801 53.8 +4.3
Independent Bob Hill 930 27.8 N/A
Conservative H.C.H. Hill 257 7.7 -22.2
BNP Gareth Black 251 7.5 N/A
Green Barnaby Wolfram 111 3.3 -4.6
Majority
Turnout 3,350 30.1
Labour hold Swing

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Alistair Cox* 2,545 84.3 +16.3
Green Richard Lane 153 5.1 -3.5
TUSC Colette Williams 121 4.0 N/A
Conservative Will Stobart 120 4.0 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Richard Gadsden 79 2.6 -7.9
Majority
Turnout 3018 24.40
Labour hold Swing

Northenden[edit]

Northenden[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fran Shone 1,983 64.3 +20.7
Liberal Democrat Andrew Hardwick 405 13.1 -30.7
Conservative Stephen Heath 242 8.0 -0.2
UKIP Eugene Cassidy 237 7.7 N/A
Green Chris Gibbins 215 7.0 +2.5
Majority
Turnout 3,082 27.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrew Fender* 1,822 74.1 +23.6
Green Amy Howard 278 11.3 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Nicholas Prescott 221 9.0 -25.4
Conservative Nicholas Savage 139 5.7 -1.7
Majority
Turnout 22
Labour hold Swing

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ahmed Ali 2,100 74.8 +47.6
Liberal Democrat Paul Shannon* 352 12.5 -30.2
Green Dane Lam 220 7.8 +1.6
Conservative James Johnson 96 3.4 -8.0
Independent Pip Moss 41 1.5 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2809 26
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Sharston[edit]

Sharston[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tommy Judge* 1,666 69.5 +22.3
UKIP Dean Roberts 244 10.2 N/A
Conservative Jim McCullough 218 9.1 -23.6
Liberal Democrat Dave Page 100 4.2 -7.4
Green Alison Hunt 91 3.8 -4.6
TUSC Trevor Prior 78 3.3 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2397 20.4
Labour hold Swing

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Angeliki Stogia 2,517 65.7 +36.0
Liberal Democrat John Grant* 759 19.8 -19.5
Green Mary Candeland 426 11.1 +2.2
Conservative Amjad Nasir 127 3.3 -18.8
Majority
Turnout 3,829 33.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Withington[edit]

Withington[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Daniel Gillard 1,107 46.6 +23.5
Liberal Democrat Brendon Jones* 862 36.3 -21.4
Green Laura Bannister 251 10.6 -0.4
Conservative Lorna McHugh 88 3.7 -5.4
UKIP James Howson 68 2.9 N/A
Majority
Turnout 2376 21
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian O'Neil* 1,449 71.1 +10.5
UKIP Pamela Shotton 279 13.7 N/A
Conservative Stephen McHugh 148 7.3 -16.1
Green Kathleen Molteno 113 5.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrat David Kierman 51 2.5 -5.7
Majority
Turnout 2,037 20.0
Labour hold Swing


By-elections between 2012 and 2013[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tina Hewitson 1,904 80.47 +0.09
Green Karl Wardlaw 120 5.07 -1.72
Liberal Democrat Liaquat Ali 94 3.97 -0.72
Conservative Jamie Williams 92 3.89 -1.27
UKIP Allison Newsham 61 2.58 N/A
TUSC Shari Holden 52 2.20 -0.78
BNP Steven Carden 43 1.82 N/A
Majority 1,784 75.40
Turnout 2,395 20
Labour hold Swing


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