Manchester City Council elections

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Seat totals, 1973-2012

In Manchester, England, one third of Manchester City Council is elected each year for three consecutive years, followed by a fourth year without any elections. The Labour Party has had political control in Manchester since 1973.

Political control[edit]

Party in control Years
Labour 1973–present

Council elections[edit]

Summary of the council composition after council elections, click on the year for full details of each election. Boundary changes took place for the 2004 election which reduced the number of seats by 3, leading to the whole council being elected in that year.

Popular vote share, 1973-2012
Popular vote figures, 1973-2012


Year Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats Greens Independent Labour Independent Liberal Democrat
1973 59 40 0 0 0 0
1975 54 45 0 0 0 0
1976 54 45 0 0 0 0
1978 53 46 0 0 0 0
1979 63 33 3 0 0 0
1980 72 23 4 0 0 0
1982 69 26 4 0 0 0
1983 72 22 5 0 0 0
1984 79 14 6 0 0 0
1986 86 7 6 0 0 0
1987 77 13 9 0 0 0
1988 78 12 9 0 0 0
1990 78 12 9 0 0 0
1991 85 5 9 0 0 0
1992 80 5 12 0 2 0
1994 79 4 15 0 1 0
1995 83 2 14 0 0 0
1996 84 0 15 0 0 0
1998 84 0 15 0 0 0
1999 80 0 19 0 0 0
2000 78 0 21 0 0 0
2002 76 0 22 0 1 0
2003 71 0 27 1 0 0
2004 57 0 38 1 0 0
2006 61 0 34 1 0 0
2007 60 0 35 1 0 0
2008 61 1 34 0 0 0
2010 62 1 33 0 0 0
2011 75 0 20 0 0 1
2012 86 0 9 0 0 1
2014 95 0 0 0 0 1

By-election results[edit]

By-election Date Incumbent party Winning party
Beswick by-election 27 June 1974 Labour Labour
Blackley by-election Labour Labour
Labour Labour
Harpurhey by-election 25 July 1974 Labour Labour
Withington by-election 16 November 1978 Conservative Liberal
Gorton South by-election 25 September 1980 Labour Labour
Blackley by-election 2 April 1981 Conservative Labour
Old Moat by-election 9 July 1981 Conservative Conservative
Moston by-election 27 July 1995 Labour Labour
Hulme by-election 2 May 1997 Labour Labour
Old Moat by-election Labour Labour
Cheetham by-election 24 September 1998 Labour Liberal Democrat
Benchill by-election 10 June 1999 Labour Labour
Central by-election 26 August 1999 Labour Labour
Baguley by-election 25 January 2001 Labour Labour
Beswick and Clayton by-election 10 June 2001 Labour Labour
Sharston by-election Labour Labour
Whalley Range by-election Labour Labour
Benchill by-election 13 June 2002 Labour Labour
Gorton South by-election 19 October 2006 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Charlestown by-election 14 June 2007 Labour Labour
Didsbury West by-election 29 January 2009 Liberal Democrat Liberal Democrat
Moston by-election 29 January 2009 Labour Labour
Hulme by-election 4 November 2010 Labour Labour
Baguley by-election 20 January 2011 Labour Labour
Ardwick by-election 15 November 2012 Labour Labour
Ancoats and Clayton by-election 10 October 2013 Labour Labour

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