Salford City Council elections

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One third of Salford City Council in Greater Manchester, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party in control Years
Labour since 1973

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Cadishead By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 2,654 62.3 −21.1
Conservative 1,141 26.8 +26.8
Liberal Democrat 466 10.9 −5.7
Majority 1,512 35.5
Turnout 4,261
Labour hold Swing
Winton By-Election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 3,963 68.3 −7.4
Conservative 1,034 17.8 −4.7
Liberal Democrat 807 13.9 +2.6
Majority 2,929 50.5
Turnout 5,804
Labour hold Swing
Walkden North By-Election 4 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour 705 78.6 −4.1
Liberal Democrat 108 12.0 +4.8
Conservative 84 9.4 −0.7
Majority 597 66.6
Turnout 897 10.5
Labour hold Swing
Barton By-Election 7 June 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neville Clarke 2,070 64.1 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Margaret Powis 594 18.4 −2.0
Conservative Judith Tope 564 17.5 −6.6
Majority 1,476 45.7
Turnout 3,228 42.8 +24.4
Labour hold Swing
Ordsall By-Election 7 June 2001[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Slater 1,025 58.7 −6.9
Liberal Democrat Ann Gibbons 587 33.6 +8.6
Independent Sheila Wallace 81 4.6 +4.6
Socialist Alliance Gary Duke 54 3.1 +3.1
Majority 438 25.1
Turnout 1,747
Labour hold Swing
Eccles By-Election 25 November 2004[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jane Murphy 842 40.4 +1.3
Conservative Michael Edwards 677 32.5 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Deborah Rushton 566 27.1 −4.9
Majority 165 7.9
Turnout 2,085 26.3 −12.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Langworthy By-Election 10 March 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gina Loveday 720 55.4 +13.2
Liberal Democrat John Deas 410 31.6 +9.1
Conservative Jeremiah Horgan 169 13.0 −2.8
Majority 310 23.8
Turnout 1,303 14.8 −16.0
Labour hold Swing
Ordsall By-Election 10 March 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Harold 439 59.9 +21.3
Liberal Democrat Bernard Carson 144 19.6 −11.1
Conservative Johnathan Thomason 96 13.1 −3.6
Green Jadwiga Irksa 32 4.4 +4.4
Independent Alan Valentine 22 3.0 −11.0
Majority 295 40.3
Turnout 734 12.6 −15.6
Labour hold Swing
Swinton South By-Election 10 March 2005[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Valerie Burgoyne 643 34.9 −2.2
Liberal Democrat Joseph O'Neill 579 31.5 −0.8
Conservative Christopher Davies 543 29.5 +0.0
Green Ian Davies 76 4.1 +4.1
Majority 64 3.4
Turnout 1,843 22.1 −14.4
Labour hold Swing
Barton By-Election 29 September 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Norbert Potter 676 45.6 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Roy Laurence 389 26.2 −4.1
Conservative Judith Tope 189 12.7 −13.0
UKIP Bernard Gill 137 9.2 +9.2
Independent Alan Valentine 93 6.3 +6.3
Majority 287 19.4
Turnout 1,489 17.1 −15.4
Labour hold Swing
Pendlebury By-Election 19 March 2009[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Ferguson 1,055 38.2 +1.3
Conservative Jillian Collinson 874 31.6 +0.4
BNP Eddy O'Sullivan 373 13.5 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Gregory 368 13.3 -0.9
Independent Stuart Cremins 49 1.8 -2.6
Green Diana Battersby 43 1.6 +1.6
Majority 181 6.6
Turnout 2,762 30.7
Labour hold Swing
Irwell Riverside By-Election 21 May 2009[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matt Mold 606 37.6 -13.3
Liberal Democrat Steven Middleton 293 18.2 -1.1
BNP Gary Tumulty 276 17.1 +3.8
Conservative Chris Bates 189 11.7 -4.7
Green Rob Mitchell 125 7.8 +7.8
UKIP Duran O'Dwyer 123 7.6 +7.6
Majority 313 19.4
Turnout 1,612 17.6
Labour hold Swing
Eccles By-election, 20 October 2011[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Wheeler 1,227 54.46
Conservative Nicholas Johnson 701 31.11
BNP Kay Pollitt 147 6.52
Liberal Democrat Valerie Kelly 125 5.54
Independent Alan Dominic Valentine 53 2.35
Majority 526
Turnout 2,253
Weaste and Seedley By-election, 20 June 2013
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Wilson 785 44.4 -10.3
UKIP Glyn Wright 401 22.7 +22.7
Conservative Adam Kennaugh 260 14.7 +2.0
Green Mary Ferrer 80 4.5 +4.5
BNP Kay Pollitt 74 4.2 -4.5
Independent Matt Simpson 64 3.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Valerie Kelly 58 3.3 -15.4
TUSC Terry Simmons 30 1.7 +1.7
Independent Alan Valentine 15 0.8 +0.8
Majority 384
Turnout 1778 19.9
Labour hold Swing

Election followed the death of Councillor Janet Rochford (Labour).

Swinton South By-election, 7 January 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Neil Blower 661 45.1 -0.5
Conservative Anne Broomhead 298 20.3 +4.3
UKIP Robert Wakefield 215 14.7 +14.7
Green Joe O'Neill 196 13.4 -3.4
English Democrats Paul Whitelegg 54 3.7 -1.1
TUSC Steve Cullen 43 2.9 +2.9
Majority 363
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Election followed the death of Councillor Norbert Potter (Labour).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Councillors". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  2. ^ "Salford". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-20. 
  3. ^ "Salford City Council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  4. ^ a b "Salford District Election Results - 7 June 2001". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  5. ^ "Results for the Eccles by-election: 25 November 2004". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  6. ^ a b c "Results for the by-elections: 10 March 2005". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  7. ^ "By-election: 29 September 2005". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  8. ^ "By-election results: 19 March 2009". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  9. ^ "By-election results: 21 May 2009". Salford City Council. Retrieved 2009-09-03. 
  10. ^ http://www.bnp.org.uk/news/regional/vote-kay-pollitt-%E2%80%93-eccles-election-thursday-20-october

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