Stretford (ward)

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Stretford is an electoral ward of Trafford, Greater Manchester, covering the south-west part of Stretford, including the town centre.

Its electoral history since 1973 is as follows:[1]

2012
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Ross* 1,666 62.4 +1.2
Conservative Michael Parris 475 17.8 -6.6
Green Liz O'Neill 266 10.0 +0.5
UKIP Jan Brzozowski 167 6.3 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Kirsty Cullen 95 3.6 -1.3
Majority 1,191 44.6 +7.8
Turnout 2,669 35.6 -4.7
Labour hold Swing
2011
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Adshead* 1,923 61.2 +8.2
Conservative Colin Hooley 766 24.4 0
Green Liz O'Neill 299 9.5 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Louise Shaw 154 4.9 -12.4
Majority 1,157 36.8 +8.2
Turnout 3,142 40.3 -21.7
Labour hold Swing
2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dolores O'Sullivan 2,585 53.0 +3.3
Conservative Benita Dirikis 1,192 24.4 -8.7
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Clarke 845 17.3 +9.2
Green Liz O'Neill 255 5.2 -3.9
Majority 1,393 28.6 +12.0
Turnout 4,877 62.0 +27.0
Labour hold Swing
2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tom Ross 1,345 49.7 -1.2
Conservative Colin Hooley 896 33.1 +2.2
Green Liz O'Neill 247 9.1 -0.5
Liberal Democrat John O'Connor 218 8.1 -1.5
Majority 449 16.6 -3.4
Turnout 2,706 35.0 -1.9
Labour hold Swing
2007
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Adshead* 1,398 50.9 +1.2
Conservative Colin Hooley 849 30.9 -3.1
Liberal Democrat John O’Connor 263 9.6 +9.6
Green Joe Ryan 237 8.6 -7.7
Majority 549 20.0 +4.3
Turnout 2,747 36.9 -0.1
Labour hold Swing
2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karina Carter* 1,355 49.7 -2.2
Conservative Colin Hooley 926 34.0 -7.5
Green Jennie Gander 445 16.3 +16.3
Majority 429 15.7 +12.6
Turnout 2,726 37.0 -0.1
Labour hold Swing
2004 (after boundary changes)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernice Garlick* 1,299 18.9
Labour Stephen Adshead* 1,242 18.0
Labour Karina Carter 1,036 15.0
Conservative Benita Dirikis 966 14.0
Conservative George Manley 948 13.8
Conservative Colin Hooley 945 13.7
Liberal Democrat Mohammed Mian 449 6.5
Turnout 6,885 37.1
2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernice Garlick* 1,987 54.2 -4.1
Conservative George Manley 1,331 36.3 -0.5
Green Antony Quinn 350 9.5 +9.5
Majority 656 17.9 -3.6
Turnout 3,668 49.1 -1.7
Labour hold Swing
2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Adshead* 2,224 58.3 +1.4
Conservative John Lamb 1,403 36.8 -6.3
Socialist Labour Prudence Hibberd 189 5.0 +5.0
Majority 821 21.5 +7.7
Turnout 3,816 50.8 +18.3
Labour hold Swing
2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Dolan* 1,406 56.9 -0.6
Conservative John Schofield 1,066 43.1 +5.2
Majority 340 13.8 -5.8
Turnout 2,472 32.5 -1.4
Labour hold Swing
1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Garlick* 1,475 57.5 -2.0
Conservative Schofield 973 37.9 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Rogers 118 4.6 +4.6
Majority 502 19.6 -4.9
Turnout 2,566 33.9 +1.9
Labour hold Swing
1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. A. Adshead* 1,449 59.5 -2.8
Conservative K. G. Summerfield 851 35.0 -2.7
Socialist Labour P. J. Hibberd 135 5.5 +5.5
Majority 598 24.5 0
Turnout 2,435 32.0 -8.1
Labour hold Swing
1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P. Dolan 1,899 62.3 -3.9
Conservative H. Walker* 1,151 37.7 +3.9
Majority 748 24.5 -7.9
Turnout 3,050 40.1 -2.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. E. Garlick* 2,176 66.2 +8.2
Conservative J. T. Kelly 1,110 33.8 +0.5
Majority 1,066 32.4 +7.6
Turnout 3,286 42.9 -3.7
Labour hold Swing
1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. A. Adshead* 2,105 58.0 +15.3
Conservative J. T. Kelly 1,207 33.3 -19.9
Liberal Democrat J. M. Walmsley 316 8.7 +5.5
Majority 898 24.8 +14.3
Turnout 3,628 46.6 -1.8
Labour hold Swing
1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Walker 2,048 53.2 +7.3
Labour J. T. Beer* 1,643 42.7 -3.1
Liberal Democrat S. D. Bowater 125 3.2 -5.0
Green C. I. Kirby 36 0.9 +0.9
Majority 405 10.5 +10.4
Turnout 3,852 48.4 -1.1
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
By-Election 5 December 1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B. E. Garlick 1,656 48.0 +2.2
Conservative H. Walker* 1,654 47.9 -2.0
Liberal Democrat F. C. Beswick 140 4.1 -4.1
Majority 2 0.1 +34.1
Turnout 3,450 42.9 -6.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Walker* 1,827 45.9 +5.8
Labour B. E. Garlick 1,822 45.8 -5.8
Liberal Democrat F. C. Beswick 328 8.2 +3.4
Majority 5 0.1 -11.3
Turnout 3,977 49.5 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. Adshead* 2,097 51.6 +3.7
Conservative F. D. Redfern 1,632 40.1 -6.7
Liberal Democrat F. C. Beswick 194 4.8 -0.5
Green E. M. Jocys 143 3.5 +3.5
Majority 465 11.4 +10.2
Turnout 4,066 50.5 +2.7
Labour hold Swing
1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J. T. Beer 1,872 47.9 +10.0
Conservative F. D. Redfern* 1,826 46.8 -2.0
Liberal Democrat L. L. Sumner 207 5.3 -8.0
Majority 46 1.2 -9.7
Turnout 3,905 47.8 -3.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Walker* 2,042 48.8 +8.6
Labour J. T. Beer 1,587 37.9 -10.1
Social Democratic L. L. Sumner 559 13.3 +1.5
Majority 455 10.9 +3.1
Turnout 4,188 50.9 +5.7
Conservative hold Swing
1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S. A. Adshead 1,772 48.0 +5.6
Conservative M. Hindley* 1,483 40.2 -5.6
Social Democratic L. L. Sumner 437 11.8 0
Majority 289 7.8 +4.4
Turnout 3,692 45.2 +1.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F. D. Redfern 1,616 45.8 -1.6
Labour J. F. L. Wood 1,496 42.4 +2.3
Social Democratic L. L. Sumner 416 11.8 -0.7
Majority 120 3.4 -3.8
Turnout 3,528 43.3 -4.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Walker* 1,886 47.4 -3.9
Labour J. F. L. Wood 1,598 40.1 +9.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance L. L. Sumner 498 12.5 -6.0
Majority 288 7.2 -14.1
Turnout 3,982 48.0 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing
1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Hindley* 1,886 51.3 +5.9
Labour G. Woodburn 1,107 30.2 -24.4
Social Democratic L. L. Sumner 679 18.5 +18.5
Majority 779 21.3 +12.1
Turnout 3,664 44.6 +1.3
Conservative hold Swing
1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C. Reid 1,952 54.6 +19.7
Conservative C. Warbrick* 1,623 45.4 -8.4
Majority 329 9.2 -9.7
Turnout 3,575 43.3 -34.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Walker* 2,480 53.8 -14.7
Labour C. Reid 1,608 34.9 +3.4
Liberal R. J. Allan 521 11.3 +11.3
Majority 872 18.9 -18.1
Turnout 4,609 78.0 +38.0
Conservative hold Swing
1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Hindley* 1,591 68.5 +4.1
Labour R. A. Tully 732 31.5 +3.2
Majority 859 37.0 +0.9
Turnout 2,323 40.0 -2.3
Conservative hold Swing
1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C. Warbrick* 1,587 64.4 +1.2
Labour G. R. Scott 698 28.3 +3.0
Liberal C. R. Hedley 181 7.3 -4.2
Majority 889 36.1 -1.8
Turnout 2,466 42.3 +3.3
Conservative hold Swing
1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H. Walker* 1,468 63.2
Labour G. R. Scott 588 25.3
Liberal R. K. Sangster 268 11.5
Majority 880 37.9
Turnout 2,324 39.0
Conservative hold Swing
1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative M. Hindley 1,583 26.8
Conservative C. Warbrick 1,493 25.3
Conservative H. Walker 1,492 25.3

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