1976 Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Trafford Council were held on Thursday, 6 May 1976. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1980. The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council.[1]

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 47 +5
Labour 12 -1
Liberal 4 -4
Conservative hold

Ward results[edit]

Altrincham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. S. Gordon 1,373 53.5 +10.6
Labour E. Axon 687 26.8 -0.2
Liberal P. C. Feanhley 506 19.7 -10.4
Majority 686 26.7 +13.9
Turnout 2,566 40.3 -1.3
Conservative hold Swing
Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. S. Hall* 2,948 84.7 +12.8
Labour J. Wynne 534 15.3 +2.7
Majority 2,414 69.3 +13.0
Turnout 3,482 48.6 -1.3
Conservative hold Swing
Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G. R. Finch 1,610 54.3 +6.4
Liberal E. H. Faulkner 719 24.3 -3.4
Labour A. J. Hadley 635 21.4 -2.9
Majority 891 30.1 +9.9
Turnout 2,964 45.0 +0.9
Conservative hold Swing
Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. B. Ludlam 2,393 64.8 +6.8
Liberal H. Hughes 1,302 35.2 +1.5
Majority 1,091 29.5 +5.3
Turnout 3,695 45.2 -0.5
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Bucklow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. D. Paul* 1,438 48.7 +2.1
Conservative M. E. Hindley 1,182 40.1 -6.7
Communist P. S. Gallagher 139 4.7 -1.9
Independent W. J. Graham 120 4.1 +4.1
Independent K. M. Stewart 72 2.4 +2.4
Majority 256 8.7 +8.5
Turnout 2,951 37.4 +9.8
Labour hold Swing
Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour V. J. Wynne* 1,355 49.6 +6.8
Conservative E. J. Kelson 1,172 42.9 -14.3
Liberal R. N. Stott 206 7.5 +7.5
Majority 183 6.7 -7.6
Turnout 2,733 41.5 +6.6
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F. H. Eadie* 1,348 59.9 +9.8
Labour M. F. Treadaway 685 30.4 +5.2
Liberal W. A. Munden 218 9.7 -15.0
Majority 663 29.5 +4.6
Turnout 2,251 41.4 -0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. E. Williams* 2,432 60.4 +1.5
Labour L. M. Seex 1,212 30.1 +3.6
Liberal D. J. Gilbert 384 9.5 -5.1
Majority 1,220 30.3 -2.0
Turnout 4,028 41.2 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing
Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative N. J. Fitzpatrick* 2,492 62.9 +8.4
Labour D. J. Watts 894 22.6 +3.0
Liberal M. G. Maxfield 575 14.5 -11.4
Majority 1,598 40.3 +11.7
Turnout 3,961 42.9 -4.7
Conservative hold Swing
Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Godwin* 3,807 87.2 +1.5
Labour P. Scott 560 12.8 +12.8
Majority 3,247 74.4 +46.9
Turnout 4,367 47.4 +3.8
Conservative hold Swing
Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative O. Chandler* 2,033 53.5 +0.3
Labour A. J. Lloyd 1,319 34.7 +4.0
Liberal H. D. Locksley 446 11.7 -4.4
Majority 714 18.8 -3.7
Turnout 3,798 39.0 +3.4
Conservative hold Swing
Mersey St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative I. H. Hurst* 2,451 60.8 +4.3
Liberal R. Elliott 1,184 29.4 -14.1
Labour R. A. Tully 393 9.8 +9.8
Majority 1,267 31.5 +18.4
Turnout 4,028 45.0 +3.6
Conservative hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Pyper* 1,353 49.9 +8.3
Conservative W. Matthews 1,282 47.3 +4.5
Communist M. A. Murray 75 2.8 +0.3
Majority 71 2.6 +1.4
Turnout 2,710 43.3 +3.3
Labour hold Swing
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. R. Sutton 1,789 46.4 -0.9
Liberal W. J. Golding* 1,208 31.3 -3.2
Labour J. K. Morgan 858 22.3 +4.1
Majority 581 15.1 +2.2
Turnout 3,855 45.3 +4.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. D. Turner 1,231 43.9 +1.5
Labour B. Brotherton 1,221 43.6 +9.5
Liberal B. Willshaw 301 10.7 -10.4
Communist V. T. Eddisford 49 1.7 -0.6
Majority 10 0.4 -4.7
Turnout 2,802 42.1 +2.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. A. G. Morgan Evans* 2,778 66.8 -2.3
Labour G. T. Pollitt 1,378 33.2 +2.3
Majority 1,400 33.7 -4.4
Turnout 4,156 38.2 +7.8
Conservative hold Swing
Stretford
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
Talbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. F. Sullivan* 1,786 52.8 +7.2
Conservative T. W. Thompson 1,143 33.8 +3.0
Liberal T. A. Dixon 451 13.3 -10.3
Majority 643 19.0 +4.2
Turnout 3,380 37.9 +3.0
Labour hold Swing
Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H. Hall 2,209 54.5 +6.8
Liberal G. K. Stuart 1,153 28.4 -8.9
Labour R. G. Coulthard 691 17.0 +2.0
Majority 1,056 26.1 +15.6
Turnout 4,053 42.6 -2.2
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. V. Royle-Higginson* 1,798 56.8 +2.3
Labour D. T. Taylor 763 24.1 +0.5
Liberal A. Scanlon 604 19.1 -2.8
Majority 1,035 32.7 +1.9
Turnout 3,165 37.6 -5.7
Conservative hold Swing
Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. R. Weedall 1,695 47.6 -0.3
Liberal R. Bowker* 983 27.6 +5.8
Labour J. Gregory 884 24.8 -5.4
Majority 712 20.0 +2.3
Turnout 3,562 44.5 +1.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trafford M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 7 May 1976", Trafford M.B.C.(1976).