1980 Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Trafford Council were held on Thursday, 1 May 1980. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1984. The Conservative Party retained overall control of the council.[1]

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 39 -8
Labour 21 +6
Liberal 3 +2
Conservative hold

Ward results[edit]

Altrincham (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G. R. Finch 1,472 24.0 -5.2
Conservative C. S. Gordon* 1,323 21.6 -10.0
Labour G. H. Mountain 1,156 18.8 +37.6
Labour G. R. Scott 1,102 18.0 +36.0
Liberal M. C. Booth 593 9.7 -27.4
Liberal H. M. Hughes 490 8.0 -30.8
Majority 167 2.7 -3.8
Turnout 6,136 39.8 -29.7
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. S. Hall* 2,473 60.5 -4.2
Liberal R. B. Slack 1,022 25.0 +3.3
Labour A. D. Johnson 592 14.5 +0.9
Majority 1,451 35.5 -7.5
Turnout 4,087 46.9 -30.0
Conservative hold Swing
Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. B. Dolan 1,470 44.1 +13.8
Conservative A. K. Davies 1,363 40.9 -4.7
Liberal B. Gaylard 499 15.0 -9.1
Majority 107 3.2 -12.0
Turnout 3,332 42.0 -35.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. B. Ludlam* 2,107 52.5 -11.3
Liberal C. A. Bearfield 1,401 34.9 +8.8
Labour J. Shaw 507 12.6 +2.5
Majority 706 17.6 +3.3
Turnout 4,015 50.2 +3.1
Conservative hold Swing
Bucklow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. D. Paul* 2,067 80.4 +18.7
Conservative I. S. Balcombe 334 13.0 -25.3
Liberal B. Wilson 169 6.6 +6.6
Majority 1,733 67.4 +44.0
Turnout 2,570 36.4 -33.9
Labour hold Swing
Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. J. Lloyd* 2,241 66.7 +15.3
Conservative J. T. Lamb 1,119 33.3 -2.9
Majority 1,122 33.4 +30.3
Turnout 3,360 43.2 -16.9
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F. H. Eadie* 1,408 43.6 -7.1
Labour L. M. Seex 1,311 40.6 +7.9
Liberal T. M. Owen 512 15.8 -0.9
Majority 97 3.0 -15.0
Turnout 3,231 42.4 -37.2
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Stringer 1,411 38.7 -0.6
Conservative D. P. Harding* 1,378 37.8 +37.8
Liberal L. O'Rourke 856 23.5 -37.2
Majority 33 0.9 -20.5
Turnout 3,645 44.5 -30.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative N. J. Fitzpatrick* 1,403 38.2 -15.1
Labour J. D. Brown 1,245 33.9 +3.5
Liberal D. E. Earl 1,183 32.2 +15.9
Majority 158 4.3 -18.6
Turnout 3,673 48.8 -32.1
Conservative hold Swing
Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Godwin* 2,596 69.2 -0.1
Liberal C. G. Ball 852 22.7 +4.2
Labour R. A. Tully 305 8.1 -4.1
Majority 1,744 46.5 -4.3
Turnout 3,753 43.4 -35.4
Conservative hold Swing
Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. E. Cottam* 2,252 62.7 +21.6
Conservative J. A. Schofield 1,341 37.3 -7.2
Majority 911 25.4 +22.0
Turnout 3,593 46.9 -25.8
Labour hold Swing
Mersey St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative I. H. Hurst* 2,306 51.9 -2.5
Liberal E. Critchlow 1,188 26.7 -2.2
Labour H. Pollard 951 21.4 +4.7
Majority 1,118 25.2 -0.4
Turnout 4,445 46.6 -32.0
Conservative hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Pyper* 1,981 65.0 +13.3
Conservative W. P. Coates 1,027 33.7 -5.3
Communist E. H. Hook 40 1.3 +0.3
Majority 954 31.3 +18.6
Turnout 3,048 42.9 -32.3
Labour hold Swing
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal W. J. Golding 1,459 42.4 +0.7
Conservative J. R. Sutton* 1,218 35.4 -3.6
Labour R. J. Ellis 762 22.2 +2.9
Majority 241 7.0 +4.3
Turnout 3,439 43.1 -32.2
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Brotherton 1,780 50.9 +4.5
Conservative R. Maley 1,072 30.6 -8.1
Liberal A. C. Halliday 647 18.5 +3.6
Majority 708 20.2 +12.5
Turnout 3,499 44.4 -30.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. J. Hadley 2,286 60.5 +31.7
Conservative T. Almond* 1,493 39.5 -7.8
Majority 793 21.0 +2.5
Turnout 3,779 41.7 -33.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Stretford
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
Talbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. F. Sullivan* 2,192 74.4 +17.9
Conservative B. M. Dirikis 754 25.6 -9.3
Majority 1,438 48.8 +27.3
Turnout 2,946 39.1 -29.9
Labour hold Swing
Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Hall* 1,590 43.7 -6.9
Liberal M. R. Farnsworth 1,309 36.0 -13.4
Labour E. Axon 739 20.3 +20.3
Majority 281 7.7 +6.4
Turnout 3,638 41.2 -35.2
Conservative hold Swing
Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Horner 1,686 52.2 +25.1
Conservative R. V. Royle-Higginson* 1,546 47.8 -3.0
Majority 140 4.3 -19.5
Turnout 3,232 42.2 -35.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal R. Bowker 1,495 36.5 +16.4
Conservative A. R. Weedall* 1,382 33.8 -14.9
Labour R. J. Short 1,215 29.7 -1.5
Majority 113 2.8 -0.5
Turnout 4,092 50.2 +15.5
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trafford M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 2 May 1980", Trafford M.B.C.(1980).