1986 Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Trafford Council were held on 8 May 1986. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1990. The Conservative Party lost overall control of the council, to no overall control.[1]

Because the Conservative Candidate for Priory ward, G. V. Burrows, (presumably inadvertently) wrote his occupation in the description box of his nomination paper, his party allegiance is listed on all official records and press coverage of this election as "Taxi Driver". However, as he was, in fact, the official Conservative Candidate, and therefore would doubtless have taken the Conservative whip had he been elected, he is listed on this page as a Conservative, rather than an Independent.

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 30 +9
Conservative 24 -10
Liberal 9 +1
Conservative lose to NOC

Ward results[edit]

Altrincham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. M. Evans 1,523 41.1 +2.3
Conservative B. L. Slater* 1,352 36.4 -7.2
Social Democratic B. M. Keeley-Huggett 725 19.5 +19.5
Green N. J. Eadie 110 3.0 +1.4
Majority 171 4.6 -0.2
Turnout 3,710 46.1 +3.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. B. Gill* 2,449 60.2 -12.9
Social Democratic V. G. O'Hara 1,026 25.2 +25.2
Labour M. J. Hendrickson 434 10.7 -6.2
Green M. R. Rowtham 160 3.9 -6.1
Majority 1,423 35.0 -21.1
Turnout 4,069 44.9 -11.2
Conservative hold Swing
Broadheath (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. J. Hyland 1,387 19.4 +2.1
Conservative M. J. Barltrop 1,334 18.7 -8.8
Conservative M. G. Currie* 1,308 18.3 -9.6
Labour J. B. Morton 1,300 18.2 -0.3
Social Democratic D. E. Armstrong 948 13.3 +9.5
Social Democratic R. C. Tweed 858 12.0 +6.9
Majority 26 0.4 -9.2
Turnout 7,135 45.9 +4.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. A. E. Waterfall* 1,881 50.3 -1.2
Alliance C. S. Fink 1,354 36.2 -1.0
Labour E. D. Shaw 507 13.5 +2.2
Majority 527 14.1 -0.2
Turnout 3,742 46.0 +0.4
Conservative hold Swing
Bucklow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Holland* 1,747 80.0 +24.4
Conservative M. E. Hindley 438 20.0 +7.2
Majority 1,309 59.9 +20.0
Turnout 2,185 31.7 -6.1
Labour hold Swing
Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. M. Sheehan 2,285 77.1 +6.1
Conservative M. Howard 680 22.9 -6.1
Majority 1,605 54.1 +12.1
Turnout 2,965 33.5 -4.2
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. G. Haigh* 1,812 50.2 +4.5
Labour J. B. Roberts 1,320 36.6 +1.8
Social Democratic R. J. Thompson 474 13.1 +13.1
Majority 492 13.6 +2.7
Turnout 3,606 46.6 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. G. Hodson 1,683 42.5 -4.9
Conservative P. Bates 1,421 35.9 -8.2
Liberal M. E. Clarke 856 21.6 +21.6
Majority 262 6.6 +3.3
Turnout 3,960 47.2 -1.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. J. Hughes 1,477 35.1 +11.0
Conservative C. A. Lord* 1,432 34.1 -3.4
Liberal P. I. M. Crompton 1,293 30.8 -7.6
Majority 45 1.1 +0.2
Turnout 4,202 52.4 +0.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. A. Roberts 2,317 57.2 -5.7
Liberal J. H. Mulholland 1,383 34.1 +5.6
Labour C. E. Donegan 263 6.5 +0.4
Green J. S. Menzies 88 2.2 -0.4
Majority 934 23.1 -11.3
Turnout 4,051 45.7 +1.5
Conservative hold Swing
Longford (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. P. Hagan 1,824 28.6 +2.9
Labour P. J. Morgan 1,711 26.8 -0.7
Conservative K. G. Summerfield* 1,292 20.3 -5.1
Conservative E. J. Kelson 1,235 19.4 -6.9
Social Democratic M. L. Kugler 313 4.9 +4.9
Majority 419 6.6 -2.0
Turnout 6,375 45.7 +1.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Mersey St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. I. Carter 2,155 51.7 -7.2
Liberal A. Kelly 1,202 28.8 +4.5
Labour P. J. English 815 19.5 +2.7
Majority 953 22.8 -11.7
Turnout 4,172 43.4 +4.3
Conservative hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. R. Haydock* 1,551 64.4 +9.1
Conservative D. Meadowcroft 859 35.6 +1.0
Majority 692 28.7 +8.0
Turnout 2,410 38.3 -1.9
Labour hold Swing
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal E. Mitchell 1,351 39.3 -0.4
Labour B. K. Lund 1,161 33.8 +8.1
Conservative G. V. Burrows 926 26.9 -7.7
Majority 190 5.5 +0.4
Turnout 3,438 42.4 +1.1
Liberal hold Swing
Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Mee* 1,509 48.9 +7.2
Conservative E. A. Robinson 905 29.3 -5.7
Liberal H. M. Hughes 671 21.8 +21.8
Majority 604 19.6 +12.8
Turnout 3,085 39.9 -2.2
Labour hold Swing
St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. T. Murkin 2,243 52.1 -0.5
Conservative M. E. King* 1,411 32.8 +1.3
Liberal T. J. P. Corbett 654 15.2 -0.7
Majority 832 19.3 -1.8
Turnout 4,308 45.2 +2.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Stretford
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
Talbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Marland* 1,775 67.2 -0.4
Conservative C. J. Levenston 600 22.7 -6.2
Social Democratic K. Clarke 252 9.5 +9.5
Independent K. J. Martin 13 0.5 -3.0
Majority 1,175 44.5 +5.9
Turnout 2,640 36.2 +1.0
Labour hold Swing
Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal M. R. Farnsworth 1,628 41.2 -3.9
Conservative A. K. Davies* 1,534 38.8 +3.3
Labour A. D. McNee 792 20.0 +0.5
Majority 94 2.4 -7.2
Turnout 3,954 44.2 +5.1
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing
Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. G. Hanrahan 1,572 43.2 +3.9
Conservative A. R. Coupe* 1,467 40.3 -3.7
Social Democratic P. J. Carlon 603 16.6 -0.1
Majority 105 2.9 -1.7
Turnout 3,642 45.7 +1.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal M. D. Cragg 1,780 44.1 -4.4
Conservative M. J. Booth 1,207 29.9 -1.5
Labour M. C. Jenkinson 1,052 26.0 +5.9
Majority 573 14.2 -2.9
Turnout 4,039 47.5 -2.2
Liberal hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trafford M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 9 May 1986", Trafford M.B.C.(1986).