1988 Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Trafford Council were held on 5 May 1988. One-third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1992. The Conservative party gained overall control of the council, from no overall control.[1]

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 32 +4
Labour 27 -1
Liberal Democrat 4 -3
Conservative gain from NOC

Ward results[edit]

Altrincham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. M. O'Beirne 1,934 49.0 -2.7
Labour D. Hinder 1,516 38.4 +6.4
Liberal Democrat J. H. Mulholland 498 12.6 -3.7
Majority 418 10.6 -9.1
Turnout 3,948 46.6 -2.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. Merrell 2,790 70.8 +2.6
Liberal Democrat V. A. Plummer 535 13.6 -6.7
Labour B. Feeney 474 12.0 +3.4
Green M. R. Rowtham 139 3.5 +0.6
Majority 2,255 57.3 +9.3
Turnout 3,938 43.0 -7.6
Conservative hold Swing
Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. J. Barltrop* 2,084 51.9 +2.7
Labour J. E. Baugh 1,472 36.7 +8.0
Liberal Democrat F. A. Cameron 459 11.4 -10.6
Majority 612 15.2 -5.3
Turnout 4,015 46.3 -5.5
Conservative hold Swing
Brooklands (2 Councillors)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Barber* 2,630 35.2 +12.1
Conservative M. C. R. Cox 2,528 33.8 +9.3
Liberal Democrat C. A. Bearfield 630 8.4 -14.6
Liberal Democrat K. F. Humber 579 7.7 -16.0
Labour L. J. Hargadon 565 7.6 +4.9
Labour E. D. Shaw 543 7.3 +4.3
Majority 1,898 25.4 -1.4
Turnout 7,475 48.1 -8.6
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Bucklow
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. D. Paul* 1,456 79.5 +16.4
Liberal Democrat R. M. Elliott 376 20.5 +6.4
Majority 1,080 59.0 +18.7
Turnout 1,832 27.3 -11.2
Labour hold Swing
Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Rogers* 2,379 74.8 +2.4
Conservative M. T. Wyne 800 25.2 -2.4
Majority 1,579 49.7 +4.8
Turnout 3,179 37.8 -0.9
Labour hold Swing
Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative F. H. Eadie* 2,108 61.5 +4.9
Labour F. Mottley 1,022 29.8 +1.4
Liberal Democrat C. R. Hedley 296 8.6 -6.4
Majority 1,086 31.7 +3.5
Turnout 3,426 44.1 -10.2
Conservative hold Swing
Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. K. Ackerley 2,117 50.1 +1.5
Labour L. M. Seex* 1,818 43.0 +11.7
Liberal Democrat D. J. Martin 291 6.9 -13.2
Majority 299 7.1 -10.2
Turnout 4,226 51.5 -5.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. W. Robinson 2,052 44.6 -0.5
Labour P. G. Dowland 1,289 28.0 +3.8
Liberal Democrat A. Vernon* 1,265 27.5 -3.2
Majority 763 16.6 +2.3
Turnout 4,606 57.5 -5.7
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Hale
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Godwin* 2,930 76.4 +5.8
Liberal Democrat G. P. Pawson 481 12.5 -9.3
Labour R. E. Adams 314 8.2 +2.4
Green J. J. Wharton 112 2.9 +1.0
Majority 2,449 63.8 +14.9
Turnout 3,837 43.5 -9.7
Conservative hold Swing
Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. B. Ryan 1,934 54.7 +11.7
Conservative S. M. Dirikis 1,604 45.3 -0.5
Majority 330 9.3 +6.5
Turnout 3,538 47.4 -5.3
Labour hold Swing
Mersey St. Marys
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. F. Silverman* 2,613 60.5 +1.2
Labour P. Miller 1,017 23.6 +6.3
Liberal Democrat R. J. Thompson 687 15.9 -7.4
Majority 1,596 37.0 +1.0
Turnout 4,317 45.0 -5.0
Conservative hold Swing
Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. J. Morgan 1,521 57.7 +13.9
Conservative D. Meadowcroft 942 35.7 -3.1
Liberal Democrat F. C. Beswick 174 6.6 -10.8
Majority 579 22.0 +17.0
Turnout 2,637 43.3 -2.6
Labour hold Swing
Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. P. Flynn 1,426 38.2 +0.2
Liberal Democrat W. J. Golding* 1,190 31.9 -3.5
Labour R. P. Joinson 1,113 29.8 +3.2
Majority 236 6.3 +3.7
Turnout 3,729 45.8 -5.8
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Brotherton* 1,679 46.8 +7.8
Conservative G. V. Burrows 1,526 42.5 +6.4
Liberal Democrat J. A. S. Hunter 386 10.7 -12.4
Majority 153 4.3 +1.5
Turnout 3,591 45.4 -3.1
Labour hold Swing
St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. J. English 2,030 51.8 +7.6
Conservative R. Maley 1,471 37.6 +0.3
Liberal Democrat T. J. P. Corbett 334 8.5 -7.7
Green J. A. Bowden 82 2.1 -0.2
Majority 559 14.3 +7.4
Turnout 3,917 41.3 -6.4
Labour hold Swing
Stretford
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
Talbot
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. F. Sullivan* 1,775 70.8 +9.1
Conservative C. J. Levenston 731 29.2 -6.9
Majority 1,044 41.7 +16.1
Turnout 2,506 34.8 -5.0
Labour hold Swing
Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A. K. Davies 2,075 50.1 +1.3
Liberal Democrat J. W. Davenport* 1,242 30.0 -5.6
Labour M. E. Atherton 726 17.5 +3.6
Green K. R. Robinson 97 2.3 +0.2
Majority 833 20.1 +6.9
Turnout 4,140 46.5 -7.1
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative C. Warbrick* 1,913 47.2 -1.0
Labour D. Acton 1,847 45.5 +5.9
Liberal Democrat P. J. Carlon 295 7.3 -7.9
Majority 66 1.6 -6.9
Turnout 4,055 50.9 -4.9
Conservative hold Swing
Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat R. Bowker* 1,818 43.1 +5.1
Conservative R. G. B. Walsh 1,539 36.5 -4.5
Labour D. R. Holland 799 18.9 -1.0
Green E. A. Wright 64 1.5 +0.3
Majority 279 6.6 +3.6
Turnout 4,220 49.9 -4.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trafford M. B. C. Election Results Sheet, 6 May 1988", Trafford M.B.C.(1988).