2008 Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election. The Liberal Democrats held overall control of the council.

The council is currently made up of;

Party Seats[1]   +/-   % votes
Liberal Democrat 36 0
Labour 14 -1
Conservative 10 +1
Heald Green Ratepayer 3 0

Summary[edit]

The following summary indicates the number of seats which are being defended by each party.

Stockport Council election, 2008 - Summary
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Liberal Democrat 12 1 1 0 57.1 39.6 31,655 0
  Conservative 4 1 0 +1 19.0 35.2 28,127 0
  Labour 4 0 1 -1 19.0 15.9 12,740 0
  Independent 1 0 0 0 4.8 3.2 2,594 0
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.6 2,050 0
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.3 1,818 0
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 914 0

Ward results[edit]

Bramhall North ward[edit]

Bramhall North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Linda Holt 3,043 56.3
Liberal Democrat John Ellis 2,018 37.3
Labour Kathryn Priestley 140 2.6
BNP David Gordon 123 2.3
UKIP Malcolm Crossley 84 1.6
Majority 1,025 19.0
Conservative hold Swing

Bramhall South ward[edit]

Bramhall South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Bagnall* 2,762 59.4
Liberal Democrat Keith Holloway 1,554 33.4
Labour Beryl Dykes 170 3.7
UKIP David Perry 163 3.5
Majority 1,208 26.0
Conservative hold Swing

Bredbury and Woodley ward[edit]

Bredbury and Woodley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stella Humphries 2,056 61.0
Conservative Jamie Holland 996 29.5
Labour Clifford Stanway 321 9.5
Majority 1,060 31.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Bredbury Green and Romiley ward[edit]

Bredbury Green and Romiley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Hazel Lees 2,159 48.0
Conservative John Rogers 2,040 45.3
Labour Bill Cawley 303 6.7
Majority 119 2.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Brinnington and Central ward[edit]

A month after the election Councillor Chris Walker was charged with racist abuse of a police officer and suspended by the Liberal Democrats and served as an Independent councillor, he was found guilty in April 2010.[2] Walker returned to the Lib Dems in November 2010.[3] He declared himself Independent again in June 2011.[4] He did not try to defend the seat at the May 2012 election.

Brinnington and Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Chris Walker 1,264 46.9
Labour Maureen Rowles 1,009 37.5
Conservative Steve Holgate 259 9.6
Green Phil Shaw 162 6.0
Majority 255 9.5
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Cheadle and Gatley ward[edit]

Cheadle and Gatley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mick Jones 2,194 45.8
Liberal Democrat Paul Carter 2,177 45.4
Labour Colin Owen 420 8.8
Majority 17 0.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing

Cheadle Hulme North ward[edit]

Cheadle Hulme North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Pantall 2,009 56.8
Conservative Christopher Ashley 1,105 31.3
Labour Brian Harrop 231 6.5
UKIP Hilda Peake 190 5.4
Majority 904 25.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Cheadle Hulme South ward[edit]

Cheadle Hulme South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lenny Grice 2,215 51.3
Conservative Mark Roscoe 1,702 39.4
Green David Leaver 141 3.3
Labour Linda Sinclair 131 3.1
UKIP Cyril Peake 126 2.9
Majority 513 11.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Davenport and Cale Green ward[edit]

Davenport and Cale Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ann Smith 1,427 45.4
Labour Co-op Brian Hendley 903 28.7
Conservative Chris Holgate 589 18.7
BNP Steven Flood 224 7.1
Majority 524 16.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Edgeley and Cheadle Heath ward[edit]

Edgeley and Cheadle Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sheila Bailey 1,447 46.7
Liberal Democrat Andrew Rawling 972 31.4
Conservative Beryl Charlesworth 481 15.5
Green Vanessa Kellaway 199 6.4
Majority 475 15.3
Labour hold Swing

Hazel Grove ward[edit]

Hazel Grove
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kevin Hogg 2,345 54.9
Conservative Julian Lewis-Booth 1,668 39.0
Labour Yvonne Bradley 262 6.1
Majority 677 15.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Heald Green ward[edit]

Heald Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Peter Burns 2,594 68.5
Conservative Robert Stevenson 396 10.5
Liberal Democrat Iain Roberts 352 9.3
BNP Richard Skill 247 6.5
Labour Peter Jackson 197 5.2
Majority 2,198 58.1
Independent hold Swing

Heatons North ward[edit]

Heatons North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Les Jones 2,069 52.9
Labour Margaret Pollard 1,000 25.6
Liberal Democrat Kevin Dowling 358 9.1
Green Janet Cuff 336 8.6
UKIP Gerald Price 150 3.8
Majority 1,069 27.3
Conservative hold Swing

Heatons South ward[edit]

Heatons South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Colin Foster 1,796 45.3
Conservative Alex Raisbeck 1,468 29.6
Liberal Democrat Ronald Axtell 408 10.3
Green Peter Barber 292 7.4
Majority 328 8.3
Labour hold Swing

Manor ward[edit]

Manor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Sue Derbyshire 1,435 45.4
Labour Brigitte Lechner 739 23.4
Conservative Barry Charlesworth 551 17.4
BNP Duncan Warner 437 13.8
Majority 696 22.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Marple North ward[edit]

Marple North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin Candler 2,162 51.2
Conservative Cath Walsh 1,502 35.6
Green Maggie Preston 340 8.1
Labour David Rowbottom 215 5.1
Majority 660 15.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Marple South ward[edit]

Marple South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Shan Alexander 2,051 51.6
Conservative William Wragg 1,391 35.0
UKIP Tony Moore 201 5.1
Green Graham Reid 180 4.5
Labour Karen Vickers 151 3.8
Majority 660 16.6
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Offerton ward[edit]

Offerton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Dave Goddard 1,602 48.8
Conservative Nikki Lewis-Booth 738 22.5
BNP Stephen Maher 617 18.8
Labour Susan Ball 326 9.9
Majority 864 26.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Reddish North ward[edit]

Reddish North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Graham 1,341 48.5
Conservative Tony Hannay 699 25.3
BNP Paul Bennett 402 14.5
Liberal Democrat Peter Weigert 321 11.6
Majority 642 23.2
Labour hold Swing

Reddish South ward[edit]

Reddish South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Verdeille 1,382 49.5
Conservative Steve Burt 917 32.8
Liberal Democrat Danny Langley 494 17.7
Majority 465 16.6
Labour hold Swing

Stepping Hill ward[edit]

Stepping Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Maggie Clay 2,276 53.5
Conservative Michael Cunningham 1,557 36.6
Labour Janet Rothwell 256 6.0
Green Ken Pease 168 3.9
Majority 719 16.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election Results". Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. Archived from the original on 10 April 2010. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  2. ^ Manchester Evening News (18 April 2010). "Councillor guilty of race abuse". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  3. ^ Scapens, Alex (10 November 2010). "Race case councillor voted back into the party he quit". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  4. ^ Manchester Evening News (16 June 2011). "Defection number four from Stockport Lib Dems". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 24 March 2018.