2012 Salford City Council election

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Map of the results of the 2012 Salford council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.

The 2012 Salford City Council election took place on 3 May 2012 to elect members of Salford City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election with councillors elected in 2008 Salford Council election defending their seats. Vote shares are calculated against the previous election to the corresponding seat. There was also an election for mayor,[1] and other local elections on the same date.

The composition of the Council following the 2012 elections is:[2]

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 52 +8
Conservative 8 -3
Liberal Democrat 0 –3
Community Action 0 -2

Ward results[edit]

Asterisks denote incumbent Councillors seeking re-election. Vote share changes compared with corresponding 2008 election.

Barton ward[edit]

Barton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Mullen 1,347 61.2 +24.9
Independent Josephine Crawford 475 21.5 N/A
Conservative Abdul Mannan 282 12.8 −11.6
Liberal Democrats Ronald Benjamin 101 4.6 −12.5
Majority 872 39.5
Turnout 2,241 24.8 −7.3
Labour hold Swing

Boothstown & Ellenbrook ward[edit]

Boothstown and Ellenbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andy Cheetham* 1,179 49.4 −18.4
Labour Mike Pevitt 778 32.6 +16.7
UKIP Paul Woodburn 181 7.6 N/A
Green Tom Dylan 134 5.6 N/A
Liberal Democrats James Gregory 115 4.8 −11.6
Majority 401 16.8
Turnout 2,404 31.3 −4.9
Conservative hold Swing

Broughton ward[edit]

Broughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jim King* 1,291 53.8 −4.3
UKIP Shneur Odze 829 34.6 N/A
Conservative Antony Yates 118 4.9 −13.9
Liberal Democrats Bernard Carson 81 3.4 −2.8
Green David Henry 80 3.9 N/A
Majority 462 19.3
Turnout 2,420 27.9 +1.5
Labour hold Swing

Cadishead ward[edit]

Cadishead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Walsh 1,419 65.6 +33.5
Conservative Marvin Herron 378 17.5 −21.4
BNP Brenda Leather 277 12.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats John Deas 90 4.2 −0.7
Majority 1,041 48.1
Turnout 2,178 27.5 −9.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Claremont ward[edit]

Claremont
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sue Pugh 1,310 47.5 +22.8
Liberal Democrats Norman Owen* 697 25.3 −17.5
Conservative Chris Bates 250 9.1 −8.5
UKIP Glyn Wright 234 8.5 +3.5
BNP Eddy O'Sullivan 198 7.2 −2.7
Community Action Matthew Andrews 69 2.5 N/A
Majority 613 22.2
Turnout 2,785 34.0 −2.6
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Eccles ward[edit]

Eccles
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Wheeler 1,462 53.3 +15.7
Conservative Nicholas Johnson 662 24.1 −22.6
UKIP Alan Wright 281 10.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Val Kelly 212 7.7 −8.0
Independent Kyle Wells 127 4.6 N/A
Majority 800 29.2
Turnout 2,778 30.7 −5.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Irlam ward[edit]

Irlam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tracy Kelly 1,415 75.2 +54.3
Conservative Hilary Brunyee 343 18.2 −8.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Boyd 124 6.6 +1.4
Majority 1,072 57.0 3115
Turnout 1,919 26.5 −11.9
Labour gain from Community Action Swing

Irwell Riverside ward[edit]

Irwell Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Coen* 1,208 70.3 +19.4
BNP Gary Tumulty 202 11.8 −1.6
Liberal Democrats Steve Middleton 158 9.2 −10.1
Conservative David Lewis 150 8.7 −7.7
Majority 1,006 58.6
Turnout 1,734 18.4 −2.2
Labour hold Swing

Kersal ward[edit]

Kersal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Connor* 1,519 67.5 +17.8
Conservative David Wolfson 548 24.4 −13.2
Liberal Democrats Harold Kershner 183 8.1 −4.6
Majority 971 43.2
Turnout 2,275 26.8 −7.6
Labour hold Swing

Langworthy ward[edit]

Langworthy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Dennett 1,269 60.0 +21.1
Liberal Democrats Lynn Drake* 416 19.7 −26.8
BNP David Spencer 282 13.3 N/A
Conservative Christopher Davies 147 7.0 −7.7
Majority 853 40.4
Turnout 2,159 22.8 −2.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Little Hulton ward[edit]

Little Hulton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pat Ryan* 1,288 75.1 +28.3
Conservative Con Wright 272 15.9 −6.5
Liberal Democrats David Cowpe 155 9.0 −3.3
Majority 1,016 59.2
Turnout 1,755 19.1 −4.6
Labour hold Swing

Ordsall ward[edit]

Ordsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Mashiter* 1,079 60.3 +5.4
TUSC George Tapp 335 18.7 N/A
Conservative Dave Morgan 225 12.6 −10.3
Liberal Democrats Kate Middleton 151 8.4 −13.8
Majority 744 41.6
Turnout 1,812 17.9 −5.5
Labour hold Swing

Pendlebury ward[edit]

Pendlebury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Warner* 1,496 58.6 +21.7
Conservative Christine Gray 396 15.5 −15.7
BNP Wayne Taylor 240 9.4 −3.9
Community Action Gillian Welsh 174 6.8 N/A
Green Stuart Cremins 129 5.1 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christine Corry 119 4.7 −9.5
Majority 1,100 43.1
Turnout 2,578 27.5 −2.1
Labour hold Swing

Swinton North ward[edit]

Swinton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Derek Antrobus* 1,336 50.5 +8.8
Community Action Michael Moulding 541 20.4 N/A
Conservative Shirley Walsh 326 12.3 −22.8
English Democrat Paul Officer 176 6.7 N/A
Liberal Democrats Valerie Gregory 157 5.9 −17.2
Green Reg Howard 110 4.2 N/A
Majority 795 30.0
Turnout 2,669 30.5 −0.8
Labour hold Swing

Swinton South ward[edit]

Swinton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gena Merrett 1,072 45.6 +21.5
Green Joe O'Neill 394 16.7 N/A
Conservative Jonathon Taylor 376 16.0 −3.8
BNP Kay Pollitt 172 7.3 N/A
Liberal Democrats Christopher Seed 141 6.0 −37.1
English Democrat John Mulcahy 112 4.8 N/A
Community Action Geoff Ashall 86 3.7 N/A
Majority 678 28.8
Turnout 2,373 28.1 −4.2
Labour hold Swing

Walkden North ward[edit]

Walkden North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brendan Ryan 1,183 61.4 +14.1
UKIP Bernard Gill 329 17.1 N/A
Conservative Ian Macdonald 232 12.0 −22.6
English Democrat Laurence Depares 101 5.2 N/A
Liberal Democrats Pauline Ogden 82 4.3 −13.8
Majority 854 44.3
Turnout 1,945 22.6 −3.4
Labour hold Swing

Walkden South ward[edit]

Walkden South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Critchley 1,169 40.1 +15.1
Conservative Anne Broomhead 1,116 38.3 −12.3
UKIP Albert Redshaw 269 9.2 N/A
Green Diana Battersby 159 5.5 N/A
Liberal Democrats Susan Carson 105 3.6 −10.5
English Democrat Paul Whitelegg 88 3.0 N/A
Majority 53 1.8
Turnout 2,943 35.9 −4.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Weaste & Seedley ward[edit]

Weaste and Seedley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Thomas Murphy 1,240 54.7 +32.3
Liberal Democrats Mary Ferrer 424 18.7 −23.4
Conservative Adam Kennaugh 287 12.7 −3.1
BNP Tommy Williams 197 8.7 N/A
Community Action Jo Russell 119 5.2 N/A
Majority 816 36.0
Turnout 2,267 25.8 −7.5
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Winton ward[edit]

Winton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Lancaster* 1,142 50.9 +14.7
Independent Paul Doyle 506 22.6 +4.7
Conservative Andrew Darlington 277 12.4 −10.1
BNP Stuart Henshaw 210 9.4 −0.1
Liberal Democrats Melanie Owen 107 4.8 −9.2
Majority 636 28.4
Turnout 2,255 25.5 −5.1
Labour hold Swing

Worsley ward[edit]

Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Garrido* 1,832 58.3 −11.2
Labour David Hierons 770 24.5 +7.7
UKIP Andrew Townsend 374 11.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Stephen Ferrer 167 5.3 −8.4
Majority 1,062 33.8
Turnout 3,172 38.4 −3.7
Conservative hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Your Councillors". sccdemocracy.salford.gov.uk. Salford City Council. Retrieved 12 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Election results: 3 May 2012". sccdemocracy.salford.gov.uk. Salford City Council. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2017.