2014 Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council election

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A Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 22 May 2014 to elect members of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate serving a four-year term of office, expiring in 2018. The Conservative Party held overall control of the council.

The current composition of the Council is as follows:

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 33 -1
Labour 27 +2
Liberal Democrat 3 -1

Results[edit]

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council Election, 2014
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 33 +1 -1 0 52.38 39.4 26,427 +2,738
  Labour 27 +1 0 +1 42.86 37.6 25,221 +205
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 -1 -1 4.76 7.9 5,311 -294
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 9.4 6,275 +1,773
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 5.7 3,841 +2,840

By ward[edit]

Altrincham ward[edit]

In June 2017 Councillor Matthew Sephton was suspended from the Conservative Party after being arrested and charged with making and sharing indecent images of children. He continued to serve as an independent councillor until January 2018 upon his being found guilty and sentenced to two years, nine months imprisonment.[2]

Altrincham (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Matthew Sephton 1,515 48.8 -2.5
Conservative Michael Young* 1,371
Labour Aidan Williams 823 26.5 -6.6
Labour Waseem Hassan 584
Green Nick Davies 447 14.4 +5.5
Green Caroline Robertson-Brown 347
Liberal Democrats Julian Newgrosh 322 10.4 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Martin Elliott 251
Majority 548 22.3 +4.4
Turnout 5,660 36.7 -27.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Ashton upon Mersey ward[edit]

Ashton upon Mersey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lamb* 1,505 50.5 +0.4
Labour Luckson Francis-Augustine 877 29.4 -6.2
Green Nick Robertson-Brown 431 14.5 +6.1
Liberal Democrats Chris Marritt 167 5.6 -0.2
Majority 628 21.1 +6.6
Turnout 2980 41.7 +2.7
Conservative hold Swing

Bowdon ward[edit]

Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Barclay* 2,042 69.5 +1.2
Labour Thomas Hague 428 11.2 -4.4
Green Bridget Green 273 9.3 +2.2
Liberal Democrats Kirstie Davidson 197 6.7 -0.1
Majority 1614 54.8 +2.2
Turnout 2940 40.4 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing

Broadheath ward[edit]

Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Louise Dagnall 1,660 43.4 -2.9
Conservative Jacki Wilkinson* 1,431 37.4 -1.5
UKIP Ron George 413 10.8 +4.6
Green Sara Ahsan 191 4.9 +0.6
Liberal Democrats William Jones 129 3.3 -0.9
Majority 229 5.9 -1.5
Turnout 3,824 41.4 +2.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing

Brooklands ward[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Pam Dixon* 1,627 51.8 +3.7
Labour Mike Green 1,052 33.5 +0.6
Green Joe Ryan 286 9.1 +0.7
Liberal Democrats James Eisen 200 6.4 +2.4
Majority 575 18.3 +3.1
Turnout 3,139 41 +1.4
Conservative hold Swing

Bucklow-St. Martins ward[edit]

Bucklow-St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karina Carter 1,054 53 -14.1
Conservative Stephen Anstee 623 31.3 +10
Green Daniel Wadsworth 253 12.7 +6.7
Liberal Democrats Roger Legge 58 2.9 -2.8
Majority 431 21.6 -24.2
Turnout 1,988 29.9 +2.1
Labour hold Swing

Clifford ward[edit]

Clifford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sophie Taylor* 2,206 75.2 -4.6
Green Matthew Westbrook 401 13.7 +2.6
Conservative Asha Thomas 246 8.3 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Louise Bird 81 2.8 +0.5
Majority 1,805 61.5 -7.1
Turnout 2,933 46.1 +10.7
Labour hold Swing

Davyhulme East ward[edit]

Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mike Cornes* 1,256 42.2 -1.1
Labour Anna Booth 973 32.7 -5.5
UKIP Paul Pickford 509 17.1 +17.1
Green Jennie Wadsworth 134 4.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Graham Rogers 63 2.1 -13.4
Socialist Labour Jim Flannery 41 1.4 +1.4
Majority 283 9.5 +4.4
Turnout 2,976 36.7 -3.9
Conservative hold Swing

Davyhulme West ward[edit]

Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative June Reilly* 1,247 39.8 -7.3
Labour George Devlin 1,164 37.1 -6.3
UKIP Paul Regan 557 17.8 +17.8
Green Luka Knezevic 114 3.6 -3.3
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Hogg 54 1.7 -0.9
Majority 83 2.6 -1
Turnout 3,136 42.9 +3.8
Conservative hold Swing

Flixton ward[edit]

Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Viv Ward* 1,427 38.6 -7.7
Labour Ged Carter 1,388 37.5 -4.1
UKIP Chris Frost 610 16.5 +16.5
Green Alison Cavanagh 188 5.0 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Kirsty Cullen 86 2.3 -0.6
Majority 39 1.1 -3.6
Turnout 3,699 45.6 +5.9
Conservative hold Swing

Gorse Hill ward[edit]

Gorse Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Acton* 1,666 63.6 -8.1
Conservative Mark Cawdrey 496 18.9 +2.7
Green Nigel Woodcock 346 13.2 +4.6
Liberal Democrats Renee Matthews 111 4.2 +0.6
Majority 953 35.8 -19.1
Turnout 2,619 36.4 +4.7
Labour hold Swing

Hale Barns ward[edit]

Hale Barns
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dylan Butt* 1,911 64.2 +2.6
Labour Co-op Barbara Twiney 395 13.3 -2.2
UKIP Andrew Weighell 335 11.2 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Sandra Taylor 204 6.8 -2.3
Green Daniel Jerome 133 4.5 -0.5
Majority 1,516 50.9 +3.6
Turnout 2,978 40.8 +3.6
Conservative hold Swing

Hale Central ward[edit]

Hale Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Mitchell* 1,646 58 +3.1
Labour Co-op Beverley Harrison 647 22.8 +5.8
Green Samuel Little 325 11.4 +5.3
Liberal Democrats Craig Birtwistle 221 7.8 -14.3
Majority 999 35.2 -2.4
Turnout 2,839 39.3 32.5
Conservative hold Swing

Longford ward[edit]

Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Jarman* 2,003 60.8 -4.5
Conservative James Heywood 603 18.3 -0.1
Green Margaret Westbrook 553 16.8 +3.8
Liberal Democrats Dawn Carberry-Power 135 4.1 +0.8
Majority 1,400 42.5 -4.3
Turnout 3294 37.9 +2.9
Labour hold Swing

Priory ward[edit]

Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Jane Baugh* 1,609 53.7 +1.9
Conservative Daniel Critchlow 857 28.6 -2.4
Green Mark Hamer 322 10.7 +1.7
Liberal Democrats Michael Macdonald 210 7.0 -1.3
Majority 752 25.1 +2.5
Turnout 2,998 39.5 +2.5
Labour hold Swing

Sale Moor ward[edit]

Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Philip Gratrix* 1,217 45.1 -4.0
Conservative Michael Parris 772 28.6 -8.8
UKIP Barry Higgs 408 15.1 +15.1
Green Paul Bayliss 202 7.5 +0.1
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Clarke 98 3.6 -2.5
Majority 445 16.5 +4.8
Turnout 2,697 36.6 -1.3
Labour hold Swing

St. Mary's ward[edit]

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Rob Chilton* 1,617 46.7 +3.4
Labour James Wright 1,206 34.8 +5.2
UKIP John Walsh 401 11.6 +7.5
Green Phil Kilburn 134 3.9 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Pauline Cliff 105 3.0 -16.9
Majority 411 11.9 -1.8
Turnout 3,463 40.3
Conservative hold Swing

Stretford ward[edit]

Stretford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dolores O'Sullivan* 1,718 58.0 -4.4
Conservative Colin Hooley 674 22.7 +4.9
Green Liz O'Neill 471 15.9 +5.9
Liberal Democrats David Martin 100 3.4 -0.2
Majority 1,044 35.2 -9.4
Turnout 2,963 38.7
Labour hold Swing

Timperley ward[edit]

Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nathan Evans 1,419 38.8 +0.9
Liberal Democrats Neil Taylor* 1,363 37.3 -4.7
Labour Majella Dalton-Bartley 622 17.0 +3.3
Green Jadwiga Leigh 253 6.9 +4.6
Majority 56 1.5 +5.6
Turnout 3,657 43.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing {{{swing}}}

Urmston ward[edit]

Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Procter* 1,327 39.1 -3.3
Conservative Christine Turner 1,175 34.6 -3.1
UKIP Peter Killick 608 17.9 +17.9
Green Geraldine Coggins 214 6.3 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Wayne Harrison 69 2.0 -13.2
Majority 152 4.5 -0.1
Turnout 3,393 42.1
Labour hold Swing {{{swing}}}

Village ward[edit]

Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Tony Fishwick* 1,087 36.5 -9.8
Conservative Andy Iredale 971 32.6 +0.9
Labour Tony O'Brien 662 22.2 +3.4
Green Michael Leigh 258 8.7 +5.6
Majority 116 3.9 -10.7
Turnout 2.978 38.4 -2.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "England council results". BBC News. Retrieved 23 May 2014.
  2. ^ Greaney, Johnny (26 January 2018). "Disgraced councillor and teacher swapped vile images of child abuse with another shamed former Tory pervert". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 26 January 2018.

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