Ancoats and Beswick (ward)

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Ancoats and Beswick
Ancoats and Beswick electoral ward within Manchester City Council
Ancoats and Beswick electoral ward within Manchester City Council
Coat of arms of Ancoats and Beswick
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
By wisdom and effort
Coordinates: 53°28′51″N 2°12′27″W / 53.4807°N 2.2074°W / 53.4807; -2.2074Coordinates: 53°28′51″N 2°12′27″W / 53.4807°N 2.2074°W / 53.4807; -2.2074
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionManchester
CountyGreater Manchester
CreatedDecember 2017
Named forAncoats and Beswick
Government
  UK Parliament constituency: Manchester Central
 • TypeUnicameral
 • BodyManchester City Council
 • Leader of the councilRichard Leese (Labour)
 • CouncillorMajid Dar (Labour)
 • CouncillorEmma Taylor (Labour)
 • CouncillorRosa Battle (Labour)

Ancoats and Beswick is an electoral ward of Manchester, England created by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) replacing the previous electoral wards of Ancoats & Clayton and Bradford for the local elections 2018.[1]

It is represented in Westminster by Lucy Powell MP for Manchester Central.[2] The first councillors for the ward were elected at the 2018 local elections.[1]

Councillors[edit]

The current councillors for the ward are Majid Dar (Labour),[3] Emma Taylor (Labour)[4] and Rosa Battle (Labour).[5]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2018 Majid Dar (Lab) Emma Taylor (Lab) Rosa Battle (Lab)
2019 Majid Dar (Lab) Emma Taylor (Lab) Rosa Battle (Lab)

     indicates seat up for re-election.

Elections in 2010s[edit]

* denotes incumbent councillor seeking re-election.

May 2019[edit]

2019
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Majid Dar* 1,192 55.6% Decrease0.6%
Green Robyn Schreibke 378 17.6% Increase0.8%
Liberal Democrat Jane McQueen 236 11.0% Increase2.0%
Conservative Daniel Bell 187 8.7% Decrease2.1%
UKIP Trevor Wongsam 143 6.7% n/a
Majority 814 37.9% Decrease1.4%
Rejected ballots 9 0.42%
Turnout 2,145 21.28% Steady
Registered electors 10,079
Labour hold Swing Decrease0.75%

May 2018[edit]

2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosa Battle* 1,475 72.0%
Labour Emma Taylor* 1,272 62.1%
Labour Mohammed Majid Dar 1,152 56.2%
Green Eliza Tyrrell 345 16.8%
Conservative Michael Barnes 253 12.3%
Liberal Democrat Christopher Wilkinson 233 11.4%
Conservative Barney Watson 223 10.9%
Conservative Adam Williams 189 9.2%
Liberal Democrat Lynne Williams 169 8.2%
Liberal Democrat Simon Lepori 157 7.7%
Majority
Turnout 2,049 21%
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b LGBCE (April 2017). Final recommendations on the new electoral arrangements for Manchester City Council (PDF). Local Government Boundary Commission for England. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Lucy Powell MP". parliament.uk. UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Majid Dar". manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Emma Taylor". manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Rosa Battle". manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. Retrieved 16 May 2018.
  6. ^ "3 May 2018 Local Government Election results". manchester.gov.uk. Manchester City Council. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 16 May 2018.