Charlestown, Greater Manchester

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Charlestown, Manchester
Electoral ward
Charlestown electoral ward within Manchester City Council
Charlestown electoral ward within Manchester City Council
Coat of arms of Charlestown, Manchester
Coat of arms
Motto: By wisdom and effort
Coordinates: 53°31′34″N 2°11′52″W / 53.5262°N 2.1977°W / 53.5262; -2.1977Coordinates: 53°31′34″N 2°11′52″W / 53.5262°N 2.1977°W / 53.5262; -2.1977
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West
County Greater Manchester
Created May 1973
Named for Charlestown, Manchester
Government  UK Parliament constituency: Blackley and Broughton
 • Type Unicameral
 • Body Manchester City Council
 • Leader of the council Richard Leese (Labour)
 • Councillor Veronica Kirkpatrick (Labour)
 • Councillor Basil Curley (Labour)
 • Councillor Hannah Priest (Labour)
Population
 • Total 14,332
Area and population statistics from the 2011 Census[1]

Charlestown is a ward in the north of the city of Manchester, England. The population of the ward at the 2011 census was 14,332.[1] Voters from this ward elect three councillors to Manchester City Council.

Councillors[edit]

Three councillors serve the ward:[2]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 Eric Hobin (Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2006 Eric Hobin (Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2007 Eric Hobin (Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
By-election
14 June 2007
[3][4]
Veronica Kirkpatrick (Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2008 Veronica Kirkpatrick (Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2010 Veronica Kirkpatrick (Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2011 Veronica Kirkpatrick(Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2012 Veronica Kirkpatrick(Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2014 Veronica Kirkpatrick(Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2015 Veronica Kirkpatrick(Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Mark Hackett (Lab)
2016 Veronica Kirkpatrick(Lab) Basil Curley (Lab) Hannah Priest (Lab)

     indicates seat up for re-election.      indicates seat won in by-election.

Elections in 2010s[edit]

May 2016[edit]

2016[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hannah Kate Priest 1,671 59.38
UKIP Neil Caradoc Griffiths 770 27.36
Conservative Nicholas David St John Savage 204 7.25
Green Astrid Johnson 92 3.27
Liberal Democrat Charles William Turner 77 2.74
Majority 901 32.02
Turnout 2,814 27.75
Labour hold Swing


May 2015[edit]

2015[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Basil Curley* 3,053 56.4 -14.6
UKIP Neil Caradoc Griffiths 1,464 27.1 N/A
Conservative Joshua John Lelliott 549 10.1 -2.4
Green Astrid Johnson 178 3.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat William David Fisher 112 2.1 -2.3
TUSC Alex Wogan 54 1.0 N/A
Majority 1,589 29.3
Turnout 5,410 52.4 +22.0
Labour hold Swing


May 2014[edit]

2014[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Veronica Kirkpatrick 1,741 54.65 +0.05
UKIP Neil Griffiths 1,030 32.33 N/A
Conservative Will Stobart 203 14.5 -8.13
Liberal Democrat Martina Anne Dunican 65 2.04 -10.96
Majority 711 23.4
Turnout 3,039 30.45
Labour hold Swing


May 2012[edit]

2012[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Hackett* 1,955 75.3 +29.3
Conservative Tom Archer 292 11.2 -3.5
Green Chris Hyland 252 9.7 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Joanne Taylor 98 3.8 -2.4
Majority 1,663 64
Turnout 2,597 25.36
Labour hold Swing


May 2011[edit]

2011[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Basil Curley* 2,196 71.0 +12.0
Conservative Ellen Daniels 387 12.5 -3.5
BNP Stephen Moran 374 12.1 N/A
Liberal Democrat Richard Ruddick 137 4.4 -5.9
Majority 1,809 58.5
Turnout 3,094 30.4
Labour hold Swing


May 2010[edit]

2010[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Veronica Kirkpatrick* 2,828 54.6 +8.6
BNP Stephen Moran 802 15.5 -8.3
Conservative Philip Steven Donohue 749 14.5 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Andrew Hardwick-Moss 673 13.0 +6.8
Green Michael Prior 127 2.5 -3.9
Majority 2,026 39.1 +16.9
Turnout 5179 51.2 +21.4
Labour hold Swing +8.4


Elections in 2000s[edit]

2008[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Hackett* 1,328 46.0 -13.0
BNP Stephen Moran 687 23.8 +23.8
Conservative Gareth Brown 425 14.7 -1.3
Green Michael Prior 186 6.4 +0.7
Liberal Democrat Alexandra Reynolds-Cocroft 178 6.2 -4.1
UKIP Catherine Ritchie 84 2.9 -6.2
Majority 641 22.2 -20.7
Turnout 2,888 29.8 +2.0
Labour hold Swing -18.4


2007[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Basil Curley* 1,542 59.0 +4.7
Conservative Kim Glasspole 419 16.0 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Ann Rodgers 268 10.3 -2.9
UKIP Andrea Ritchie 238 9.1 -2.7
Green Helen Dolan 148 5.7 -0.3
Majority 1,123 42.9 +3.3
Turnout 2,615 27.8 -1.4
Labour hold Swing +1.7


2006[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eric Hobin* 1,435 54.3 -4.8
Conservative Vivienne Inez Clarke 388 14.7 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Ann Rodgers 348 13.2 -11.5
UKIP Catherine Andrea Ritchie 312 11.8 +11.8
Green Helen Sarah Dolan 159 6.0 +6.0
Majority 1,047 39.6 +5.2
Turnout 2,642 29.2 -5.2
Labour hold Swing -1.6


2004[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Hackett* 1,941 59.1 N/A
Labour Basil Curley* 1,723
Labour Eric Hobin* 1,557
Liberal Democrat Norman Towers 812 24.7 N/A
Conservative Kim Glasspole 531 16.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Winifred Taylor 475
Liberal Democrat Guy Otten 391
Majority 745 34.4 N/A
Turnout 3,284 34.4 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)


2003[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eric Hobin* 1,043 54.1 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Rodney Isherwood 498 25.8 -9.2
Conservative Marilyn Hopkins 302 15.7 +15.7
Green Mark Gilbert 84 4.4 +0.1
Majority 545 28.3 +2.6
Turnout 1,927 22.0 -3.3
Labour hold Swing +1.3


2002[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eugene Curley* 1,363 60.7 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Rodney Isherwood 786 35.0 -2.3
Green Claudia French 96 4.3 -1.4
Majority 577 25.7 +6.0
Turnout 2,245 25.3 +5.7
Labour hold Swing +3.0


2000[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Hackett* 924 57.0 -4.9
Liberal Democrat Rodney Isherwood 605 37.3 +12.2
Green Claudia French 92 5.7 +5.7
Majority 319 19.7 -17.2
Turnout 1,621 19.6 +0.4
Labour hold Swing -8.5


References[edit]

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