Didsbury West (ward)

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Didsbury West (Manchester)
Didsbury West electoral ward within Manchester City Council
Didsbury West electoral ward within Manchester City Council
Coat of arms of Didsbury West (Manchester)
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
By wisdom and effort
Coordinates: 53°25′07″N 2°14′35″W / 53.4186°N 2.2431°W / 53.4186; -2.2431Coordinates: 53°25′07″N 2°14′35″W / 53.4186°N 2.2431°W / 53.4186; -2.2431
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionManchester
CountyGreater Manchester
Created2004
Named forDidsbury
Government
  UK Parliament constituency: Manchester Withington
 • TypeUnicameral
 • BodyManchester City Council
 • Leader of the councilRichard Leese (Labour)
 • CouncillorGreg Stanton (Liberal Democrats)
 • CouncillorRichard Kilpatrick (Liberal Democrats)
 • CouncillorJohn Leech (Liberal Democrats)
Population
 • Total12,455
Area and population statistics from the 2011 Census[1]

Didsbury West is an area and electoral ward of Manchester, England.[2] It is represented in Westminster by Jeff Smith MP for Manchester Withington.[3] The 2011 Census recorded a population of 12,455.[1]

Councillors[edit]

Three councillors serve the ward:

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 Simon Wheale (Lib Dem) Neil Trafford (Lib Dem) Graham Shaw (Lib Dem)
2006 Richard Clayton (Lib Dem) Neil Trafford (Lib Dem) Graham Shaw (Lib Dem)
2007 Richard Clayton (Lib Dem) Neil Trafford (Lib Dem) Graham Shaw (Lib Dem)
2008 Richard Clayton (Lib Dem) Neil Trafford (Lib Dem) Graham Shaw (Lib Dem)
By-election
29 January 2009
[7][8]
Richard Clayton (Lib Dem) Lianne Williams (Lib Dem) Graham Shaw (Lib Dem)
2010 Mark Clayton (Lib Dem) Lianne Williams (Lib Dem) Graham Shaw (Lib Dem)
2011 Mark Clayton (Lib Dem) David Ellison (Lab) Graham Shaw (Lib Dem)
2012 Mark Clayton (Lib Dem) David Ellison (Lab) Carl Ollerhead (Lab)
2014 Josie Teubler (Lab) David Ellison (Lab) Carl Ollerhead (Lab)
2015 Josie Teubler (Lab) David Ellison (Lab) Carl Ollerhead (Lab)
2016 Josie Teubler (Lab) David Ellison (Lab) John Leech (Lib Dem)
2018 David Ellison (Lab) Richard Kilpatrick (Lib Dem) John Leech (Lib Dem)
2019 Greg Stanton (Lib Dem) Richard Kilpatrick (Lib Dem) John Leech (Lib Dem)

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

Elections in 2010s[edit]

* denotes incumbent councillor seeking re-election.

May 2019[edit]

2019[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Greg Stanton 2,214 50.2% Increase9.1%
Labour David Ellison* 1,490 33.8% Decrease7.7%
Green Arnold Spencer 430 9.8% Decrease3.0%
Conservative Anjenarra Haque 170 3.9% Decrease1.9%
Women's Equality Sarika Paul 85 1.9% N/A
Majority 724 16.4%
Rejected ballots 18 0.73%
Turnout 4,407 37.60% Decrease0.9%
Registered electors 11,717
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Increase8.4%

May 2018[edit]

2018[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Leech* 2,524 55.22
Liberal Democrats Richard Kilpatrick 1,994 43.62
Labour David Ellison* 1,899 41.54
Liberal Democrats Greg Stanton 1,878 41.09
Labour Laura Wright 1,781 38.96
Labour Peter Cookson 1,567 34.28
Green Arnold Spencer 587 12.84
Conservative Connor Walsh 275 6.02
Conservative Thomas Beach 271 5.93
Conservative Xin Shi 206 4.51
Turnout 4,571 38.5
Liberal Democrats win (new boundaries)
Liberal Democrats win (new boundaries)
Labour win (new boundaries)
2018 results by party
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Liberal Democrats 3 2 1 0 Increase1 66.67% 49.27% 6396 n/a
  Labour 3 1 0 1 Decrease1 33.33% 40.42% 5247 n/a
  Conservative 3 0 0 0 Steady 0 5.79% 752 n/a
  Green 1 0 0 0 Steady 0 4.52% 587 n/a

May 2016[edit]

2016[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats John Leech 2,295 52.61 +24.5%
Labour Barnaby Edward Lane 1,593 36.52 -7.5%
Green Arnold James Spencer 244 5.59 -6%
Conservative Max Dowling 161 3.69 -12%
UKIP Robert Gutenfreund-Walmsley 69 1.58 -2%
Majority 702 16.09
Turnout 4,362 44.40
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing 16.2%
  • Leech's win signified the first gain for any party in Manchester other than Labour for the first time in six years and provided Manchester with its first opposition for two years.

May 2015[edit]

2015[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dave Ellison* 2,813 40.0 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Simon Ashley 2,003 28.5 -2.2
Conservative David Semple 1,053 15.0 +1.1
Green Arnold James Spencer 886 12.6 +1.5
UKIP Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 228 3.2 N/A
TUSC Alex Longworth-Dunbar 52 0.7 N/A
Majority 810 11.5
Turnout 7,035 67.0 +30.1
Labour hold Swing

May 2014[edit]

2014[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Josie Teubler 1,457 46.27 +14.12
Liberal Democrats Mark Clayton 1,295 41.12 -9.07
Green Glen Marsden 592 15.82 N/A
Conservative David Robert Semple 397 12.61 -5.05
Majority 162 4.33
Turnout 3,741 36
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

May 2012[edit]

2012[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carl Ollerhead 1,393 47.5 +24.7
Liberal Democrats Graham Shaw* 909 31.0 -16.2
Green Gareth Price-Thomas 317 10.8 +0.5
Conservative Dola Miah 246 8.4 -8.2
Democracy First Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 69 2.4 N/A
Majority 484 16
Turnout 2934 27.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

May 2011[edit]

2011[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Ellison 1,686 44.2 +19.7
Liberal Democrats Craig Whittall 1,172 30.7 -15.0
Conservative Jonathan Millard 530 13.9 -0.4
Green James Alden 424 11.1 -2.3
Majority 514 13.5
Turnout 3,812 36.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

May 2010[edit]

2010[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Mark Clayton* 3,088 50.2 +3.0
Labour David Clive Ellison 1,978 32.2 +9.4
Conservative David Michael Bean 1,086 17.7 +1.1
Majority 1,110 18.0 -6.4
Turnout 6,152 61.4 +33.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -3.2

Elections in 2000s[edit]

2008[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Graham Shaw* 1,283 47.2 +1.5
Labour Jenny Lennox 620 22.8 -1.7
Conservative David Bean 451 16.6 +2.3
Green James Alden 281 10.3 -3.1
UKIP Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 81 3.0 +0.9
Majority 663 24.4 +3.2
Turnout 2,716 27.8 -1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +1.6
2007[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Neil Trafford* 1,328 45.7 +2.8
Labour David Ellison 712 24.5 -0.5
Conservative Peter Caddick 414 14.3 -3.2
Green James Alden 389 13.4 +1.5
UKIP Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 61 2.1 -0.6
Majority 616 21.2 +3.3
Turnout 2,904 29.2 +1.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +1.6
2006[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Richard Mark Clayton 1,189 42.9 +0.1
Labour David Clive Ellison 692 25.0 +4.6
Conservative Peter Girvan Hilton 485 17.5 +2.3
Green George Stanislaw Czernuszka 329 11.9 -4.2
UKIP Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 76 2.7 -2.9
Majority 497 17.9 -4.5
Turnout 2,771 28.0 -8.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing -2.2
2004[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Graham Shaw 1,565 42.8 N/A
Liberal Democrats Neil Trafford* 1,515
Liberal Democrats Simon Wheale* 1,476
Labour Brendan Turner 745 20.4 N/A
Labour Emily Lomax 706
Labour Peter Copping 627
Green Richard Gee 589 16.1 N/A
Green Robina-Ella Davies 578
Conservative Peter Hilton 554 15.1 N/A
Conservative Sean Ell 503
Conservative Jonathan Smith 466
Green Clifford Saffer 443
UKIP Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 205 5.6 N/A
Majority 731 22.4 N/A
Turnout 3,658 36.4 N/A
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)

References[edit]

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