Greater Manchester mayoral election, 2017

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Greater Manchester mayoral election, 2017

4 May 2017 2020 →

  Andy Burnham2.jpg Sean Anstee (cropped).jpg Jane MMU for Wiki (cropped).jpg
Candidate Andy Burnham Sean Anstee Jane Brophy
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Popular vote 359,352 128,752 34,334
Percentage 63.4% 22.7% 6.1%

Greater Manchester mayoral results, 2017.svg

Mayor before election

Tony Lloyd (Interim)
Labour

Mayor

Andy Burnham
Labour

The inaugural Greater Manchester mayoral election was held on 4 May 2017 to elect the Mayor of Greater Manchester. Subsequent elections will be held in May 2020 and then every four years after that.[1] The electoral system used for the election is the supplementary vote (SV).[2]

The mayor will lead the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, sitting alongside the leaders of the ten metropolitan borough councils who will form the mayor's cabinet. The creation of the position was part of a devolution deal giving local government additional powers and funding, enacted via the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016.[3] The interim mayor was Tony Lloyd, the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner. The office of police and crime commissioner was subsumed into the mayor's role.

Nominations for candidates wishing to stand in the election closed on 4 April 2017, after which the final list of candidates was published.[4]

Electoral system[edit]

The election used the supplementary vote system, in which voters express a first and a second preference of candidates.[5][6][7]

  • If a candidate receives over 50% of the first preference vote the candidate wins.
  • If no candidate receives an overall majority, i.e., over 50% of first preference votes, the top two candidates proceed to a second round and all other candidates are eliminated.
  • The first preference votes for the remaining two candidates stand in the final count.
  • Voters' ballots whose first and second preference candidates are eliminated are discarded.
  • Voters whose first preference candidates have been eliminated and whose second preference candidate is in the top two have their second preference votes added to the count.

All registered electors (British, Commonwealth and European Union citizens) living in Greater Manchester aged 18 or over on 4 May 2017 were entitled to vote in the mayoral election. The deadline to register to vote in the election was midnight on 13 April 2017.[6]

Candidates[edit]

Conservative Party[edit]

English Democrats[edit]

  • Stephen Morris, General Secretary of the Workers of England Union and North West Chairman of the English Democrats.[9]

Green Party[edit]

  • Deyika Nzeribe was selected as the Green Party candidate. However, he died of a heart attack on 1 January 2017.[10] Will Patterson was selected as the Green Party's new mayoral candidate.[11]

Independents[edit]

  • Mohammad Aslam.[4] - Property developer who has lived in the area for 17 years. Became notable for doing his manifesto video entirely in Urdu. [12]

Labour Party[edit]

Liberal Democrats[edit]

UKIP[edit]

Former candidates[edit]

Communist League[edit]

Results[edit]

Results of the election by wards
Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017[19]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 359,352 63.41%
Conservative Sean Anstee 128,752 22.72%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 34,334 6.06%
Green Will Patterson 13,424 2.37%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 11,115 1.96%
UKIP Shneur Odze 10,583 1.87%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 5,815 1.03%
Independent Marcus Farmer 3,360 0.59%
Majority 230,600 40.21%
Turnout 573,543 28.93%
Labour win

Results by local authority[edit]

Bolton[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Bolton[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 34,650 60.28%
Conservative Sean Anstee 16,068 27.96%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 2,248 3.91%
UKIP Shneur Odze 1,378 2.40%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 1,158 2.01%
Green Will Patterson 868 1.51%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 865 1.50%
Independent Marcus Farmer 242 0.42%
Majority 18,582 31.95%
Turnout 58,165 29.34%

Bury[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Bury[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 24,114 53.70%
Conservative Sean Anstee 14,783 32.92%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 1,942 4.32%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 1,403 3.12%
Green Will Patterson 846 1.88%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 830 1.85%
UKIP Shneur Odze 741 1.65%
Independent Marcus Farmer 249 0.55%
Majority 9,331 20.55%
Turnout 45,387 32.16%

Manchester[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Manchester[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 73,044 72.70%
Conservative Sean Anstee 10,435 10.39%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 7,485 7.45%
Green Will Patterson 3,991 3.97%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 1,929 1.92%
UKIP Shneur Odze 1,503 1.50%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 1,330 1.32%
Independent Marcus Farmer 755 0.75%
Majority 62,609 61.44%
Turnout 101,909 28.40%

Oldham[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Oldham[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 26,768 65.84%
Conservative Sean Anstee 8,343 20.52%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 2,227 5.48%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 984 2.42%
UKIP Shneur Odze 940 2.31%
Green Will Patterson 619 1.52%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 486 1.20%
Independent Marcus Farmer 291 0.72%
Majority 18,425 44.61%
Turnout 41,302 25.78%

Rochdale[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Rochdale[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 24,646 62.05%
Conservative Sean Anstee 9,445 23.78%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 2,187 5.51%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 1,085 2.73%
UKIP Shneur Odze 871 2.19%
Green Will Patterson 706 1.78%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 490 1.23%
Independent Marcus Farmer 290 0.73%
Majority 15,201 37.74%
Turnout 40,281 25.24%

Salford[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Salford[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 27,595 64.15%
Conservative Sean Anstee 9,622 22.37%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 1,928 4.48%
UKIP Shneur Odze 1,271 2.95%
Green Will Patterson 1,232 2.86%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 884 2.06%
Independent Marcus Farmer 261 0.61%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 223 0.52%
Majority 17,973 41.37%
Turnout 43,444 25.11%

Stockport[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Stockport[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 38,668 55.17%
Conservative Sean Anstee 19,720 28.1%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 7,678 10.95%
Green Will Patterson 1,496 2.13%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 1,135 1.62%
UKIP Shneur Odze 796 1.14%
Independent Marcus Farmer 335 0.48%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 263 0.38%
Majority 18,948 26.74%
Turnout 70,866 32.19%

Tameside[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Tameside[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 27,109 62.78%
Conservative Sean Anstee 10,486 24.28%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 1,774 4.11%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 1,201 2.78%
UKIP Shneur Odze 1,033 2.39%
Green Will Patterson 959 2.22%
Independent Marcus Farmer 342 0.79%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 278 0.64%
Majority 16,623 38.00%
Turnout 43,748 26.00%

Trafford[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Trafford[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 35,492 55.77%
Conservative Sean Anstee 19,262 30.27%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 5,359 8.42%
Green Will Patterson 1,412 2.22%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 845 1.33%
UKIP Shneur Odze 629 0.99%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 354 0.56%
Independent Marcus Farmer 283 0.44%
Majority 16,230 25.28%
Turnout 64,202 38.35%

Wigan[edit]

Greater Manchester Mayoral Election 2017, Wigan[20]
Party Candidate 1st round 2nd round
 First round votes  Transfer votes 
Total Of round Transfers Total Of round
Labour Andy Burnham 47,266 74.34%
Conservative Sean Anstee 10,588 16.65%
Liberal Democrat Jane Brophy 1,506 2.37%
UKIP Shneur Odze 1,421 2.24%
Green Will Patterson 1,295 2.04%
English Democrat Stephen Morris 1,090 1.71%
Independent Marcus Farmer 312 0.49%
Independent Mohammad Aslam 97 0.15%
Majority 36,678 57.10%
Turnout 64,239 27.29%

References[edit]

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  2. ^ The Electoral Commission, ed. (December 2016), "Counting of votes where there are three or more candidates", Mayoral elections in England (part 5 and 6): Guidance for candidates and agents (PDF), The Electoral Commission, p. 15
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  6. ^ a b "Q&A: Local elections". BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
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  9. ^ "MANCHESTER MAYORAL UPDATE – STEPHEN MORRIS SELECTED FOR ENGLISH DEMOCRATS – English Democrats". englishdemocrats.party. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Deyika Nzeribe: Green Party mayoral candidate dies". BBC News. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Green Party reveals Manchester mayoral candidate after death". BBC News. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  12. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-39492237
  13. ^ "Mayoral hopefuls outline why they deserve votes". Retrieved 6 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Andy Burnham 'considering running for Manchester mayor'". ITV News. 5 May 2016.
  15. ^ Fitzgerald, Todd (16 September 2016). "Liberal Democrats select their Greater Manchester mayoral candidate". Manchester Evening News. Trinity Mirror. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  16. ^ Oryszczuk, Stephen (10 October 2016). "UKIP select chasidic Manchester mayoral candidate". Jewish News. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  17. ^ "Greater Manchester mayor: Peter Clifford stands as Communist League candidate". BBC News. 31 January 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  18. ^ "Greater Manchester mayor: Communist League candidate Peter Clifford pulls out of race". BBC News. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  19. ^ Rogerson, David. "GMCA Mayoral election results". www.gmelects.org.uk.
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