Manchester Borough Council election, 1945

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Elections to Manchester Borough Council were held in 1945. One third of the council was up for election, although there were several additional vacancies. The council stayed under Labour Party control.

Candidates and ward results[edit]

Below is a list of the individual wards with the candidates standing in those wards and the number of votes the candidates acquired. The winning candidate per ward is in bold.

All Saints Ward[edit]

All Saints
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F Evans 1,261 52.9%
Conservative A Holberry 1,093 45.8%
Independent F Phillips 31 1.3%
Majority 168 7.1%
Turnout 2,385 24.4%
Labour hold Swing

Ardwick Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J McGrath 2,537 51.8%
Conservative T Dobbins 2,362 48.2%
Majority 175 3.6%
Turnout 4,899 40.0%
Labour hold Swing

Beswick Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W Winstanley 3,831 75.0%
Labour T Farrell 3,758 73.5%
Conservative J McGuiness 1,279 25.0%
Majority
Turnout 5,110 34.2%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Blackley Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E Cruse 3,898 43.8%
Labour R Prain 3,821 43.0
Conservative P Chadwick 3,637 40.9%
Conservative G Bryant 3,426 38.5%
Liberal J Culley 1,358 15.3%
Liberal S Critchley 1,246 14.0%
Majority
Turnout 8,893 44.2%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Bradford Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Malcolm 4,163 74.9%
Conservative E Griffiths 1,395 25.1%
Majority
Turnout 5,558 31.63%
Labour hold Swing

Cheetham Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H Goldstone 3,752 53.8%
Labour F Micklewright 3,578 51.3%
Conservative H Lorimer 1,753 25.2%
Conservative W Goodfellow 1,748 25.1%
Liberal S Needoff 1,465 21.0%
Liberal R Phelan 784 11.3%
Majority
Turnout 6,970 44.3%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Chorlton-cum-Hardy Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M Whittaker 6,981 66.9%
Conservative R Turley 6,979 66.9%
Labour F Kelsall 3,453 33.1
Labour W Brightman 3,280 31.4%
Majority
Turnout 10,434 31.6%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Collegiate Church Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B Langton 1,237 46.2%
Labour R Finkel 1,174 43.9%
Liberal M Fidler 590 22.0%
Conservative G Fitzsimmons 555 20.7%
Conservative A Less 526 19.7%
Independent J Gouldman 295 11.0%
Majority
Turnout 2,677 43.3%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Collyhurst Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Malcolm 1,962 55.1%
Labour M Tylecote 1,925 54.0%
Conservative T Smith 804 22.6%
Conservative S Wild 796 22.4%
Majority
Turnout 3,562
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Crumpsall Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Jennings 3,091 38.9%
Conservative G Roberts 3,032 38.2%
Conservative R Renshaw 3,021 38.0%
Labour H Broderick 2,986 37.6%
Liberal C Hughes 1,824 22.9%
Majority
Turnout 7,947 43.01 {{{change}}}
Labour hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Didsbury Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E Hill 5,807 62.43%
Labour F Taylor 3,494 37.6%
Majority
Turnout 9,301 40.1%
Conservative hold Swing

Exchange Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T Bird 253 88.8%
Liberal M Toner 32 11.2%
Majority
Turnout 285 71.1%
Conservative hold Swing

Gorton North Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F Lord 4,660 75.03%
Labour C Bentley 4,610 74.2%
Conservative C Parker 1,551 25.0%
Majority
Turnout 6,211 39.5%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Gorton South Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G Leslie 4,417 73.3%
Labour E Kirkman 4,388 72.8%
Conservative R Fieldhouse 1,610 26.7%
Majority
Turnout 6,027 31.9%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Harpurhey Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H Hunderer 3,408 55.7%
Conservative C Howarth 2,713 44.3%
Majority
Turnout 6,121 46.5%
Labour hold Swing

Levenshulme Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J Bowes 3,821 35.2%
Conservative O Lodge 3,786 34.9%
Liberal C de la Wyche 3,721 34.3%
Labour C Bamber 2,801 25.83
Labour M Geliher 2,754 25.4%
Labour V Wilson 2,613 24.1%
Ind. Labour Party F Hatton 499 4.6%
Ind. Labour Party W Kelly 323 3.0%
Majority
Turnout 10,842 72.7%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing

Longsight Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E Elliot 4,006 51.2%
Conservative H Sharp 3,892 49.7%
Labour D Rock 3,820 48.8%
Labour G Whalley 3,732 47.7%
Majority
Turnout 7,826 41.9%
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Medlock Street Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Littlemore 1,611 58.2%
Conservative C Brewster 991 34.6%
Independent R Frere 266 9.3%
Majority
Turnout 2,868
Labour hold Swing

Miles Platting Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W Irvine 2,627 64.3%
Conservative A Ball 1,461 35.7%
Majority
Turnout 4,088 39.8%
Labour hold Swing

Moss Side East Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T Knowles 1,914 51.4%
Conservative H Ramsden 1,389 37.3%
Independent A Edwards 423 11.3%
Majority
Turnout 3,726 31.7%
Labour hold Swing

Moss Side West Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N Atkinson 2,235 45.6%
Conservative D Gosling 2,055 41.9%
Independent G Playford 397 8.1%
Independent A Halliday 213 4.4%
Majority
Turnout 4,900 34.5%
Labour hold Swing

Moston Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C Lamb 5,225 58.5%
Conservative H Johnson 2,417 27.1%
Liberal Democrat H Kevin-Armitage 1,285 14.4%
Majority
Turnout 8,927 42.1%
Labour hold Swing

New Cross Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L Lever 3,011 88.5%
Independent J Gannon 393 11.5%
Majority
Turnout 3,404 39.4%
Labour hold Swing

Newton Heath Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Eyres 3,743 65.2%
Labour J Hellier 3,708 64.6%
Conservative W Priestnall 1,999 34.8%
Conservative A Turner 1,936 33.7%
Majority
Turnout 5,742 37.2%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Openshaw Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Moss 3,614 79.7%
Conservative H Nesbitt 917 20.24%
Majority
Turnout 4,531 35.0%
Labour hold Swing

Oxford Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G Cary 401 85.3%
Conservative S Cradwell 397 84.5%
Labour R Thomas 69 14.7%
Labour B Starkie 69 14.7%
Majority
Turnout 470
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Rusholme Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H Stockdale 3,402 54.8%
Labour A Horan 2,479 40.0%
Liberal A Sherlock 322 5.2%
Majority
Turnout 6,203 39.2
Conservative hold Swing

St Anns Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H Marshall 515 90.0%
Conservative W Pegge 515 90.0%
Labour S Beaven 57 10.0%
Labour N Randolph 57 10.0%
Majority
Turnout 572
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

St Clements Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J Cabon 338 44.1%
Liberal A Smith 291 38.0%
Labour W Newton 137 17.9%
Labour L Palethorpe 128 16.7%
Majority
Turnout 766
Conservative hold Swing
Liberal hold Swing

St. Georges Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Thomas 2,293 57.3%
Conservative J Sorenson 1,518 38.0%
Independent H Frere 174 4.4%
Independent L Weathers 14 0.4%
Majority
Turnout 3,999 35.4%
Labour hold Swing

St.John's Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J Burgess 598 63.2%
Conservative H Harker 515 54.4%
Labour J Clarkson 208 22.0%
Labour F Wain 189 20.0%
Liberal G Davies 141 14.9%
Liberal F Doran 115 11.9%
Majority
Turnout 947 55.4%

St Lukes Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T Ball 1,842 45.5%
Labour J Alsop 1,832 45.2
Conservative C Jarvis 1,661 41.0%
Conservative J Willis 1,624 40.1%
Liberal Democrat O Heggs 548 13.5%
Liberal Democrat J Moore 512 12.6%
Independent E Hutchinson 73 1.8%
Majority
Turnout 4,051 27.1%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St Marks Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T Larrad 3,238 65.1%
Labour H Eastwood 3,067 61.6%
Conservative W Sharp 1,738 34.9%
Majority
Turnout 4,976 37.2%
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

St Michaels Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Donovan 1,964 78.6%
Conservative S Taylor 536 21.4%
Majority
Turnout 2,500
Labour hold Swing

Withington Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative G Lord 6,555 44.2%
Conservative H Bentley 6,297 42.5%
Labour F Robinson 6,178 41.7%
Labour E Gates 5,909 39.8%
Liberal Democrat G Curtis 2,101 14.2%
Liberal Democrat F Cann 1,918 12.9$
Majority
Turnout 14,834 40.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Wythenshawe Ward[edit]

Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W Frost 7,303 62.9%
Conservative W Walton 4,300 37.1%
Majority
Turnout 11,603 41.2%
Labour hold Swing