Manchester City Council election, 1984

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 3 May 1984. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1988. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council.[1]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 1984
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 29 7 0 +7 82.8 57.0 75,337 +5.4%
  Conservative 4 0 8 -8 11.4 27.2 36,027 -3.9%
  SDP–Liberal Alliance 2 1 0 +1 5.7 15.4 20,443 -1.7%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 163 +0.0%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 156 +0.1%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 93 -0.0%

After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 79 +7
Conservative 14 -8
Alliance 6 +1
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frank Dale* 1,956 76.5 +0.9
Conservative Stephen Lundy 408 15.9 +0.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Norman Allen 194 7.6 -1.2
Majority 1,548 60.5 +0.4
Turnout 2,558
Labour hold Swing +0.2

Baguley[edit]

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Burns* 2,631 66.6 +4.3
Conservative Christopher Ennis 993 25.1 -3.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance Georgina Hall 328 8.3 -0.9
Majority 1,638 41.4 +7.5
Turnout 3,952
Labour hold Swing +3.8

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Johnston 2,004 46.5 +0.9
Conservative Henry Moore* 1,503 34.9 -3.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance Simon Gluck 799 18.6 +2.4
Majority 501 11.6 +4.1
Turnout 4,306
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.1

Benchill[edit]

Benchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Veronica Myers* 2,147 75.7 +3.6
Conservative Gladys Parry 425 15.0 -0.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance Gilbert Stacey 264 9.3 -3.1
Majority 1,722 60.7 +4.1
Turnout 2,836
Labour hold Swing +2.0

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jack Flanagan* 2,432 76.2 +7.3
Conservative David Eager 543 17.0 -5.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance Angus Bateman 148 4.6 -2.1
National Front Alfred Coles 68 2.1 -0.2
Majority 1,889 59.2 +12.2
Turnout 3,191
Labour hold Swing +6.1

Blackley[edit]

Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eddie Newman* 2,522 66.2 +4.2
Conservative Y. Whitehurst 904 23.7 -4.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance L. Gordon 386 10.1 +0.7
Majority 1,618 42.4 +9.0
Turnout 3,812
Labour hold Swing +4.5

Bradford[edit]

Bradford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Heald 2,455 79.3 +6.5
Conservative M. Payne 402 13.0 -4.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance S. Donnelly 237 7.7 -1.6
Majority 2,053 66.4 +11.6
Turnout 3,094
Labour hold Swing +5.7

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Broderick 2,188 49.3 +6.9
Labour Paul Clarke 2,119
Conservative J. Graham 1,741 39.2 -6.3
Conservative Arthur O'Connor* 1,729
SDP–Liberal Alliance Jeffrey Burton 508 11.4 -0.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance Peter Thompson 464
Majority 378 10.1 +6.9
Turnout 8,749
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.6

Burnage[edit]

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Clegg 2,418 48.9 +4.8
Conservative Ronald Nicholson 1,847 37.4 -3.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Kenneth McKeon 678 13.7 -1.4
Majority 571 11.6 +8.3
Turnout 4,943
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.1

Central[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Conquest* 1,852 82.1 +5.4
Conservative C. Lundy 297 13.2 +0.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance Muhammad Qureshi 106 4.7 -6.1
Majority 1,555 69.0 +4.7
Turnout 2,255
Labour hold Swing +2.3

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Ford* 2,537 59.4 +6.9
Conservative M. Jones 1,252 29.3 -2.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance Teresa Lyons 479 11.2 -5.0
Majority 1,285 30.1 +8.9
Turnout 4,268
Labour hold Swing +4.4

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. McCardell 2,560 68.0 +1.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance K. Evans 863 22.9 +4.0
Conservative P. Martyniuk 344 9.1 -5.3
Majority 1,697 45.0 -2.8
Turnout 3,767
Labour hold Swing -1.3

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative E. Walker 2,167 42.3 -4.5
Conservative Margaret Davies 2,149
Labour W. Courtney 2,104 41.1 +4.6
Labour Richard Reddington 1,906
SDP–Liberal Alliance John Commons 752 14.7 -1.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Margaret Boyle 708
Communist Michael Waterfield 93 1.8 +1.1
Majority 45 1.2 -9.8
Turnout 9,879
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing -4.5

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Leese 2,090 49.4 +5.1
Conservative Frederick Lever* 1,640 38.8 -4.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance H. Showman 501 11.8 -0.9
Majority 450 10.6 +9.4
Turnout 4,231
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.7

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Duke* 2,543 48.5 -3.8
Labour R. Whyte 1,521 29.0 +8.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance John Whitman 1,181 22.5 -4.2
Majority 1,022 19.5 -6.2
Turnout 5,245
Conservative hold Swing -5.9

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rhona Graham 2,122 54.0 +5.9
Conservative George Taylor 1,368 34.8 -3.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance George Nevins 439 11.2 -2.3
Majority 754 19.2 +9.4
Turnout 3,929
Labour hold Swing +4.7

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas Hamnett* 2,868 68.9 +14.3
Conservative Christopher McGregor 957 23.0 -2.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance S. Muir 338 8.1 -11.4
Majority 1,911 45.9 +17.2
Turnout 4,163
Labour hold Swing +8.6

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. Litherland 2,522 63.8 +11.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance Dorothy Bell 825 20.9 -9.0
Conservative N. Dentith 609 15.4 -2.4
Majority 1,697 42.9 +20.4
Turnout 3,956
Labour hold Swing 10.2

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stringer* 1,985 68.3 +9.8
Conservative W. Smith 511 17.6 -7.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance Gerald Landsman 411 14.1 -2.6
Majority 1,474 50.7 +17.0
Turnout 2,907
Labour hold Swing 8.5

Hulme[edit]

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Valerie Dunn* 2,243 80.6 +5.3
Conservative R. Lamptey 337 12.1 -0.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance Simon Lewis 202 7.3 -4.6
Majority 1,906 68.5 +6.1
Turnout 2,782
Labour hold Swing +3.0

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance Janet Blessing* 2,404 46.1 +8.3
Labour John Rimington 1,897 36.3 +5.0
Conservative Gerald Carey 918 17.6 -13.3
Majority 507 9.7 +3.2
Turnout 5,219
SDP–Liberal Alliance hold Swing +1.6

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alison Kelly* 2,576 56.0 +2.7
Conservative Gwendoline Hurley 1,556 33.8 -1.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance John Cookson 471 10.2 -1.3
Majority 1,020 22.2 +4.1
Turnout 4,603
Labour hold Swing +2.0

Longsight[edit]

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathleen Robinson* 2,622 64.2 +8.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance Altaf Ahmed 813 19.9 -4.3
Conservative B. Carey 579 14.2 -4.6
Independent M. Amin 69 1.7 +1.7
Majority 1,809 44.3 +13.0
Turnout 4,083
Labour hold Swing +6.5

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Spencer* 2,764 78.4 +6.1
Conservative Grant Higginson 495 14.0 -4.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance Delsya Redford 265 7.5 -2.0
Majority 2,269 64.4 +10.3
Turnout 3,524
Labour hold Swing +5.1

Moston[edit]

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leonard Kelly 2,471 53.6 +4.0
Conservative Kenneth Goulding* 1,661 36.0 -3.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance Martin Gradwell 476 10.3 -1.0
Majority 810 17.6 +7.0
Turnout 4,608
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.5

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Smith* 2,293 73.4 +6.2
Conservative R. Driver 535 17.1 -6.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance M. Clune 203 6.5 -1.3
National Front Bryan Nylan 95 3.0 +1.8
Majority 1,758 56.2 +12.8
Turnout 3,126
Labour hold Swing +6.4

Northenden[edit]

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Brown* 2,529 54.6 +10.2
Conservative George Leigh 1,662 35.9 -5.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance L. Shields 444 9.6 -4.2
Majority 867 18.7 +16.1
Turnout 4,635
Labour hold Swing +8.0

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Harrison 2,732 52.6 +4.3
Conservative Gerard Fitzsimons* 1,797 34.6 -2.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance Richard Clayton 664 12.8 -2.1
Majority 935 18.0 +6.4
Turnout 5,193
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.2

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Nicholson* 2,125 48.1 +1.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance Guy Goodman 1,525 34.5 +10.4
Conservative S. Denney 685 15.5 -12.2
Independent S. Shah 87 2.0 +2.0
Majority 600 13.6 -5.6
Turnout 4,422
Labour hold Swing -4.6

Sharston[edit]

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevan Lim* 2,213 53.0 +6.6
Conservative A. Kenyon 1,362 32.6 +1.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Herbert Griffiths 598 14.3 -7.6
Majority 851 20.4 +5.2
Turnout 4,173
Labour hold Swing +2.6

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Catherine McQuade 1,870 42.4 -3.5
Labour Roy Walters 1,840 41.8 +3.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance Muriel James 696 15.8 -0.3
Majority 30 0.7 -7.3
Turnout 4,406
Conservative hold Swing -3.6

Withington[edit]

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance A. Firth 1,940 36.3 -5.7
Labour Graham Martin 1,845 34.5 +12.8
Conservative Joan Jacobs* 1,566 29.3 -7.0
Majority 95 1.8 -3.9
Turnout 5,351
SDP–Liberal Alliance gain from Conservative Swing -9.2

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Ainsworth 2,273 72.7 +12.4
Conservative P. Champion 550 17.6 -3.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Eileen Wildman 305 9.8 -8.9
Majority 1,723 55.1 +15.7
Turnout 3,128
Labour hold Swing +7.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester City Council Election Results, 2nd Edition, Swarbrick (1993).