Manchester City Council election, 1986

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 8 May 1986. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1990. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council. [1]

The Independent candidates for the Benchill and Woodhouse Park wards, A. Bradshaw and D. Wraxall respectively, were backed by the SDP/Liberal Alliance.

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 1986
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 31 7 0 +7 91.2 58.1 74,943 +1.1%
  SDP–Liberal Alliance 2 0 0 0 5.9 19.3 24,942 +3.9%
  Conservative 1 0 7 -7 2.9 20.3 26,226 -6.9%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 1,410 +1.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.8 1,091 +0.8%
  Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 167 +0.0%
  National Front 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 165 +0.0%

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 86 +7
Conservative 7 -7
Alliance 6 0
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Barrett* 2,040 79.4 +2.9
Conservative J. Clough 276 10.7 -5.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance R. Axtell 252 9.8 +2.2
Majority 1,764 68.7 +8.2
Turnout 2,568
Labour hold Swing +4.0

Baguley[edit]

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Done* 2,666 73.3 +6.7
Conservative S. Lawley 969 26.7 +1.6
Majority 1,697 46.7 +5.3
Turnout 3,635
Labour hold Swing +2.5

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Wilner 1,955 46.7 +0.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance S. Gluck 1,334 31.9 +13.3
Conservative C. Dewsbury 758 18.1 -16.8
Green B. Candeland 140 3.3 +3.3
Majority 621 14.8 +3.2
Turnout 4,187
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -6.5

Benchill[edit]

Benchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Home* 2,157 72.4 -3.3
Independent A. Bradshaw 567 19.0 +19.0
Conservative D. Hurst 256 16.1 +1.1
Majority 1,590 53.4 -7.3
Turnout 2,980
Labour hold Swing -11.1

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Egerton* 2,046 74.0 -2.2
Conservative D. Eager 392 14.2 -2.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance V. Cahill 146 5.3 +0.7
Independent F. Wolstencroft 115 4.2 +4.2
National Front J. Hulse 64 2.3 +0.2
Majority 1,654 59.9 +0.7
Turnout 2,763
Labour hold Swing +0.3

Blackley[edit]

Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Chadwick* 2,379 65.6 -0.6
Conservative K. Potter 744 20.5 -3.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance J. Cookson 455 12.5 +2.4
National Front C. Ballantyne 49 1.4 +1.4
Majority 1,635 45.1 +2.7
Turnout 3,627
Labour hold Swing +1.3

Bradford[edit]

Bradford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Gilmore* 2,175 78.8 -0.5
Conservative M. Payne 334 12.1 -0.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance S. Lewis 250 9.1 +1.4
Majority 1,841 66.7 +0.3
Turnout 2,759
Labour hold Swing +0.2

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F. Hatton 2,059 48.6 -0.7
Conservative A. O'Connor 1,540 36.3 -2.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance C. Duffy 641 15.1 +3.7
Majority 519 12.2 +2.1
Turnout 4,240
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +1.1

Burnage[edit]

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Whyte 2,412 48.8 -0.1
Conservative L. Houston 1,231 24.9 -12.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance A. Muir 749 15.2 +1.5
Green J. Foster 74 1.5 +1.5
Majority 1,181 23.9 +12.3
Turnout 4,943
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +6.2

Central[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Findlow 1,545 79.6 -2.5
Conservative A. Hudson 222 11.4 -1.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance M. Lockwood 175 9.0 +4.3
Majority 1,323 68.1 -0.9
Turnout 1,942
Labour hold Swing -0.3

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. McCardell 2,541 63.5 +4.1
Conservative M. Jones 934 23.3 -6.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance E. Watts 526 13.1 +1.9
Majority 1,607 40.2 +10.1
Turnout 4,001
Labour hold Swing +5.0

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Shaw* 2,674 79.9 +11.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance R. Harrison 673 20.1 -2.8
Majority 2,001 59.8 +14.8
Turnout 3,347
Labour hold Swing +7.3

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Black 2,848 48.2 +7.1
Conservative J. Kershaw 2,244 38.0 -4.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance W. Paver 776 13.1 -1.6
Communist M. Waterfield 35 0.6 -1.2
Majority 604 10.2 +9.0
Turnout 5,903
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +5.7

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Hackett 1,997 49.7 +0.3
Conservative G. Fildes 1,248 31.0 -7.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance H. Showman 775 19.3 +7.5
Majority 749 18.6 +8.0
Turnout 4,020
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +4.0

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Hill* 2,575 43.4 -5.1
Labour G. Bridson 1,896 32.0 +3.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance A. Bateman 1,345 22.7 +0.2
Green R. Riesco 116 2.0 +2.0
Majority 679 11.4 -8.1
Turnout 5,932
Conservative hold Swing -4.0

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Morrison* 2,180 54.6 +0.6
Conservative S. Keegin 848 21.2 -13.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance G. Nevins 794 19.9 +8.7
Green R. Waters 173 4.3 +4.3
Majority 1,332 33.3 +14.1
Turnout 3,995
Labour hold Swing +7.1

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Brierley* 2,759 68.3 -0.6
Conservative N. Dentith 666 16.5 -6.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance S. Wheale 570 14.1 +6.0
Communist M. Molloy 46 1.1 +1.1
Majority 2,093 51.8 +5.9
Turnout 4,041
Labour hold Swing +2.9

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Barker* 2,142 57.6 -6.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance J. Ashley 1,165 31.3 +10.4
Conservative T. Grimshaw 410 11.0 -4.4
Majority 977 26.3 -16.6
Turnout 3,717
Labour hold Swing -8.4

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Karney* 2,002 70.4 +2.1
SDP–Liberal Alliance G. Landsman 435 15.3 +1.2
Conservative E. Dimmock 407 14.3 -3.3
Majority 1,567 55.1 +4.4
Turnout 2,844
Labour hold Swing +0.4

Hulme[edit]

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Lunts 2,080 81.6 +1.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance H. Feazey 246 9.7 +2.4
Conservative R. Lamptey 223 8.7 -3.4
Majority 1,857 72.9 +4.4
Turnout 2,549
Labour hold Swing -0.7

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance Keith Whitmore* 2,637 53.3 +7.2
Labour G. Sharpe 1,576 31.8 -4.5
Conservative V. Colledge 621 12.5 -5.1
Green C. Shearman 116 2.3 +2.3
Majority 1,061 21.4 +11.7
Turnout 4,950
SDP–Liberal Alliance hold Swing +5.8

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Franklin 2,842 63.1 +7.1
Conservative J. Bailey 1,040 23.1 -10.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance D. Porter 620 13.8 +3.6
Majority 1,802 40.0 +17.8
Turnout 4,502
Labour hold Swing +8.9

Longsight[edit]

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. Moghal 2,406 63.4 -0.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance D. Cox 822 21.7 +1.8
Conservative M. Khan 430 11.3 -2.9
Green J. McCahon 135 3.6 +3.6
Majority 1,584 41.8 -2.5
Turnout 3,793
Labour hold Swing -1.3

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Ballance 2,675 80.6 +2.2
Conservative M. Barnes 342 10.3 -3.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance S. Jones 302 9.1 +1.6
Majority 2,333 70.3 +5.9
Turnout 3,319
Labour hold Swing +2.9

Moston[edit]

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. McLaren* 2,584 56.1 +2.5
Conservative F. Taylor 1,172 25.4 -10.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance D. Gordon 471 10.2 +0.2
Majority 1,412 30.6 +13.0
Turnout 4,608
Labour hold Swing +6.5

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Tomlinson* 2,249 73.7 +0.3
Conservative G. Heathcote 545 17.9 +0.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance D. Rea 204 6.7 +0.2
National Front A. Coles 52 1.7 -1.3
Majority 1,704 55.9 -0.3
Turnout 3,050
Labour hold Swing -0.2

Northenden[edit]

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Barnes* 2,716 59.3 +4.7
Conservative M. Logan 1,223 26.7 -9.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance J. Hargreaves 641 14.0 +4.4
Majority 1,493 32.6 +13.9
Turnout 4,580
Labour hold Swing +6.9

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Fender 2,790 51.0 -1.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance A. Monkhouse 1,276 23.3 +10.5
Conservative W. Aikman* 1,222 22.3 -12.3
Green C. Kirby 181 3.3 +3.3
Majority 1,514 27.7 +9.7
Turnout 5,469
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -6.0

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Byrne 2,137 47.1 -1.0
Labour S. Mambu 1,946
SDP–Liberal Alliance Z. Gazdecki 1,840 40.5 +6.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance M. Ramsbottom 1,815
Conservative N. Barnes 474 10.4 -5.1
Conservative G. Taylor 419
Communist P. Singh 86 1.9 +1.9
Majority 106 6.6 -7.0
Turnout 4,537
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -3.5

Sharston[edit]

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Collis* 2,298 64.5 +11.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance R. Bowers 1,263 35.5 +21.2
Majority 1,035 29.1 +8.7
Turnout 3,561
Labour hold Swing -4.8

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Morris 2,310 49.7 +7.9
Conservative L. Whetton 1,563 33.6 -8.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance K. McKeon 779 16.7 +0.9
Majority 747 16.1 +15.4
Turnout 4,652
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +8.3

Withington[edit]

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance A. Jones* 2,240 42.6 +6.3
Labour K. Matthews 1,834 34.9 +0.4
Conservative J. Jacobs 1,024 19.5 -9.8
Green G. Otten 156 3.0 +3.0
Majority 406 7.7 +5.9
Turnout 5,254
SDP–Liberal Alliance hold Swing +2.9

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Bullows 1,973 55.8 -16.9
Independent D. Wraxall 728 20.6 +20.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance E. Bowers 540 15.3 +5.5
Conservative P. Champion 293 8.3 -9.3
Majority 1,245 35.2 -19.9
Turnout 3,534
Labour hold Swing -18.7

References[edit]

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