Manchester City Council election, 1987

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 7 May 1987. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1991. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council. [1]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 1987
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 19 0 9 -9 57.6 42.0 62,473 -16.1%
  Conservative 9 6 0 +6 27.3 29.0 43,168 +8.7%
  SDP–Liberal Alliance 5 3 0 +3 15.1 27.1 40,343 +7.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.2 1,775 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 840 -0.6%

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 77 -9
Conservative 13 +6
Alliance 9 +3
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Norman Finley* 1,825 67.0 -9.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance Ronald Axtell 460 16.9 +9.3
Conservative Steven Johnson 438 16.1 +0.2
Majority 1,365 50.1 -10.4
Turnout 2,723
Labour hold Swing -9.4

Baguley[edit]

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Winifred Smith* 1,923 42.1 -31.2
Conservative Simon Lawley 1,582 34.6 +7.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance Desmond Cooke 1,065 23.3 +23.3
Majority 341 7.5 -39.2
Turnout 4,570
Labour hold Swing -19.5

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance Simon Gluck 2,305 42.5 +10.6
Labour Christopher Tucker* 1,886 34.8 -11.9
Conservative Nicholas Brook 1,110 20.5 +2.4
Green Brian Candeland 126 2.3 -1.0
Majority 419 7.7 -7.1
Turnout 5,427
SDP–Liberal Alliance gain from Labour Swing +11.2

Benchill[edit]

Benchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Warren* 2,022 62.6 -9.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance Ann Bradshaw 1,207 37.4 +37.4
Majority 815 25.2 -28.2
Turnout 3,229
Labour hold Swing -23.6

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sidney Silverman* 1,867 56.2 -17.8
Conservative Leonard Hockey 885 26.6 +12.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Valerie Cahill 572 17.2 +11.9
Majority 982 29.5 -30.4
Turnout 3,324
Labour hold Swing -15.1

Blackley[edit]

Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eileen Kelly* 1,879 45.2 -20.4
Conservative Kevin Potter 1,366 32.9 +12.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance John Cookson 910 21.9 +9.4
Majority 513 12.3 -32.8
Turnout 4,155
Labour hold Swing -16.4

Bradford[edit]

Bradford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Smith 2,048 61.9 -16.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance Simon Lewis 650 19.6 +10.5
Conservative Margaret Payne 610 18.4 +6.3
Majority 1,398 42.3 -24.4
Turnout 3,308
Labour hold Swing -13.7

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arthur O'Connor 2,646 50.0 +13.7
Labour Paul Clarke* 1,714 32.4 -16.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance David Wraxall 935 17.7 +2.6
Majority 932 17.6 +5.4
Turnout 5,295
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +14.9

Burnage[edit]

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jeffrey Leach 2,231 40.2 +15.3
Labour Marilyn Taylor* 1,992 35.9 -12.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance Robert Harrison 1,231 22.2 +7.0
Green Edwin Howard 90 1.6 +0.1
Majority 239 4.3 -19.6
Turnout 5,544
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +14.1

Central[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Conquest* 1,511 67.9 -11.7
Conservative Alan Hudson 364 16.4 +5.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance Graeme Muir 351 15.8 +6.8
Majority 1,147 51.5 -16.6
Turnout 2,226
Labour hold Swing -8.3

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Valerie Edwards 1,933 41.2 -22.3
Conservative Michael Jones 1,766 37.7 +14.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Eric Watts 990 21.1 +8.0
Majority 167 3.6 -36.6
Turnout 4,689
Labour hold Swing -18.3

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Harris* 1,452 52.3 -27.6
Independent Sydney Laserson 727 26.2 +26.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance Barry McColgan 596 21.5 +1.4
Majority 725 26.1 -33.7
Turnout 2,775
Labour hold Swing -26.9

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Daniel Kielthy 2,887 44.4 +6.4
Labour Philip Openshaw 2,132 32.8 -15.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Margaret Boyle 1,287 19.8 +6.7
Green Marian Daltrop 200 3.1 +3.1
Majority 755 11.6 +1.4
Turnout 6,506
Conservative hold Swing +10.9

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Roger Bullock 2,178 45.1 +14.1
Labour Basil Curley* 1,764 36.5 -13.2
SDP–Liberal Alliance Harry Blease 776 16.1 -3.2
Independent Robert Lomas 113 2.3 +2.3
Majority 414 8.6 -10.0
Turnout 4,831
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +13.6

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Muriel Crawford* 3,635 54.3 +10.9
Labour Geoffrey Bridson 1,495 22.3 -9.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance Ann Muir 1,346 20.1 -2.6
Green Michael Abberton 223 3.3 +1.3
Majority 2,140 31.9 +20.5
Turnout 6,699
Conservative hold Swing +10.3

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Harrison 1,720 41.9 -12.7
Conservative Stephen Keegin 1,434 35.0 +13.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance Kevin Read 789 19.2 -0.7
Green Jonathan Booty 158 3.9 -0.4
Majority 286 7.0 -26.3
Turnout 4,101
Labour hold Swing -13.2

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anne Unwin 2,078 45.4 -22.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance Paul Allanson 1,294 28.3 +14.2
Conservative Noel Dentith 1,203 26.3 +9.8
Majority 784 17.1 -34.7
Turnout 4,575
Labour hold Swing -18.5

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance James Ashley 2,291 49.1 +17.8
Labour Bernard Stone 1,814 38.9 -18.7
Conservative Terence Grimshaw 557 11.9 +0.9
Majority 477 10.2 -16.1
Turnout 4,662
SDP–Liberal Alliance gain from Labour Swing +18.2

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nilofar Siddiqi* 1,648 47.0 -23.4
Conservative Reginald Chadwick 1,060 30.2 +15.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance Morris Lockwood 797 22.7 +7.4
Majority 588 16.8 -38.3
Turnout 3,505
Labour hold Swing -19.6

Hulme[edit]

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Kelly 1,859 72.8 -8.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance Simon Jones 694 27.2 +17.5
Majority 1,165 45.6 -27.3
Turnout 2,553
Labour hold Swing -13.1

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance Audrey Greaves* 2,974 55.4 +2.1
Labour Vincent Young 1,474 27.5 -4.3
Conservative Victoria Colledge 741 13.8 +1.3
Green Beryl Clarke 178 3.3 +1.0
Majority 1,500 27.9 +6.5
Turnout 5,367
SDP–Liberal Alliance hold Swing +3.2

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Gerry Carey 2,035 38.6 +15.5
Labour Derek Shaw* 1,855 35.2 -27.9
SDP–Liberal Alliance David Porter 1,385 26.3 +12.5
Majority 180 3.4 -36.6
Turnout 5,275
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +21.7

Longsight[edit]

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Strath* 2,837 60.1 -3.3
SDP–Liberal Alliance Rosalind Moss 905 19.2 -2.5
Conservative Ian Ferguson 830 17.6 +6.3
Green Robert Waters 151 3.2 -0.4
Majority 1,932 40.9 -0.9
Turnout 4,723
Labour hold Swing -0.4

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sam Darby* 2,653 70.1 -10.5
Conservative Mary Barnes 605 16.0 +5.7
SDP–Liberal Alliance Graham Shaw 527 13.9 +4.8
Majority 2,048 54.1 -16.2
Turnout 3,785
Labour hold Swing -8.1

Moston[edit]

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Clough 2,223 43.2 +17.8
Labour W. Risby* 1,906 37.1 -19.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance David Gordon 1,013 19.7 +9.5
Majority 317 6.2 -24.4
Turnout 5,142
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +18.4

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Wood 1,977 56.2 -17.5
Conservative Jacqueline Hughes 854 24.3 +6.4
SDP–Liberal Alliance Vera Towers 685 19.5 +12.8
Majority 1,123 31.9 -24.0
Turnout 3,516
Labour hold Swing -11.9

Northenden[edit]

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Carroll 2,027 37.0 +10.3
Labour Gabrielle Cox 1,714 31.3 -28.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance Michael Otterwell 1,679 30.6 +16.6
Green Sylvia Buchan 61 1.1 +1.1
Majority 313 5.7 -26.9
Turnout 5,481
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +19.1

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Bradley* 2,309 38.0 -13.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance Anne Monkhouse 2,120 34.9 +11.6
Conservative Maura Logan 1,523 25.1 +2.8
Green Joyce Foster 127 2.1 -1.2
Majority 189 3.1 -24.6
Turnout 6,079
Labour hold Swing -12.3

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance Marc Ramsbottom 2,310 46.0 +5.5
Labour Yomi Mambu 1,969 39.2 -7.9
Conservative Nigel Barnes 594 11.8 +1.4
Green Alison Hunt 149 3.0 +3.0
Majority 341 6.8 +0.2
Turnout 5,022
SDP–Liberal Alliance gain from Labour Swing +6.7

Sharston[edit]

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Mann 1,801 38.5 -26.0
SDP–Liberal Alliance Robert Bowers 1,585 33.9 -1.6
Conservative Alan Williams 1,292 27.6 +27.6
Majority 216 4.6 -24.5
Turnout 4,678
Labour hold Swing -12.2

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Kershaw 2,294 42.7 +9.1
Labour Yousouf Gooljary 2,075 38.6 -11.1
SDP–Liberal Alliance Kenneth McKeon 856 15.9 -0.8
Green Colin Kirby 149 2.8 +2.8
Majority 219 4.1 -12.0
Turnout 5,374
Conservative hold Swing +10.1

Withington[edit]

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
SDP–Liberal Alliance David Sandiford* 2,631 44.9 +2.3
Labour David Silkin 1,614 27.5 -7.4
Conservative Anthony Elleray 1,457 24.8 +5.3
Green Guy Otten 163 2.8 -0.2
Majority 1,017 17.3 +9.6
Turnout 5,865
SDP–Liberal Alliance hold Swing +4.8

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour May Bullows 1,727 48.0 -7.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance Eileen Dawes 1,127 31.3 +16.0
Conservative Dorothy Hurst 741 20.6 +12.3
Majority 600 16.7 -18.5
Turnout 3,595
Labour hold Swing -11.9

References[edit]

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