Manchester City Council election, 1990

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 4 May 1990. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1994. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council. [1]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 1990
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 31 0 0 0 91.2 58.6 78,490 +5.5%
  Liberal Democrat 2 0 0 0 5.9 14.9 20,026 -0.3%
  Conservative 1 0 0 0 2.9 19.3 25,875 -9.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 6.6 8,903 +4.5%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 531 +0.1%

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 78 0
Conservative 12 0
Liberal Democrats 9 0
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Barrett* 2,034 78.7 -0.1
Conservative V. M. Colledge 227 8.8 -3.4
Green D. A. Howarth 173 6.7 +3.8
Liberal Democrat R. A. J. Axtell 149 5.8 -0.3
Majority 1,807 70.0 +3.4
Turnout 2,583
Labour hold Swing +1.6

Baguley[edit]

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. McNicholls* 2,494 63.2 +5.6
Conservative V. C. Kirby 889 22.5 -12.6
Liberal Democrat G. Hall 297 7.5 +0.2
Independent C. Buller 154 3.9 +3.9
Green M. G. Abdullah 111 2.8 +2.8
Majority 1,605 40.7 +18.2
Turnout 3,945
Labour hold Swing +9.1

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Maloney 1,874 42.3 +5.0
Liberal Democrat S. D. Wheale 1,573 35.5 +7.5
Conservative D. A. Clover 701 15.8 -11.7
Green J. Booty 284 6.4 -0.7
Majority 301 6.8 -2.5
Turnout 4,432
Labour hold Swing -1.2

Benchill[edit]

Benchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Lunts 2,147 71.9 +11.9
Independent D. A. Morris 327 10.9 -5.8
Conservative L. G. Maguire 213 7.1 -2.1
Liberal Democrat A. Bradshaw 204 6.8 -7.3
Green H. F. Bramwell 96 3.2 +3.2
Majority 1,820 60.9 +17.6
Turnout 2,987
Labour hold Swing +8.8

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Egerton* 2,480 79.6 +4.6
Conservative M. D. Payne 324 10.4 -8.7
Liberal Democrat V. M. Muir 202 6.5 +0.6
Green K. M. Castle 109 3.5 +3.5
Majority 2,156 69.2 +25.6
Turnout 3,115
Labour hold Swing +6.6

Blackley[edit]

Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Chadwick* 2,497 66.7 +5.6
Conservative K. A. Potter 788 21.1 -8.7
Liberal Democrat V. Towers 262 7.0 -2.1
Green B. A. Lewis 195 5.2 +5.2
Majority 1,709 45.7 +14.4
Turnout 3,742
Labour hold Swing +7.1

Bradford[edit]

Bradford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Gilmore* 2,299 78.1 +5.3
Conservative K. Hyde 347 11.8 -7.4
Liberal Democrat I. C. Donaldson 196 6.7 -1.3
Green A. H. Kahan 100 3.4 +3.4
Majority 1,952 66.3 +12.8
Turnout 2,942
Labour hold Swing +6.3

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Collier 2,263 50.9 +8.6
Conservative A. T. Langan 1,712 38.5 -12.1
Liberal Democrat A. B. Quinlan 316 7.1 -0.0
Green C. S. Field 159 3.6 +3.6
Majority 551 12.4 +4.1
Turnout 4,450
Labour hold Swing +10.3

Burnage[edit]

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Whyte* 2,481 53.5 +3.8
Conservative M. Logan 1,345 29.0 -10.0
Liberal Democrat S. W. Lawley 559 12.1 +2.7
Green J. Foster 250 5.4 +3.5
Majority 1,136 24.5 +13.9
Turnout 4,635
Labour hold Swing +6.9

Central[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour T. Findlow* 1,681 79.7 -0.9
Conservative A. E. W. Hudson 192 9.1 -4.2
Green T. K. Stringer 125 5.9 -0.2
Liberal Democrat C. Muir 110 5.2 +5.2
Majority 1,489 70.6 +3.2
Turnout 2,108
Labour hold Swing +1.6

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. McCardell* 2,545 63.7 +6.3
Conservative M. R. Birnhak 912 22.8 -11.5
Liberal Democrat J. Laslett 320 8.0 +4.3
Green M. A. Burns 220 5.5 +5.5
Majority 1,633 40.9 +17.8
Turnout 3,997
Labour hold Swing +8.9

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Pagel 2,460 81.5 +3.4
Liberal Democrat S. A. Lewis 560 18.5 +10.8
Majority 1,900 62.9 -0.9
Turnout 3,020
Labour hold Swing -3.7

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Black* 2,897 52.2 +8.7
Conservative W. I. Bradshaw 1,728 31.1 -11.8
Green B. Candeland 588 10.6 +6.9
Liberal Democrat H. D. McKay 339 6.1 -1.5
Majority 1,169 21.1 +20.5
Turnout 5,552
Labour hold Swing +10.2

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Spinks 2,151 50.9 +3.3
Conservative A. E. Walsh 1,526 36.1 -9.8
Green P. R. Lewis 295 7.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrat D. I. Gordon 250 5.9 -0.6
Majority 625 14.8 +13.1
Turnout 4,222
Labour hold Swing +6.5

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Hill* 2,868 47.0 -6.9
Labour G. Bridson 2,382 39.0 +8.0
Liberal Democrat E. Allen 514 8.4 -3.7
Green M. J. Daw 337 5.5 +2.2
Majority 486 8.0 -15.0
Turnout 6,101
Conservative hold Swing -7.4

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Morrison* 2,440 58.4 +7.4
Conservative D. Smith 830 19.9 -9.1
Green B. J. A. Doherty 524 12.5 +7.9
Liberal Democrat R. G. Brown 386 9.2 +4.6
Majority 1,610 38.5 +16.6
Turnout 4,180
Labour hold Swing +8.2

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. Brierley* 2,505 48.9 +2.6
Liberal Democrat J. Pearcey 2,140 41.8 +1.3
Conservative C. H. T. Webb 351 6.8 -6.5
Green B. Kellett 129 2.5 +2.5
Majority 365 7.1 +1.3
Turnout 5,125
Labour hold Swing +0.6

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Barker* 2,371 54.1 +5.2
Liberal Democrat J. Bridges 1,462 33.3 -8.9
Conservative A. M. Simm 376 8.6 -0.3
Green D. E. Barnes 177 4.0 +4.0
Majority 909 20.7 +14.0
Turnout 4,386
Labour hold Swing +5.5

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Karney* 2,202 69.8 +0.7
Conservative D. H. Keller 526 16.7 -6.9
Liberal Democrat N. Towers 275 8.7 +1.4
Green M. J. Clark 150 4.8 +4.8
Majority 1,676 53.2 +7.7
Turnout 3,153
Labour hold Swing +3.8

Hulme[edit]

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Hood 1,629 72.4 +1.5
Green P. E. Harrison 350 15.6 -0.2
Conservative P. W. Davies 154 6.8 +0.0
Liberal Democrat J. Mark 117 5.2 -1.2
Majority 1,279 56.8 +1.7
Turnout 2,250
Labour hold Swing +0.8

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Keith Whitmore* 2,918 55.0 +13.8
Labour C. M. R. Rogers 1,794 33.8 -3.0
Green P. N. Thompson 303 5.7 +2.2
Conservative R. Colledge 293 5.5 -13.1
Majority 1,124 21.2 +16.8
Turnout 5,308
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +8.4

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Franklin* 2,927 65.4 +14.6
Conservative A. G. Edwardson 832 18.6 -19.7
Liberal Democrat D. Porter 489 10.9 +1.5
Green G. F. Carter 226 5.1 +3.6
Majority 2,095 46.8 +34.3
Turnout 4,474
Labour hold Swing +17.1

Longsight[edit]

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. K. Moghal* 2,701 64.2 -4.1
Conservative S. Hussain 619 14.7 +0.8
Green J. E. Denham 607 14.4 +9.3
Liberal Democrat B. I. Pierce 279 6.6 -6.1
Majority 2,082 49.5 -4.9
Turnout 4,206
Labour hold Swing -2.4

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour I. S. Sram 2,567 73.9 -1.5
Conservative M. Barnes 331 9.5 -5.4
Green J. Sturrock 317 9.1 +5.6
Liberal Democrat M. T. Rowles 209 6.0 -0.2
Independent J. Shaoul 50 1.4 +1.4
Majority 2,236 64.4 +3.9
Turnout 3,474
Labour hold Swing +1.9

Moston[edit]

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Shaw 2,752 57.0 +7.0
Conservative F. Frost 1,535 31.8 -11.0
Liberal Democrat E. L. B. Slater 356 7.4 +0.2
Green S. G. Rawlins 182 3.8 +3.8
Majority 1,217 25.2 +18.1
Turnout 4,825
Labour hold Swing +9.0

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. F. Garside* 2,753 77.0 +3.0
Conservative R. J. Merrin 453 12.7 -7.0
Liberal Democrat C. W. Turner 208 5.8 -0.5
Green M. B. Bold 162 4.5 +4.5
Majority 2,300 64.3 +10.0
Turnout 3,576
Labour hold Swing +5.0

Northenden[edit]

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Carroll 2,614 55.7 +6.0
Conservative J. D. Robertson 1,577 33.6 -7.4
Liberal Democrat R. K. Higginson 316 6.7 -1.4
Green G. Otten 185 3.9 +2.7
Majority 1,037 22.1 +13.3
Turnout 4,692
Labour hold Swing +6.7

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Fender* 2,963 56.3 +11.4
Conservative G. Schapps 1,218 23.1 +1.5
Liberal Democrat S. A. Oliver 602 11.4 -11.5
Green J. V. Lovell 479 9.1 +4.0
Majority 1,745 33.2 +11.2
Turnout 5,262
Labour hold Swing +4.9

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Byrne* 2,532 64.7 +20.9
Liberal Democrat C. A. James 769 19.6 -15.7
Green B. S. Bingham 614 15.7 +10.0
Majority 1,763 45.0 +36.5
Turnout 3,915
Labour hold Swing +18.3

Sharston[edit]

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Broderick 2,258 54.1 +1.3
Labour G. A. M. Wright 2,159
Conservative C. Roberts 839 20.1 -8.7
Conservative T. J. Roberts 808
Green G. A. Lawson 539 12.9 +12.9
Liberal Democrat H. Griffiths 536 12.8 -5.6
Liberal Democrat D. W. Fake 355
Majority 1,320 34.0 +10.0
Turnout 4,172
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing +5.0

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. C. Morris* 2,430 54.1 +6.8
Conservative L. Houston 1,445 32.2 -8.1
Green C. I. Kirby 334 7.4 +3.7
Liberal Democrat B. Jones 282 6.3 +0.7
Majority 985 21.9 +14.9
Turnout 4,491
Labour hold Swing +7.4

Withington[edit]

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat A. Jones* 2,251 43.4 +4.0
Labour G. P. Ballance 1,892 36.5 +4.6
Conservative G. H. R. Betton 724 14.0 -14.7
Green B. J. Ekbery 319 6.2 +6.2
Majority 359 6.9 -0.7
Turnout 5,186
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -0.3

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Ainsworth 2,475 74.6 +5.0
Liberal Democrat D. A. Wraxall 580 17.5 +17.5
Green H. L. Murray 264 8.0 +8.0
Majority 1,895 57.1 +2.8
Turnout 3,319
Labour hold Swing -6.2

References[edit]

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