Manchester City Council election, 1995

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 4 May 1995. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1999. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council.[1]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 1995
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 30 5 1 +4 88.2 63.2 57,270 +4.0%
  Liberal Democrat 4 1 2 -1 11.7 20.7 18,759 -3.3%
  Conservative 0 0 2 -2 0.0 11.7 10,636 -1.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.9 1,753 -0.0%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.8 1,690 +1.0%
  Independent Labour 0 0 1 -1 0.0 0.4 371 +0.2%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 129 +0.1%
  Natural Law 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 +0.0%

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 83 +4
Liberal Democrats 14 -1
Conservative 2 -2
Independent Labour 0 -1
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Irene Summers 1,222 77.4 +2.2
Liberal Democrat S. Oliver 157 9.9 -8.2
Conservative Ann Hodkinson 102 6.5 -0.2
Independent S. O'Sullivan 97 6.1 +6.1
Majority 1,065 67.5 +10.3
Turnout 1,578
Labour hold Swing +5.2

Baguley[edit]

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerald Jones 1,836 77.9 +6.1
Conservative Trevor Roberts 286 12.1 -3.0
Liberal Democrat V. Purcell 188 8.0 -5.0
Independent Emma Hamilton 46 2.0 +2.0
Majority 1,550 65.8 +9.1
Turnout 2,356
Labour hold Swing +4.5

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathleen Bloch 1,775 53.6 +5.1
Liberal Democrat V. Bingham 1,126 34.0 -4.4
Conservative M. Higginbottom 268 8.1 -0.2
Green Robin Goater 142 4.3 -0.5
Majority 649 19.6 +9.5
Turnout 3,311
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +4.7

Benchill[edit]

Benchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Niel Warren* 1,455 86.1 +15.0
Liberal Democrat Janice Redmond 189 11.2 +1.2
Independent J. Pickering 45 2.7 +2.7
Majority 1,266 75.0 +16.8
Turnout 1,689
Labour hold Swing +6.9

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Ken Dobson 1,622 58.6 +3.3
Labour D. Parkes 1,073 38.8 -2.7
Conservative Richard West 60 2.2 -1.0
Independent H. Woodcock 13 0.5 +0.5
Majority 549 19.8 +6.0
Turnout 2,768
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +3.0

Blackley[edit]

Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eileen Kelly* 1,953 76.5 +1.6
Conservative A. Slack 307 12.0 -1.3
Liberal Democrat Peter Matthews 246 9.6 -2.2
Independent Cath Hall 46 1.8 +1.8
Majority 1,646 64.5 +2.9
Turnout 2,552
Labour hold Swing +1.4

Bradford[edit]

Bradford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Smith* 1,408 70.3 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Peter Fairhurst 417 20.8 +1.1
Conservative K. Hyde 119 5.9 -2.0
Green Elaine Brown 58 2.9 +2.9
Majority 991 49.5 -2.6
Turnout 2,002
Labour hold Swing -1.3

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Calloway 1,783 67.1 +8.5
Conservative Gladys Parry 564 21.2 -7.0
Liberal Democrat Anthony McGarr 269 10.1 -3.1
Independent P. Styles 42 1.6 +1.6
Majority 1,219 45.9 +15.6
Turnout 2,658
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +7.7

Burnage[edit]

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Green 2,260 71.6 +11.6
Liberal Democrat J. Parkinson 464 14.7 -0.4
Conservative Jeffrey Leach 353 11.2 -8.6
Independent Z. Elford 78 2.5 -2.6
Majority 1,796 56.9 +16.7
Turnout 3,155
Labour hold Swing +6.0

Central[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patricia Conquest* 1,296 82.1 +4.4
Liberal Democrat L. Dunn 110 7.0 -6.3
Conservative A. Keller 108 6.8 -2.3
Independent P. Lawrence 50 3.2 +3.2
Independent C. Morris 15 0.9 +0.9
Majority 1,186 75.1 +10.7
Turnout 1,579
Labour hold Swing +5.3

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eric Hobin 1,873 76.4 +5.3
Conservative Christine Saunders 320 13.1 -2.5
Liberal Democrat Robert West 212 8.7 -4.6
Independent J. Miller 45 1.8 +1.8
Majority 1,553 63.4 +8.0
Turnout 2,450
Labour hold Swing +3.9

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John McGuinness 1,806 78.4 -1.1
Conservative Rodney Keller 166 7.2 -2.8
Liberal Richard Wilson 129 5.6 +5.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Clayton 106 4.6 -5.9
Independent George Taylor 69 3.0 +3.0
Green D. Wild 27 1.2 +1.2
Majority 1,640 71.2 +2.3
Turnout 2,303
Labour hold Swing +0.8

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Valerie Stevens 2,903 67.9 +9.0
Conservative Jonathan Smith 651 15.2 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Helen Fisher 440 10.3 -3.6
Green Brian Candeland 279 6.5 -0.8
Majority 2,252 52.7 +13.6
Turnout 4,273
Labour hold Swing +6.8

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Val Edwards* 2,079 74.6 +9.9
Conservative Gregory Skorsewski 389 14.0 -5.8
Liberal Democrat J. Spurway 248 8.9 -6.5
Independent Melanie Jarman 71 2.5 +2.5
Majority 1,690 60.6 +15.7
Turnout 2,787
Labour hold Swing +7.8

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Masztalerz 2,179 43.4 +3.3
Conservative William Aikman* 1,452 28.9 -3.0
Liberal Democrat J. Lawley 1,323 26.3 +0.5
Independent P. Howell 71 1.4 +1.4
Majority 727 14.5 +6.3
Turnout 5,025
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +3.1

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernice Reid 1,519 57.9 -5.7
Labour David Royle 1,462
Conservative Simon Davenport 314 12.0 -2.8
Liberal Democrat Robert Harrison 277 10.6 -2.2
Green Micheal Daw 277 10.6 +5.9
Conservative P. Newlove 268
Independent E. Fiander 234 8.9 +8.0
Liberal Democrat Howard Totty 234
Independent P. Williamson 114
Majority 1,205 45.9 -2.9
Turnout 2,621
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -1.4

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Jackie Pearcey* 1,865 51.0 -0.4
Labour Colin Brierley 1,626 44.5 +1.7
Conservative Paul Davies 123 3.4 -0.9
Independent A. Cooper 43 1.2 +1.2
Majority 239 6.5 -2.1
Turnout 3,657
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -1.0

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat James Ashley* 1,494 49.7 -4.1
Labour B. Whitehead 1,393 46.3 +5.6
Conservative D. Davenport 91 3.0 -0.7
Independent C. Walsh 31 1.0 +1.0
Majority 101 3.4 -9.7
Turnout 3,009
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -4.8

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nilofar Siddiqi* 1,237 69.4 +0.8
Liberal Democrat B. Kerrigan 341 19.1 -1.7
Conservative Vivienne Clarke 205 11.5 +1.0
Majority 896 50.3 +2.5
Turnout 1,783
Labour hold Swing +1.2

Hulme[edit]

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Dungey* 832 79.3 +8.6
Conservative Paul Kierman 62 5.9 -3.0
Liberal Democrat A. Rogers 58 5.5 -4.2
Independent A. Jones 39 3.7 +3.7
Independent Rachel Harper 36 3.4 +3.4
Independent Charles Lyn-Lloyd 22 2.1 +2.1
Majority 770 73.4 +13.4
Turnout 1,049
Labour hold Swing +5.8

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Maria Rowles* 2,050 57.9 -3.3
Labour Christopher Lowe 1,236 34.9 +4.4
Conservative S. Peel 135 3.8 -0.7
Independent K. Harkavy 87 2.5 +2.5
Natural Law P. Mitchell 19 0.5 +0.5
Independent D. Delange 16 0.5 +0.5
Majority 814 23.0 -7.7
Turnout 3,543
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -3.8

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Cath Inchbold* 1,853 73.8 -1.4
Conservative Henry Coombes 344 13.7 +0.7
Liberal Democrat David Gordon 242 9.6 -2.2
Green A. Salter 73 2.9 +2.9
Majority 1,509 60.1 -2.1
Turnout 2,512
Labour hold Swing -1.0

Longsight[edit]

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ken Strath* 1,922 57.5 -11.1
Conservative Muhammed Naqui 890 26.6 +13.6
Green Spencer Fitzgibbon 275 8.2 +3.9
Liberal Democrat M. Dunn 257 7.7 -5.3
Majority 1,032 30.9 -24.7
Turnout 3,344
Labour hold Swing -12.3

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Claire Nangle* 1,701 76.2 -2.5
Conservative Mary Barnes 183 8.2 +1.3
Green C. Collis 152 6.8 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Lauriston Ford 117 5.2 -2.8
Independent M. Miller 80 3.6 +3.6
Majority 1,518 68.0 -2.7
Turnout 2,233
Labour hold Swing -1.9

Moston[edit]

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry Cooper* 2,444 76.1 +5.8
Conservative Dorothy Keller 463 14.4 -2.0
Liberal Democrat Vera Towers 270 8.4 -4.9
Independent J. Bird 33 1.0 +1.0
Majority 1,981 61.7 +7.8
Turnout 3,210
Labour hold Swing +3.9

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Damien O'Connor 1,867 83.0 +9.5
Conservative E. Fisher 212 9.4 -3.7
Liberal Democrat C. Turner 140 6.2 -7.2
Independent H. Routh 31 1.4 +1.4
Majority 1,655 73.6 +13.5
Turnout 2,250
Labour hold Swing +6.6

Northenden[edit]

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Kane* 2,190 69.9 +2.7
Conservative K. McKenna 487 15.5 -4.1
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Lightowler 392 12.5 -0.8
Independent Lance Crookes 66 2.1 +2.1
Majority 1,703 54.3 +6.7
Turnout 3,135
Labour hold Swing +3.4

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Arnold Spencer* 2,325 70.8 +14.0
Liberal Democrat Yasmen Zalzala 422 12.9 -7.8
Conservative Graham Betton 381 11.6 -0.6
Green Teresa Romagnuolo 154 4.7 +0.5
Majority 1,903 58.0 +21.9
Turnout 3,282
Labour hold Swing +10.9

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jawaid Chaudhry 1,270 42.5 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Marc Ramsbottom 1,014 33.9 -1.8
Independent Labour Margaret Manning* 371 12.4 +12.4
Independent Micheal Robinson 248 8.3 +5.4
Conservative R. Norris 86 2.9 -12.3
Majority 256 8.6 +5.0
Turnout 2,989
Labour gain from Independent Labour Swing +2.5

Sharston[edit]

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joyce Keller* 1,593 79.3 +9.0
Conservative I. Hollins 201 10.0 -3.0
Liberal Democrat Cath Hall 179 8.9 -3.1
Independent R. Garside 36 1.8 +1.8
Majority 1,392 69.3 +12.0
Turnout 2,009
Labour hold Swing +6.0

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dorothy Rathbone 1,901 55.7 -6.5
Conservative John Kershaw 964 28.3 +9.1
Liberal Democrat John Leech 392 11.5 -5.5
Green Bruce Bingham 154 4.5 +4.5
Majority 937 27.5 -15.5
Turnout 3,411
Labour hold Swing -7.8

Withington[edit]

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrew Simcock 1,816 44.4 +5.1
Liberal Democrat David Sandiford* 1,760 43.1 -6.1
Conservative J. Callaghan 350 8.6 +1.0
Green Bernard Ekbery 162 4.0 +0.0
Majority 56 1.4 -8.4
Turnout 4,088
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +5.6

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian O'Neil 1,644 81.5 +13.1
Liberal Democrat William Fisher 372 18.5 -4.3
Majority 1,272 63.1 +17.6
Turnout 2,016
Labour hold Swing +8.7

By-elections between 1995 and 1996[edit]

Moston By-Election 27 July 1995[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Mullin 1,445 69.0 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Patrick Leech 381 18.2 +9.8
Conservative Gregory Skorsewski 267 12.7 -1.7
Majority 1,064 50.8 -10.9
Turnout 2,093
Labour hold Swing -8.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Manchester Evening News, 5 May 1995.
  2. ^ "By-election past results". manchester.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2003-04-27. Retrieved 2012-01-19.