Manchester City Council election, 1991

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 2 May 1991. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1995. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council. [1]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 1991
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 27 8 1 +7 79.4 50.3 59,144 -8.3%
  Liberal Democrat 5 2 1 +1 14.7 19.6 23,004 +4.7%
  Conservative 2 0 6 -6 5.9 24.3 28,622 +5.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 4.2 4,966 -2.4%
  Independent Conservative 0 0 1 -1 0.0 1.1 1,346 +1.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 432 -0.0%

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 85 +7
Liberal Democrats 9 +1
Conservative 5 -6
Independent Conservative 0 -1
Independent Liberal Democrat 0 -1
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. I. Finley* 1,443 70.9 -7.8
Conservative D. K. Lawrence 252 12.4 +3.6
Liberal Democrat R. A. J. Axtell 235 11.5 +5.7
Green P. E. Harrison 106 5.2 -1.5
Majority 1,191 58.5 -11.5
Turnout 2,036 25.5
Labour hold Swing -5.7

Baguley[edit]

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Smith* 2,065 65.2 +2.0
Conservative V. C. Kirby 1,100 34.8 +12.3
Majority 965 30.5 -10.2
Turnout 3,165 34.3
Labour hold Swing -5.1

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat S. A. Gluck* 1,799 45.9 +10.4
Labour A. Harland 1,258 32.1 -10.2
Conservative J. P. Baldwin 624 15.9 +0.1
Green H. F. Bramwell 238 6.1 -0.3
Majority 541 13.8 +7.0
Turnout 3,919 38.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +10.3

Benchill[edit]

Benchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. Warren* 1,714 71.8 -0.1
Liberal Democrat A. Bradshaw 349 14.6 +7.8
Conservative C. Roberts 323 13.5 +6.4
Majority 1,365 57.2 -3.7
Turnout 2,386 28.4
Labour hold Swing -3.8

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. C. Silverman* 1,517 65.8 -13.8
Conservative D. V. Russell 440 19.1 +8.7
Liberal Democrat C. W. Turner 264 11.4 +4.9
Independent F. Wolstencroft 86 3.7 +3.7
Majority 1,077 46.7 -22.5
Turnout 2,307 31.2
Labour hold Swing -11.2

Blackley[edit]

Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Kelly* 1,872 56.3 -10.4
Conservative L. M. Brandolani 786 23.6 +2.5
Liberal Democrat A. D. Kay 669 20.1 +13.1
Majority 1,086 32.6 -13.1
Turnout 3,327 36.3
Labour hold Swing -6.4

Bradford[edit]

Bradford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. S. Smith* 1,657 70.4 -7.7
Conservative K. Hyde 366 15.5 +3.7
Liberal Democrat J. R. Bridges 270 11.5 +4.8
Green A. H. Kahan 61 2.6 -0.8
Majority 1,291 54.8 -11.5
Turnout 2,354 27.8
Labour hold Swing -5.7

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. B. Beaugeard 2,001 45.6 +7.1
Labour A. S. Wood 1,799 41.0 -9.9
Liberal Democrat S. A. Oliver 435 9.9 +2.8
Green R. Clancy 156 3.6 0
Majority 202 4.6 -7.8
Turnout 4,391 45.4
Conservative hold Swing +8.5

Burnage[edit]

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Boyle 1,968 46.5 -7.0
Conservative J. Leach* 1,491 35.2 +6.2
Liberal Democrat R. Harrison 611 14.4 +2.3
Green J. Foster 166 3.9 -1.5
Majority 477 11.3 -13.2
Turnout 4,236 41.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -6.6

Central[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Conquest* 1,286 72.3 -7.4
Liberal Democrat K. H. Lambert 198 11.1 +5.9
Conservative A. E. W. Hudson 195 11.0 +1.9
Green P. J. Boast 100 5.6 -0.3
Majority 1,088 61.2 -9.4
Turnout 1,779 26.3
Labour hold Swing -6.6

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. Tilley 1,835 55.3 -8.4
Conservative F. D. Borg 898 27.0 +4.2
Liberal Democrat J. Laslett 587 17.7 +9.7
Majority 937 28.2 -12.7
Turnout 3,320 35.0
Labour hold Swing -6.3

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. Harris* 1,938 73.3 -8.2
Conservative D. K. Shenoy 299 11.3 +11.3
Liberal Democrat V. Towers 267 10.1 -8.4
Green B. J. A. Doherty 139 5.3 +5.3
Majority 1,639 62.0 -0.9
Turnout 2,643 28.1
Labour hold Swing -9.7

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. M. Rogers 2,187 39.8 -12.4
Labour B. D. Selby 1,979
Conservative J. Bradshaw 1,829 33.3 +2.2
Conservative W. I. Bradshaw 1,816
Green B. A. Candeland 751 13.7 +3.1
Liberal Democrat H. D. McKay 723 13.2 +7.1
Liberal Democrat J. Redmond 512
Majority 150 6.5 -14.6
Turnout 5,490 48.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
Labour hold Swing -7.3

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour V. Edwards 1,782 46.2 -4.7
Conservative A. E. Walsh 1,474 38.2 +2.1
Liberal Democrat D. I. Gordon 408 10.6 +4.7
Green P. R. Lewis 190 4.9 -2.1
Majority 308 8.0 -6.8
Turnout 3,854 41.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -3.4

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative W. H. Aikman 3,003 51.5 +4.5
Labour G. Bridson 1,893 32.4 -6.6
Liberal Democrat E. Allen 692 11.9 +3.5
Green R. W. Goater 248 4.2 -1.3
Majority 1,110 19.0 +11.0
Turnout 5,836 52.0
Conservative hold Swing +5.5

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. N. Y. Khan 1,624 50.9 -7.5
Conservative D. Smith 890 27.9 +8.0
Liberal Democrat B. Jones 399 12.5 +3.3
Green M. J. Daw 278 8.7 -3.8
Majority 734 23.0 -15.5
Turnout 3,191 29.1
Labour hold Swing -7.7

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat J. Pearcey 2,619 53.0 +11.2
Labour A. Unwin* 1,621 32.8 -9.0
Independent T. Mooney 346 7.0 +7.0
Conservative A. Bourne 305 6.2 -0.6
Green M. R. Shaw 49 1.0 -1.5
Majority 998 20.2 +13.1
Turnout 4,940 45.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +10.1

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat J. Ashley* 2,125 52.7 +19.4
Labour B. Whitehead 1,606 39.8 -14.3
Conservative D. Jones 212 5.3 -3.3
Green T. E. Romagnuolo 88 2.2 -1.8
Majority 519 12.9 -7.8
Turnout 4,031 40.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +16.8

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour N. Siddiqi* 1,546 58.3 -11.5
Conservative D. H. Keller 574 21.6 +4.9
Liberal Democrat N. Towers 405 15.3 +6.6
Green S. S. Fitzgibbon 128 4.8 0
Majority 972 36.6 -16.6
Turnout 2,653 31.1
Labour hold Swing -8.2

Hulme[edit]

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. R. Dungey 1,183 68.3 -4.1
Green V. Greenfield 225 13.0 -2.6
Conservative A. Pollitt 170 9.8 +3.0
Liberal Democrat D. P. Rudge 155 8.9 +3.7
Majority 958 55.3 -1.5
Turnout 1,733 25.5
Labour hold Swing -0.7

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat M. T. Rowles 2,911 61.6 +6.6
Labour H. Smith 1,235 26.1 -7.7
Conservative A. Malpas 366 7.7 +2.2
Green P. N. Thompson 211 4.5 -1.2
Majority 1,676 35.5 +14.3
Turnout 4,723 46.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Independent Liberal Democrat Swing -7.1

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. M. Inchbold 2,081 54.3 -11.1
Conservative M. P. Steadman 1,054 27.5 +8.9
Liberal Democrat P. G. Matthews 700 18.3 +7.4
Majority 1,027 26.8 -20.0
Turnout 3,835 39.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -10.0

Longsight[edit]

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. S. Strath* 2,107 52.1 -12.1
Conservative M. Naqui 1,013 25.4 +10.7
Green J. E. Denham 453 11.3 -3.1
Liberal Democrat B. I. Pierce 421 10.5 +3.9
Majority 1,094 27.4 -22.1
Turnout 3,994 35.5
Labour hold Swing -11.4

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C. M. M. Nangle 2,382 82.8 +8.9
Conservative M. G. Barnes 274 9.5 0
Liberal Democrat I. C. Donaldson 220 7.6 +1.6
Majority 2,108 73.3 +8.9
Turnout 2,876 30.4
Labour hold Swing +4.4

Moston[edit]

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Cooper 2,167 49.9 -7.1
Conservative F. Frost 1,549 35.7 +3.9
Liberal Democrat E. L. B. Slater 624 14.4 +7.0
Majority 618 14.2 -11.0
Turnout 4,340 43.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -5.5

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. Rathbone 1,820 64.0 -13.0
Conservative R. Caddick 559 19.6 +6.9
Liberal Democrat K. W. Wadsworth 353 12.4 +6.6
Green S. Boulton 113 4.0 -0.5
Majority 1,261 44.3 -20.0
Turnout 2,845 30.2
Labour hold Swing -9.9

Northenden[edit]

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. J. Kane 2,233 47.7 -8.0
Independent Conservative A. A. Carroll* 1,346 28.8 +28.8
Conservative G. Parry 701 15.0 -18.6
Liberal Democrat J. P. Spurway 301 6.4 -0.3
Green G. Otten 96 2.1 -1.8
Majority 887 19.0 -3.1
Turnout 4,677 47.8
Labour gain from Independent Conservative Swing -18.4

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. J. Spencer* 2,158 48.7 -7.6
Conservative G. H. Betton 1,360 30.7 +7.6
Liberal Democrat M. J. Sowemimo 651 14.7 +3.3
Green J. G. Booty 260 5.9 -3.2
Majority 798 18.0 -15.2
Turnout 4,429 40.8
Labour hold Swing -7.6

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Manning 1,848 53.3 -11.4
Liberal Democrat C. F. L. McGrath 742 21.4 +1.8
Conservative R. S. Norris 460 13.3 +13.3
Green B. S. Bingham 418 12.1 -3.6
Majority 1,106 31.9 -13.1
Turnout 3,468 35.9
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing -6.6

Sharston[edit]

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. E. Keller 1,746 54.2 +0.1
Conservative T. J. Roberts 819 25.4 +5.3
Liberal Democrat I. G. Davies 472 14.6 +1.8
Green G. A. Lawson 186 5.8 -7.1
Majority 927 28.8 -5.2
Turnout 3,223 35.7
Labour hold Swing -2.6

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. Johnson 2,058 49.2 -4.9
Conservative J. Kershaw* 1,731 41.3 +9.1
Liberal Democrat S. C. Ashley 398 9.5 +3.2
Majority 327 7.8 -14.1
Turnout 4,187 45.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -7.0

Withington[edit]

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat D. J. Sandiford* 2,001 42.3 -1.1
Labour G. Betney 1,606 33.9 -2.6
Conservative P. W. Davies 823 17.4 +3.4
Green B. J. Ekbery 306 6.5 +0.3
Majority 395 8.3 +1.4
Turnout 4,736 44.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.7

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Bullows* 1,909 73.7 -0.9
Conservative L. Maguire 681 26.3 +26.3
Majority 1,228 47.4 -9.7
Turnout 2,590 29.8
Labour hold Swing -13.6

References[edit]

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