Manchester City Council election, 1992

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 7 May 1992. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 1996. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council. [1]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 1992
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 27 0 3 -3 79.4 48.9 43,405 -1.4%
  Liberal Democrat 5 3 0 +3 14.7 18.8 16,727 -0.8%
  Conservative 2 0 0 0 5.9 29.1 25,841 +4.8%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.9 2,562 -1.3%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 262 -0.1%

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 80 -3
Liberal Democrats 12 +3
Conservative 5 0
Independent Labour 2 0
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E. Hopkins* 1,010 72.6 +1.7
Conservative M. Payne 206 14.8 +2.4
Liberal Democrat L. Ford 115 8.3 -3.2
Green A. Salter 61 4.4 -0.8
Majority 804 57.8 -0.7
Turnout 1,392
Labour hold Swing -0.3

Baguley[edit]

Baguley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Burns* 1,285 53.3 -11.9
Conservative V. Kirby 912 37.8 +3.0
Liberal Democrat A. Leech 170 7.0 +7.0
Green J. Booty 45 1.9 +1.9
Majority 373 15.5 -15.0
Turnout 2,412
Labour hold Swing -7.4

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat S. Wheale 1,644 48.5 +2.6
Labour G. Betney 1,128 33.3 +1.2
Conservative N. Murphy 489 14.4 -1.5
Green H. Bramwell 127 3.7 -2.4
Majority 516 15.2 +1.4
Turnout 3,388
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +0.7

Benchill[edit]

Benchill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour V. Myers* 979 67.8 -4.0
Conservative T. Roberts 311 21.5 +8.0
Liberal Democrat M. Dunn 154 10.7 -3.9
Majority 668 46.3 -10.9
Turnout 1,444
Labour hold Swing -6.0

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Flanagan* 1,182 63.1 -2.7
Liberal Democrat K. Dobson 376 20.1 +8.7
Conservative D. Russell 315 16.8 -2.3
Majority 806 43.0 -3.7
Turnout 1,873
Labour hold Swing -5.7

Blackley[edit]

Blackley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Barnes* 1,228 54.4 -1.9
Conservative K. Potter 792 35.1 +11.5
Liberal Democrat K. Wadsworth 239 10.6 -9.5
Majority 436 19.3 -13.3
Turnout 2,259
Labour hold Swing -6.7

Bradford[edit]

Bradford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. Kelly 992 62.9 -7.5
Conservative C. Birchenough 373 23.7 +8.2
Liberal Democrat M. Dunican 163 10.3 -1.2
Green M. Daw 48 3.0 +0.4
Majority 619 39.3 -15.5
Turnout 1,576
Labour hold Swing -7.8

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H. Cummins* 2,033 54.3 +8.7
Labour A. Harding 1,426 38.1 -2.9
Liberal Democrat H. McKay 207 5.5 -4.4
Green R. Cooke 76 2.0 -1.6
Majority 607 16.2 +11.6
Turnout 3,742
Conservative hold Swing +5.8

Burnage[edit]

Burnage
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Williams 1,363 43.0 -3.5
Conservative J. Leach 1,282 40.5 +5.3
Liberal Democrat R. Harrison 418 13.2 -1.2
Green P. Thompson 104 3.3 -0.6
Majority 81 3.0 -8.3
Turnout 3,167
Labour hold Swing -4.4

Central[edit]

Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Conquest* 883 72.5 +0.2
Conservative A. Hudson 172 14.1 +3.1
Liberal Democrat J. Bridges 111 9.1 -2.0
Green P. Harrison 52 4.3 -1.3
Majority 711 58.4 -2.8
Turnout 1,218
Labour hold Swing -1.4

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Hackett 1,294 53.5 -1.8
Labour E. Curley* 1,288
Conservative V. Clarke 892 36.9 +9.9
Conservative H. Coombes 800
Liberal Democrat J. Laslett 231 9.6 -8.1
Liberal Democrat L. Thornhill 200
Majority 396 16.6 -11.6
Turnout 2,417
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -5.8

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Eko 1,201 68.8 -4.5
Conservative K. Hyde 339 19.4 +8.1
Liberal Democrat R. Clayton 205 11.7 +1.6
Majority 862 49.4 -12.6
Turnout 1,745
Labour hold Swing -6.3

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Langford 2,214 50.7 +10.9
Conservative I. Bradshaw 1,548 35.5 +2.2
Liberal Democrat S. Oliver 310 7.1 -6.1
Green B. Candeland 294 6.7 -7.0
Majority 666 15.3 +8.8
Turnout 4,366
Labour hold Swing +4.3

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R. Leese* 1,575 52.0 +5.8
Conservative P. Wells 1,224 40.4 +2.2
Liberal Democrat D. Gordon 231 7.6 -3.0
Majority 351 11.6 +3.6
Turnout 3,030
Labour hold Swing +1.8

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. Hilton* 2,514 50.2 -1.3
Labour G. Bridson 1,586 31.7 -0.7
Liberal Democrat J. Lawley 778 15.5 +3.6
Green R. Goater 131 2.6 -1.6
Majority 928 18.5 -0.5
Turnout 5,009
Conservative hold Swing -0.3

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Done 1,329 56.2 +5.3
Conservative J. Nelson 638 27.0 -0.9
Liberal Democrat B. Jones 396 17.0 +4.5
Majority 691 29.2 +6.2
Turnout 2,363
Labour hold Swing +3.1

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat I. Donaldson 1,763 50.5 -2.5
Labour T. Hamnett* 1,403 40.2 +7.4
Conservative R. West 278 8.0 +1.8
Green S. Fitzgibbon 45 1.3 +0.3
Majority 360 10.3 -9.9
Turnout 3,489
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing -4.9

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat S. Ashley 1,559 49.5 -3.2
Labour B. Stone* 1,331 42.2 +2.4
Conservative R. Ignatowicz 188 6.0 +0.7
Green M. Shaw 73 2.3 +0.1
Majority 228 7.2 -5.7
Turnout 3,151
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing -2.8

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Stringer* 1,096 53.9 -4.4
Conservative D. Keller 486 23.9 +2.3
Independent A. Shannon 262 12.9 +12.9
Liberal Democrat V. Towers 189 9.3 -6.0
Majority 610 30.0 -6.6
Turnout 2,033
Labour hold Swing -3.3

Hulme[edit]

Hulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Rowswell 763 68.3 +0.0
Conservative D. Williams 150 13.4 +3.6
Green P. Williamson 117 10.5 -2.5
Liberal Democrat I. Newton 87 7.8 -1.1
Majority 613 54.9 -0.4
Turnout 1,117
Labour hold Swing -1.8

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat J. Commons* 2,105 56.6 -5.0
Labour J. Brown 1,024 27.5 +1.4
Conservative A. Soane 408 11.0 +3.3
Green L. Crookes 185 5.0 +0.5
Majority 1,081 29.0 -6.5
Turnout 3,722
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -3.2

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour W. Risby* 1,709 58.4 +4.1
Conservative M. Steadman 929 31.7 +4.2
Liberal Democrat P. Matthews 288 9.8 -8.5
Majority 780 26.7 -0.1
Turnout 2,926
Labour hold Swing -0.0

Longsight[edit]

Longsight
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Robinson* 1,673 54.0 +1.9
Conservative M. Naqui 976 31.5 +6.1
Liberal Democrat B. Pierce 265 8.6 -1.9
Green J. Denham 184 5.9 -5.4
Majority 697 22.5 -4.9
Turnout 3,098
Labour hold Swing -2.1

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour V. Young* 1,331 74.4 -8.4
Liberal Democrat G. Neal 308 17.2 +9.6
Green P. Boast 149 8.3 +8.3
Majority 1,023 57.2 -16.1
Turnout 1,788
Labour hold Swing -9.0

Moston[edit]

Moston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M. Enderby 1,546 50.4 +0.5
Conservative F. Frost 1,269 41.3 +5.6
Liberal Democrat N. Towers 254 8.3 -6.1
Majority 277 9.0 -5.2
Turnout 3,069
Labour hold Swing -2.5

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J. Smith* 1,153 63.6 -0.4
Conservative P. Leach 469 25.9 +6.3
Liberal Democrat C. Turner 192 10.6 -1.8
Majority 684 37.7 -6.6
Turnout 1,814
Labour hold Swing -3.3

Northenden[edit]

Northenden
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Bracegirdle 1,733 49.9 +2.2
Conservative R. Caddick 1,426 41.0 +26.0
Liberal Democrat M. Ford 240 6.9 +0.5
Green G. Otten 76 2.2 +0.1
Majority 307 8.8 -10.2
Turnout 3,475
Labour hold Swing -11.9

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. Harrison* 1,828 51.3 +2.6
Conservative G. Betton 1,096 30.7 +0.0
Liberal Democrat R. Johnston 450 12.6 -2.1
Green S. Buchan 191 5.4 -0.5
Majority 732 20.5 +2.5
Turnout 3,565
Labour hold Swing +1.3

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Y. Mambu* 1,104 43.5 -9.8
Liberal Democrat A. Chowdhury 799 31.5 +10.1
Conservative R. Norris 444 17.5 +4.2
Green B. Bingham 192 7.6 -4.5
Majority 305 12.0 -19.9
Turnout 2,539
Labour hold Swing -9.9

Sharston[edit]

Sharston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Berry* 1,149 47.3 -6.9
Conservative A. Bourne 943 38.8 +13.4
Liberal Democrat S. Toole 235 9.7 -4.9
Green G. Lawson 104 4.3 -1.5
Majority 206 8.5 -20.3
Turnout 2,431
Labour hold Swing -10.1

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. Fry* 1,763 49.7 +0.5
Conservative J. Kershaw 1,454 41.0 -0.3
Liberal Democrat R. West 224 6.3 -3.2
Green C. Collis 109 3.1 +3.1
Majority 309 8.7 +0.9
Turnout 3,550
Labour hold Swing +0.4

Withington[edit]

Withington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat A. Firth* 1,642 44.5 +2.2
Labour H. Smith 1,078 29.2 -4.7
Conservative P. Davies 769 20.9 +3.5
Green B. Ekbery 199 5.4 -1.1
Majority 564 15.3 +7.0
Turnout 3,688
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +3.4

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour V. Dunn 1,046 53.9 -19.8
Conservative A. Langan 516 26.6 +0.3
Liberal Democrat W. Ford 379 19.5 +19.5
Majority 530 27.3 -20.1
Turnout 1,941
Labour hold Swing -10.0

References[edit]

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