Manchester City Council election, 1996

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Elections to Manchester Council were held on Thursday, 2 May 1996. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 2000. There were also two vacancies being contested; one in Blackley and the other in Woodhouse Park. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council.[1]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 1996
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 29 2 1 +1 82.8 60.1 48,518 -3.1%
  Liberal Democrat 6 1 0 +1 17.1 22.0 17,753 +1.3%
  Conservative 0 0 2 -2 0.0 13.0 10,512 +1.3%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.9 2,353 +1.0%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.5 405 +0.5%
  FAN 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 363 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 231 -1.5%
  Independent Labour 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 225 -0.1%
  Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 215 +0.2%
  LLDCS 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 73 +0.1%
  Independent Communist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 55 +0.1%
  Independent Liberal 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 +0.0%

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

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 84 +1
Liberal Democrats 15 +1
Conservative 0 -2
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Thomas O'Callaghan 1,054 76.5 -0.9
Liberal Democrat David Gray 144 10.5 +0.6
Conservative John Davenport 133 9.7 +3.2
Green Bruce Bingham 46 3.3 +3.3
Majority 910 66.1 -1.4
Turnout 1,377
Labour hold Swing -0.7

Baguley[edit]

Baguley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Burns* 1,468 74.1 -3.8
Conservative Trevor Roberts 307 15.5 +3.4
Liberal Democrat Cath Hall 152 7.7 -0.3
FAN Hannah Berry 53 2.7 +2.7
Majority 1,161 58.6 -7.5
Turnout 1,980
Labour hold Swing -3.6

Barlow Moor[edit]

Barlow Moor[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Wheale* 1,570 48.5 +14.5
Labour Valerie Dunn 1,339 41.4 -12.2
Conservative Bill Moore 229 7.1 -1.0
Green A. Kulpa 100 3.1 -1.2
Majority 231 7.1 -12.5
Turnout 3,238
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +13.3

Benchill[edit]

Benchill[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Veronica Myers* 1,037 77.7 -8.4
Liberal Democrat Janice Redmond 124 9.3 -1.9
Conservative Carol Roberts 101 7.6 +7.6
Socialist Alternative T. Jefferies 72 5.4 +5.4
Majority 913 68.4 -6.6
Turnout 1,334
Labour hold Swing -3.2

Beswick and Clayton[edit]

Beswick and Clayton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Mark Clayton 1,133 47.9 -10.7
Labour John Flanagan* 1,091 46.1 +7.3
LLDCS K. Corcoran 73 3.1 +3.1
Conservative Jeffrey Leach 70 3.0 +0.8
Majority 42 1.8 -18.0
Turnout 2,367
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing -9.0

Blackley[edit]

Blackley[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Barnes* 1,573 63.5 -13.0
Labour Harold Lyons 1,317
Conservative Henry Coombes 322 13.0 +1.0
Liberal Democrat Peter Matthews 267 10.8 +1.2
Independent Carol Connell 231 9.3 +9.3
Liberal Democrat Graham Shaw 124
Green R. Maile 84 3.4 +3.4
Majority 995 50.5 -14.0
Turnout 2,477
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -7.0

Bradford[edit]

Bradford[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Kelly* 1,152 76.2 +5.9
Liberal Democrat S. Kennedy 212 14.0 -6.8
Conservative Elena Stars 98 6.5 +0.6
Green Elaine Brown 50 3.3 +0.4
Majority 940 62.2 +12.7
Turnout 1,512
Labour hold Swing +6.3

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Cooley 1,152 56.4 -10.7
Conservative Paul Cummins* 672 32.9 +11.7
Liberal Democrat Anthony McGarr 182 8.9 -1.2
FAN J. Hamilton 35 1.7 +1.7
Majority 480 23.5 -22.4
Turnout 2,041
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -11.2

Burnage[edit]

Burnage[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kathleen Robinson 1,834 66.8 -4.8
Liberal Democrat J. Parkinson 434 15.8 +1.1
Conservative Christopher Brown 415 15.1 +3.9
FAN C. Mumford 63 2.3 +2.3
Majority 1,400 51.0 -5.9
Turnout 2,746
Labour hold Swing -2.9

Central[edit]

Central[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Conquest* 975 77.7 -4.4
Conservative Ann Hodkinson 150 12.0 +5.2
Liberal Democrat W. Tew 109 8.7 +1.7
Green L. Maile 21 1.7 +1.7
Majority 825 65.7 -9.4
Turnout 1,255
Labour hold Swing -4.8

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mark Hackett* 1,635 76.2 -0.2
Conservative Christine Saunders 266 12.4 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Vera Towers 200 9.3 +0.6
FAN H. Baker 44 2.1 +2.1
Majority 1,369 63.8 +0.4
Turnout 2,145
Labour hold Swing +0.2

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Olaniyan 1,697 83.1 +4.7
Liberal Richard Wilson 215 10.5 +4.9
Liberal Democrat G. Epps 130 6.4 +1.8
Majority 1,482 72.6 +1.4
Turnout 2,042
Labour hold Swing -0.1

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Humphreys 2,796 68.1 +0.2
Conservative Malcolm Cleall-Hill 734 17.9 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Helen Fisher 309 7.5 -2.8
Green Brian Candeland 269 6.5 +0.0
Majority 2,062 50.2 -2.5
Turnout 4,108
Labour hold Swing -1.2

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Richard Leese* 1,913 74.2 -0.4
Conservative Teresa Skorsewski 398 15.4 +1.4
Liberal Democrat J. Spurway 201 7.8 -1.1
FAN J. Riemer 65 2.5 +2.5
Majority 1,515 58.8 -1.8
Turnout 2,577
Labour hold Swing -0.9

Didsbury[edit]

Didsbury[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pamela Smythe 1,834 38.2 -5.2
Conservative Peter Hilton* 1,559 32.4 +3.5
Liberal Democrat David Sandiford 1,352 28.1 +1.8
FAN K. Harkavy 62 1.3 +1.3
Majority 275 5.7 -8.8
Turnout 4,807
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -4.3

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Royle* 1,584 69.9 +12.0
Conservative Simon Davenport 306 13.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrat James Graham 235 10.4 -0.2
Green Michael Daw 142 6.3 -4.3
Majority 1,278 56.4 +10.5
Turnout 2,267
Labour hold Swing +5.2

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Iain Donaldson* 1,795 52.2 +1.2
Labour William Egerton 1,466 42.6 -1.9
Conservative M. Higginbottom 155 4.5 +1.1
FAN Melanie Jarman 23 0.7 +0.7
Majority 329 9.6 +3.1
Turnout 3,439
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.5

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Ashley* 1,733 57.3 +7.6
Labour B. Whitehead 1,167 38.6 -7.7
Conservative D. Davenport 90 3.0 -0.0
Green A. Salter 34 1.1 +1.1
Majority 566 18.7 +15.3
Turnout 3,024
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +7.6

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Stringer* 1,176 72.5 +3.1
Liberal Democrat L. Dyke 192 11.8 -7.3
Conservative Dorothy Keller 150 9.2 -2.3
Green C. Maile 104 6.4 +6.4
Majority 984 60.7 +10.4
Turnout 1,622
Labour hold Swing +5.2

Hulme[edit]

Hulme[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Rowswell* 708 74.0 -5.3
Green Robin Goater 75 7.8 +7.8
Liberal Democrat S. Oliver 72 7.5 +2.0
Conservative Paul Kierman 69 7.2 +1.3
Independent Liberal Charles Lyn-Lloyd 33 3.4 +1.3
Majority 633 66.1 -7.3
Turnout 957
Labour hold Swing -6.5

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Commons* 1,908 57.2 -0.7
Labour Zafar Mir 1,149 34.4 -0.5
Conservative Paul Mostyn 142 4.3 +0.5
Green A. Mohamood 107 3.2 +3.2
Independent Communist A. Howie 32 1.0 +1.0
Majority 759 22.7 -0.3
Turnout 3,338
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -0.1

Lightbowne[edit]

Lightbowne[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Risby* 1,757 75.8 +2.0
Conservative M. Steadman 315 13.6 -0.1
Liberal Democrat David Gordon 186 8.0 -1.6
Green Philip Maile 60 2.6 -0.3
Majority 1,442 62.2 +2.1
Turnout 2,318
Labour hold Swing +1.0

Longsight[edit]

Longsight[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Akhtar 1,520 46.9 -10.6
Conservative Muhammed Naqui 788 24.3 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Abu Chowdhury 414 12.8 +5.1
Green Spencer Fitzgibbon 293 9.0 +0.8
Independent Labour M. Middleton 225 6.9 +6.9
Majority 732 22.6 -8.3
Turnout 3,240
Labour hold Swing -4.1

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vince Young* 1,437 79.5 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Richard Powell 139 7.7 +2.5
Conservative Mary Barnes 137 7.6 -0.6
Green Lucy Fogarty 95 5.3 -1.5
Majority 1,298 71.8 +3.8
Turnout 1,808
Labour hold Swing +0.4

Moston[edit]

Moston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Patrick Mullin 1,762 72.9 -3.2
Conservative Gregory Skorzewski 368 15.2 +0.8
Liberal Democrat Howard Totty 269 11.1 +5.9
FAN R. Conibere 18 0.7 +0.7
Majority 1,394 57.7 -4.0
Turnout 2,417
Labour hold Swing -2.0

Newton Heath[edit]

Newton Heath[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Smith* 1,349 80.2 -2.8
Conservative E. Fisher 169 10.0 +0.6
Liberal Democrat C. Turner 118 7.0 +0.8
Green P. Brown 47 2.8 +2.8
Majority 1,180 70.1 -3.5
Turnout 1,683
Labour hold Swing -1.7

Northenden[edit]

Northenden[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandra Bracegirdle* 1,816 69.0 -0.9
Conservative K. McKenna 476 18.1 +2.6
Liberal Democrat Ronald Axtell 226 8.6 -3.9
Green Lance Crookes 113 4.3 +4.3
Majority 1,340 50.9 -3.4
Turnout 2,631
Labour hold Swing -1.7

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Harrison* 2,126 67.0 -3.8
Conservative Graham Betton 433 13.6 +2.0
Liberal Democrat Yasmen Zalzala 324 10.2 -2.7
Green Teresa Romagnuolo 196 6.2 +1.5
Socialist Alternative J. White 94 3.0 +3.0
Majority 1,693 53.4 -4.6
Turnout 3,173
Labour hold Swing -2.9

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Yomi Mambu* 1,224 49.9 +7.4
Liberal Democrat Shakeel Ahmad 732 29.9 -4.0
Socialist Alternative Margaret Manning 239 9.7 +9.7
Conservative Daniel Bunting 232 9.5 +6.6
Independent Communist T. Rigby 23 0.9 +0.9
Majority 492 20.0 +11.4
Turnout 2,450
Labour hold Swing +5.7

Sharston[edit]

Sharston[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Griffith Berry* 1,298 75.7 -3.6
Conservative Robert Caddick 186 10.9 +0.9
Liberal Democrat S. Toole 180 10.5 +1.6
Green P. Johnson 50 2.9 +2.9
Majority 1,112 64.9 -4.4
Turnout 1,714
Labour hold Swing -2.2

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kath Fry* 1,755 60.2 +4.5
Conservative Richard West 657 22.5 -5.8
Liberal Democrat John Leech 338 11.6 +0.1
Green Mary Candeland 164 5.6 +1.1
Majority 1,098 64.6 +37.1
Turnout 2,914
Labour hold Swing +5.1

Withington[edit]

Withington[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alison Firth* 2,187 53.2 +10.1
Labour Joanne Green 1,532 37.3 -7.1
Conservative J. Callaghan 249 6.1 -2.5
Green Bernard Ekbery 142 3.5 -0.5
Majority 655 15.9 +14.5
Turnout 4,110
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +8.6

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leo Collins 1,142 70.3 -11.2
Labour Paul Andrews 1,103
Liberal Democrat William Fisher 186 11.4 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Robert Harrison 178
Green G. Lawson 161 9.9 +9.9
Conservative L. Maguire 136 8.4 +8.4
Majority 917 58.9 -4.2
Turnout 2,906
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing -2.0

By-elections between 1996 and 1998[edit]

Hulme By-Election 2 May 1997[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Murphy 1,937 69.4 -4.6
Liberal Democrat James Graham 561 20.1 +12.5
Conservative Paul Kierman 293 10.5 +3.3
Majority 1,376 49.3 -16.8
Turnout 2,791 51.1
Labour hold Swing -8.5
Old Moat By-Election 2 May 1997[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeffrey Smith 3,790 51.9 -15.9
Liberal Democrat Yasmin Zalzala 1,690 22.8 +12.6
Conservative Christopher Brown 1,256 17.0 +3.3
Independent Labour Michael Robinson 511 6.9 +6.9
Socialist Labour Julie White 163 2.2 +2.2
Majority 2,100 29.1 -24.3
Turnout 7,410 61.6
Labour hold Swing -14.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Manchester Evening News, 3 May 1996.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "List of councillors by name". manchester.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 1996-11-10. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  3. ^ a b "By-election past results". manchester.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2003-04-27. Retrieved 2012-01-19.