Manchester City Council election, 2007

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Map of the results of the 2007 Manchester council election. Labour in red and the Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Elections to Manchester City Council took place on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 2011. The council stayed under Labour Party control, on a reduced turnout of 28.3%.[1][2]

Election result[edit]

Manchester Council Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 19 0 1 -1 59.4 45.4 41,213 +0.6%
  Liberal Democrat 13 1 0 +1 40.6 31.8 28,898 +0.2%
  Conservative 0 0 0 0 0.0 11.0 9,975 +0.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 8.4 7,623 -0.9%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 1,041 -0.1%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.1 972 +0.4%
  Respect 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.6 535 -0.1%
  Socialist Alternative 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.3 251 +0.1%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.2 190 -0.7%
  United Socialist 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 56 +0.1%

After the election, the composition of the council was:[3]

Party Seats   +/-  
Labour 60 -1
Liberal Democrats 35 +1
Green Party 1 0
Labour hold

Ward results[edit]

Below is a list of the 32 individual wards with the candidates standing in those wards and the number of votes the candidates acquired. The winning candidate per ward is in bold.

Ancoats and Clayton[edit]

Ancoats and Clayton[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mick Loughman* 1,518 64.6 +16.3
Liberal Democrat Daniel Valentine 473 20.1 -20.6
Green Victoria Album 148 6.3 +2.1
Conservative David Hopps 135 5.7 +1.2
Independent John Hulse 76 3.2 +0.9
Majority 1,045 44.5 +37.0
Turnout 2,350 24.4 -8.5
Labour hold Swing +18.4

Ardwick[edit]

Ardwick[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bernard Priest* 1,219 57.4 -4.0
Liberal Democrat Jawaid Chaudhry 526 24.8 +4.9
Green Justine Hall 224 10.6 0
Conservative Kashif Ali 155 7.3 -0.7
Majority 693 32.6 -8.8
Turnout 2,124 21.5 -0.2
Labour hold Swing -4.4

Baguley[edit]

Baguley[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Paul Andrews* 1,268 52.6 +3.6
Conservative John Leaning 481 20.0 -0.2
Socialist Alternative Lynn Worthington 251 10.4 +1.7
Liberal Democrat William Fisher 233 9.7 -3.4
Green Karen Duffy 176 7.3 -1.6
Majority 787 32.7 +4.0
Turnout 2,409 23.0 -0.9
Labour hold Swing +1.9

Bradford[edit]

Bradford[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosa Battle 1,476 70.8 +1.0
Liberal Democrat James Guise 288 13.8 -0.7
Conservative Rodney Keller 190 9.1 +0.5
Green Christopher Waldon 131 6.3 -0.8
Majority 1,188 57.0 +1.7
Turnout 2,085 22.3 -3.0
Labour hold Swing +0.8

Brooklands[edit]

Brooklands[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sue Cooley* 1,460 50.3 +8.2
Conservative Marie Raynor 958 33.0 +3.8
Liberal Democrat David Kierman 342 11.8 -12.3
Green Tamisin MacCarthy-Morrogh 140 4.8 +0.2
Majority 502 17.3 +4.3
Turnout 2,900 29.1 -4.3
Labour hold Swing +2.2

Burnage[edit]

Burnage[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Iain Donaldson* 1,825 54.3 +6.8
Labour Frank Duffy 1,209 36.0 -2.0
Conservative Peter Schofield 194 5.8 -2.4
Green Joseph Gair 132 3.9 -0.9
Majority 616 18.3 +8.8
Turnout 3,360 32.0 +2.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +4.4

Charlestown[edit]

Charlestown[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Basil Curley* 1,542 59.0 +4.7
Conservative Kim Glasspole 419 16.0 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Ann Rodgers 268 10.3 -2.9
UKIP Andrea Ritchie 238 9.1 -2.7
Green Helen Dolan 148 5.7 -0.3
Majority 1,123 42.9 +3.3
Turnout 2,615 27.8 -1.4
Labour hold Swing +1.7

Cheetham[edit]

Cheetham[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Khan* 2,340 64.6 +19.0
Liberal Democrat Sham Raja 571 15.8 -27.2
Conservative Wajid Ali 380 10.5 +5.4
Green Jackie Smith 332 9.2 +2.9
Majority 1,769 48.8 +46.2
Turnout 3,623 31.5 -4.7
Labour hold Swing +23.1

Chorlton[edit]

Chorlton[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paul Ankers 1,823 41.3 +1.9
Labour Angela Gallagher* 1,781 40.4 -1.6
Green Brian Candeland 544 12.3 -1.7
Conservative Claire McLauchlin 264 6.0 +1.4
Majority 42 1.0 -1.6
Turnout 4,412 43.3 +0.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing +1.7

Chorlton Park[edit]

Chorlton Park[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tony Bethell* 1,751 55.4 +0.7
Labour Co-op John Hacking 739 23.4 -1.9
Green Kathryn Brownbridge 394 12.5 -0.2
Conservative Robert Chilton 279 8.8 +1.5
Majority 1,012 32.0 +2.6
Turnout 3,163 31.0 -1.1
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.3

City Centre[edit]

City Centre[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Dobson* 498 32.8 -5.2
Labour Kathy Crotty 391 25.8 -1.0
Conservative Rob Adlard 343 22.6 +0.3
Green Birgit Vollm 171 11.3 -1.7
Independent Kin Cheng 114 7.5 +7.5
Majority 107 7.1 -4.1
Turnout 1,517 16.0 -0.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -2.1

Crumpsall[edit]

Crumpsall[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Con Keegan* 1,832 60.1 +10.5
Conservative Adrian Glasspole 564 18.5 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Muhammad Shahbaz 398 13.1 -8.8
Green John Cummings 254 8.3 +1.7
Majority 1,268 41.6 +14.0
Turnout 3,048 29.9 -3.9
Labour hold Swing +3.1

Didsbury East[edit]

Didsbury East[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Helen Fisher* 1,856 45.9 +0.6
Labour Geoff Bridson 1,301 32.2 -2.1
Conservative David Fairclough 526 13.0 +4.0
Green Gerry Gee 359 8.9 -2.6
Majority 555 13.7 +2.7
Turnout 4,042 39.1 0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.3

Didsbury West[edit]

Didsbury West[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Neil Trafford* 1,328 45.7 +2.8
Labour David Ellison 712 24.5 -0.5
Conservative Peter Caddick 414 14.3 -3.2
Green James Alden 389 13.4 +1.5
UKIP Robert Gutfreund-Walmsley 61 2.1 -0.6
Majority 616 21.2 +3.3
Turnout 2,904 29.2 +1.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.6

Fallowfield[edit]

Fallowfield[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Morrison* 1,215 55.9 +9.5
Liberal Democrat John-Paul Wilkins 478 22.0 -15.2
Green Rachel Sills 251 11.6 +5.9
Conservative Ashton Cull 230 10.6 +4.7
Majority 737 33.9 +24.6
Turnout 2,174 20.0 -8.1
Labour hold Swing +12.3

Gorton North[edit]

Gorton North[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Wendy Helsby* 1,753 52.3 +16.2
Labour John Hughes 1,365 40.7 +1.0
Conservative Joyce Kaye 126 3.8 -0.8
Green Rachel Wilson 107 3.2 +0.7
Majority 388 11.6 +8.0
Turnout 3,351 31.6 +0.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +7.6

Gorton South[edit]

Gorton South[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Simon Ashley* 1,600 52.1 +4.3
Labour Julie Reid 1,150 37.5 +1.7
Green Barnaby Wolfram 134 4.4 -4.1
Conservative Lawrie Clapham 130 4.2 -3.7
United Socialist Sabrina Jones 56 1.8 +1.8
Majority 450 14.7 +2.7
Turnout 3,070 26.9 0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +1.3

Harpurhey[edit]

Harpurhey[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joanne Green* 1,497 58.9 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Robert Brettle 355 14.0 +1.5
Conservative Harriet Holder 294 11.6 -0.2
UKIP Roger P Bullock 264 10.4 -1.7
Green Katherine Smith 133 5.2 -3.2
Majority 1,142 44.9 +2.1
Turnout 2,543 20.8 -1.3
Labour hold Swing +1.0

Higher Blackley[edit]

Higher Blackley[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Harold Lyons* 1,449 48.4 -8.6
BNP Joseph Finnon 716 23.9 +23.9
Conservative Vivienne Clarke 372 12.4 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Brian Newton 268 9.0 -5.8
Green Michael Shaw 108 3.6 -5.1
UKIP Shirley Reeve 82 2.7 +2.7
Majority 733 24.5 -13.0
Turnout 2,995 29.7 +3.2
Labour hold Swing -16.2

Hulme[edit]

Hulme[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mary Murphy* 969 50.1 +12.2
Green Steven Durrant 630 32.6 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Oliver West 213 11.0 -15.7
Conservative Andrew Binns 122 6.3 +1.7
Majority 339 17.5 +6.4
Turnout 1,934 20.9 -3.2
Labour hold Swing +2.3

Levenshulme[edit]

Levenshulme[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat John Commons* 1,388 51.2 +1.1
Labour Dermot Zafar 742 27.4 -0.5
Green Peter Thompson 334 12.3 -2.0
Conservative Anne Carroll 248 9.1 +1.3
Majority 646 23.8 +1.5
Turnout 2,712 27.0 -1.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +0.8

Longsight[edit]

Longsight[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Abid Latif Chohan* 1,506 47.5 +22.4
Labour Sajjid Hussain 1,188 37.5 -17.1
Green Spencer Fitzgibbon 320 10.1 -4.3
Conservative Jane L'Anson 157 5.0 -0.9
Majority 318 10.0 -20.0
Turnout 3,171 31.4 -0.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +19.7

Miles Platting and Newton Heath[edit]

Miles Platting and Newton Heath[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour June Hitchin* 1,331 42.6 -0.9
Liberal Democrat Damien O'Connor 1,270 40.6 +13.8
BNP Derek Adams 256 8.2 -8.7
Conservative Heather Grant 124 4.0 -0.5
Green Anthony Quinn 75 2.4 -0.8
UKIP Lisa Duffy 69 2.2 -2.8
Majority 61 2.0 -14.7
Turnout 3,125 30.6 +1.5
Labour hold Swing -7.3

Moss Side[edit]

Moss Side[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sameen Ali 1,660 67.2 +3.5
Liberal Democrat Zeke Ukairo 384 15.6 -3.1
Green George Czernuszka 222 9.0 +0.4
Conservative Peter Young 204 8.3 +4.0
Majority 1,276 51.7 +6.7
Turnout 2,470 24.4 -3.4
Labour hold Swing +3.3

Moston[edit]

Moston[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Henry Cooper* 1,760 55.5 +2.4
Conservative Tony Pinder 637 20.1 -2.5
UKIP Peter Reeve 327 10.3 +10.3
Liberal Democrat Timothy Hartley 314 9.9 -5.3
Green Robin Goater 132 4.2 -4.8
Majority 1,123 35.4 +4.9
Turnout 3,170 29.2 -2.0
Labour hold Swing +2.4

Northenden[edit]

Northenden[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sandra Bracegirdle 1,458 44.6 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Martin Eakins 1,352 41.3 +5.5
Conservative Nathan Cruddas 279 8.5 -4.3
Green Lance Crookes 182 5.6 +1.1
Majority 106 3.2 -7.9
Turnout 3,271 31.3 +2.0
Labour hold Swing -3.9

Old Moat[edit]

Old Moat[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeffrey Smith* 1,382 53.7 -0.7
Liberal Democrat Richard Wilson 748 29.1 +2.2
Green Alice Coren 230 8.9 -2.1
Conservative Andrew Perfect 215 8.4 +0.7
Majority 634 24.6 3.0
Turnout 2,575 25.5 -3.7
Labour hold Swing -1.4

Rusholme[edit]

Rusholme[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Abu Chowdhury* 1,241 42.3 +2.4
Labour Atiha Chaudry 746 25.4 -2.3
Respect Nahella Ashraf 535 18.2 -3.0
Green Penny Collins 224 7.6 +1.1
Conservative Daniel Valentine 190 6.5 +1.8
Majority 495 16.9 +4.7
Turnout 2,936 30.7 -0.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +2.3

Sharston[edit]

Sharston[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Joyce Keller* 1,242 52.5 -2.5
Conservative Jimmy McCullough 604 25.5 +7.8
Liberal Democrat Tina Dunican 290 12.3 -3.3
Green Amanda Collins 229 9.7 -1.8
Majority 638 27.0 -10.3
Turnout 2,365 21.8 +0.4
Labour hold Swing -5.1

Whalley Range[edit]

Whalley Range[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Faraz Bhatti* 2,030 50.2 +17.6
Labour Kath Fry 1,418 35.0 -11.1
Green Mary Candeland 393 9.7 -3.4
Conservative Tim Langley 206 5.1 -3.0
Majority 612 15.1 +1.6
Turnout 4,047 39.0 +4.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +14.3

Withington[edit]

Withington[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Alison Firth* 1,346 60.7 +12.9
Labour Andrew Simcock 499 22.5 -5.1
Green Felicity Paris 216 9.7 -5.6
Conservative Adele Douglas 157 7.1 -2.2
Majority 847 38.2 +17.9
Turnout 2,218 21.5 -0.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing +9.0

Woodhouse Park[edit]

Woodhouse Park[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara O'Neil* 1,354 65.3 +3.8
Conservative Stephen Heath 378 18.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Joseph Podbylski 182 8.8 -5.2
Green Jody Bradford 161 7.8 -0.9
Majority 976 47.0 +1.3
Turnout 2,075 21.2 -0.6
Labour hold Swing +0.7

By-elections between 2007 and 2008[edit]

Charlestown By-Election 14 June 2007[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Veronica Kirkpatrick 1373 54.7 -4.3
BNP Joseph G M Finnon 628 25.0 +25.0
Liberal Democrat Carol Connell 239 9.5 -0.8
Conservative Kim E Glasspole 188 7.5 -8.5
Green Jackie Smith 81 3.2 -2.5
Majority 745 29.6 -13.3
Turnout 2,509 26.5 -1.3
Labour hold Swing -14.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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 "Local Election Results 2007". manchester.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-18. 
  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 "Local Election Archive: 2007 - Manchester". andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-18. 
  3. ^ "Vote 2007: Manchester". BBC. Retrieved 2012-01-18. 
  4. ^ "By-election results: 2006-2011". manchester.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-01-19.