Mersey St Mary's

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Mersey St. Mary's was an electoral ward of Trafford covering the eastern part of Ashton upon Mersey in Sale, Greater Manchester.

The ward was abolished in 2004, and its area split between the new Ashton upon Mersey and St. Mary's wards.

Its electoral history since 1973 is as follows:

2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Lamb 2,877 54.4 -1.4
Labour Sophie Taylor 1,548 29.3 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Graham Rogers 779 14.7 +1.5
Socialist Labour James Flannery 81 1.5 +1.5
Majority 1,329 25.1 +0.3
Turnout 5,285 55.8 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing
2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Rigby* 2,914 55.8 -9.0
Labour Sophie Taylor 1,621 31.0 +8.2
Liberal Democrat Graham Rogers 687 13.2 +0.7
Majority 1,293 24.8 -17.2
Turnout 5,222 54.6 +22.1
Conservative hold Swing
2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Tolhurst* 2,048 64.8 +6.1
Labour Tamira Rasul 720 22.8 -9.3
Liberal Democrat Graham Rogers 395 12.5 +3.3
Majority 1,328 42.0 +15.5
Turnout 3,163 32.5 -1.2
Conservative hold Swing
1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sharp* 1,935 58.7 -4.6
Labour Conquest 1,056 32.1 +4.1
Liberal Democrat Legge 304 9.2 +0.5
Majority 879 26.5 -8.8
Turnout 3,295 33.7 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing
1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. D. Rigby* 2,155 63.3 +13.2
Labour J. Bennett 952 28.0 -7.1
Liberal Democrat G. P. Rogers 297 8.7 -6.1
Majority 1,203 35.3 +20.9
Turnout 3,404 34.7 -3.6
Conservative hold Swing
1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Tolhurst* 1,878 50.1 +3.2
Labour A. Guttridge 1,318 35.1 -0.2
Liberal Democrat R. J. Thompson 554 14.8 +3.9
Majority 560 14.9 +3.2
Turnout 3,750 38.3 -5.6
Conservative hold Swing
1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. Sharp* 1,961 46.9 -2.1
Labour A. Guttridge 1,473 35.3 -6.2
Liberal Democrat R. J. Thompson 454 10.9 -10.9
Independent J. F. S. Kallinicos 290 6.9 +6.9
Majority 488 11.7 -8.2
Turnout 4,178 43.9 -3.5
Conservative hold Swing
1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. D. Rigby 2,193 49.0 -20.6
Labour A. Guttridge 1,303 29.1 +9.4
Liberal Democrat R. M. Elliott 975 21.8 +11.1
Majority 890 19.9 -30.0
Turnout 4,471 47.4 +5.4
Conservative hold Swing
1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J. Tolhurst 2,732 69.6 +6.1
Labour B. D. Eckford 774 19.7 -3.0
Liberal Democrat R. M. Elliott 419 10.7 -3.1
Majority 1,958 49.9 +9.1
Turnout 3,925 42.0 -6.5
Conservative hold Swing
1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B. Sharp* 2,884 63.5 +1.9
Labour B. D. Eckford 1,030 22.7 -4.6
Liberal Democrat R. J. Thompson 629 13.8 +8.0
Majority 1,854 40.8 +24.8
Turnout 4,543 48.5 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing
1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. I. Carter* 2,820 31.6 +2.7
Conservative B. Sharp 2,678 30.0 -0.5
Labour B. D. Eckford 1,249 14.0 +4.4
Labour L. M. Wright 1,190 13.3 +3.0
Liberal Democrat R. J. Thompson 513 5.8 -10.1
Green A. M. Bowden 466 5.2 +5.2
Majority 1,429 16.0 -5.0
Turnout 8,916 50.4 +5.4
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing
1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. F. Silverman* 2,613 60.5 +1.2
Labour P. Miller 1,017 23.6 +6.3
Liberal Democrat R. J. Thompson 687 15.9 -7.4
Majority 1,596 37.0 +1.0
Turnout 4,317 45.0 -5.0
Conservative hold Swing
1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. G. Brownhill* 2,862 59.3 +7.6
Social Democratic R. J. Thompson 1,125 23.3 +23.3
Labour P. Miller 836 17.3 -2.2
Majority 1,737 36.0 +13.2
Turnout 4,823 50.0 +6.6
Conservative hold Swing
By-Election 22 January 1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. G. Brownhill 1,610 56.7 +5.0
Social Democratic R. J. Thompson 683 24.0 +24.0
Labour P. Miller 550 19.3 -0.2
Majority 927 32.6 +9.8
Turnout 2,843 29.6 -13.8
Conservative hold Swing
1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. I. Carter 2,155 51.7 -7.2
Liberal A. Kelly 1,202 28.8 +4.5
Labour P. J. English 815 19.5 +2.7
Majority 953 22.8 -11.7
Turnout 4,172 43.4 +4.3
Conservative hold Swing
1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D. F. Silverman 2,212 58.9 -0.8
Liberal J. B. Weightman 914 24.3 -2.6
Labour M. R. H. Bradbury 631 16.8 +3.4
Majority 1,298 34.5 +1.7
Turnout 3,757 39.1 -7.4
Conservative hold Swing
1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. P. Bannister* 2,631 59.7 -2.6
SDP–Liberal Alliance J. B. Weightman 1,185 26.9 +2.0
Labour N. J. Bentham 592 13.4 +0.6
Majority 1,446 32.8 -4.6
Turnout 4,408 46.5 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing
1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. A. Elder 2,510 62.3 +10.4
Social Democratic E. P. M. Wollaston 1,004 24.9 +24.9
Labour B. R. Coates 515 12.8 -8.6
Majority 1,506 37.4 +12.2
Turnout 4,029 42.4 -4.2
Conservative hold Swing
1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative I. H. Hurst* 2,306 51.9 -2.5
Liberal E. Critchlow 1,188 26.7 -2.2
Labour H. Pollard 951 21.4 +4.7
Majority 1,118 25.2 -0.4
Turnout 4,445 46.6 -32.0
Conservative hold Swing
1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. P. Bannister* 3,873 54.4 -5.0
Liberal E. Critchlow 2,055 28.9 +2.7
Labour C. Younghusband 1,186 16.7 +2.3
Majority 1,818 25.6 -7.6
Turnout 7,114 78.6 +37.6
Conservative hold Swing
1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Moss 2,208 59.4 -1.4
Liberal E. Critchlow 973 26.2 -3.2
Labour C. Younghusband 534 14.4 +4.6
Majority 1,235 33.2 +1.7
Turnout 3,715 41.0 -4.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Swing
1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative I. H. Hurst* 2,451 60.8 +4.3
Liberal R. Elliott 1,184 29.4 -14.1
Labour R. A. Tully 393 9.8 +9.8
Majority 1,267 31.5 +18.4
Turnout 4,028 45.0 +3.6
Conservative hold Swing
1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. P. Bannister* 2,069 56.5
Liberal K. F. Humber 1,591 43.5
Majority 478 13.1
Turnout 3,660 41.4
Conservative hold Swing
1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal B. P. Clancy 1,876 51.4
Conservative I. H. Hurst 1,777 48.6
Conservative R. P. Bannister 1,774
Liberal K. Humber 1,752
Liberal M. Hughes 1,736
Conservative J. Parkins 1,734
Majority 22
Turnout 3,628 39.9
Liberal win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

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