Salford City Council elections

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One third of Salford City Council in Greater Manchester, England is elected each year, followed by one year without election. Since the last boundary changes in 2004, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards.[1] All 60 councillors will be re-elected in May 2020 due to boundary changes.[2]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[3]

Party in control Years
Labour since 1973

Council elections[edit]

Borough result maps[edit]

By-election results[edit]

May 1996 to May 1998[edit]

Cadishead By-election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 2,654 62.3 −21.1
Conservative 1,141 26.8 +26.8
Liberal Democrat 466 10.9 −5.7
Majority 1,512 35.5
Turnout 4,261
Labour hold Swing
Winton By-election 1 May 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 3,963 68.3 −7.4
Conservative 1,034 17.8 −4.7
Liberal Democrat 807 13.9 +2.6
Majority 2,929 50.5
Turnout 5,804
Labour hold Swing
Walkden North By-Election 4 December 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour 705 78.6 −4.1
Liberal Democrat 108 12.0 +4.8
Conservative 84 9.4 −0.7
Majority 597 66.6
Turnout 897 10.5
Labour hold Swing

May 2000 to May 2002[edit]

Barton By-election 7 June 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neville Clarke 2,070 64.1 +8.6
Liberal Democrat Margaret Powis 594 18.4 −2.0
Conservative Judith Tope 564 17.5 −6.6
Majority 1,476 45.7
Turnout 3,228 42.8 +24.4
Labour hold Swing
Ordsall By-election 7 June 2001[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Slater 1,025 58.7 −6.9
Liberal Democrat Ann Gibbons 587 33.6 +8.6
Independent Sheila Wallace 81 4.6 +4.6
Socialist Alliance Gary Duke 54 3.1 +3.1
Majority 438 25.1
Turnout 1,747
Labour hold Swing

May 2004 to May 2006[edit]

Eccles By-election 25 November 2004[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jane Murphy 842 40.4 +1.3
Conservative Michael Edwards 677 32.5 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Deborah Rushton 566 27.1 −4.9
Majority 165 7.9
Turnout 2,085 26.3 −12.8
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Langworthy By-election 10 March 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gina Loveday 720 55.4 +13.2
Liberal Democrat John Deas 410 31.6 +9.1
Conservative Jeremiah Horgan 169 13.0 −2.8
Majority 310 23.8
Turnout 1,303 14.8 −16.0
Labour hold Swing
Ordsall By-election 10 March 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Harold 439 59.9 +21.3
Liberal Democrat Bernard Carson 144 19.6 −11.1
Conservative Johnathan Thomason 96 13.1 −3.6
Green Jadwiga Irksa 32 4.4 +4.4
Independent Alan Valentine 22 3.0 −11.0
Majority 295 40.3
Turnout 734 12.6 −15.6
Labour hold Swing
Swinton South By-election 10 March 2005[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Valerie Burgoyne 643 34.9 −2.2
Liberal Democrat Joseph O'Neill 579 31.5 −0.8
Conservative Christopher Davies 543 29.5 +0.0
Green Ian Davies 76 4.1 +4.1
Majority 64 3.4
Turnout 1,843 22.1 −14.4
Labour hold Swing
Barton By-election 29 September 2005[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Norbert Potter 676 45.6 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Roy Laurence 389 26.2 −4.1
Conservative Judith Tope 189 12.7 −13.0
UKIP Bernard Gill 137 9.2 +9.2
Independent Alan Valentine 93 6.3 +6.3
Majority 287 19.4
Turnout 1,489 17.1 −15.4
Labour hold Swing

May 2008 to May 2010[edit]

Pendlebury by-election 19 March 2009[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Ferguson 1,055 38.2 +1.3
Conservative Jillian Collinson 874 31.6 +0.4
BNP Eddy O'Sullivan 373 13.5 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Paul Gregory 368 13.3 -0.9
Independent Stuart Cremins 49 1.8 -2.6
Green Diana Battersby 43 1.6 +1.6
Majority 181 6.6
Turnout 2,762 30.7
Labour hold Swing
Irwell Riverside By-election 21 May 2009[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Matt Mold 606 37.6 -13.3
Liberal Democrat Steven Middleton 293 18.2 -1.1
BNP Gary Tumulty 276 17.1 +3.8
Conservative Chris Bates 189 11.7 -4.7
Green Rob Mitchell 125 7.8 +7.8
UKIP Duran O'Dwyer 123 7.6 +7.6
Majority 313 19.4
Turnout 1,612 17.6
Labour hold Swing

May 2010 to May 2011[edit]

Walkden North by-election, 3 March 2011[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brendan Patrick Ryan 1,291
Conservative Chris Bates 209
English Democrat Laurence Depares 125
BNP Keith Fairhurst 92
Liberal Democrat Susan Carson 62
Majority 1,082
Turnout 1,786 20.9
Labour hold Swing

May 2011 to May 2012[edit]

Eccles By-election, 20 October 2011[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Wheeler 1,227 54.46
Conservative Nicholas Johnson 701 31.11
BNP Kay Pollitt 147 6.52
Liberal Democrat Valerie Kelly 125 5.54
Independent Alan Dominic Valentine 53 2.35
Majority 526
Turnout 2,253 25.15

May 2012 to May 2014[edit]

Weaste and Seedley By-election, 20 June 2013[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Wilson 785 44.4 -10.3
UKIP Glyn Wright 401 22.7 +22.7
Conservative Adam Kennaugh 260 14.7 +2.0
Green Mary Ferrer 80 4.5 +4.5
BNP Kay Pollitt 74 4.2 -4.5
Independent Matt Simpson 64 3.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Valerie Kelly 58 3.3 -15.4
TUSC Terry Simmons 30 1.7 +1.7
Independent Alan Valentine 15 0.8 +0.8
Majority 384
Turnout 1778 19.9
Labour hold Swing

Election followed the death of Councillor Janet Rochford (Labour).

Weaste and Seedley By-election, 10 October 2013[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Hesling 803 52.9
UKIP Glyn Wright 280 18.4
Conservative Adam Kennaugh 240 15.8
Independent Matt Simpson 96 6.3
Green Andrew Olsen 42 2.8
BNP Kay Pollitt 29 1.9
TUSC Terry Simmons 24 1.4
Majority 523 34.5
Turnout 1,518 16.6
Labour hold Swing
Swinton South By-election, 7 January 2014
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Blower 661 45.1 -0.5
Conservative Anne Broomhead 298 20.3 +4.3
UKIP Robert Wakefield 215 14.7 +14.7
Green Joe O'Neill 196 13.4 -3.4
English Democrat Paul Whitelegg 54 3.7 -1.1
TUSC Steve Cullen 43 2.9 +2.9
Majority 363
Turnout
Labour hold Swing

Election followed the death of Councillor Norbert Potter (Labour).

May 2016 to May 2018[edit]

Kersal By-election, 2 March 2017[16][17][18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Arnold Saunders 850 42.0 -1.4
Labour Mike Pevitt 553 27.3 -21.5
Independent Jonny Wineberg 354 17.5 +17.5
UKIP Christopher Barnes 182 9.0 +9.0
Green Jason Reading 48 2.4 -3.4
Liberal Democrat Adam Slack 39 1.9 +1.9
Majority 297 14.6
Turnout 2,033 24.12
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Election followed the death of Councillor Harry Davies (Labour).

Claremont By-election, 8 June 2017[19][20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Neil Andrew Reynolds 3,300 61.58
Conservative Charlotte Woods 1,455 27.15
Liberal Democrat Stef Lorenz 319 5.95
Green Daniel Towers 236 4.40
The Republic Party Stuart Cremins 49 0.91
Majority 1,845 34.43
Turnout 5,384 65
Labour hold Swing

Election follows the resignation of Councillor Sareda Dirir (Labour).

Claremont By-election, 5 October 2017[21][22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Pevitt 718 46.50
Conservative Charlotte Woods 447 28.95
Independent Mary Ferrer 171 11.08
Liberal Democrat Stef Lorenz 162 10.49
Green Daniel Towers 46 2.98
Majority 271 17.55
Turnout 1,550 18.53
Labour hold Swing

Election followed the death of Councillor Joe Murphy (Labour).

Langworthy By-election, 14 December 2017[23][24][25]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Wilson Nkurunziza 601 57.7
Conservative James Ian Mount 183 17.6
Liberal Democrat Jake Overend 125 12.0
Green Ian Pattinson 72 6.9
Independent Michael James Felse 55 5.3
Majority 476 45.7
Turnout 1,041 11.8
Labour hold Swing

Election followed the death of Councillor Paul Longshaw (Labour).

May 2018 to May 2019[edit]

Eccles By-election, 27 September 2018[26][27]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike McCusker* 1,071 54.5
Conservative Andrew Darlington 474 24.1
Liberal Democrat Jake Overend 156 7.9
Green Helen Alker 123 6.2
UKIP Keith Hallam 100 5.1
Women’s Equality Caroline Stephanie Dean 39 2
Majority 597 30.4
Turnout 1966 20.92
Labour hold Swing

Election followed the resignation of Councillor Peter Wheeler (Labour).

References[edit]

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