St Martins (ward)

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St. Martin's was an electoral ward of Trafford covering the western part of Ashton upon Mersey in Sale, Greater Manchester, including the Ashton Village.

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

Electoral history[edit]

Its electoral history since 1973 is as follows:

2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Quayle* 2,148 51.2 -15.2
Conservative Colin Foster 1,461 34.8 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Richard Elliott 584 13.9 +13.9
Majority 687 16.4 -16.4
Turnout 4,193 53.3 +3.5
Labour hold Swing
2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Leonard Murkin* 2,737 66.4 +20.9
Conservative Dilriaz Butt 1,386 33.6 -11.4
Majority 1,351 32.8 +32.3
Turnout 4,123 49.8 +19.9
Labour hold Swing
2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Angela Gray 1,153 45.5 -9.1
Conservative William Cole 1,140 45.0 +8.7
Liberal Democrat Richard Elliott 241 9.5 +0.4
Majority 13 0.5 -17.8
Turnout 2,535 29.9 +3.8
Labour hold Swing
1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Quayle* 1,208 54.6 -5.2
Conservative Myers 803 36.3 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Dunn 200 9.1 +1.5
Majority 405 18.3 -9.0
Turnout 2,211 26.1 -2.7
Labour hold Swing
1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. T. Murkin* 1,481 59.8 -2.5
Conservative P. A. Almond 805 32.5 +2.5
Liberal Democrat T. J. P. Corbett 189 7.6 0
Majority 676 27.3 -5.0
Turnout 2,475 28.8 -6.4
Labour hold Swing
1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour K. C. Harper 1,915 62.3 -2.5
Conservative M. O. Joyce 922 30.0 -5.2
Liberal Democrat D. J. Kelly 235 7.6 +7.6
Majority 993 32.3 +2.7
Turnout 3,072 35.2 -4.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. A. Quayle* 2,225 64.8 +7.3
Conservative C. J. D. Browning 1,209 35.2 +3.1
Majority 1,016 29.6 +3.4
Turnout 3,434 39.2 -4.4
Labour hold Swing
1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. T. Murkin* 2,232 57.5 +11.9
Conservative J. Nicholas 1,247 32.1 -15.4
Liberal Democrat T. J. P. Corbett 402 10.4 +3.4
Majority 1,016 26.2 +24.3
Turnout 3,881 43.6 +7.0
Labour hold Swing
1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R. Nicholas 1,564 47.5 +9.5
Labour K. Harper 1,502 45.6 -6.1
Liberal Democrat T. J. P. Corbett 230 7.0 -3.2
Majority 62 1.9 -11.8
Turnout 3,296 36.6 -6.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. A. Quayle 2,032 51.7 -8.6
Conservative J. Tolhurst 1,493 38.0 +4.3
Liberal Democrat T. J. P. Corbett 402 10.2 +10.2
Majority 539 13.7 -12.9
Turnout 3,927 42.8 -4.0
Labour hold Swing
1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. T. Murkin* 2,613 60.3 +8.5
Conservative J. Tolhurst 1,460 33.7 -3.9
Green J. A. Bowden 260 6.0 +3.9
Majority 1,153 26.6 +12.3
Turnout 4,333 46.8 +5.5
Labour hold Swing
1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. J. English 2,030 51.8 +7.6
Conservative R. Maley 1,471 37.6 +0.3
Liberal Democrat T. J. P. Corbett 334 8.5 -7.7
Green J. A. Bowden 82 2.1 -0.2
Majority 559 14.3 +7.4
Turnout 3,917 41.3 -6.4
Labour hold Swing
1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. H. Mountain* 1,994 44.2 -7.9
Conservative R. Maley 1,684 37.3 +4.5
Liberal T. J. P. Corbett 729 16.2 +1.0
Green J. Bowden 106 2.3 +2.3
Majority 310 6.9 -12.4
Turnout 4,513 47.7 +2.5
Labour hold Swing
1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L. T. Murkin 2,243 52.1 -0.5
Conservative M. E. King* 1,411 32.8 +1.3
Liberal T. J. P. Corbett 654 15.2 -0.7
Majority 832 19.3 -1.8
Turnout 4,308 45.2 +2.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. J. Hadley* 2,130 52.6 0
Conservative P. Bates 1,275 31.5 -2.2
Liberal S. Corbett 642 15.9 +2.2
Majority 855 21.1 +2.3
Turnout 4,047 42.7 -1.5
Labour hold Swing
1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. H. Mountain 1,987 52.6 +16.5
Conservative S. G. Brownhill* 1,275 33.7 -9.5
SDP–Liberal Alliance E. P. M. Wollaston 516 13.7 -7.0
Majority 712 18.8 +11.8
Turnout 3,778 44.2 +0.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. E. King* 1,748 43.2 +3.7
Labour G. H. Mountain 1,464 36.1 -24.4
Social Democratic R. C. Tweed 838 20.7 +20.7
Majority 284 7.0 -14.0
Turnout 4,050 43.3 +1.6
Conservative hold Swing
1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. J. Hadley 2,286 60.5 +31.7
Conservative T. Almond* 1,493 39.5 -7.8
Majority 793 21.0 +2.5
Turnout 3,779 41.7 -33.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. Brownhill* 4,198 47.3 -15.6
Labour G. Woodburn 2,554 28.8 +7.6
Liberal G. C. Kinsey 2,127 24.0 +10.4
Majority 1,644 18.5 -23.2
Turnout 8,879 75.0 +39.7
Conservative hold Swing
1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. E. King* 2,543 62.9 -3.9
Labour G. Woodburn 858 21.2 -12.0
Liberal G. C. Kinsey 550 13.6 +13.6
Communist J. E. Stitt 89 2.2 +2.2
Majority 1,685 41.7 +8.0
Turnout 4,040 35.3 -2.9
Conservative hold Swing
By-Election 24 March 1977
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative T. Almond 1,862 58.7 -8.1
Labour B. Brotherton 744 23.5 -9.7
Liberal W. J. Golding 566 17.8 +17.8
Majority 1,118 35.2 +1.5
Turnout 3,172 28.1 -10.1
Conservative hold Swing
1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. A. G. Morgan Evans* 2,778 66.8 -2.3
Labour G. T. Pollitt 1,378 33.2 +2.3
Majority 1,400 33.7 -4.4
Turnout 4,156 38.2 +7.8
Conservative hold Swing
1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S. G. Brownhill* 2,276 69.1
Labour J. K. Morgan 1,020 30.9
Majority 1,256 38.1
Turnout 3,296 30.4
Conservative hold Swing
By-Election 18 July 1974
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative P. A. G. Morgan Evans 1,752 46.2 -13.8
Labour T. J. Packham 1,191 31.4
Liberal M. Wood 849 22.4
Majority 561 14.8
Turnout 3,792 34.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing
1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M. E. King 2,178 50.5
Labour W. Munro 2,137 49.5
Conservative S. G. Brownhill 2,029
Conservative G. Rubenstein 1,832
Labour E. Mellor 1,800
Labour G. Naggs 1,770
Majority 197
Turnout 4,315 37.0
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)

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