Talbot (ward)

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Talbot was an electoral ward of Trafford covering parts of Stretford and Old Trafford.

The ward was abolished in 2004, and most of its area incorporated into the new Gorse Hill Ward.

Its electoral history since 1973 is as follows:

2003
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pauleen Lane* 1,505 60.8 -16.4
Conservative Colin Levenston 570 23.0 +0.2
Green Angela Hall 401 16.2 +16.2
Majority 935 37.8 -16.6
Turnout 2,476 40.2 +2.3
Labour hold Swing
2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Simon Beaumont* 1,824 77.2 +10.6
Conservative George Manley 538 22.8 -2.8
Majority 1,286 54.4 +13.4
Turnout 2,362 37.9 +16.4
Labour hold Swing
2000
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Laurence Walsh 906 66.6 -9.7
Conservative Colin Levenston 349 25.6 +7.6
Liberal Democrat Hazel Shacklock 106 7.8 +2.1
Majority 557 41.0 -17.3
Turnout 1,361 21.5 -0.3
Labour hold Swing
1999
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lane* 1,038 76.3 +4.0
Conservative Levenston 245 18.0 -9.7
Liberal Democrat Shacklock 77 5.7 +5.7
Majority 793 58.3 +13.7
Turnout 1,360 21.8 +0.9
Labour hold Swing
1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. Beaumont* 944 72.3 -4.0
Conservative S. M. Dirikis 361 27.7 +5.5
Majority 583 44.6 -9.5
Turnout 1,305 20.9 -7.1
Labour hold Swing
By-Election 18 September 1997
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S. A. Beaumont 935 81.8 +5.5
Conservative M. Ali 144 12.6 -9.6
Liberal Democrat F. C. Beswick 64 5.6 +5.6
Majority 791 69.2 +15.1
Turnout 1,143 17.9 -10.1
Labour hold Swing
1996
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Bates* 1,312 76.3 -1.9
Conservative C. J. Levenston 381 22.2 +2.0
Independent K. J. Martin 27 1.6 +0.1
Majority 931 54.1 -3.9
Turnout 1,720 28.0 -5.5
Labour hold Swing
1995
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. A. Lane* 1,642 78.2 +0.6
Conservative C. J. Levenston 425 20.2 -2.2
Independent K. J. Martin 32 1.5 +1.5
Majority 1,217 58.0 +2.9
Turnout 2,099 33.5 -1.9
Labour hold Swing
1994
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. J. Hughes* 1,779 77.6 +14.4
Conservative C. J. Levenston 515 22.4 -10.9
Majority 1,264 55.1 +25.1
Turnout 2,294 35.4 +6.3
Labour hold Swing
1992
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A. Bates 1,235 63.2 -5.9
Conservative C. J. Levenston 650 33.3 +2.4
Green J. H. Piprani 47 2.4 +2.4
Independent K. J. Martin 21 1.1 +1.1
Majority 585 30.0 -8.1
Turnout 1,953 29.1 -8.1
Labour hold Swing
1991
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. A. Lane* 1,731 69.1 -3.5
Conservative C. J. Levenston 775 30.9 +10.2
Majority 956 38.1 -13.8
Turnout 2,506 37.2 -3.1
Labour hold Swing
1990
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B. J. Hughes 2,026 72.6 +1.8
Conservative C. J. Levenston 578 20.7 -8.5
Green D. Glazier 187 6.7 +6.7
Majority 1,448 51.9 +10.2
Turnout 2,791 40.3 +5.5
Labour hold Swing
1988
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. F. Sullivan* 1,775 70.8 +9.1
Conservative C. J. Levenston 731 29.2 -6.9
Majority 1,044 41.7 +16.1
Turnout 2,506 34.8 -5.0
Labour hold Swing
1987
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. A. Lane* 1,760 61.7 -5.5
Conservative C. J. Levenston 1,030 36.1 +13.4
Independent K. J. Martin 61 2.1 +1.6
Majority 730 25.6 -18.9
Turnout 2,851 39.8 +3.6
Labour hold Swing
By-Election 6 November 1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P. A. Lane 1,209 68.3 +1.1
Conservative C. J. Levenston 562 31.7 +9.0
Majority 647 36.5 -8.0
Turnout 1,771 24.3 -11.9
Labour hold Swing
1986
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Marland* 1,775 67.2 -0.4
Conservative C. J. Levenston 600 22.7 -6.2
Social Democratic K. Clarke 252 9.5 +9.5
Independent K. J. Martin 13 0.5 -3.0
Majority 1,175 44.5 +5.9
Turnout 2,640 36.2 +1.0
Labour hold Swing
1984
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. L. Sullivan* 1,744 67.6 +5.5
Conservative C. J. Levenston 747 28.9 +2.6
Independent K. J. Martin 90 3.5 +3.5
Majority 997 38.6 +2.8
Turnout 2,581 35.2 -4.4
Labour hold Swing
1983
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. C. Cronshaw* 1,843 62.1 +3.5
Conservative S. M. Dirikis 781 26.3 +0.8
SDP–Liberal Alliance R. J. Allan 346 11.6 -4.3
Majority 1,062 35.8 +2.8
Turnout 2,970 39.6 +0.6
Labour hold Swing
1982
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Marland* 1,721 58.6 -15.8
Conservative B. M. Dirikis 750 25.5 -0.1
Social Democratic S. Everett 467 15.9 +15.9
Majority 971 33.0 -15.8
Turnout 2,938 39.0 -0.1
Labour hold Swing
1980
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. F. Sullivan* 2,192 74.4 +17.9
Conservative B. M. Dirikis 754 25.6 -9.3
Majority 1,438 48.8 +27.3
Turnout 2,946 39.1 -29.9
Labour hold Swing
1979
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. C. Cronshaw* 3,339 56.5 -5.0
Conservative J. R. Gregory 2,065 34.9 -3.6
Liberal W. A. Munden 509 8.6 +8.6
Majority 1,274 21.5 -1.6
Turnout 5,913 69.0 +35.7
Labour hold Swing
1978
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Marland* 1,780 61.5 +8.7
Conservative W. Outhwaite 1,113 38.5 +4.7
Majority 667 23.1 +4.1
Turnout 2,893 33.3 -4.6
Labour hold Swing
1976
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D. F. Sullivan* 1,786 52.8 +7.2
Conservative T. W. Thompson 1,143 33.8 +3.0
Liberal T. A. Dixon 451 13.3 -10.3
Majority 643 19.0 +4.2
Turnout 3,380 37.9 +3.0
Labour hold Swing
1975
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour H. C. Cronshaw* 1,406 45.6
Conservative E. J. Kelson 950 30.8
Liberal T. A. Dixon 729 23.6
Majority 456 14.8
Turnout 3,085 34.9
Labour hold Swing
1973
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G. Marland 1,755 60.5
Labour D. F. Sullivan 1,715
Labour H. C. Cronshaw 1,694
Conservative J. Schofield 956 33.0
Conservative F. Warbrick 905
Conservative G. Miles 843
Communist A. Ironmonger 190 6.5
Majority 738
Turnout 2,901 30.1
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

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