2008 Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Trafford Council were held on 1 May 2008. One-third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 2012. The Conservative Party held overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Party Seats   +/-  
Conservative 39 +1
Labour 19 -1
Liberal Democrat 5 +1
Independent 0 -1
Conservative hold

Summary[edit]

The following summary indicates the number of seats which are being defended by each party.

Trafford Council election, 2008 - Summary
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 13 1 1 0 59.1 47.3 30,145 +1.0
  Labour 7 0 1 -1 31.8 27.6 17,584 -2.0
  Liberal Democrats 2 1 0 +1 9.1 16.9 10,779 +4.3
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 7.4 4,682 -0.9
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 223 +0.2
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 144 -0.3
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 137 +0.2

Ward results[edit]

Altrincham ward[edit]

Altrincham
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Susan Williams* 1,590 56.3 +0.3
Labour Majella Kennedy 620 22.0 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Roger Legge 323 11.4 -2.9
Green Deborah Leftwich 155 5.5 -1.7
Independent Sarah Walmsley 137 4.9 +4.9
Majority 970 34.3 +0.9
Turnout 2,825 35.2 -2.9
Conservative hold Swing

Ashton upon Mersey ward[edit]

Ashton upon Mersey
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Rigby* 1,762 60.1 +4.8
Labour Michael Wilton 535 18.3 -2.9
Liberal Democrats Terry Corbett 389 13.3 +0.7
Green Marian Sudbury 244 8.3 -2.6
Majority 1,227 41.9 +7.8
Turnout 2,930 40.4 -1.7
Conservative hold Swing

Bowdon ward[edit]

Bowdon
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Sean Anstee 2,187 73.4 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Ian Chappell 334 11.3 -0.4
Labour Thomas Hague 255 8.6 -1.3
Green Bridget Green 190 6.4 -1.0
Majority 1,853 62.5 +3.2
Turnout 2,966 39.9 -1.6
Conservative hold Swing

Broadheath ward[edit]

Broadheath
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brenda Houraghan* 1,681 54.1 +2.9
Labour Andrew Western 836 26.9 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Armaan Chohan 334 10.8 -2.5
Green Martin Bate 255 8.2 -0.6
Majority 845 27.2 +3.9
Turnout 3,106 35.5 -0.9
Conservative hold Swing

Brooklands ward[edit]

Brooklands
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kathy Bullock* 1,883 60.5 +4.3
Labour Angela Gratrix 522 17.8 +0.8
Liberal Democrats Kenneth Clarke 514 16.5 -3.0
Green Barbara Jarkowski 196 6.3 -1.0
Majority 1,361 43.7 +7.0
Turnout 3,115 38.9 +2.2
Conservative hold Swing

Bucklow-St. Martins ward[edit]

Bucklow-St. Martins
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ian Platt* 961 50.1 -2.5
Conservative Anne Hooley 592 30.9 +6.3
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Hogg 183 9.5 +9.5
Green Melanie Bell 182 9.5 +0.9
Majority 369 19.2 -8.8
Turnout 1,918 26.7 -4.7
Labour hold Swing

Clifford ward[edit]

Clifford (2 vacancies)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eunice Whitfield Stennett* 1,434 32.0 +4.8
Labour Sophie Taylor 1,212 27.1 -5.0
Green Christine Rawson 377 8.4 +1.5
Conservative John Schofield 338 7.6 +2.5
Conservative John Blackburn 318 7.1 +1.5
Green Anne Power 313 7.0 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Louise Bird 264 5.9 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Derek Hurst 220 4.9 -3.1
Majority 835 37.3 -6.6
Turnout 4,476 32.6 -0.8
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Davyhulme East ward[edit]

Davyhulme East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Linda Blackburn 1,728 60.3 +1.9
Labour Ged Carter 703 24.5 -6.9
Liberal Democrats Graham Rogers 286 10.0 +10.0
Green Jennie Gander 150 5.2 -1.8
Majority 1,025 35.8 +8.8
Turnout 2,867 36.2 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing

Davyhulme West ward[edit]

Davyhulme West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Brian Shaw 1,755 61.5 +0.9
Labour Kevin Procter 669 23.5 -6.8
Liberal Democrats Simon Wright 292 10.2 +10.2
Green Joe Ryan 137 4.8 -4.3
Majority 1,086 38.1 +7.7
Turnout 2,853 37.0 -2.2
Conservative hold Swing

Flixton ward[edit]

Flixton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Keith Summerfield* 1,785 55.6 +4.9
Labour Dolores O'Sullivan 890 27.7 -4.7
Liberal Democrats Richard Elliott 321 10.0 -0.1
Green Paul Syrett 213 6.6 -0.2
Majority 895 27.9 +9.5
Turnout 3,209 38.2 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing

Gorse Hill ward[edit]

Gorse Hill
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Laurence Walsh* 1,170 52.3 -5.6
Conservative Colin Levenston 617 27.6 +4.4
Liberal Democrats Francis Beswick 262 11.7 +4.5
Green Philip Leape 189 8.5 -3.3
Majority 553 24.7 -6.2
Turnout 2,238 27.7 -1.1
Labour hold Swing

Hale Barns ward[edit]

Hale Barns
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patrick Myers 2,216 72.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrats Sandra Taylor 437 14.2 -2.2
Labour Emily Spurrell 290 9.5 +0.4
Green Andrew Gratton 125 4.1 -0.6
Majority 1,779 60.0 +6.6
Turnout 3,068 40.3 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing

Hale Central ward[edit]

Hale Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Chris Candish 1,861 66.3 +3.1
Labour Beverly Harrison 379 13.5 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Pauline Cliff 338 12.0 +1.6
Green Sarah McIlroy 231 8.2 -4.5
Majority 1,482 52.8 +3.4
Turnout 2,809 38.1 -2.4
Conservative gain from Independent Swing

Longford ward[edit]

Longford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Judith Lloyd* 1,167 41.3 -4.2
Conservative Rod Allan 931 32.9 +2.8
Green Margaret Westbrook 448 15.8 +2.4
Liberal Democrats David Rhodes 282 10.0 -1.0
Majority 236 8.3 -7.1
Turnout 2,828 32.5 -2.6
Labour hold Swing

Priory ward[edit]

Priory
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Brotherton* 1,225 40.9 -1.2
Conservative Rob Chilton 1,013 33.9 +2.1
Liberal Democrats James Eisen 358 12.0 -2.2
Green Emma Handley 253 8.5 -3.5
BNP Philip Davis 144 4.8 +4.8
Majority 212 7.1 -3.1
Turnout 2,993 38.7 -0.9
Labour hold Swing

Sale Moor ward[edit]

Sale Moor
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nigel Hooley 1,120 39.9 +4.9
Labour Philip Gratrix* 1,116 39.8 -0.8
Liberal Democrats Margaret Clarke 351 12.5 +1.9
Green Bridget Battye 218 7.8 +2.6
Majority 4 0.1 -5.5
Turnout 2,805 36.6 -2.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

St. Mary's ward[edit]

St. Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Holden* 1,659 56.0 +1.1
Labour Tom Tomkins 655 22.1 -4.1
Liberal Democrats Diane Webster 280 9.5 -1.6
UKIP Stephen Farndon 223 7.5 +4.2
Green Zoe Power 145 4.9 +0.4
Majority 1,004 33.9 +5.2
Turnout 2,962 34.3 -1.9
Conservative hold Swing

Stretford ward[edit]

Stretford
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Tom Ross 1,345 49.7 -1.2
Conservative Colin Hooley 896 33.1 +2.2
Green Liz O'Neill 247 9.1 -0.5
Liberal Democrats John O'Connor 218 8.1 -1.5
Majority 449 16.6 -3.4
Turnout 2,706 35.0 -1.9
Labour hold Swing

Timperley ward[edit]

Timperley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Jane Brophy 2,196 49.9 +2.4
Conservative Darren Storey 1,864 42.3 -6.0
Labour Peter Baugh 247 5.6 +5.6
Green Jadwiga Leigh 97 2.2 -2.0
Majority 332 7.5 +6.7
Turnout 4,404 52.0 +2.7
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing

Urmston ward[edit]

Urmston
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christine Turner* 1,346 39.8 -3.8
Labour Joyce Acton 1,129 33.4 -5.9
Liberal Democrats Bernard Murray 714 21.1 +12.9
Green Helen Jocys 191 5.7 -3.2
Majority 217 6.4 +2.1
Turnout 3,380 41.9 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing

Village ward[edit]

Village
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrats Ray Bowker* 1,883 58.2 +8.5
Conservative Jacki Wilkinson 1,003 31.0 -5.4
Labour Thomas Shelton 224 6.9 -2.8
Green Michael Leigh 126 3.9 -0.3
Majority 880 27.2 +14
Turnout 3,236 41.1 +1.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

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