LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS from in and around Manchester: 6 May 1999

These results are for the elections to choose local councillors, not Members of Parliament. In many councils, only some councillors were up for election this year. Turnout across the country around 29%. In Manchester last year, turnout was only 10%. Indications suggest only a very small increase in the turnout.

RESULTS FROM THE MANCHESTER AREA
Bolton Labour hold  
Bury Labour hold  
Manchester Labour hold

One third up for election:
Labour 82 (-2)
LibDem 17 (+2)

Macclesfield Conservative hold  
Oldham Labour hold  
Rochdale Labour hold  
Rossendale Labour hold  
Salford Labour hold One third up for election:
Labour 56 (-1)
LibDem 4 (+1)
Stockport Libdem gain LibDems triumphant, gained many seats
Tameside Labour hold  
Trafford Labour hold Labour only gained this seat in 1997
Warrington Labour hold  
Wigan Labour hold  
Interesting results from places not too far from Manchester
Blackburn with Darwen Labour hold  
Chester Continues No Overall Control  
Chorley Labour hold  
Hyndburn Labour loses to No Overall Control Big Conservative increase
Kirklees Labour loses to No Overall Control Conservative increase
Pendle LibDems lose to No Overall Control  
Preston Labour hold But only due to a LibDem coucillor defecting to Labour
Liverpool LibDem hold Huge LibDem increase due to problems of previous Labour council
Sheffield LibDem gain Big LibDem gain due to financial problems of previous Labour council
West Lancashire Labour hold  

 

Summary: Manchester and the north-west is solidly Labour, apart from Macclesfield and some other councils. The LibDems have done well to gain Sheffield and Stockport, and tighten their hold on Liverpool. Conservatives have made modest increases in some areas.

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