Chorlton (ward)

Chorlton is an electoral ward of Manchester, England.[2] Different parts of this ward are represented by different MPs following boundary changes in 2018; the majority of the ward is part of the Manchester Withington constituency but a portion is part of the Manchester Gorton constituency. The 2011 Census recorded a population of 14,138.[1]

Chorlton (Manchester)
Chorlton electoral ward within Manchester City Council
Chorlton electoral ward within Manchester City Council
Coat of arms of Chorlton (Manchester)
Motto(s): 
By wisdom and effort
Coordinates: 53°26′26″N 2°17′01″W / 53.4405°N 2.2835°W / 53.4405; -2.2835Coordinates: 53°26′26″N 2°17′01″W / 53.4405°N 2.2835°W / 53.4405; -2.2835
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
CountyGreater Manchester
Metropolitan boroughManchester
CreatedMay 1973
Named forChorlton
Government
 • TypeUnicameral
 • BodyManchester City Council
 • Leader of the councilBev Craig (Labour)
 • CouncillorEve Holt (Labour)
 • CouncillorJohn Hacking (Labour Co-operative)
 • CouncillorMathew Benham (Labour)
Population
 • Total14,138
UK Parliamentary ConstituencyManchester Withington
Member of ParliamentJeff Smith
UK Parliamentary ConstituencyManchester Gorton
Member of ParliamentAfzal Khan
Area and population statistics from the 2011 Census[1]

CouncillorsEdit

The ward has three seats. As of November 2021, the sitting councillors are Eve Holt (Lab),[3] Mathew Benham (Lab), and John Hacking (Lab Co-op).[4]

Election Councillor Councillor Councillor
2004 Val Stevens (Lab Co-op) Angela Gallagher (Lib Dem) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2006 Val Stevens (Lab Co-op) Angela Gallagher (Lab)[5] Sheila Newman (Lab)
2007 Val Stevens (Lab Co-op) Paul Ankers (Lib Dem) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2008 Val Stevens (Lab Co-op) Paul Ankers (Lib Dem) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2010 Victor Chamberlain (Lib Dem) Paul Ankers (Lib Dem) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2011 Victor Chamberlain (Lib Dem) Matthew Strong (Lab) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2012 Victor Chamberlain (Lib Dem) Matthew Strong (Lab) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2014 John Hacking (Lab Co-op) Matthew Strong (Lab) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2015 John Hacking (Lab Co-op) Matthew Strong (Lab) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2016 John Hacking (Lab Co-op) Matthew Strong (Lab) Sheila Newman (Lab)
2018 John Hacking (Lab Co-op) Matthew Strong (Lab) Eve Holt (Lab)[6]
2019 John Hacking (Labour Co-op) Matthew Strong (Lab) Eve Holt (Lab)
May 2021 John Hacking (Labour Co-op) Matthew Strong (Lab) Eve Holt (Lab)
Nov 2021 John Hacking (Labour Co-op) Mathew Benham (Lab) Eve Holt (Lab)

  indicates seat up for re-election.   indicates councillor defected.   indicates seat won in by-election.

Elections in 2020sEdit

* denotes incumbent councillor seeking re-election.

Nov 2021Edit

On 14 October 2021 councillor Matt Strong resigned from his seat in Chorlton, prompting a by-election that was held on 18 November 2021.[7] Changes in the table below are relative to the 2019 election.
2021 by-election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mathew Benham 1,581 52.1 4.9 
Liberal Democrats Rosie Hughes 657 21.7 8.9 
Green Simon Milner-Edwards 608 20.0 1.0 
Conservative Kathleen Fitzgibbon 93 3.1 1.6 
Women's Equality Jo Heathcote 66 2.2 1.1 
Independent Paul Harnett 27 0.9 n/a
Majority 924 30.5 5.2 
Rejected ballots 2 0.07 0.6 
Turnout 3,032 28.1 22.9 
Registered electors 10,795
Labour hold Swing 6.9 

May 2021Edit

2021
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Eve Holt* 3,656 68.0 3.2  
Green Mary Crumpton 917 17.1 2.4  
Conservative Kath Fitzgibbon 368 6.8 1.5  
Liberal Democrats Robin Grayson 291 5.4 5.6  
Women's Equality Jo Heathcote 141 2.6 0.6  
Majority 2739 50.9
Rejected ballots 40 0.7
Turnout 5,413 51.03 4.7  
Registered electors 10,608
Labour Co-op hold Swing 0.4  

Elections in 2010sEdit

May 2019Edit

2019[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matt Strong* 2,574 57.0  3.0
Green Mary Crumpton 950 21.0  6.3
Liberal Democrats Lizzy Bain 575 12.7  0.3
Conservative Keith Berry 212 4.7  0.4
Women's Equality Jo Heathcote 146 3.2  6.2
Independent Michael Elston 59 1.3  1.6
Majority 1,624 35.7  9.5
Rejected ballots 29 0.64
Turnout 4,545 43.50  2.8
Registered electors 10,452
Labour hold Swing  4.65

May 2018Edit

2018[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hacking* 3,175 64.1
Labour Eve Holt 3,165 63.9
Labour Matt Strong* 2,974 60.0
Green Nigel Woodcock 731 14.8
Green Mary Crumpton 728 14.7
Green Anne Power 653 13.2
Liberal Democrats Lizzy Bain 614 12.4
Liberal Democrats Joanne Milligan 507 10.2
Women's Equality Jo Heathcote 465 9.4
Liberal Democrats Rhona Brown 463 9.3
Conservative Luke Berry 301 6.1
Conservative Luke Costello 242 4.9
Conservative John Edwards 221 4.5
Independent Michael Elston 145 2.9
Majority
Turnout 4,955 46.3
Labour win (new boundaries)
Labour win (new boundaries)
Labour win (new boundaries)

May 2016Edit

2016[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Newman* 3,296 65.68
Green Nigel James Woodcock 778 15.50
Liberal Democrats Ludo Tolhurst-Cleaver 719 14.33
Conservative Colm George Lock 225 4.48
Majority 2,518 50.18
Turnout 5,018 47.00
Labour hold Swing

May 2015Edit

2015[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matt Strong* 3,991 48.5 -5.1
Liberal Democrats Matt Gallagher 1,618 19.7 -11.0
Green Jake Welsh 1,610 19.5 +7.8
Conservative Colm George Lock 600 7.3 +3.3
Independent Mary Rosalind Crumpton 233 2.8 N/A
TUSC Liam Curless 180 2.2 N/A
Majority 2,373 28.8
Turnout 8,232 73.8 +23.1
Labour hold Swing

May 2014Edit

2014[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op John Hacking 2,675 54.98 +16.18
Green Jake Welsh 1,002 20.60 +9.90
Liberal Democrats Peter James Maxon 739 15.19 -28.41
Conservative Zachery Husseini 286 5.88 -0.92
TUSC Mark Bradley Krantz 163 3.35 N/A
Majority 1,673 34.4
Turnout 4,865 44.34
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

May 2012Edit

2012[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Newman* 2,433 56.8 +11.6
Liberal Democrats Matt Gallagher 797 18.6 -21.1
Green Brian Candeland 503 11.8 +2.3
TUSC Mark Krantz 368 8.6 N/A
Conservative Jonathan Beardmore 180 4.2 -1.3
Majority 1,636 38
Turnout 4,281 39.19
Labour hold Swing

May 2011Edit

2011[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Matthew Strong 2,964 53.6 +13.2
Liberal Democrats Paul Ankers* 1,701 30.7 -10.6
Green Brian Candeland 647 11.7 -0.6
Conservative Mohammed Afzal 223 4.0 -2.0
Majority 1,263 22.8
Turnout 5,535 50.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

May 2010Edit

2010[15]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Victor Max Mark Chamberlain 3,349 43.6 +3.9
Labour Amina Lone 2,981 38.8 -6.4
Green Brian Arthur Candeland 825 10.7 +1.2
Conservative Saira Hanif 522 6.8 +1.3
Majority 368 4.8 -0.7
Turnout 7,677 72.5 +26.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +5.1

Elections in 2000sEdit

2008[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Newman* 2,126 45.2 +4.8
Liberal Democrats Lianne Williams 1,867 39.7 -1.6
Green Brian Candeland 448 9.5 -2.8
Conservative David Hopps 260 5.5 -0.5
Majority 259 5.5 +4.5
Turnout 4,701 46.0 +2.7
Labour hold Swing +3.2
2007[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Paul Ankers 1,823 41.3 +1.9
Labour Angela Gallagher* 1,781 40.4 -1.6
Green Brian Candeland 544 12.3 -1.7
Conservative Claire McLauchlin 264 6.0 +1.4
Majority 42 1.0 -1.6
Turnout 4,412 43.3 +0.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing +1.7
2006[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Val Stevens* 1,828 42.0 +9.0
Liberal Democrats Charles Leslie Glover 1,713 39.4 +6.7
Green Brian Arthur Candeland 609 14.0 -1.4
Conservative Amar Rouf Ahmed 198 4.6 -4.0
Majority 115 2.6 +2.3
Turnout 4,348 43.0 -3.9
Labour hold Swing +1.1
2004[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Newman* 1,635 32.9 N/A
Liberal Democrats Angela Gallagher 1,620 32.6 N/A
Labour Val Stevens* 1,602
Liberal Democrats Charles Glover 1,448
Labour John Hacking 1,413
Liberal Democrats Rajah Bhatti 1,385
Green Juliet Lawson 765 15.4 N/A
Green Michael Daw 752
Green Jessica Symons 726
Conservative Malcolm Cleall-Hill 429 8.6 N/A
Conservative Nicholas Antoniou 401
Respect Ameen Hadi 351 7.1 N/A
Conservative Amar Ahmed 334
Socialist Alliance Daniel Murphy 162 3.2 N/A
Majority 154 0.3 N/A
Turnout 4,962 46.9 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Liberal Democrats win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
2003[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sheila Newman* 1,288 39.3 -5.4
Liberal Democrats Howard Totty 770 23.5 +4.5
Conservative Giles Campbell 487 14.9 -0.6
Green Michael Daw 470 14.3 +1.2
Socialist Alliance Heather Rose 263 8.0 +0.2
Majority 518 15.8 -9.9
Turnout 3,278 28.0 -4.0
Labour hold Swing -4.9
2002[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bernard Selby* 1,716 44.7 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Antony Bethell 728 19.0 +4.1
Conservative Daniel Valentine 593 15.5 -5.2
Green Michelle Valentine 503 13.1 -3.8
Socialist Alliance Heather Rose 298 7.8 +7.8
Majority 988 25.7 -1.1
Turnout 3,838 32.0 +5.0
Labour hold Swing -3.4
2000[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Valerie Stevens* 1,505 47.5 -1.1
Conservative Ian Paley 656 20.7 +0.9
Green Anne Power 536 16.9 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Antony Bethell 474 14.9 +2.3
Majority 849 26.8 -2.0
Turnout 3,171 27.0 -1.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing -1.0

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