Salford City Council election, 2008

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The 2008 Salford City Council election took place on 1 May 2008 to elect members of Salford City Council in England. One third of the council was up for election. The Labour Party lost six seats but stayed in overall control of the council. Overall turnout was 31.3%.

The composition of the Council following the 2008 elections:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 36 -8
Conservative 13 +5
Liberal Democrat 10 +2
Community Action 1 +1

Election result

Salford Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 16 0 6 -6 50.0 34.8 17,899 -4.7%
  Conservative 2 3 0 +3 25.0 34.0 17,472 +4.6%
  Liberal Democrat 2 2 0 +2 20.0 21.3 10,949 -0.4%
  Community Action 0 1 0 +1 5.0 3.5 1,805
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 1,871
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 1,238
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 149

Ward results

Barton ward

Barton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Mullen 1,039 41.0 -3.2
Conservative Abdul Mannan 701 27.7 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Ronald Benjamin 489 19.3 -0.2
Independent Alan Valentine 303 12.0 -2.9
Majority 338 13.3
Turnout 28.4
Labour hold Swing

Boothstown And Ellenbrook ward

Boothstown and Ellenbrook
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Cheetham 1,867 67.7 +8.8
Liberal Democrat Catherine Connett 452 16.4 +0.7
Labour Abdul Shahid 437 15.9 -4.2
Majority 1,415 51.3
Turnout 36.2
Conservative hold Swing

Broughton ward

Broughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Jim King 1,185 58.1 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Bernard Carson 472 23.1 -1.2
Conservative David Wolfson 383 18.8 +5.0
Majority 713 35.0
Turnout 26.4
Labour Co-op hold Swing

Cadishead ward

Cadishead
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lyn Bramer-Kelly 1,047 38.9 +2.0
Labour Jimmy Hunt 865 32.1 -4.4
Community Action Chris Dickenson 653 24.2 +3.9
Liberal Democrat Melanie Owen 130 4.8 -1.6
Majority 182 6.8
Turnout 36.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Claremont ward

Claremont
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Norman Owen 1,277 42.8 +5.2
Labour Peter Wheeler 737 24.7 -7.2
Conservative Chris Allcock 525 17.6 -1.0
BNP Edward O’Sullivan 295 9.9 -2.0
UKIP Robert Wakefield 149 5.0 N/A
Majority 540 18.1
Turnout 36.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Eccles ward

Eccles
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Judith Tope 1,422 46.7 +2.9
Labour Alan Broughton 1,144 37.6 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen Ferrer 479 15.7 -0.7
Majority 278 9.1
Turnout 36.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Irlam ward

Irlam
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Community Action Rick Houlton 1,152 41.2 +9.6
Conservative Stephen Fitzsimmons 832 29.8 +7.6
Labour Roger Jones 650 23.3 -15.6
Liberal Democrat Mariska Jones 161 5.8 -1.6
Majority 320 11.4
Turnout 38.4
Community Action gain from Labour Swing

Irwell Riverside ward

Irwell Riverside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Coen 888 50.9 -5.5
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Mckelvey 337 19.3 -2.1
Conservative David Lewis 286 16.4 +5.6
BNP Anthony Healey 233 13.4 +2.0
Majority 551 31.6
Turnout 20.6
Labour hold Swing

Kersal ward

Kersal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Connor 1,385 49.7 +7.5
Conservative Shneur Odze 1,046 37.5 -3.3
Liberal Democrat Harold Kershner 356 12.8 -4.2
Majority 339 12.2
Turnout 34.4
Labour hold Swing

Langworthy ward

Langworthy
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Lynn Drake 1,049 46.5 +8.0
Labour Andy, Salmon 878 38.9 -9.2
Conservative Helen Vernon 330 14.6 +1.3
Majority 171 7.6
Turnout 24.9
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Little Hulton ward

Little Hulton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pat Ryan 1,021 46.8 -6.2
Conservative Elaine West 488 22.4 +6.2
BNP Vinnie Coleman 404 18.5 +4.6
Liberal Democrat Susan Carson 270 12.4 -4.6
Majority 533 24.4
Turnout 23.7
Labour hold Swing

Ordsall ward

Ordsall
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ray Mashiter 860 54.9 -0.3
Conservative Yan Cockayne 358 22.9 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Liam Starkey 348 22.2 +2.8
Majority 502 32.0
Turnout 23.4
Labour hold Swing

Pendlebury ward

Pendlebury
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Warner 975 36.9 -9.2
Conservative Peter Allcock 826 31.2 +7.9
Liberal Democrat Christine Corry 375 14.2 -2.8
BNP Wayne Taylor 352 13.3 -0.3
Independent Stuart Cremins 117 4.4 (+4.4)
Majority 149 5.7
Turnout 29.6
Labour hold Swing

Swinton North ward

Swinton North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Derek Antrobus 1,122 41.7 -8.6
Conservative Shirley Walsh 947 35.2 +9.9
Liberal Democrat Tamara Cooke 624 23.2 -1.3
Majority 175 6.5
Turnout 31.3
Labour hold Swing

Swinton South ward

Swinton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Martin O’Neill 1,150 43.1 +1.6
Labour Valerie Burgoyne 642 24.1 -3.9
Conservative Hilary Brunyee 527 19.8 +5.9
Independent Dave Kelly 347 13.0 +4.3
Majority 508 19.0
Turnout 32.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Walkden North ward

Walkden North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Vincent Devine 1,033 47.3 -2.3
Conservative Eileen MacDonald 756 34.6 +7.7
Liberal Democrat Thomas Fernley 395 18.1 +5.8
Majority 277 12.7
Turnout 26.0
Labour hold Swing

Walkden South ward

Walkden South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Nicky Turner 1,649 50.6 -0.4
Labour Brendan Ryan 815 25.0 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Pauline Ogden 458 14.1 +5.2
BNP Tommy Cavanagh 336 10.3 +3.0
Majority 834 25.6
Turnout 40.3
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Weaste & Seedley ward

Weaste and Seedley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Janice Heywood 1,282 52.5 +7.5
Labour Co-op Tony Harold 682 27.9 -13.4
Conservative Heather Grant 478 19.6 +6.0
Majority 600 24.6
Turnout 29.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Winton ward

Winton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Lancaster 959 36.3 -5.1
Conservative Gary Green 593 22.4 +2.8
Independent Paul Doyle 471 17.8 (+17.8)
Liberal Democrat Stephen Plaister 369 14.0 -25.0
BNP Thomas Williams 251 9.5 (+9.5)
Majority 366 13.9
Turnout 30.6
Labour hold Swing

Worsley ward

Worsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Karen Garrido 2,411 69.5 +6.0
Labour John Ferguson 582 16.8 -0.6
Liberal Democrat Sheila Mulleady 476 13.7 +0.7
Majority 1,829 52.7
Turnout 42.1
Conservative hold Swing

References

  • Salford Council election, 2008 - nominations
  • Salford Councillors
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