Trafford Council

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Trafford Council
Arms of Trafford Council
Founded 1 April 1974
Mayor of Trafford
Cllr Rob Chilton, Conservative
since 22 May 2019
Leader of the Council
Cllr Andrew Western, Labour
since 23 May 2018
Chief executive
Sara Todd
since 1st February 2019
Seats 63 councillors
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council Current Composition.svg
Political groups
     Labour (36)
     Conservative (20)
Other Parties
     Liberal Democrat (3)
     Green Party (3)
     Vacant (1)
Joint committees
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel
Length of term
4 years
First-past-the-post, third of council elected three years out of four
Last election
2016 (one third of councillors)
2018 (one third of councillors)
2019 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2020 (one third of councillors)
2022 (one third of councillors)
2023 (one third of councillors)
Meeting place
Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford

Trafford Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester, England.[a] It is a metropolitan district council, one of ten in Greater Manchester and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Trafford.

Parliamentary representation

Trafford is currently covered by three constituencies: Altrincham and Sale West (nine wards), Stretford and Urmston (nine wards) and Wythenshawe and Sale East (three wards).[3]

Wards and councillors

Each ward is represented by three councillors.[4]

Council Wards
1 Altrincham
2 Ashton on Mersey
3 Bowdon
4 Broadheath
5 Hale Barns
6 Hale Central
7 St Mary's
8 Timperley
9 Village
10 Bucklow St Martins
11 Clifford
12 Davyhulme East
13 Davyhulme West
14 Flixton
15 Gorse Hill
16 Longford
17 Stretford
18 Urmston
19 Brooklands
20 Priory
21 Sale Moor
Parliamentary constituency Ward Councillor Party Term of office
Altrincham & Sale
West constituency
Altrincham Daniel Jerrome Green 2018-22
Michael Welton Green 2019-23
Geraldine Coggins Green 2018-20
Ashton on Mersey John Lamb Conservative 2018-22
Ben Hartley Labour 2019-23
Brian Rigby Conservative 2016-20
Bowdon Karen Barclay Conservative 2018-22
Claire Churchill Conservative 2019-23
Sean Anstee Conservative 2016-20
Broadheath Amy Whyte Labour 2018-22
Serena Carr Labour 2019-23
Denise Western Labour 2016-20
Hale Barns Dylan Butt Conservative 2018-22
Dave Morgan Conservative 2019-23
Patrick Myers Conservative 2016-20
Hale Central Alan Mitchell Conservative 2018-22
Patricia Young Conservative 2019-23
Denise Haddad Conservative 2016-20
St Mary's Rob Chilton Conservative 2018-22
Dan Bunting Conservative 2019-23
John Holden Conservative 2016-20
Timperley Nathan Evans Conservative 2018-22
Meena Minnis Liberal Democrats 2019-23
Jane Brophy Liberal Democrats 2016-20
Village Thomas Carey Conservative 2018-22
Julian Newgrosh Liberal Democrats 2019-23
Stretford & Urmston
Bucklow-St. Martins Adele New Labour 2018-22
Aidan Williams Labour 2019-23
James Wright Labour 2016-20
Clifford Sophie Taylor Labour 2018-22
Akilah Akinola Labour 2019-23
Whit Stennett Labour 2016-20
Davyhulme East Jayne Dillon Labour 2018-22
Barry Winstanley Labour 2019-23
Linda Blackburn Conservative 2016-20
Davyhulme West Graham Whitham Labour 2018-22
Karina Carter Labour 2019-23
Brian Shaw Conservative 2016-20
Flixton Simon Thomas Labour 2018-22
Shirley Procter Labour 2019-23
Paul Lally Conservative 2016-20
Gorse Hill David Acton Labour 2018-22
Mike Cordingley Labour 2019-23
Laurence Walsh Labour 2016-20
Longford David Jarman Labour 2018-22
Anne Duffield Labour 2019-23
Judith Lloyd Labour 2016-20
Stretford Jane Slater Labour 2018-22
Stephen Adshead Labour 2019-23
Tom Ross Labour 2016-20
Urmston Kevin Procter Labour 2018-22
Joanne Harding Labour 2019-23
Catherine Hynes Labour 2016-20
Wythenshawe & Sale
East constituency
Brooklands Steven Longden Labour 2018-22
Rose Thompson Labour 2019-23
Christopher Boyes Conservative 2016-20
Priory Jane Baugh Labour Co-op 2018-22
Andrew Western Labour 2019-23
Barry Brotherton Labour 2016-20
Sale Moor Liz Patel Labour 2018-22
Joanne Bennett Labour 2019-23
Michael Freeman Labour 2016-20

See also


  1. ^ The short name of Trafford Council is currently used by the authority for most purposes, however the longer names of Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council and Trafford Borough Council are commonly used in relation to the council.[1][2]


  1. ^ The Local Authorities (Categorisation) (England) Order 2006, SI 2006/3096, art 5.
  2. ^ "CONSTITUTION FOR EXECUTIVE GOVERNANCE" (PDF). Trafford Council. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Wards in Trafford". Trafford MBC. Government of the United Kingdom. May 2017. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Your Councillors". Trafford MBC. Government of the United Kingdom. Retrieved 4 June 2016.
  5. ^ Richardson, Alice. "Tributes as long-serving Trafford councillor Ray Bowker dies". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
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