Local Council Candidates 2016

The Green Party stood in 29 wards in Manchester (out of 32), and polled just under 9% of the total vote across the City, behind Labour and the Liberal Democrats and ahead of the Conservatives and UKIP.  All seats were won by Labour except for Didsbury West which was won by the Lib Dems.  

Best Green vote was Ben Godfrey in Whalley Range, second place with just over 27% of the vote (in fact this is the highest Green ward percentage since 2008).   In Levenshulme we also polled over 20% and came second.  Further second places were in Bradford, Chorlton, Fallowfield, Hulme, Moss Side and Rusholme wards.    

 

WardCandidateVote%age
Ancoats and Clayton Steffeny McGiffen 322 9.41
Ardwick Kara Ng 156 6.05
Baguley Bonnie Mercer 154 6.32
Bradford Rachel Harper 283 9.79
Burnage Sam Darby 339 9.35
Charlestown Astrid Johnson 92 3.27
Cheetham Dave Taylor 225 5.28
Chorlton Nigel Woodcock 778 15.50
Chorlton Park Hannah Richmond 412 8.08
Crumpsall Penny Swann 151 4.15
Didsbury East Wendy Lynas 316 6.84
Didsbury West Arnold Spencer 244 5.59
Fallowfield Laura Bannister 408 15.03
Gorton North Karl Wardlaw 131 4.59
Gorton South Melvyn Newton 239 6.01
Harpurhey Mary Candeland 132 4.74
Higher Blackley Anne Power 104 3.88
Hulme Deyika Nzeribe 515 19.49
Levenshulme Dick Venes 764 20.16
Longsight Vicky Matthews 219 5.97
Miles Platting and Newton Heath Issy Patience 134 5.43
Moss Side Muhammad Shahzad 415 10.75
Moston Eithne Quinn 118 3.56
Northenden Simon Gray 308 9.75
Old Moat Nathan Rae 329 9.55
Rusholme Rob Jones 415 13.29
Sharston June Buchan 92 3.46
Whalley Range Ben Godfrey 1321 27.24
Withington Lucy Bannister 370 12.15

Across the whole of Greater Manchester, the Green Party stood 173 candidates - 80 % of the total, and significantly more than either the Liberal Democrats or UKIP.