Local Council Elections 2018

The Green Party fielded 331 candidates across the North West in 2018 Local Council Elections, more than half the seats available.   This is a higher number of candidates than in the equivalent rounds of local elections in 2016 and 2014.   The Party successfully defended all 3 existing seats and gained four more.  This takes the total number of principal authority Green councillors in the region to 17.     For comment on the result see news item here.

List of Candidate numbers by borough are in the table below (the Cheshire West one is a by-election):   

 

Borough Number of Green cands Total Number of wards
Cheshire:    
 Cheshire West 1 1
Halton 0 18
Cumbria:    
Carlisle 11 17
South Lakeland 43 51
Gtr Manchester:    
Bolton 13 20
Bury 12 17
Manchester 38 96
Oldham 14 20
Rochdale 5 19
Salford 18 21
Stockport 20 21
Tameside 17 20
Trafford 22 22
Wigan 3 25
Lancashire:    
Blackburn 2 51
Burnley 15 15
Chorley 0 15
Hyndburn 1 12
Pendle 3 16 
Preston 0 21 
Rossendale 0 12
West Lancs 2 18
Merseyside    
Knowsley 8 15
Liverpool 32 32
St Helens 11 16
Sefton 17 23
Wirral 23 23
 Total 331 637