Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

A third of the seats in Trafford were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 13 Total councillors 30 Change+4


Elected in 2018 7 Total councillors 29 Change-5


Elected in 2018 2 Total councillors 2 Change+2

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 2 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Turn Moss plans formally withdrawn, council says

Plans to build football training pitches on green belt land in Stretford have been withdrawn, the leader of Trafford Council said.

Turn Moss

In a tweet this morning, Andrew H Western said the council "formally withdraws" the planning application at Turn Moss.

I have advised the Head of Planning that, as the applicant, the Council formally withdraws the planning application……

Last week, former Manchester United captain Gary Neville said he would take plans to create a new football training centre for Salford City FC elsewhere after conceding defeat to campaigners.

Labour group leader 'ecstatic' after Trafford win

Politicians have been reacting to the Tories' loss of Trafford Council, with the Labour group leader saying the result went "far beyond our expectations".

Ballot box

I'm absolutely ecstatic - we could not be happier. These results include two seats that we've never won in the history of Trafford. And the size of the majorities in those target seats that we needed to win was absolutely fantastic. I think people are fed up after 14 years of a Tory council that does not listen to residents, and eight years of austerity that has impacted so badly on our services. This council has run out of ideas.

Andrew WesternTrafford Labour group leader

We need to consider and reflect what that means for the people and businesses of Trafford to make sure that the council is able to continue working for all of our populations, whoever they voted for. Clearly we have not done enough to be able to get all of our messages to land. So I will need to think about what we do next and how we come back so that we can regain Trafford into a Conservative majority in future.

Sean AnsteeTrafford Conservative group leader

It's deeply disappointing for me and for a lot of Trafford residents.

Sir Graham BradyConservative MP for Altrincham and Sale West

Local Elections 2018: Tories lose control of Trafford Council

The Conservatives have lost control of Trafford Council after 14 years - with Labour now overtaking them as the largest party.

Labour celebrate

The council, formerly the Tories' flagship Northern council and their only one in Greater Manchester, is now under No Overall Control.

The Conservatives lost five seats while Labour gained four and the Green Party won two. The Lib Dems lost one of their three seats.

Labour now has 30 seats on the council to the Tories' 29.

BreakingTories lose Trafford

The Conservatives have lost control of Trafford Council, having lost five seats. It's now under no overall control. Labour, which won four seats, is now the largest party, with 30 councillors - one ahead of the Tories.