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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|
|Elected in 2018 0||Total councillors 2||Change-1|
|Councillors change compared with 2014|
Plans to build football training pitches on green belt land in Stretford have been withdrawn, the leader of Trafford Council said.
In a tweet this morning, Andrew H Western said the council "formally withdraws" the planning application at Turn Moss.
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.
Politicians have been reacting to the Tories' loss of Trafford Council, with the Labour group leader saying the result went "far beyond our expectations".
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.
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.
It's deeply disappointing for me and for a lot of Trafford residents.
The Conservatives have lost control of Trafford Council after 14 years - with Labour now overtaking them as the largest party.
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.
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.