All Manchester council seats up for grabs on Thursday following boundary changes

  • Elections take place on Thursday 3rd May
  • 96 seats across 32 wards will be contested following boundary changes
  • The Northern Quota will be live fom the count the following day

The local elections for Manchester City Council will take place on Thursday 3rd May with all 96 seats in 32 wards being fought following boundary changes.

The boundary changes are a result of a review by the Boundary Commission and mean that all council seats in the metropolitan district of Manchester are to be contested.

You can find out how the boundary changes affect you and the candidates you can vote for in the map below.

More than 300 candidates are standing for election. As well as the main parties, there are candidates from the Greens, Independents, UKIP, the Women’s Equality party, and the Communist League.

The council is currently held by Labour, with just one seat belonging to the Lib Dems: former Manchester Withington MP John Leech in Didsbury West.

The elections allow the people of Manchester to have their say on key issues such as housing, transport and health and social care.

Labour, the Liberal Democrats and the Green party have all released manifestos – check out this guide from the MEN for a look at what they’re saying on key issues.

Sam Gosling, a third year politics student at MMU, is running for Labour in Stalybridge.

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