It’s Up the Poll! 2017: Greater Manchester Mayoral Election Results

Burnham landslide opens door to mayorship of Greater Manchester

Seven Sisters Flats, Rochdale
Housing was a key part of Andy Burnham’s manifesto pledge with a plan to cut homelessness to zero by 2020. The Seven Sisters flats in Rochdale, photographed in 2011.

Almost as soon as we heard about Greater Manchester’s mayoral candidates, Andy Burnham was a clear favourite. As anticipated, the former Labour and Cooperative Party MP for Leigh was duly elected as Greater Manchester’s first elected mayor.

Well, not only elected. Elected by a country mile, with a great majority over his nearest rival, Sean Anstee. Burnham’s percentage? A blockbusting 63.4% share of the vote – by the First Round. Sadly, the turnout left a lot to be desired, being no different to levels seen at local elections. The turnout was only 29%.

Andy Burnham will be given the keys to The Office of the Mayor of Greater Manchester this coming Monday. In what was a miserable Thursday for Labour in the Local Elections, Andy’s win – and Steve Rotheram’s in Merseyside – offer a ray of hope. Not only for Labour, but also Liverpool and Manchester. Two cities separated only by physical barriers (the River Mersey of course) and footballing allegiances, though united in their search for social justice.

Results

Greater Manchester (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 359,352 (63.4%).
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 13,424 (2.4%).
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 128,752 (22.7%).
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 10,583 (1.9%).
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 5,815 (1.0%).
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 3,360 (0.6%).
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 34,334 (6.1%).
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 11,115 (2.0%).

Turnout: 29%.

Bolton (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 34,600
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 868
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party:16,068
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 1,378
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 865
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 242
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 2,248
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 1,158

Turnout: 29%.

Bury (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 24,000
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 846
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 14,783
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 741
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 830
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 249
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 1,942
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 1,403

Turnout: 32%.

Rochdale (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 24,646
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 706
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 9,445
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 871
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 490
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 290
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 2,187
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 1,085

Turnout: 25%.

Oldham (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 26,000
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 619
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 10,435
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 940
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 486
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 291
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 2,227
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 984

Turnout: 26%.

Tameside (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 27,100
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 959
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 10,486
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 1,033
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 278
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 342
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 1,774
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 1,201

Turnout: 26%.

Stockport (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 38,668
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 1,496
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 19,720
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 796
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 263
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 335
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 7,678
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 1,135

Turnout: 32%.

Manchester (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 73,000
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 3,991
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 10,435
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 1,503
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 1,929
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 755
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 7,485
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 1,330

Turnout: 28%.

Trafford (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 35,492
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 1,412
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 19,262
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 629
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 354
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 283
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 5,359
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 845

Turnout: 38%.

Salford (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 27,595
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 1,232
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 9,622
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 1,271
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 223
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 261
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 1,928
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 884

Turnout: 25%.

Wigan (First Round Results):

  • Andy Burnham, Labour: 47,266
  • Will Patterson, The Green Party of England and Wales: 1,295
  • Sean Anstee, Conservative Party: 10,588
  • Shneur Odze, United Kingdom Independence Party: 1,421
  • Mohammed Aslam, Independent: 97
  • Marcus Farmer, Independent: 312
  • Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats: 1,506
  • Stephen Morris, English Democrats: 1,090

Turnout: 27%.

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Next up on It’s Up The Poll! 2017

We shall be focusing on the General Election and look at each party’s manifestoes. A referendum on Brexit, or the vote to chip away at what’s left of the post-Second World War consensus? We shall see.

S.V., 05 May 2017.

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