Manchester City Council

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Local Government Election - 3 May

The next scheduled elections to take place for Manchester City Council residents are local government elections taking place on the 3 May 2018. 

Manchester City Council has 96 Council seats, with three council seats in each of the 32 wards.

This year following a review of ward boundaries by the Local Government Boundary Commission of England, 32 new ward boundaries are coming into effect on 3 May 2018 and all 96 council seats are up for election.

The candidate who receives the highest number of votes will serve for four years as a Councillor, the candidate who receives the second highest number of votes will serve for two years and the candidate who receives the third highest number of votes will serve for one year.

The full list of candidates standing for election has now been publish in the Statement of Persons Nominated.

For this election:

The deadline to register to vote or apply for a postal vote for this election has now passed. You still have time to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf if you cannot make it to the polling station to vote on the 3 May.

The deadline to Apply to Appoint a Proxy to vote on your behalf is 5pm Wednesday 25 April 2018.


Local elections will take place in 2019, 32 seats (a third of the 96 seats) will be up for election as usual.

Previous election results

Previous election results including the most recent UK General Parliamentary Election are listed on our site.

Notice of time and place for inspection of returns and declarations as to election expenses.

A ballot has been held on CityCo’s proposals for a 'business improvement district' in part of Manchester city centre. The declaration of result was published on the 5 December 2017.

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