Manchester City Council

The Council & democracy Your next election or referendum


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

Manchester City has 96 Council seats, with three council seats in each of the 32 wards. In most local elections, only 32 of the 96 seats are available and one councillor per ward is elected each year (one third of Council).

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 4 years, the candidate who receives the second highest number of votes will serve for 2 years and the candidate who receives the third highest number of votes will serve for 1 year.

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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