Trafford Labour has retained all its sitting councillors who sought re-election and has welcomed six new councillors in several wards across the Borough.

Trafford went to the polls on Thursday with the results declared the following day.

Trafford Council held its first all-out election since 2004 triggered by recent boundary changes meaning all 63 seats were on offer.

New councillors include Zak Deakin, Eve Parker, Mike Cordingley, Bilal Babar, Emma Hirst, and Oliver Baskerville.

The Labour-led administration now has a clear mandate to push ahead and inject millions into children’s services; revamp leisure centres; build new affordable homes; tackle the climate crisis and address poverty and inequality.

Speaking after the election result, held at Lancashire Cricket Club, Trafford Council’s leader and deputy, Cllrs Tom Ross and Catherine Hynes, said they were delighted with the  excellent result.

Cllr Ross praised his fellow party members for their unwavering support during the run-up to the election.

In addition, thanked all the council officers who assisted in making the election run so smoothly.

“This year’s election was always going to be extremely hard work for council officers and all our candidates,” explained Cllr Ross.

“Everyone involved has worked tremendously hard and I cannot thank them enough for all their efforts.

“Of course, I am more than delighted with the result, which sees us lead the Council with 41 out of 63 Trafford seats. This means we can move forward, to deliver on the pledges I set out in the Labour manifesto”.

Cllr Hynes, Executive Member for Children’s Services, echoed her colleague’s comments and thanked everyone involved in making the election run so efficiently.

“My sincere thanks go to each and every person who has worked tirelessly throughout the election period – especially as this year came with the added pressure of all 63 seats being available,” said Cllr Hynes.

“I am so pleased with the results. In addition to those seats Labour retained and gained, there were some we narrowly missed out on and I believe we are in a strong position to do even better next year”

“But our purpose and focus now is to get straight to work on supporting our children and young people, protecting the vulnerable as well as delivering on the investment plans we have for Trafford.”