The leader of Trafford Labour has welcomed the latest set of election results which saw his group seize two seats from the local Tory Party.

As a result, Trafford Labour has increased the number of seats on the council from 41 to 43 while the Tory group have just eight and the Greens and Lib Dems hold six each.

Cllr Tom Ross expressed his delight following last week’s election which saw Ulrich Savary win in Broadheath ward and Keleigh Glenton successful in Manor ward – making her the first Labour representative for the area.

In addition, George Devlin has been elected to represent Gorse Hill and Cornbrook ward replacing former Labour councillor Laurence Walsh.

Cllr Tom Ross, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with the results. And a very warm welcome to all three of our new councillors. They will work incredibly hard for the residents they represent.

“However, it took an enormous amount of work and organisation to get to this point. But I am thrilled that Labour is not only the largest party. it’s the biggest it’s ever been in Trafford.

“Thank you to the residents of Trafford for continuing to place your trust in us.”

Cllr Ross added: “I would also like to extend my gratitude to everyone who made this year’s election run so smoothly.

“My thanks go to everyone from our returning officers and elections team to our counters and many volunteers.

“You all worked incredibly hard, and everyone played their part in ensuring the democratic process was, as always, up to our usual high standard.”


Trafford Labour Group.
Trafford Labour Group.