Andrew Western

Andrew Western is a British Labour politician and current Leader of Trafford Council.

Career

In 2014 Western became leader of the Trafford Labour Group. In 2018 he became Leader of Trafford Council, a Labour minority government with a confidence-and-supply arrangement with the Liberal Democrats.[1] He became the first Labour Leader of the Council in 14 years.[2] In 2019 Labour won an overall majority on Trafford Council.

In March 2019 Western publicly opposed the plans by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to make cuts to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.[3]

Western stood as the Labour candidate in Altrincham and Sale West in both the 2017 and 2019 general elections.[4]

Elections

UK general elections
Date of election Constituency Party Votes % of votes Result
2019 general election Altrincham and Sale West Labour 20,172 36.8 Not Elected [5]
2017 general election Altrincham and Sale West Labour 20,507 38.8 Not Elected [6]
UK local elections
Date of election Ward Party Votes % of votes Result
2019 local elections Priory, Trafford Labour 1,511 48.8 Elected [7]
2015 local elections Priory, Trafford Labour 2,407 42.9 Elected [8]


2011 local elections Priory, Trafford Labour 1,510 43.3 Elected


References

  1. ^ "Trafford's green bin tax could be scrapped – after the council's Labour and Liberal Democrat groups strike a deal". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Western: Trafford not a Nimby council". Place North West. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Mayor's fire service cuts will 'risk public safety', warns council leader". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Trafford's green bin tax could be scrapped – after the council's Labour and Liberal Democrat groups strike a deal". BBC News. Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  5. ^ "UK Parliamentary General Election – 2019". Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  6. ^ "UK Parliamentary General Election – 2017". Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  7. ^ "Local Election May 2019 results". Retrieved 14 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Parliamentary and Local Election 2015". Retrieved 14 January 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Sean Anstee
Leader of Trafford Council
2018–present
Incumbent

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