Independent 1. Principal city of the North West, with aspirations to lead the region and be recognised as England's second city. The city centre has been the site of a lot of recent development.
Brooklands ward has a vacant seat (held by Labour). Greg Stanton (Didsbury West) moved from Liberal Democrat to Independent in March 2020, to Labour in April 2020. At a byelection on 27 February an Independent gained Clayton and Openshaw from Labour.
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