Trafford is made up of three constituencies

Altrincham and Sale West

Stretford and Urmston

Wythenshawe & Sale East

Party Seats   +/-
Conservative 35 0
Labour 25 0
Liberal Democrat 3 0
Conservative hold

Political control of the unitary authority has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party Tenure
Conservative 1973–1986
No overall control 1986–1988
Conservative 1988–1995
No overall control 1995–1996
Labour 1996–2003
No overall control 2003–2004
Conservative 2004–present

The council comprises 63 councillors who represent the borough and its residents. Each councillor typically serves for a four-year term, representing an electoral ward.

Code Ward name Localities covered (approximate) Population Ref.
00BUFY Altrincham Altrincham 11,873 [2]
00BUFZ Ashton upon Mersey Sale 9,726 [2]
00BUGA Bowdon Altrincham, Bowdon, Dunham Massey, Dunham Town and Warburton 9,284 [2]
00BUGB Broadheath Broadheath, Sale and Timperley 13,069 [2]
00BUGC Brooklands Brooklands and Sale 10,572 [2]
00BUGD Bucklow-St. Martins Carrington, Partington and Sale 10,540 [2]
00BUGE Clifford Old Trafford 12,003 [2]
00BUGF Davyhulme East Davyhulme, Dumplington and Urmston 9,680 [2]
00BUGG Davyhulme West Davyhulme and Flixton 10,006 [2]
00BUGH Flixton Flixton 10,828 [2]
00BUGJ Gorse Hill Stretford and Trafford Park 12,171 [2]
00BUGK Hale Barns Hale, Hale Barns and Timperley 9,812 [2]
00BUGL Hale Central Altrincham and Hale 10,543 [2]
00BUGM Longford Firswood, Old Trafford, and Stretford 12,163 [2]
00BUGN Priory Sale 10,917 [2]
00BUGP Sale Moor Sale 10,508 [2]
00BUGQ St. Mary’s Sale 11,795 [2]
00BUGR Stretford Stretford 11,318 [2]
00BUGS Timperley Brooklands and Timperley 11,201 [2]
00BUGT Urmston Flixton and Urmston 11,271 [2]
00BUGU Village Brooklands and Timperley 10,899 [2]
00BU Trafford All 230,179 [2]