1973 Greater Manchester County Council election

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Local elections to Greater Manchester County Council, a Metropolitan County Council encompassing Greater Manchester, were held on 12 April 1973. This was the first election held for the authority, having been established by operation of the Local Government Act 1972. Following the election the Labour Party assumed control of the Council.


Overall Results[edit]

Greater Manchester County Council election, 1981[1]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 69 65
  Conservative 26 24
  Liberal 11 11
  Independent 0 0
  Green 0 0
  Other parties 0 0


  1. ^ Colin Rawlings & Michael Thrasher, ed. (2011), "Local Elections Handbook 1973", Local Elections Handbook 1973, The Elections Centre, Plymouth University