Greater Manchester Mayor result: 4 May 2017

Almost two million electors had the chance to elect the first ever Mayor of Greater Manchester as voters across the region went to the polls on Thursday 4 May.

More than 1,400 polling stations across the region were open from 7am until 10pm for people to cast their vote.

43,444 votes, a 25.11 per cent turnout, were cast in Salford.

The votes have been counted and the new Greater Manchester Mayor is Andy Burnham, Labour and Co-operative Party.

Candidate Party Number of first preference votes given for each candidate Percentage of first preference votes
Anstee, Sean Brian Conservative Party  128,752 22.72%
Aslam, Mohammad Independent 5,815 1.03%
Brophy, Jane Elizabeth Liberal Democrats 34,334 6.06%
Burnham, Andy Labour and Co-operative Party 359,352 63.41%
Farmer, Marcus Jonathan Independent 3,360 0.59%
Morris, Stephen English Democrats - "Putting England First!" 11,115 1.96%
Odze, Shneur Zalman UK Independence Party (UKIP) 10,583 1.87%
Patterson, Will The Green Party 13,424 2.37%
Total number of first preference votes   566,735  

Rejected first count ballots

Reason Count
a) want of an official mark 16
b) voting for more than one candidate as to the first preference vote 4,735
c) writing or mark by which voter could be identified 114
e) unmarked or void for uncertainty as to the first preference vote 1.943
Total number of ballots rejected at the first count 6,808
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