Trafford is made up of 21 wards, each represented by three councillors, making 63 councillors in total. Councillors are normally elected for four years. Elections are held in three out of four years with one seat from each ward being contested.
The ward boundaries for Trafford were changed by the Electoral Commission for the Local Elections in 2004. The boundary change meant that all 63 councillors stood in this election.
To find out which ward you live in you can use our postcode checker.