Bolton Council election, 2000

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Council were held on 4 May 2000. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

20 seats were contested in the election, with 9 being won by the Labour Party, 7 by the Conservatives and 4 by the Liberal Democrats

After the election, the composition of the council was

Result[edit]

Bolton Local Election Result 2000
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 9 0 7 -7 45.0 36.1 19,621 -10.3
  Conservative 7 5 0 +5 35.0 39.3 21,322 +8.7
  Liberal Democrat 4 2 0 +2 20.0 22.8 12,381 +1.8
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 555
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 367
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 63

Ward results[edit]

Astley Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative H Fairclough 2,091 64.1 +15.7
Labour S Hynes 892 27.3 -17.2
Liberal Democrat C Macpherson 280 8.6 +1.5
Majority 1,199 36.8 +33.0
Turnout 3,263 29.0 -2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 16.4
Blackrod
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Barrow 1,055 39.2 +2.9
Labour J Lavin 923 34.3 -10.7
Liberal Democrat I Hamilton 714 26.5 +7.8
Majority 132 4.9
Turnout 2,692 26.0 +2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to LD 9.2
Bradshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Brierley 1,911 57.9 +8.8
Labour C Whitby 975 29.5 -9.7
Liberal Democrat S Howarth 416 12.6 +0.9
Majority 936 28.4 +18.5
Turnout 3,302 30.0 +1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 9.2
Breightmet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Byrne 1,065 49.3 -10.8
Conservative R Elliott 884 40.9 +14.6
Liberal Democrat P Howarth 212 9.8 -3.8
Majority 171 8.4 -25.4
Turnout 2,161 21.0 +5.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 12.7
Bromley Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N Critchley 2,870 57.5 -0.8
Labour A Muscat 1,325 26.6 -6.1
Liberal Democrat S Ball 794 15.9 +6.9
Majority 1,545 30.9 +5.4
Turnout 4,989 45.0 +13.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to LD 6.5
Burnden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Eastwood 1,050 53.9 -15.2
Conservative M Woodward 545 28.0 +8.9
Liberal Democrat D Connor 272 14.0 +2.2
Socialist Labour D Entwistle 80 4.1 +4.1
Majority 505 25.9 -24.1
Turnout 1,947 29.0 +9.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 12.0
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Howarth 1,039 47.9 -19.5
Conservative F Ahmed 932 43.0 +19.8
Liberal Democrat M Eidlow 142 6.6 +0.9
Socialist Labour L Lowe 54 2.5 -1.3
Majority 107 4.9 -39.2
Turnout 2,167 24.0 +0.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 19.6
Daubhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Anderton 984 52.5 -15.4
Conservative W Southern 638 34.1 +11.3
Liberal Democrat L Greensits 251 13.4 +4.1
Majority 346 18.4 -26.7
Turnout 1,873 21.0 +3.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 13.3
Deane-cum-Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative F Rushton 2,355 60.2 +2.1
Labour J Woodrow 993 25.4 -2.6
Liberal Democrat D Cooper 563 14.4 +0.4
Majority 1,362 34.8 +4.7
Turnout 3,911 29.0 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 2.3
Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Hussain 1,317 47.7 +31.2
Labour J Foster 1,243 45.0 -32.4
Liberal Democrat S McGeehan 109 3.9 -2.2
Socialist Labour A Entwistle 91 3.3 +3.3
Majority 74 2.7 2.7
Turnout 2,760 28.0 +4.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 31.8
Farnworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Spencer 1,345 55.9 -9.8
Conservative J Cottam 536 22.3 +10.0
Liberal Democrat E Bell 371 15.4 +0.8
Socialist Labour W Kelly 153 6.4 -0.9
Majority 809 33.6 -17.5
Turnout 1,873 25.0 +10.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 9.9
Halliwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Thomas 1,053 48.1 -10.6
Conservative J Coombs 737 33.6 +11.0
Liberal Democrat A Warren 236 10.8 -2.9
Socialist Labour H Broadbent 102 4.7 -0.3
Green A Cartmell 63 2.9 +2.9
Majority 316 14.5 -21.6
Turnout 2,191 23.0 -1.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 10.8
Harper Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Clare 865 53.5 -11.7
Conservative R Tyler 492 30.4 +14.3
Liberal Democrat W Connor 184 11.4 -1.1
Socialist Labour W Kelly 75 4.6 -1.7
Majority 373 23.1 -26.1
Turnout 1,616 15.5 -0.5
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 13.0
Horwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat B Ronson 1,884 57.0 +17.4
Labour B Sharples 725 21.9 -17.0
Conservative P Baxendale 696 21.1 -0.5
Majority 1,159 35.1 +34.4
Turnout 3,305 29.0 +0.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Labour to LD 17.2
Hulton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Walsh 1,391 42.2 +11.7
Liberal Democrat J Cronnolley 953 28.9 -6.3
Labour J Kellett 949 28.8 -5.5
Majority 438 13.3
Turnout 3,293 26.0 +2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing LD to Con 9.0
Kearsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat M Rothwell 1,257 53.7 +4.6
Labour D Burrows 854 36.5 -7.9
Conservative S Kesler 229 9.8 +3.4
Majority 403 17.2 +12.5
Turnout 2,340 23.0 -1.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing Labour to LD 6.2
Little Lever
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Connell 1,103 44.9 -6.9
Conservative J Tyler 1,078 43.9 +6.0
Liberal Democrat W Crook 276 11.2 +0.9
Majority 25 1.0 -13.0
Turnout 2,457 26.0 -2.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 6.4
Smithills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat C Swarbrick 2,278 64.4 +3.4
Conservative D Bagnall 723 20.4 +1.0
Labour A Zaman 538 15.2 -4.4
Majority 1,555 44.0 +2.6
Turnout 3,539 42.5 +16.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Labour to LD 3.9
Tonge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour N Peel 1,021 48.7 +2.6
Conservative J Maclaren-Whibley 557 26.6 +3.5
Independent P Perry 367 17.5 -6.7
Liberal Democrat M Langdon 152 7.2 +0.6
Majority 464 22.1 +0.3
Turnout 2,097 26.5 -3.5
Labour hold Swing Ind to Con 5.1
Westhoughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat J Ainscough 1,037 51.8 -8.8
Labour T Fitzpatrick 679 33.9 +2.5
Conservative S Wallen 285 14.2 +6.1
Majority 358 17.9 -11.3
Turnout 2,001 22.0 -4.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing LD to Con 7.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bolton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 2009-12-16.