Bolton Council election, 2003

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party lost overall control of the council to no overall control, for the first time since 1980.[1]

20 seats were contested in the election, with 7 being won by the Labour Party, 7 by the Conservatives and 6 by the Liberal Democrats.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Bolton Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 7 0 4 -4 35.0 35.1 27,668 -5.2%
  Conservative 7 3 0 +3 35.0 34.1 26,833 +0.4%
  Liberal Democrat 6 2 1 +1 30.0 29.0 22,878 +5.8%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 627 -0.4%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 563 +0.1%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 218 +0.0%

Ward results[edit]

Astley Bridge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Lever 2,285 50.0 -3.7
Labour Christopher White 1,402 30.7 -4.0
Liberal Democrat Ian Greenalgh 882 19.3 +7.7
Majority 883 19.3 +0.3
Turnout 4,569 41.0 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to LD 5.8
Blackrod
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Martyn Cox 1,456 36.8 +11.2
Labour Kevan Helsby 1,362 34.4 -3.7
Conservative Michael Hollick 1,138 28.8 -7.5
Majority 94 2.4
Turnout 3,956 42.0 +11.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing Con to LD 9.3
Bradshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Walter Hall 2,600 53.7 -1.8
Labour Eric Hyland 1,302 26.9 -2.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 944 19.5 +4.1
Majority 1,298 26.8 +0.4
Turnout 4,846 44.0 +9.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to LD 3.1
Breightmet
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Donald Grime 1,426 41.2 -5.3
Conservative Richard Elliott 1,370 39.6 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Edward Hill 666 19.2 +6.8
Majority 56 1.6 -3.8
Turnout 3,462 38.0 +10.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to LD 6.0
Bromley Cross
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Alan Wilkinson 3,065 61.3 +1.6
Labour Anthony Muscat Terribile 1,048 20.9 -5.3
Liberal Democrat Stewart Ball 890 17.8 +3.7
Majority 2,017 40.4 +6.9
Turnout 5,003 46.0 +10.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to LD 4.5
Burnden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mohammad Idrees 1,453 39.5
Labour Martin McMulkin 1,421 38.6
Liberal Democrat David Connor 686 18.6
Socialist Alliance David Sumner 119 3.2
Majority 32 0.9
Turnout 3,679 38.0 +0.0
Conservative gain from Labour
Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Valibhai Patel 1,693 49.8 +40.1
Labour John Noble 1,191 35.0 -9.2
Conservative Mohammed Iqbal 319 9.4 -12.0
Socialist Labour Lynne Lowe 198 5.8 +2.0
Majority 502 14.8
Turnout 3,401 47.0 +13.0
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing Con to LD 26.0
Daubhill
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Thomas Fitzpatrick 1,335 41.7 -14.0
Liberal Democrat Linden Greensitt 1,091 34.0 +17.0
Conservative John Heyes 779 24.3 -3.1
Majority 244 7.7 -20.6
Turnout 3,205 40.0 +12.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to LD 15.5
Deane-cum-Heaton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Hanscomb 3,285 54.8 -0.6
Labour John Gillatt 1,598 26.6 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Christine Macpherson 1,116 18.6 -0.6
Majority 1,687 28.2 -1.7
Turnout 5,999 45.0 +11.0
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 0.8
Derby
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rosa Kay 1,868 49.7 -27.0
Conservative Yakub Jiva 1,101 29.3 +17.8
Liberal Democrat Sara McGeehan 500 13.3 +6.4
Socialist Alliance Neil McAlister 202 5.4 +5.4
Socialist Labour Dorothy Entwistle 84 2.2 -2.7
Majority 767 20.4 -44.8
Turnout 3,755 44.0 +10.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 22.4
Farnworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Raymond Stones 1,627 59.1 +0.1
Conservative Stanley Jackson 556 20.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Stephen Rock 402 14.6 -1.8
Socialist Labour William Kelly 167 6.1 -0.8
Majority 1,071 38.9 -2.3
Turnout 2,752 34.0 +14.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Con 2.1
Halliwell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Cliff Morris 1,848 53.2 +0.4
Conservative James Hinegan 732 21.1 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Anne Warren 683 19.7 +3.6
Socialist Alliance John Greenwood 151 4.3 +4.3
Socialist Labour Howard Broadbent 61 1.8 -3.5
Majority 1,116 32.1 +2.1
Turnout 3,475 41.0 +9.0
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 2.6
Harper Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Dennis 1,673 50.8 -6.5
Conservative Robert Tyler 807 24.5 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Wendy Connor 699 21.2 +6.3
Socialist Labour William Kelly 117 3.5 -1.9
Majority 866 26.3 -8.6
Turnout 3,296 37.0 +16.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to LD 6.4
Horwich
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Cronnolley 2,284 51.8 -3.7
Labour Joyce Kellet 1,170 26.5 +0.3
Conservative Olive Fairhurst 864 19.6 +3.0
Socialist Alliance Robert Ince 91 2.1 +0.0
Majority 1,114 25.3 -3.7
Turnout 4,409 45.0 +9.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing LD to Con 3.4
Hulton Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Phillip Ashcroft 2,064 38.5 +2.1
Liberal Democrat Derek Gradwell 1,756 32.8 -1.5
Labour David Chadwick 1,540 28.7 -0.5
Majority 308 5.7 +3.6
Turnout 5,360 40.0 +12.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Con 1.8
Kearsley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat John Rothwell 1,863 51.9 +3.5
Labour Derek Burrows 1,348 37.5 -4.7
Conservative Sheila Kesler 381 10.6 +1.2
Majority 515 14.4 +8.2
Turnout 3,592 41.0 +14.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Labour to LD 4.1
Little Lever
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mary Woodward 1,658 40.4 +3.6
Labour Robert Evans 1,554 37.9 -11.5
Liberal Democrat William Crook 669 16.3 +5.1
Green Alwynne Cartmell 218 5.3 +5.3
Majority 104 2.5
Turnout 4,099 49.0 +15.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Green 8.4
Smithills
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Joe Higson 2,398 64.1 +5.1
Conservative Douglas Bagnall 705 18.8 -0.6
Labour Barbara Ramsden 640 17.1 -1.3
Majority 1,693 45.3 +5.7
Turnout 3,743 50.0 +14.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Labour to LD 3.3
Tonge
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine Sherrington 1,510 49.7 -2.7
Conservative Nigel Ford 1,092 35.9 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Michael Langdon 438 14.4 +1.1
Majority 418 13.8 -4.3
Turnout 3,040 39.0 +7.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 2.1
Westhoughton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat David Wilkinson 1,762 56.0 +6.2
Labour James Kilcoyne 805 25.6 -11.6
Conservative Jane Frappola 579 18.4 +5.4
Majority 957 30.4 +17.8
Turnout 3,146 39.0 +11.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Labour to LD 8.9

References[edit]

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