Bolton West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°34′37″N 2°27′04″W / 53.577°N 2.451°W / 53.577; -2.451

Bolton West
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Bolton West in Greater Manchester.
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Location of Greater Manchester within England.
County Greater Manchester
Electorate 71,454 (December 2010)[1]
Major settlements Atherton, Blackrod, Heaton, Horwich, Westhoughton
Current constituency
Created 1950
Member of Parliament Julie Hilling (Labour)
Number of members One
Created from Bolton
Overlaps
European Parliament constituency North West England

Bolton West is a constituency[n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2010 by Julie Hilling of the Labour Party.[n 2]

Constituency profile[edit]

The seat is on the outskirts of Greater Manchester with fields making for separate villages and towns, these buffer zones most often designated as Green belt which includes areas for sport. To date the seat has been a marginal seat[n 3] between the Labour and the Conservative parties.

Boundaries[edit]

There were major boundary changes to Bolton West in 1983 when part of its area went to create Bolton North East, but compensated by taking most of the former Westhoughton constituency.

Boundary review[edit]

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England have recommended the creation of three constituencies to represent the Bolton area. The electoral wards used in the creation of a modified Bolton West are:

These boundaries were first contested in 2010.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member[2] Party
1950 John Lewis Labour
1951 Arthur Holt Liberal
1964 Gordon Oakes Labour
1970 Robert Redmond Conservative
Oct 1974 Ann Taylor Labour
1983 Tom Sackville Conservative
1997 Ruth Kelly Labour
2010 Julie Hilling Labour

Elections[edit]

Elections in the 2010s[edit]

General Election 2015: Bolton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Green [3]
Labour Julie Hilling [4]
General Election 2010: Bolton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Julie Hilling 18,327 38.5 −6.8
Conservative Susan Williams 18,235 38.3 +5.9
Liberal Democrat Jackie Pearcey 8,177 17.2 −1.8
UKIP Harry Lamb 1,901 4.0 +2.6
Green Rachel Mann 545 1.1 N/A
Independent Jimmy Jones 254 0.5 N/A
You Party Doug Bagnall 137 0.3 N/A
Majority 92 0.19
Turnout 47,576 66.8
Labour hold Swing −5.9

Elections in the 2000s[edit]

General Election 2005: Bolton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Kelly 17,239 42.5 −4.5
Conservative Philip Allott 15,175 37.4 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Tim Perkins 7,241 17.9 −0.5
UKIP Marjorie Ford 524 1.3 N/A
Veritas Michael Ford 290 0.7 N/A
Xtraordinary People Kate Griggs 74 0.2 N/A
Majority 2,064 5.1
Turnout 40,543 63.5 +1.1
Labour hold Swing −4.2
General Election 2001: Bolton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Kelly 19,381 47.0 −2.5
Conservative James Stevens 13,863 33.6 −1.5
Liberal Democrat Barbara Ronson[5] 7,573 18.4 +7.6
Socialist Alliance David Toomer 397 1.0 N/A
Majority 5,518 13.4
Turnout 41,214 62.4 −14.9
Labour hold Swing −0.5

Elections in the 1990s[edit]

General Election 1997: Bolton West[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ruth Kelly 24,342 49.5
Conservative Tom Sackville 17,270 35.1
Liberal Democrat Barbara Ronson[5] 5,309 10.8
Socialist Labour Doris Kelly 1,374 2.80
Referendum Party Glenda Frankl-Slater 865 1.76
Majority 7,072 14.39
Turnout 77.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing 11.3
General Election 1992: Bolton West[8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Sackville 26,452 44.4 +0.1
Labour Clifford Morris[10] 25,373 42.6 +6.5
Liberal Democrat Barbara Ronson[5] 7,529 12.6 −6.9
Natural Law Jacqueline Phillips 240 0.4 N/A
Majority 1,079 1.8 −6.4
Turnout 59,594 83.5 +3.5
Conservative hold Swing −3.2

Elections in the 1980s[edit]

General Election 1987: Bolton West[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Sackville 24,779 44.33
Labour Guy James Harkin 20,186 36.11
Social Democratic David Thomas Eccles 10,936 19.56
Majority 4,593 8.22
Turnout 80.04
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1983: Bolton West[12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Tom Sackville 23,731 45.09
Labour Dennis Green 16,579 31.50
Social Democratic Ron Baker 12,321 23.41
Majority 7,152 13.59
Turnout 78.14
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1970s[edit]

General Election 1979: Bolton West[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Taylor 17,857 44.81
Conservative B. H. Watson 17,257 43.30
Liberal J. Fish 4,392 11.02
National Front K. Bernal 348 0.87
Majority 600 1.51
Turnout 79.36
Labour hold Swing
General Election October 1974: Bolton West[14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ann Taylor 16,967 43.26
Conservative Robert Redmond 16,061 40.95
Liberal Philip Stefan Linney[15] 5,127 13.07
National Front W. Roberts 1,070 2.73
Majority 906 2.31
Turnout 77.24
Labour gain from Conservative Swing
General Election February 1974: Bolton West[16]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Redmond 16,562 40.61
Labour Ann Taylor 15,959 39.13
Liberal Philip Stefan Linney[15] 8,264 20.26
Majority 603 1.48
Turnout 81.06
Conservative hold Swing
General Election 1970: Bolton West[17]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Redmond 19,225 51.67
Labour Gordon Oakes 17,981 48.33
Majority 1,244 3.34
Turnout 73.99
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Elections in the 1960s[edit]

General Election 1966: Bolton West[18]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Oakes 19,390 50.57
Conservative C. B. S. Dobson 14,473 37.74
Liberal R. Glenton 4,483 11.69
Majority 4,917 12.82
Turnout 78.29
Labour hold Swing
General Election 1964: Bolton West[19]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Oakes 16,519 41.17
Conservative D. Sisson 13,522 33.70
Liberal Arthur Holt 10,086 25.14
Majority 2,997 7.47
Turnout 78.15
Labour gain from Liberal Swing

Elections in the 1950s[edit]

General Election 1959: Bolton West[20]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Holt 23,533 54.63
Labour P. Cameron 19,545 45.37
Majority 3,988 9.26
Turnout 79.72
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1955: Bolton West[21]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Holt 24,827 55.37
Labour James Haworth 20,014 44.63
Majority 4,813 10.73
Turnout 79.05
Liberal hold Swing
General Election 1951: Bolton West[22]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Arthur Holt 26,271 52.76
Labour John Lewis 23,523 47.24
Majority 2,748 5.52
Turnout 84.79
Liberal gain from Labour Swing
General Election 1950: Bolton West[23]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Lewis 23,232 44.62
Conservative Walter Wharton Tong[24] 18,184 34.92
Liberal Alan Lever Tillotson 10,653 20.46
Majority 5,048 9.69
Turnout 87.55
Labour win (new seat)

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. ^ As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. ^ As it has most often given marginal majorities of less than 10%
References
  1. ^ "Electorate Figures - Boundary Commission for England". 2011 Electorate Figures. Boundary Commission for England. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "B" (part 4)[self-published source][better source needed]
  3. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bolton-west-2015.html
  4. ^ http://electionresults.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/bolton-west-2015.html
  5. ^ a b c Barbara Olwyn Ronson. Links in a Chain. Retrieved on 13 May 2010.
  6. ^ General Election Results 1997 and 2001: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  7. ^ General Election 1997: Bolton West. BBC. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
  8. ^ General Election 9 April 1992: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  9. ^ "UK General Election results April 1992". Richard Kimber's Political Science Resources. Politics Resources. 9 April 1992. Retrieved 2010-12-06. 
  10. ^ Clifford Morris. Links in a Chain. Retrieved on 13 May 2010.
  11. ^ General Election 11 June 1987: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  12. ^ General Election 9 June 1983: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  13. ^ General Election 3 May 1979: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  14. ^ General Election 10 October 1974: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  15. ^ a b Philip Stefan Linney. Links in a Chain. Retrieved on 13 May 2010.
  16. ^ General Election 28 February 1974: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  17. ^ General Election 18 June 1970: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  18. ^ General Election 31 March 1966: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  19. ^ General Election 15 October 1964: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  20. ^ General Election 8 October 1959: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  21. ^ General Election 26 May 1955: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  22. ^ General Election 25 October 1951: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  23. ^ General Election 23 February 1950: Bolton West. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 14 May 2010.
  24. ^ Walter Wharton Tong. Links in a Chain. Retrieved on 13 May 2010.