Bolton local elections

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Following a four-year cycle, one third of Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England, is elected each year for three consecutive years, followed by one year without an election. The council has 60 councillors with 3 elected from each of the 20 wards.[1]

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[2]

Party Period
Conservative 1973–1980
Labour 1980–2003
No overall control 2003–2011
Labour since 2011

Council elections[edit]

By-election results[edit]

Daubhill By-Election 10 April 1997[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dennis Barlow 1,402 68.8
Conservative Jean Walsh 332 16.3
Liberal Democrat Margaret Rothwell 182 8.9
Socialist Labour Doris Kelly 120 5.9
Majority 1,070 52.5
Turnout 2,036 24.0
Labour hold Swing
Daubhill By-Election 21 November 2002[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Fitzpatrick 721 37.3 -18.4
Liberal Democrat Linden Greensitt 625 32.3 +15.3
Conservative Yakub Jiva 587 30.4 +3.0
Majority 96 5.0
Turnout 1,933 21.4
Labour hold Swing
Crompton By-Election 13 July 2006[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hanif Darvesh 1,793 57.4 +33.8
Conservative Donald Fairclough 978 31.3 +11.4
Liberal Democrat John Cronnelly 224 7.2 -39.8
Green Rachel Mann 96 3.1 +3.1
Socialist Labour Lynne Lowe 35 1.1 -3.7
Majority 815 26.1
Turnout 3,126 30.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing
Crompton By-Election 1 October 2009[7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Guy Harkin 1,528 47.4 -2.6
Conservative Kath Kavanagh 935 29.0 +1.0
Independent Mohmed Alli 377 11.7 +11.7
Liberal Democrat Anne Warren 284 8.8 -13.2
Green Angela Tibke 99 3.1 +3.1
Majority 593 18.4
Turnout 3,223 31.0
Labour hold Swing
Harper Green By-Election 20 December 2013[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Asha Ali Ismail 744
Conservative Robert Tyler 325
UKIP Peter McGeehan 252
Green Kathy Sykes 60
Liberal Democrat Wendy Connor 53
Majority 419
Turnout 1,450
Labour hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council and democracy". Bolton Council. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bolton". BBC News Online. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bolton council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  4. ^ "Labour easily holds Daubhill". Bolton Evening News. 11 April 1997. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  5. ^ "Labour scramble home". Bolton Evening News. 23 November 2002. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  6. ^ "Labour scoops by-election win". Bolton Evening News. 14 July 2006. Retrieved 16 August 2009. 
  7. ^ "VIDEO: Labour secure vital by-election win in Bolton". The Bolton News. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009. 
  8. ^ "Asha scores double first in Labour romp". The Bolton News. 21 December 2013. p. 4. 

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