Bury Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2008

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Elections to Bury Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election. The Conservative Party gained overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Bury Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 3 0 +3 58.8 45.0 25,447
  Labour 4 0 4 -4 23.5 25.6 14,469
  Liberal Democrat 3 1 0 +1 17.6 17.9 10,121
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 8.8 4,958
  English Democrats 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 354
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 89
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 1,352

Ward results[edit]

Besses ward[edit]

Besses ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Boden 1084 41.1
Liberal Democrat Julie Baum 614 23.3
Conservative Adele Douglas 584 22.2
English Democrats Stephen Morris 354 13.4
Majority 470
Labour hold Swing

Church ward[edit]

Church ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Walker 2425 63.9
Labour Linda Chesters 789 20.8
BNP Julia Kay 292 7.7
Liberal Democrat Tamsin Thomson 287 7.6
Majority 1636
Conservative hold Swing

East ward[edit]

East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Byrne 1148 44.9
Conservative Azmat Hussain 1023 40.0
Liberal Democrat Emma Davison 384 15.0
Majority 125
Labour hold Swing

Elton ward[edit]

Elton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne Creswell 1861 61.2
Labour Simon Carter 775 25.5
Liberal Democrat Robert Sloss 405 13.3
Majority 1086
Conservative hold Swing

Holyrood ward[edit]

Holyrood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Vic DAlbert 1632 51.8
Conservative Matthew Hague 852 27.0
Labour Benjamin Shatliff 669 21.2
Majority 780
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

Moorside ward[edit]

Moorside ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dot Cassidy 1279 40.7
Conservative Angela Cane 1197 38.0
BNP Phil Sedman 317 10.1
Liberal Democrat Nissa Finney 223 7.1
Independent Victor Hagan 130 4.1
Majority 82
Labour hold Swing

North Manor ward[edit]

North Manor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothy Gunther 2694 70.2
Labour Nick Parnell 577 15.0
Liberal Democrat Ewan Arthur 338 8.8
BNP Tom Nuttall 162 4.2
Independent Lynette Mitchell (Male) 66 1.7
Majority 2117
Conservative hold Swing

Pilkington Park ward[edit]

Pilkington Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michelle Wiseman 1908 67.0
Labour Gill Campbell 637 22.4
Liberal Democrat Wayne Burrows 304 10.7
Majority 1271
Conservative hold Swing

Radcliffe East ward[edit]

Radcliffe East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sam Hurst 1384 45.2
Labour Daisy Johnston 907 29.6
BNP Tom Rosser 466 15.2
Liberal Democrat Mike Halsall 308 10.0
Majority 477
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Radcliffe North ward[edit]

Radcliffe North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jackie Harris 1656 45.8
Labour Timothy Chamberlain 1265 35.0
BNP Peter Hallows 472 13.1
Liberal Democrat Lynn Molloy 220 6.1
Majority 391
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Radcliffe West ward[edit]

Radcliffe West ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Isherwood 1187 44.6
Conservative Bernard Slingsby 727 27.3
BNP Stewart Clough 484 18.2
Liberal Democrat Joanne O'Hanlon 175 6.6
UKIP Harold Greenhalgh 89 3.3
Majority 460
Labour hold Swing

Ramsbottom ward[edit]

Ramsbottom ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Theckston 2010 62.1
Labour Val Robinson 872 26.9
Liberal Democrat Janet Turner 354 10.9
Majority 1138
Conservative hold Swing

Redvales ward[edit]

Redvales ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ijaz Ahmed 1465 43.4
Labour Susan Southworth 1093 32.3
BNP Brian Jepson 317 9.4
Liberal Democrat Paul Jenkins 302 8.9
Independent Mike Harling 104 3.1
Independent Bill Brison 98 2.9
Majority 372
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Sedgley ward[edit]

Sedgley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Ann Garner 1488 41.0
Conservative Jonathan Grosskopf 1238 34.1
Labour Frank Adam 906 24.9
Majority 250
Liberal Democrat hold Swing

St Marys ward[edit]

St Marys ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrat Mary DAlbert 1308 43.4
Labour Kevin Lee 1013 33.6
Conservative Raymond Soloman 692 23.0
Majority 295
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing

Tottington ward[edit]

Tottington ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Brown 1700 57.0
Labour Jane Lewis 614 20.6
Liberal Democrat David Foss 456 15.3
BNP Reg Norris 210 7.0
Majority 1086
Conservative hold Swing

Unsworth ward[edit]

Unsworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sam Cohen 1821 56.3
Labour Ann Audin 1165 36.0
Liberal Democrat Theo Tymczyna 248 7.7
Majority 656
Conservative hold Swing

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