1975 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council were held on in May 1975. The Conservatives retained control of the Council.

23 seats were contested, with 18 being won by the Conservative Party, 4 by the Labour Party and 1 by the Liberal Party.

After the election, the composition of the Council was

Election result[edit]

Bolton Local Election Result 1975
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 18 7 0 +7 {{{seats %}}} 56.6 37,622 +11.9
  Labour 4 0 8 -8 {{{seats %}}} 32.6 21,636 -12.0
  Liberal 1 1 0 +1 {{{seats %}}} 8.4 5,603 -0.5
  Other parties 0 0 0 +0 {{{seats %}}} 2.3 1,543 +0.2

Ward results[edit]

Astley Bridge ward[edit]

Astley Bridge ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A Hibbert 2,694 77.2 +9.9
Labour N Lee 795 22.8 -9.9
Majority 1,899 54.4
Turnout 3,489 36.0 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 9.9

Bradshaw North and South ward[edit]

Bradshaw North and South ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative K Howarth 1,462 50.0 +5.0
Independent D Hewitt 722 24.7 +24.7
Liberal J Webster 565 19.3 -23.8
Labour C Benjamin 173 5.9 -6.1
Majority 740 25.3
Turnout 2,922 46.0 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing Lib to Ind 24.2

Bradford ward[edit]

Bradford ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C Skull 1,014 63.1 -13.9
Conservative S Haslam 593 36.9 +13.9
Majority 421 26.2
Turnout 1,607 34.0 +3.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 13.9

Bromley Cross, Eagley and Egerton ward[edit]

Bromley Cross, Eagley and Egerton ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative H Bennett 2,096 57.4 +11.8
Liberal C Coomer 843 23.1 -13.1
Labour M Maloney 713 19.5 +1.4
Majority 1,253 34.3
Turnout 3,652 44.0 +3.7
Conservative hold Swing Lib to Con 12.4

Church East and North ward[edit]

Church East and North ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A O'Neil 1,689 62.6 +3.1
Labour J Perry 791 29.3 -11.3
Liberal J Walton 217 8.0 +8.0
Majority 898 33.3
Turnout 2,697 40.0 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Lib 9.6

Darcy Lever cum Breightmet ward[edit]

Darcy Lever cum Breightmet ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A Chadbond 2,352 60.2 +13.2
Labour P Johnson 1,674 39.8 -13.2
Majority 858 20.4
Turnout 4,206 31.0 +0.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 13.2

Deane cum Lostock ward[edit]

Deane cum Lostock ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R Ward 2,015 77.4 +3.4
Labour S Walker 590 22.6 -3.4
Majority 1,425 54.7
Turnout 2,605 37.0 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 3.4

Derby ward[edit]

Derby ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S Ward 1,052 61.5 -7.0
Conservative D Smith 659 38.5 +7.0
Majority 393 23.0
Turnout 1,711 28.0 -1.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 7.0

Farnworth North ward[edit]

Farnworth North ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A Royse 1,266 45.9 +21.2
Labour G Brown 1,145 41.5 -33.8
Liberal J Lever 271 9.8 +9.8
Communist T Hill 77 2.8 +2.8
Majority 121 4.4
Turnout 2,759 28.0 -4.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 27.5

Farnworth South ward[edit]

Farnworth South ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour D Gilligan 1,007 49.7 -23.3
Liberal J Barrow 513 25.3 +25.3
Conservative C Gregory 508 25.0 -1.9
Majority 494 24.3
Turnout 2,028 21.0 -6.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Lib 24.4

Great Lever ward[edit]

Great Lever ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative L Huyton 2,031 66.4 +16.4
Labour A Perry 1,027 33.6 -16.4
Majority 1,004 32.8
Turnout 3,058 28.0 -1.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 16.4

Halliwell ward[edit]

Halliwell ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J Walsh 1,804 55.3 +9.5
Labour G Riley 1,256 38.5 -15.6
National Front J Walsh 202 6.2 +6.2
Majority 548 16.8
Turnout 3,262 33.0 +6.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 12.5

Heaton ward[edit]

Heaton ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B Hurst 2,038 92.2 +4.8
Labour S Harrison 172 7.8 -4.8
Majority 1,866 84.4
Turnout 2,210 48.0 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 4.8

Horwich North, Central and East ward[edit]

Horwich North, Central and East ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative M Foster 1,434 42.6 +13.6
Labour E Dobson 1,227 36.5 -8.6
Liberal E Kay 703 20.9 +0.9
Majority 207 6.1
Turnout 3,364 33.0 -9.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 11.1

Horwich South and Blackrod ward[edit]

Horwich South and Blackrod ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J Jolley 1,271 49.2 +20.3
Labour G Gardiner 779 30.1 -1.2
Liberal G Farrington 534 20.7 +12.7
Majority 492 19.0
Turnout 2,584 40.0 -18.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 10.7

Hulton and Rumworth ward[edit]

Hulton and Rumworth ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative R Carr 2,032 54.5 -4.1
Labour D Vause 1,367 36.7 -3.4
National Front W Roberts 293 7.9 +7.9
Independent G Stewart 35 0.9 +0.9
Majority 665 17.8
Turnout 3,727 37.0 +2.0
Conservative hold Swing Con to NF 6.0

Kearsley ward[edit]

Kearsley ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal D Bedford 1,188 37.5 -14.8
Labour R Cornthwaite 1,126 35.5 -12.2
Conservative T Rothwell 858 27.0 +27.0
Majority 62 1.9
Turnout 3,172 37.0 -3.6
Liberal gain from Labour Swing Lib to Con 20.9

Little Lever ward[edit]

Little Lever ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A Lawton 1,333 46.7 +6.1
Liberal R Richardson 769 26.9 +0.3
Labour J Robinson 753 26.4 -6.9
Majority 564 19.7
Turnout 2,855 38.0 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 6.5

Smithills ward[edit]

Smithills ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative S Collier 2,398 76.1 +3.3
Labour N Morlidge 711 18.4 -8.9
Independent M Taylor 214 5.5 +5.5
Majority 2,227 57.6
Turnout 3,863 35.0 +7.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 6.1

Tonge ward[edit]

Tonge ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J Rigby 2,396 64.4 +9.6
Labour J Knight 1,323 35.6 -9.6
Majority 1,073 28.8
Turnout 3,719 33.0 -1.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 9.6

West ward[edit]

West ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D Chinn 1,017 51.1 +15.0
Labour H Devonish 972 48.9 -15.0
Majority 45 2.3
Turnout 1,989 24.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 15.0

Westhoughton East and Hulton ward[edit]

Westhoughton East and Hulton ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative J Smith 1,688 74.5 +11.3
Labour P Jones 579 25.5 -11.3
Majority 1,109 48.9
Turnout 2,267 39.0 -9.4
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 11.3

Westhoughton North, Central and South ward[edit]

Westhoughton North, Central and South ward (3)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Woodcock 1,390 52.3 -10.8
Conservative P Hart 1,268 47.7 +25.8
Majority 122 4.6
Turnout 2,658 37.0 -12.7
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 18.3

References[edit]

  • Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre. The Elections Centre, Plymouth University. Retrieved 12 July 2016.