1986 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England

The 1986 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 8 May 1986 to elect members of Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council

20 seats were contested in the election: 12 were won by the Labour Party, 5 by the Conservative Party, 2 by the Liberal Party and 1 by the Social Democratic Party After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Bolton Local Election Result 1986
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 3 1 +2 45.6 36,817 -1.9
  Conservative 5 0 3 -3 31.4 25,307 -3.3
  Alliance 3 3 2 +1 22.7 18,323 +5.0

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

36 20 4
Labour Conservative L


After the election the composition of the council was:

38 17 5
Labour Conservative L


L - Liberal / SDP Alliance

Ward results[edit]

Astley Bridge ward[edit]

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative D Shepherd 2,328 51.6 -2.5
Labour L Lee 1,520 33.7 +1.0
Social Democratic D Lee 663 14.7 +1.5
Majority 808 17.9 -7.3
Turnout 4,511 44.5 +4.1
Conservative hold Swing Con to SDP 2.0

Blackrod ward[edit]

Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Monaghan 1,641 46.0 -8.8
Conservative J Barrow 1,257 35.3 +0.0
Social Democratic D Boyes 463 13.0 +3.0
Independent Labour L Watkinson 206 5.7 +5.7
Majority 384 15.0 -4.5
Turnout 3,565 37.2 -1.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to SDP 5.9

Bradshaw ward[edit]

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B Tetlow 2,174 48.7 -4.6
Labour J Sherrington 1,268 28.4 +0.5
Liberal A Steele 1,026 23.0 +4.2
Majority 906 20.3 -5.2
Turnout 4,468 41.0 =5.0
Conservative hold Swing Con to Liberal 4.4

Breightmet ward[edit]

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C Benjamin 2,066 53.1 +1.0
Conservative G Kearton 1,249 32.1 -4.6
Liberal D Poole 578 14.8 +3.7
Majority 817 21.0 +5.6
Turnout 3,893 34.8 -3.2
Labour hold Swing Con to Liberal 4.1

Bromley Cross ward[edit]

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B Hurst 1,988 42.3 -9.2
Labour D Doxsey 1,369 29.1 +3.5
Social Democratic C Moore 1,348 28.7 +5.8
Majority 619 13.1 -12.8
Turnout 4,705 45.0 +3.0
Conservative hold Swing Con to SDP 7.5

Burnden ward[edit]

Burnden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Howarth 1,874 54.5 +1.8
Conservative L Robertson 1,115 32.4 -7.3
Liberal P Howarth 452 13.1 +5.5
Majority 759 22.0 +8.9
Turnout 3,441 39.0 -2.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Liberal 6.4

Central ward[edit]

Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour B Iddon 2,480 74.8 +3.3
Conservative M Kershaw 569 17.2 -0.8
Liberal S Vickers 265 8.0 -2.5
Majority 1,911 57.7 +4.3
Turnout 3,314 40.4 +1.1
Labour hold Swing Liberal to Labour 2.9

Daubhill ward[edit]

Daubhill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G Harkin 2,387 64.3 +1.0
Conservative J Cosgrove 897 24.2 -5.7
Liberal R Ronson 429 11.6 +6.8
Majority 1,490 40.1 +6.5
Turnout 3,713 39.6 -4.9
Labour hold Swing Con to Liberal 6.2

Deane-cum-Heaton ward[edit]

Deane-cum-Heaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B Allanson 2,963 54.1 -3.9
Labour G Smith 1,335 24.4 +3.1
Social Democratic I Hamilton 1,177 21.5 +0.8
Majority 1,628 29.7 -7.0
Turnout 5,475 42.0 +2.5
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 3.5

Derby ward[edit]

Derby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G Riley 3,175 82.5 +1.4
Conservative P Small 407 10.6 -2.7
Social Democratic C Kay 267 6.9 +1.2
Majority 2,768 71.9 +4.1
Turnout 3,849 39.6 +0.9
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 2.0

Farnworth ward[edit]

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Johnston 1,897 67.6 -11.1
Liberal L Sanderson 536 19.1 -2.2
Conservative S Windsor 375 13.4 +13.4
Majority 1,361 48.5 -8.8
Turnout 2,808 29.8 +0.9
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 12.2

Halliwell ward[edit]

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Kilcoyne 2,022 47.0 +2.6
Liberal A Halliwell 1,556 36.2 -1.4
Conservative A Cole 721 16.8 -1.2
Majority 466 10.8
Turnout 4,299 43.7 +1.7
Labour gain from Liberal Swing Liberal to Labour 2.0

Harper Green ward[edit]

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L Williamson 2,442 69.5 +4.4
Conservative A Hickson 644 18.3 +8.8
Liberal J Robinson 429 12.2 -13.2
Majority 1,798 51.1 11.4
Turnout 3,515 33.6 -1.6
Labour hold Swing Liberal to Con 11.0

Horwich ward[edit]

Horwich ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Social Democratic B Ronson 2,000 37.9 +23.5
Labour P Senior 1,914 36.3 -8.7
Conservative G Howard 1,366 25.9 -13.0
Majority 86 1.6
Turnout 5,280 47.4 +3.8
Social Democratic gain from Labour Swing Con to SDP 18.2

Hulton Park ward[edit]

Hulton Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal S Mather 1,690 39.7 +25.4
Conservative F Rushton 1,567 36.8 -16.2
Labour C Higgs 1,005 23.6 -9.1
Majority 123 2.9
Turnout 4,262 40.2
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing Con to Liberal 20.9

Kearsley ward[edit]

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F Hampson 1,990 50.9 -5.4
Liberal J Rothwell 1,541 39.4 +23.7
Conservative A Longmire 378 9.7 -18.3
Majority 449 11.5 -16.8
Turnout 3,909 40.1 +0.3
Labour gain from Liberal Swing Con to Liberal 21.0

Little Lever ward[edit]

Little Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A Lawton 1,991 45.9 +3.4
Labour S Marsland 1,881 43.4 -6.2
Social Democratic A Howroft 461 10.6 +2.6
Majority 110 2.5
Turnout 4,333 46.8 +6.8
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 4.8

Smithills ward[edit]

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal M Mason 2,065 49.8 +4.8
Conservative E Holland 1,449 34.9 -6.5
Labour P McFadden 633 15.3 +1.7
Majority 606 14.6 +11.0
Turnout 4,147 46.9 -0.1
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing Con to Liberal 5.6

Tonge ward[edit]

Tonge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F White 2,774 64.3 +9.9
Conservative A Chadbond 1,237 28.7 -10.0
Social Democratic W Woodburn 302 7.0 +0.1
Majority 1,637 37.9 +22.2
Turnout 4,313 46.3 +2.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 9.9

Westhoughton ward[edit]

Westhoughton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Jones 1,144 40.0 -9.9
Liberal P Mather 1,075 37.7 -12.3
Conservative J Cowburn 632 22.2 +22.2
Majority 68 2.4
Turnout 2,851 41.0 +3.4
Labour hold Swing Liberal to Con 17.2

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.