2002 Bury Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Elections to Bury Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 2 May 2002. One-third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Bury Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 0 +0 46.4 23,400 +4.1%
  Conservative 3 0 0 +0 36.9 18,361 -4.6%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 12.9 6,524 -2.2%
  Environment and Wildlife 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1,636 +2.4%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 112 +0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 171 +0.0%

Ward results[edit]

Besses
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kenneth Audin 1,277 62.2 +7.2
Conservative Mark Roberts 473 23.0 -10.1
Liberal Democrat Ann Garner 303 14.8 +2.9
Majority 804 39.2 +17.3
Turnout 2,053
Labour hold Swing
Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jack Walton 1,936 51.3 -12.0
Labour Andrew McAnulty 1,425 37.8 +12.4
Environment and Wildlife Michael Wellock 410 10.9 +5.0
Majority 511 13.5 -24.4
Turnout 3,771
Conservative hold Swing
East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Connolly 1,410 59.5 -2.8
Conservative Peter Ashworth 575 24.3 -1.3
Liberal Democrat Victor Hagan 231 10.8 +5.6
Environment and Wildlife David Bentley 154 6.5 +6.5
Majority 835 35.2 -1.5
Turnout 2,370
Labour hold Swing
Elton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Costello 1,433 43.9 +2.1
Conservative Kevin Gould 1,248 38.3 -6.9
Liberal Democrat Robert Sloss 351 10.8 +3.5
Environment and Wildlife Louise Llweellyn 230 7.1 +1.4
Majority 185 5.7
Turnout 3,262
Labour hold Swing
Holyrood
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Tim Pickstone 1,436 49.7 -6.7
Labour Susan Worsley 869 30.3 +5.9
Conservative Jeanette Chrystal 465 16.2 -3.0
Majority 557 19.4 -12.6
Turnout 2,872
Liberal Democrat hold Swing
Moorside
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dorothy Cassidy 1,437 45.9 +9.6
Conservative Beverley Sullivan 1,234 39.4 -14.0
Environment and Wildlife Mary Heath 257 8.2 +8.2
Liberal Democrat Winifred Rohmann 206 6.6 -3.8
Majority 203 6.5
Turnout 3,134
Labour hold Swing
Pilkington Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joan Grimshaw 1,438 46.6 +2.0
Conservative Peter Redstone 1,350 43.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Mary D'Albert 299 9.7 -0.9
Majority 88 2.8
Turnout 3,087
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Andrea Hughes 1,803 64.4 +0.1
Conservative Alan Bigg 616 22.0 +3.7
Liberal Democrat Bryn Hackley 382 13.6 -3.8
Majority 1,187 42.4 -3.6
Turnout 2,801
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe North
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Katherine Briggs 1,994 54.0
Conservative Denise Bigg 1,698 46.0
Majority 296 8.0
Turnout 3,692
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Perkins 1,238 49.1 +3.8
Conservative David Green 909 36.1 -8.9
Liberal Democrat Theodor Tymczyna 209 8.3 -1.3
Environment and Wildlife Bryan Partington 164 6.5 +6.5
Majority 329 13.0 +12.7
Turnout 2,520
Labour hold Swing
Ramsbottom
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Dorothy Gunther 2,301 53.8 +0.8
Labour Vera McClung 1,508 35.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrat Fiona Davison 466 10.9 +0.8
Majority 793 18.5 +2.4
Turnout 4,275
Conservative hold Swing
Redvales
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Farook Chaudhry 1,338 43.8 -16.7
Conservative Azhar Mahmood 1,032 33.8 +6.9
Liberal Democrat Martin Robinson-Dowland 441 14.4 +1.8
Environment and Wildlife Glyn Heath 246 8.0 +8.0
Majority 306 10.0 -13.6
Turnout 3,057
Labour hold Swing
St Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eric Grime 1,779 53.3 +9.4
Conservative Anthony Barlow 871 26.1 -7.6
Liberal Democrat Michael Halsall 516 15.5 -6.9
Independent Gerard Van Hecke 171 5.1 +5.1
Majority 908 27.2 +17.0
Turnout 3,337
Labour hold Swing
Sedgley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Timperley 1,894 55.5 +12.4
Liberal Democrat Janet Turner 943 27.7 -11.7
Conservative Marilyn Vincent 573 16.8 -0.7
Majority 951 27.9 +24.2
Turnout 3,410
Labour hold Swing
Tottington
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Higgin 2,182 58.0 -2.4
Labour Victor McClung 1,113 29.6 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Jame Eagle 470 12.5 +1.4
Majority 1,069 28.4 -3.5
Turnout 3,765
Conservative hold Swing
Unsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gordon Sharkey 1,444 47.1 +1.4
Conservative Samuel Cohen 1,168 38.1 -7.2
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Young 281 9.2 +0.2
Environment and Wildlife Martin Prescott 175 5.7 +5.7
Majority 276 9.0 +8.6
Turnout 3,068
Labour hold Swing

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