2004 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Map of the results of the 2004 Wigan council election. Labour in red, Community Action Party in green, Liberal Democrats in yellow and Conservatives in blue.

Elections to Wigan Council were held on 10 June 2004. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 2003 increasing the number of councillors by three.[1] The Labour party kept overall control of the council.[2][3][4]

Election result[edit]

Wigan Local Election Result 2004
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 42 0 0 0 56.0 41.6 35,360 -8.1%
  Community Action 18 0 0 0 24.0 24.4 20,761 +10.5%
  Liberal Democrat 8 0 0 0 10.7 10.4 8,805 -3.7%
  Conservative 7 0 0 0 9.3 17.3 14,686 +0.3%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 2.2 1,831 +0.4%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.7 1,457 +1.7%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.4 1,180 +1.4%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 60 42
Community Action 5 18
Liberal Democrat 4 8
Conservative 3 7
BNP 0 0
Independent 0 0
Green 0 0
Total 72 75
Working majority  48   9 

Ward results[edit]

Abram[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Audrey Bennett 1,809 58.1 N/A
Labour Eunice Smethurst 1,686
Labour Carl Sweeney 1,629
BNP Dennis Shambley 647 20.8 N/A
Conservative Marion Green 625 20.1 N/A
Rejected ballots 31 1.0 N/A
Majority 982 37.3 N/A
Turnout 3,112 31.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Ashton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Community Action Paul Tushingham 2,366 57.8 N/A
Community Action Walter Carney 2,302
Community Action Claire Daington 2,229
Labour Nigel Ash 1,302 31.8 N/A
Labour Barry Hampson 1,029
Labour Frederick Lever 1,012
Conservative Marie Winstanley 402 9.8 N/A
Rejected ballots 22 0.5 N/A
Majority 927 26.0 N/A
Turnout 4,092 44.6 N/A
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Aspull, New Springs, Whelley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Hilton 1,758 52.2 N/A
Labour Christopher Ready 1,744
Liberal Democrat Jean Beswick 1,528 45.3 N/A
Labour James Roberts 1,519
Liberal Democrat Alan Robinson 1,134
Liberal Democrat Christopher Thomas 1,030
Rejected ballots 84 2.5 N/A
Majority 9 6.8 N/A
Turnout 3,370 34.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Astley Mosley Common[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Wilson 1,501 39.8 N/A
Liberal Democrat Glynnis Hogg 1,367 36.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Joseph Haley 1,259
Liberal Democrat John Stackhouse 1,173
Labour John Lea 1,122
Labour Alan Stephenson 1,095
Green Ian Davies 870 23.0 N/A
Rejected ballots 37 1.0 N/A
Majority 137 3.5 N/A
Turnout 3,775 39.6 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Atherleigh[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Loudon 1,219 48.4 N/A
Labour Mark Aldred 1,214
Labour Anne Turnock 1,207
Community Action Francis Myler 683 27.1 N/A
Community Action Patricia Myler 680
Conservative Ann Davies 584 23.2 N/A
Community Action Gladys Wilkes 442
Rejected ballots 33 1.3 N/A
Majority 524 21.3 N/A
Turnout 2,519 33.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Atherton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Splaine 1,705 42.9 N/A
Liberal Democrat David Higginbottom 1,525
Labour Karen Aldred 1,487 37.5 N/A
Liberal Democrat Andrew Moore 1,414
Labour Philip Loudon 1,320
Labour Reginald Holmes 1,292
Conservative Malcolm Parr 449 11.3 N/A
Green Nicholas Redmond 310 7.8 N/A
Rejected ballots 19 0.5 N/A
Majority 73 5.5 N/A
Turnout 3,970 36.3 N/A
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Bryn[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Community Action John Hodgkinson 2,370 60.2 N/A
Community Action Gary Wilkes 2,297
Community Action Brian Merry 2,239
Labour Mildred Millington 1,233 31.3 N/A
Labour Alan Melling 1,183
Labour William Evans 986
Conservative William Winstanley 323 8.2 N/A
Rejected ballots 11 0.3 N/A
Majority 1,006 28.9 N/A
Turnout 3,937 42.3 N/A
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Douglas[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joy Birch 1,427 51.3 N/A
Labour Christine Hitchen 1,347
Labour Margaret Coghlin 1,318
Community Action Lucy Beale 1,296 46.6 N/A
Community Action Robert Beale 1,287
Community Action Janette Thomas 1,223
Rejected ballots 61 2.2 N/A
Majority 131 4.7 N/A
Turnout 2,784 30.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Golborne and Lowton West[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Community Action Peter Franzen 1,639 49.4 N/A
Community Action Kevin Williams 1,414
Community Action Peter Solinas 1,413
Labour David Kelly 1,298 39.1 N/A
Labour Martin King 1,258
Labour Gerard Bretherton 1,216
Conservative Rosina Oxley 355 10.7 N/A
Rejected ballots 24 0.7 N/A
Majority 115 10.3 N/A
Turnout 3,316 38.3 N/A
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Hindley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alfred Robinson 1,578 39.1 N/A
Community Action James Ellis 1,153 28.6 N/A
Community Action Dorothy Grace 1,134
Labour John Holland 1,041
Labour Stephen Murphy 1,024
Independent David Culshaw 874 21.7 N/A
Community Action Edward Houlton 614
Conservative Dorothy Angell 403 10.0 N/A
Rejected ballots 25 0.6 N/A
Majority 93 10.5 N/A
Turnout 4,033 45.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Hindley Green[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour William Simmons 1,272 35.0 N/A
Community Action Robert Brierley 1,264 34.8 N/A
Community Action Barry Fagan 1,231
Labour Gordon Jackson 898
Labour John Phillips 895
Community Action Adele Wilkes 750
Independent John Vickers 583 16.0 N/A
Conservative Andre Walker 489 13.5 N/A
Rejected ballots 25 0.7 N/A
Majority 333 0.2 N/A
Turnout 3,633 42.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Ince[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Molyneux 1,494 66.5 N/A
Labour Joan Hurst 1,368
Labour James Moodie 1,132
Community Action Constantine Winstanley 694 30.9 N/A
Community Action Robert Hall 667
Community Action David Hall 651
Rejected ballots 59 2.6 N/A
Majority 438 35.6 N/A
Turnout 2,247 26.3 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Leigh East[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Cunliffe 1,407 46.5 N/A
Labour Brian Jarvis 1,299
Labour Frederick Walker 1,081
Community Action Stuart Winstanley 943 31.2 N/A
Community Action Peter O'Connell 843
Conservative Derek Davies 644 21.3 N/A
Community Action Natalie Franzen 595
Rejected ballots 30 1.0 N/A
Majority 138 15.3 N/A
Turnout 3,024 34.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Leigh South[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Anderson 1,547 40.6 N/A
Labour John O'Brien 1,465
Labour Charles Rigby 1,429
Community Action Stephen Ellison 1,175 30.9 N/A
Community Action Janice Solinas 1,094
Community Action Irene Franzen 1,041
Conservative Andrew Oxley 1,030 27.1 N/A
Rejected ballots 54 1.4 N/A
Majority 254 9.8 N/A
Turnout 3,806 37.2 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Leigh West[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barbara Jarvis 1,708 58.1 N/A
Labour Myra Whiteside 1,624
Labour Peter Smith 1,506
Community Action Daniel Burrows 669 22.7 N/A
Community Action Yvonne Lavelle 549
BNP Richard Close 513 17.4 N/A
Community Action Ian Franzen 508
Rejected ballots 51 1.7 N/A
Majority 837 35.3 N/A
Turnout 2,941 27.7 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Lowton East[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Community Action Ian Franzen 1,793 44.6 N/A
Community Action Jonathan Miller 1,730
Community Action James Lavelle 1,516
Labour Lynne Liptrot 1,289 32.0 N/A
Labour Eric Waterworth 1,179
Labour Christine Cottam 1,062
Conservative James Grundy 879 21.8 N/A
Conservative Jeanette Leigh 792
Conservative Alan Lowe 647
Rejected ballots 63 1.6 N/A
Majority 227 12.5 N/A
Turnout 4,024 40.9 N/A
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Orrell[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Richard Clayton 1,747 39.4 N/A
Conservative Michael Winstanley 1,520
Labour Ernest Swift 1,402 31.6 N/A
Labour Michael Barnes 1,381
Labour Rodney Stockwell 1,313
Conservative Hazel Shields 1,285
BNP Charles Mather 671 15.1 N/A
Community Action Alan Freeman 595 13.4 N/A
Community Action Tracy Lavelle 420
Community Action Sean Ashdown 395
Rejected ballots 19 0.4 N/A
Majority 117 7.8 N/A
Turnout 4,434 49.5 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Pemberton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeanette Prescott 1,419 46.7 N/A
Labour Barbara Bourne 1,381
Labour Paul Prescott 1,314
Community Action Margaret Crank 1,140 37.5 N/A
Community Action William Burrows 1,096
Community Action John Hulme 1,025
Conservative Jonathan Cartwright 439 14.5 N/A
Rejected ballots 38 1.3 N/A
Majority 174 9.2 N/A
Turnout 3,036 31.1 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Shevington with Lower Ground[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John O'Neill 1,843 45.3 N/A
Labour David Brown 1,468
Labour Michael Crosby 1,461
Conservative Elizabeth Beasleigh 1,456 35.8 N/A
Conservative Deborah Fairhurst 1,288
Conservative Barry Alder 1,191
Liberal Democrat Martin Sutton 739 18.2 N/A
Liberal Democrat Freda Graham 664
Liberal Democrat Solveiq Gaber 607
Rejected ballots 31 0.8 N/A
Majority 5 9.5 N/A
Turnout 4,069 44.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Standish with Langtree[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Davies 1,383 34.7 N/A
Conservative George Fairhurst 1,325 33.2 N/A
Conservative Jessica Downer 1,278
Liberal Democrat Raymond Murphy 1,254 31.4 N/A
Liberal Democrat Trevor Beswick 1,202
Labour Thomas Morris 1,197
Conservative Barry Woolley 1,185
Liberal Democrat Maureen Garner 1,066
Labour Michael McLoughlin 953
Rejected ballots 29 0.7 N/A
Majority 24 1.5 N/A
Turnout 3,991 42.5 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Tyldesley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Neil Hogg 2,212 54.7 N/A
Liberal Democrat Keith McManus 1,976
Liberal Democrat Richard Derricutt 1,768
Labour Stephen Hellier 1,350 33.4 N/A
Labour David Boydell 1,212
Labour Richard Evans 1,027
Conservative Deborah Woodcock 457 11.3 N/A
Rejected ballots 23 0.6 N/A
Majority 418 21.3 N/A
Turnout 4,042 40.1 N/A
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Liberal Democrat win (new seat)
Wigan Central[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Henry Cadman 2,130 54.1 N/A
Conservative James Davies 2,089
Conservative Gareth Fairhurst 1,961
Labour Richard Walsh 1,694 43.0 N/A
Labour Susan Turner 1,668
Labour John Ball 1,502
Rejected ballots 116 2.9 N/A
Majority 267 11.1 N/A
Turnout 3,940 43.2 N/A
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Conservative win (new seat)
Wigan West[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence Halliwell Uncontested N/A N/A
Labour Joe Shaw Uncontested N/A N/A
Labour David Willis Uncontested N/A N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Winstanley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Community Action Stanley Barnes 1,810 48.3 N/A
Labour Rona Winkworth 1,393 37.2 N/A
Community Action William Wilkes 1,330
Community Action Ronald Barnes 1,299
Labour Philip Kelly 1,000
Labour Robin Atkinson 993
Conservative Matthew Sephton 525 14.0 N/A
Rejected ballots 16 0.4 N/A
Majority 330 11.1 N/A
Turnout 3,744 42.6 N/A
Community Action win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Community Action win (new seat)
Worsley Mesnes[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joseph Baldwin 1,547 48.9 N/A
Labour William Rotherham 1,540
Labour Wilfred Brogan 1,498
Community Action Susan Barnes 1,171 37.0 N/A
Community Action William Barnes 1,115
Community Action Stephen Wilkes 966
Conservative Thomas Sutton 424 13.4 N/A
Rejected ballots 24 0.8 N/A
Majority 327 11.9 N/A
Turnout 3,166 36.0 N/A
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)
Labour win (new seat)

By-elections between 2004 and 2006[edit]

Douglas By-Election 16 June 2005[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Dewhurst 916 48.5 -2.8
Community Action Robert Beale 788 41.8 -4.8
Conservative Jean Peet 101 5.4 +5.4
BNP Dennis Shambley 47 2.5 +2.5
UKIP Gregory Atherton 35 1.9 +1.9
Majority 128 6.7 +2.0
Turnout 1,887 20.4 -9.8
Labour hold Swing +1.0

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Local Election Results 10 June 2004". wiganmbc.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
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  6. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". gwydir.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 13 June 2012.