2012 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election

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2012 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
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Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat

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2012 local election results in Wigan.
  Labour
  Independent
  Standish Independents

The 2012 Wigan Council elections to the Thirtieth Wigan Council were held on 3 May 2012, the same day as other local elections.[1] One-third of the council was up for election.

As Wigan Council is elected in thirds, change in vote share is compared with the corresponding 2008 elections and calculated on that basis.

Overview[edit]

Number of Candidates fielded per party [2]
Party Number
Labour Party 25
Conservative Party 23
Independents 16
Community Action Party 7
BNP 5
Liberal Democrats 3
Green Party 2
UKIP 1
Green Socialists 1

Results[edit]

Bolton West constituency[edit]

Atherton ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Atherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Jamie Hodgkinson 1695 51.3
Labour David Welch 1235 37.38
Green Socialists For Investment Not Cuts Stephen Michael Hall 190 5.75
Conservative Stephen Holt 179 5.42
Rejected ballots 5 0.15
Majority 460 13.92
Turnout 29.23

Makerfield constituency[edit]

Abram ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Abram
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martyn Smethurst 1577 58.23
Independent Ken Winstanley 601 22.2
BNP Dennis Shambley 239 8.83
Community Action John Shale 148 5.5
Conservative Malcolm Childs 137 5.06
Rejected ballots 6 0.22
Majority 976 36.04
Turnout 2708 24.87

Ashton ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Ashton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bill Clarke 1400 51.89
Independent Paul Allan Tushingham 585 21.7
Independent Brian Merry 402 15
Conservative Marie Winstanley 189 7
BNP Barry John Longstaffe 118 4.37
Rejected ballots 4 0.15
Majority 815
Turnout 2698 29.32

Bryn ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Bryn
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Don Hodgkinson 1516 50.25
Labour Trevor Allen 1352 44.81
Conservative Stuart Peet 146 4.84
Rejected ballots 3 0.1
Majority 164 5.44
Turnout 3017 32.55

Hindley ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Hindley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Jim Ellis 1279 46.24
Labour Allen Robert Jones 1232 44.54
BNP Stephen Bradbury 131 4.74
Conservative Steve Surples 115 4.16
Rejected ballots 9 0.33
Majority 47 1.7
Turnout 2766 27.41

Hindley Green ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Hindley Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Bob Brierley 1251 49.6
Labour Maxine Read 796 31.56
Community Action Barry Jack Fagan 354 14.04
Conservative Margaret Mary Winstanley 106 4.2
Rejected ballots 15 0.6
Majority 455 18.04
Turnout 2522 29.51

Orrell ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Orrell
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kelly Ready 1533 47.71
Conservative Richard Clayton 1389 43.23
Green Donald McQueen 280 8.72
Rejected ballots 11 0.34
Majority 144 4.48
Turnout 3213 34.34

Winstanley ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Winstanley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Terence Kenny 1216 48.82
Community Action Stan Barnes 798 32.04
Green Steven Charles Heyes 237 9.51
Conservative Michael Nicholls 234 9.39
Rejected ballots 6 0.24
Majority 418 16.78
Turnout 2491 27.82

Worsley Mesnes ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Worsley Mesnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phil Kelly 1960 85.47
Conservative David Ollerton 333 14.5
Rejected ballots 17 0.74
Majority 1627 71
Turnout 2293 25.29

Leigh constituency[edit]

Astley Mosley Common ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Astley Mosley Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joanne Platt 1810 69.43
Conservative Nasri Barghothi 534 20.48
Liberal Democrat Kath Valentine 243 9.32
Rejected ballots 20 0.77
Majority 1276 48.95
Turnout 2607 27.36

Atherleigh ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Atherleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Loudon 982 47.23
Independent Stuart Andrew Gerrard 747 36
Independent Jim Kerfoot 343 16.5
Rejected ballots 7 0.34
Majority 235 11.3
Turnout 2079 23.83

Golborne and Lowton West ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Golborne and Lowton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Yvonne Marie Klieve 1791 70.6
Community Action Peter Franzen 507 20
Conservative Kathleen Houlton 241 9.5
Rejected ballots 5 0.2
Majority 1284 50.6
Turnout 2538 28.05

Leigh East ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Leigh East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Keith Cunliffe 1452 67.63
Independent Christopher Garfin 411 19.14
Conservative Derek Davies 272 12.67
Rejected ballots 12 0.56
Majority 1041 48.5
Turnout 2147 22.75

Leigh South ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Leigh South
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Anderson 1811 63.3
Conservative Richard Short 534 18.66
Independent Gary Charles Chadwick 502 17.55
Rejected ballots 14 0.5
Majority 1277 44.63
Turnout 2861 27.36

Leigh West ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Leigh West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan June Greensmith 1761 1761
Independent Brian Richard Turrell 650 24.81
Conservative Andrew John Oxley 195 7.44
Rejected ballots 14 0.53
Majority 1111 42.4
Turnout 2620 23.62

Lowton East ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Lowton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative James Grundy 1904 53.3
Labour Frank Bowker 1224 34.3
Community Action Ian (Sandy) Franzen 434 12.15
Rejected ballots 10 0.28
Majority 680 19
Turnout 3572 36.53

Tyldesley ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Tyldesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Mark Bleakley 1441 48.5
Labour Joanne Marshall 1303 43.84
BNP David Ian Peacock 206 6.93
Rejected ballots 22 0.74
Majority 138 4.64
Turnout 2972 28.41

Wigan constituency[edit]

Aspull, New Springs and Whelley ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Aspull, New Springs and Whelley
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Hilton 2241 69.38
Conservative Jane Surples 502 15.54
Liberal Democrat Alan Robinson 450 13.9
Rejected ballots 37 1.15
Majority 1739 53.84
Turnout 3230 31.33

Douglas ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joy Birch 1774 77.94
Independent Anthony Unsworth 324 14.24
Conservative Margaret Atherton 172 7.56
Rejected ballots 6 0.26
Majority 1450 63.71
Turnout 2276 22.84

Ince ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Ince
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Trevor Molyneux 1790 80.2
BNP Henry Morgan 309 13.84
Conservative Ray Whittingham 120 5.38
Rejected ballots 13 0.58
Majority 1481 66.35
Turnout 2232 24.25

Pemberton ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Pemberton
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jeanette Prescott 1996 79.90
Community Action Mike Leyland 291 11.65
Conservative Jonathan Charles Cartwright 205 8.21
Rejected ballots 6 0.24
Majority 1705 68.25
Turnout 2498 25.01

Shevington with Lower Ground ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Shevington with Lower Ground
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Party (UK) Damian Edwardson 1362 49.1
Conservative Callum Chadwick 532 19.18
UKIP Arnold Jefferson Foster 450 16.22
Shevington Independents Debbie Fairhurst 220 7.93
Independent Paul Liptrot 198 7.14
Rejected ballots 12 0.43
Majority 830 29.92
Turnout 2774 29.69

Standish with Langtree ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Standish with Langtree
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Standish Independents Gareth William Fairhurst 2069 57.73
Labour Sam Murphy 913 25.47
Conservative Michael William Winstanley 589 16.4
Rejected ballots 13 0.36
Majority 1156 32.25
Turnout 3584 36.55

Wigan Central ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Wigan Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lol Hunt 1806 58.8
Conservative Jean Peet 859 28
Community Action Syd Hall 388 12.63
Rejected ballots 19 0.62
Majority 947 30.83
Turnout 3072 32.49

Wigan West ward[edit]

Local Elections 2012: Wigan West
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Terence William Halliwell 2115 83
Conservative Oliver Barton 409 16
Rejected ballots 27 1
Majority 1709 67
Turnout 2551 25.28

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