2019 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election

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Bolton Council Election 2019

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20 Seats up for Election
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrat
Seats before 30 19 3
Seats after 23 20 6
Seat change Decrease 7 Increase 1 Increase 3
Popular vote 22,927 20,862 9,283
Percentage 32.8% 29.8% 13.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Farnworth and Kearsley First UKIP Horwich and Blackrod First
Seats before 3 3 1
Seats after 5 3 2
Seat change Increase 2 Steady Increase 1
Popular vote 5,162 7,809 3,059
Percentage 7.4% 11.2% 4.4%

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent Politician
Seats before 1
Seats after 1
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 881
Percentage 1.3%

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Leader of the Council before election


Labour

Leader of the Council


Conservative

The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

The 2019 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Bolton Council in Greater Manchester, England.[1][2][3] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party lost overall control of the Council, for the first time since 2011.

20 seats were contested and the Labour Party won 6 seats, the Conservative Party won 6 seats, the Liberal Democrats won 3 seats, Farnworth and Kearsley First won 2 seats, Horwich and Blackrod First won 2 seat, and UKIP won 1 seat.

After the election, the total composition of the council was as follows:

Election results[edit]

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election results
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % Net %
  Labour 20 6 0 7 Decrease7 35.0 31.4 22,920 Decrease6.6
  Conservative 20 6 2 1 Increase1 35.0 28,6 20,862 Decrease5.4
  Liberal Democrat 20 3 2 0 Increase2 15.0 12.7 9,283 Decrease1.1
  Farnworth and Kearsley First 3 2 2 0 Increase2 10.0 7.1 5,162 Increase1.3
  UKIP 20 1 0 1 Steady 5.0 10.7 7,809 Increase7.8
  Horwich and Blackrod First 2 2 2 0 Increase2 10.0 4.2 3,059 NA
  Green 12 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 3.1 2,237 Increase0.4
  Independent 5 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.1 1,607 Increase0.1
  Totals 104 20 100.0 100.0 72,939 Decrease3,589

Council composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

31 19 4 3 3
Labour Conservative LD U IND

After the election the composition of the council was:

24 20 6 3 7
Labour Conservative LD U IND

LD - Liberal Democrats
U - UKIP
IND - Independent (politician

Ward results[edit]

Winning candidates are highlighted in bold.

Astley Bridge ward[edit]

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Wild 1,732 39.4 -3.1
Liberal Democrat Warren Fox 1,417 32.2 -3.9
Labour Steve Sutton 597 13.6 -7.8
Independent Mohammed Tanveer Akhtar 369 8.4 +8.4
UKIP Paul Gannon 283 6.4 +6.4
Majority 315 7.2 +0.8
Turnout 4,398 43.0 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Independent 8.1

Bradshaw ward[edit]

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Haslam 1,888 55.6 -1.5
Labour Kirith Ahluwalia 464 13.7 -12.1
Independent Eric Hyland 333 9.8 +1.7
UKIP Chris Marcroft 329 9.7 +9.7
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 200 5.9 +0.8
Green Laura Diggle 179 5.3 +1.4
Majority 1,424 42.0 +10.7
Turnout 3,393 38.1 +0.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to UKIP 10.9

Breightmet ward[edit]

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Beverley Fletcher 1,344 41.2 -6.2
Labour John Byrne 1,060 32.5 -6.6
UKIP Ryan Wood 627 19.2 +11.8
Green Trish Bolton 138 4.2 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Elizabeth Turner 95 2.9 +1.0
Majority 284 8.7 +0.4
Turnout 3,264 35.1 +0.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to UKIP 9.2

Bromley Cross ward[edit]

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Samantha Conner 2,566 62.5
Labour James Entwistle-Wilkinson 658 16.0
UKIP William Roger Townshend 342 8.3
Green Liz Spencer 296 7.2
Liberal Democrat Matthew Allen 241 5.9
Majority 1,905 46.4
Turnout 4,103 39.9
Conservative hold

Crompton ward[edit]

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin McMulkin 2,078 50.5 -6.6
Conservative Siraj Patel 1,243 30.2 +11.6
UKIP Jeff Armstrong 470 11.4 +11.4
Green Dan Bolton 164 4.0 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Michael Langdon 158 3.8 -2.6
Majority 835 20.3 -18.2
Turnout 4,113 38.1 +1.3
Labour hold Swing Labour to Conservative 9.3

Farnworth ward[edit]

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Farnworth and Kearsley First Lisa Weatherby 1,864 52.9 -1.0
Labour Jean Gillies 1,270 36.0 -1.3
UKIP John Cotter 176 2.9 -2.1
Conservative Jennifer Kirk 124 4.5 -1.0
Liberal Democrat Christine McPherson 51 1.4 +0.0
For Britain Simon Collins 38 1.1 +1.1
Majority 594 16.7 +0.2
Turnout 3,522 33.7 +3.7
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour Swing

Great Lever ward[edit]

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Madeline Murray 1,928 51.2 -24.8
Conservative Arfan Khan 1,254 33.6 +21.4
UKIP Derek R Wunderley 272 7.3 +7.3
Green David Figgins 169 4.5 -2.8
Liberal Democrat Duncan McPherson 105 2.8 -1.7
Majority 674 18.1 -45.7
Turnout 3,728 38.5 +5.6
Labour hold Swing Labour to Conservative 23.1

Halliwell ward[edit]

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Thomas 1,770 63.6 -6.6
Conservative Yasir Waseem Faisal 370 13.3 -0.3
UKIP Sandra Harvey 295 10.6 +10.6
Green Pamela Spurling 140 5.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrat John Falch 118 4.2 +0.4
Independent Anthony Massey 89 3.2 +0.9
Majority 1,400 50.3 -6.5
Turnout 2,782 32.0 -3.2
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 8.6

Harper Green ward[edit]

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Susan Haworth 1,484 46.5 -6.8
Farnworth and Kearsley First Peter Flitcroft 923 28.9 +3.8
Conservative Robert Tyler 285 8.9 -4.5
UKIP David Harvey 266 8.3 +3.9
Green Matthew Barnes 92 2.9 +1.1
Liberal Democrat Kevin Walsh 52 1.6 -0.1
Independent Harun Abdullahi Mohamed 90 2.8 +2.8
Majority 561 17.6 -10.8
Turnout 3,192 32.5 -3.6
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 5.3

Heaton and Lostock ward[edit]

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robert Allen 2,324 54.2 -12.2
Labour John Gillatt 1,026 23.9 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Sue Priest 437 10.2 +4.3
UKIP Daniel Wheatley 276 6.4 +6.4
Green Heather Rylance 227 5.3 +5.3
Majority 1,298 30.2 -8.6
Turnout 4,290 40.5 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing

Horwich and Blackrod ward[edit]

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Horwich and Blackrod First Peter Wright 1,482 37.4 +37.4
Labour Stephen Pickup 1,041 26.3 -14.7
Conservative Michael Baines 978 24.7 -22.9
UKIP Samantha Jane Chadwick 199 5.0 +5.0
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Forrest 133 3.3 -3.3
Green Keith Cocker 130 3.3 -1.5
Majority 441 11.1
Turnout 3,963 38.2 +4.5
Horwich and Blackrod First gain from Labour Swing Conservative to HBFI 30.0

Horwich North East ward[edit]

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Horwich and Blackrod First Marie Brady 1,577 37.5 +37.5
Liberal Democrat Gordon Stone 984 23.4 -11.1
Labour Joyce Kellett 926 22.0 -14.0
Conservative Emily Siddall 370 8.8 -15.0
UKIP Zak Brown 203 4.8 +4.8
Green Rod Riesco 140 3.3 -2.4
Majority 593 14.1
Turnout 4,200 43.1 +5.1
Horwich and Blackrod First gain from Labour Swing

Hulton ward[edit]

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Derek Bullock 1,617 46.6 -3.5
Labour Shafaqat Shaikh 1,157 33.4 -5.8
UKIP Amy Wunderley 389 11.2 +5.4
Green Wendy Shepherd 181 5.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Derek Gradwell 122 3.5 +1.7
Majority 460 13.3 +2.3
Turnout 3,466 35.0 -2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to UKIP 5.6

Kearsley ward[edit]

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Farnworth and Kearsley First Paul Heslop 2,376 67.8 +15.5
Labour Kevan Jones 529 15.1 -9.6
UKIP William Pilkington 283 8.1 -3.1
Conservative Kamaran Fathulla 192 5.5 -2.6
Liberal Democrat Connor Goodwin 128 3.6 -0.1
Majority 1,847 52.6 +25.1
Turnout 3,508 34.0 -0.1
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour Swing Labour to FKF 12.5

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward[edit]

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Sean Hornby 1,395 39.3 +11.5
Conservative David Meehan 1,060 29.8 -0.2
Labour Kevin Allsop 928 26.1 -11.4
Liberal Democrat Kevin Mulligan 169 4.7 -0.1
Majority 335 9.4
Turnout 3,552 37.2 +2.5
UKIP hold Swing Labour to UKIP 11.4

Rumworth ward[edit]

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ebrahim Adia 2,541 72.9 -2.8
Conservative Hafiz Butt 380 11.0 -0.2
Green Alan Johnson 275 7.9 +0.5
UKIP Michael Armstrong 221 6.3 +6.3
Liberal Democrat David Cooper 72 2.1 -0.4
Majority 2,161 61.9 -2.6
Turnout 3,489 35.6 +1.2
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 4.5

Smithills ward[edit]

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Gary Veevers 1,968 52.2 +3.3
Labour Ruth Pitchford 864 22.9 -7.4
UKIP Joe Harris 479 12.7 +12.7
Conservative Sam Rimmer 457 12.1 -6.0
Majority 1,104 29.3 +10.7
Turnout 3,768 36.0 -4.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Labour to UKIP 10.0

Tonge with The Haulgh ward[edit]

Tonge with The Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elaine Sherrington 1,152 42.2 -8.2
Conservative Brian Matthews 760 27.8 -6.1
UKIP Trevor Jones 663 24.3 +16.3
Liberal Democrat Rosalind Harasiwka 154 5.6 +1.5
Majority 392 14.4 -2.1
Turnout 2,729 31.3 +0.3
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 12.2

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward[edit]

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon 1,565 39.0 +6.8
Conservative Zoe Jennifer Catherine Kirk-Robinson 1,270 31.7 -11.9
Labour Mike Jarvis 565 14.1 -4.1
Westhoughton First Independent Jack Speight 319 7.9 +1.2
UKIP Kieran Boardman 292 7.3 +7.3
Majority 295 7.3
Turnout 4,011 37.3 -2.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Conservative Swing Conservative to UKIP 9.6

Westhoughton South ward[edit]

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Deirdrie McGeown 1,114 33.1 -20.1
Labour David Chadwick 889 26.5 +1.8
Conservative Martin Tighe 648 19.2 -2.9
Westhoughton First Independents Pamela Joanne Naylor 369 10.9 +10.9
UKIP Jenny Armstrong 349 10.4 +10.4
Majority 225 6.7 -4.5
Turnout 3,369 34.7 +2.3
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing Liberal Democrats to Independents 15.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notices and results: local election May 2019". bolton.gov.uk. Bolton Council. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Local Elections 2019 - Results". bolton.gov.uk. Bolton Council. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ Timan, Joseph (3 May 2019). "Bolton Council election results ward by ward". The Bolton News. Retrieved 9 May 2019.