Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 1990

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The 1990 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 4 May 1990 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

22 seats were contested in the election: 18 were won by the Labour Party, 3 by the Conservative Party, and 1 by the Liberal Democrats. There were 2 seats each contested in both the Farnworth and the Kearsley wards. After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result[edit]

Bolton Local Election Result 1990
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 18 4 0 +4 55.3 58,682 +5.6
  Conservative 3 0 2 -2 25.2 26,693 -8.0
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2 -2 14.6 15,481 +0.7
  Others 0 0 0 4.9 5,178 +1.7

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

39 16 5
Labour Conservative L

After the election the composition of the council was:

43 14 3
Labour Conservative L

LD - Liberal Democrats

Ward results[edit]

Astley Bridge ward[edit]

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour S Hynes 2,650 46.8 +3.0
Conservative D Shepherd 2,585 45.6 -1.5
Liberal Democrat S Ball 431 7.6 -1.5
Majority 65 1.1
Turnout 5,666 51.0 +8.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 2.2

Blackrod ward[edit]

Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Monaghan 3,201 65.2 +22.0
Conservative K Rigg 1,138 23.2 -11.4
Liberal Democrat C Kay 568 11.6 +4.0
Majority 2,063 42.0 +33.3
Turnout 4,907 58.2 +9.2
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 16.7

Bradshaw ward[edit]

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative A Osborn 2,170 43.5 -7.5
Labour M Clare 2,012 40.4 +7.7
Liberal Democrat R Steele 447 9.0 -7.3
Green M Calvert 356 7.1 +7.1
Majority 158 3.2 -15.1
Turnout 4,985 41.7 +5.4
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 7.6

Breightmet ward[edit]

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour C Benjamin 3,232 67.7 +4.0
Conservative J Edge 1,205 25.3 -2.9
Liberal Democrat S Vickers 335 7.0 -1.1
Majority 2,027 42.5 +7.0
Turnout 4,772 43.7 +4.8
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 3.4

Bromley Cross ward[edit]

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B Hurst 2,490 47.5 +0.2
Labour P Perry 1,853 35.3 +15.4
Green S Kemp 523 10.0 +10.0
Liberal Democrat C Atty 380 7.2 +1.0
Majority 637 12.1 -8.7
Turnout 5,246 46.6 +1.4
Conservative hold Swing

Burnden ward[edit]

Burnden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Howarth 2,705 61.5 -0.6
Conservative S Hornby 1,037 23.6 -5.8
Liberal Democrat P Howarth 445 10.1 +1.6
Islamic Party A Khalique 210 4.8 +4.8
Majority 1,668 37.9 +5.3
Turnout 4,397 45.0 +5.0
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 3.7

Central ward[edit]

Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Brian Iddon 3,164 75.8 -0.8
Conservative K Kay 404 9.7 -7.0
Islamic Party M Marothi 344 8.2 +8.2
Liberal Democrat S Howarth 262 6.3 -0.4
Majority 2,760 66.2 +6.2
Turnout 4,174 52.5 +13.4
Labour hold Swing Con to IP 7.6

Daubhill ward[edit]

Daubhill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G Harkin 3,153 73.5 +4.3
Conservative A Waterson 769 18.7 -7.6
Liberal Democrat G Langdon 335 7.9 +3.4
Majority 2,339 54.8 +11.9
Turnout 4,266 48.3 +7.2
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 5.9

Deane-cum-Heaton ward[edit]

Deane-cum-Heaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative B Allanson 3,285 50.2 -7.8
Labour R Evans 2,455 37.5 +6.3
Liberal Democrat Easterman 524 8.0 -2.7
Green P Upman 281 4.3 +4.3
Majority 830 12.7 -14.1
Turnout 6,545 48.0 +9.9
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 7.0

Derby ward[edit]

Derby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour G Riley 3,676 79.1 +0.4
Islamic Party K Hussain 469 10.1 +10.1
Conservative F Tebbutt 337 7.3 -4.9
Liberal Democrat D Watts 163 3.5 -0.8
Majority 3,207 69.0 +2.4
Turnout 4,645 50.1 +10.7
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 2.6

Farnworth ward[edit]

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour P Johnston 2,131 29.1
Labour A Devlin 2,055 28.1
Independent Labour W Hardman 1,805 24.7
Conservative C Adams 485 6.6
Conservative J Adams 422 5.8
Liberal Democrat P Barnet 264 3.6
Social Democratic I Torkington 185 2.2
Majority
Turnout 7,320 49.0 +16.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Halliwell ward[edit]

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour M Kilcoyne 3,166 65.6 -1.2
Liberal Democrat J Henry 652 13.5 +0.7
Conservative J Batley 651 13.5 -6.9
Green B Childs 178 3.7 +3.7
Islamic Party M Khan 178 3.7 +3.7
Majority 2,514 52.1 +5.6
Turnout 4,825 50.6 +7.6
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 3.8

Harper Green ward[edit]

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour L Williamson 3,236 74.4 +4.6
Conservative C Churchman 686 15.8 -6.1
Liberal Democrat L Sanderson 425 9.8 +1.5
Majority 2,550 58.7 +10.8
Turnout 4,347 42.0 +9.5
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 5.2

Horwich ward[edit]

Horwich ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour I Carruthers 2,894 45.6 -0.5
Liberal Democrat B Ronson 2,091 32.9 +14.7
Conservative M Perks 1,175 18.5 -11.1
Majority 803 12.6 -3.9
Turnout 6,348 55.6 +7.1
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing Con to LD 12.9

Hulton Park ward[edit]

Hulton Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour E Hyland 2,495 45.9 +19.4
Conservative D Wilcox 2,138 39.4 -7.4
Liberal Democrat S Mather 797 14.7 -12.0
Majority 357 6.6
Turnout 5,430 45.7 +8.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Labour 15.7

Kearsley ward[edit]

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour F Hampson 3,059 32.4
Labour P Spencer 2,732 28.9
Liberal Democrat J Rothwell 1,609 17.0
Liberal Democrat L Barron 1,099 11.6
Conservative M Briscoe 470 5.0
Conservative H Briscoe 470 5.0
Majority
Turnout 9,439 47.6 +7.3
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Little Lever ward[edit]

Little Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour A Connell 3,067 58.8 +11.9
Conservative J Cosgrove 1,807 34.6 -8.6
Liberal Democrat W Crook 342 6.6 -1.2
Majority 1,260 24.1 +22.0
Turnout 5,216 55.4 +10.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 10.2

Smithills ward[edit]

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal M Mason 2,089 40.8 -6.8
Conservative G Gibson 1,311 25.6 -8.9
Labour J Byrne 1,232 24.1 +8.5
Independent S Graeme 325 6.3 +6.3
Green P Hackin 163 3.2 +3.2
Majority 778 15.2 +2.1
Turnout 5,120 58.6 +4.8
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Con to Labour 8.7

Tonge ward[edit]

Tonge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour J Mason 2,694 58.1 -1.4
Conservative P Hamer 1,142 24.6 -10.9
Liberal Democrat B Dunning 802 17.3 +12.3
Majority 1,552 33.5 +9.5
Turnout 4,638 52.4 +6.0
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 11.6

Westhoughton ward[edit]

Westhoughton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour R Fairhurst 1,838 51.0 +7.1
Liberal Democrat P Mather 1,278 35.5 +6.3
Conservative A Cole 489 13.6 -13.3
Majority 560 15.5 +0.8
Turnout 3,605 46.3 +6.7
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 10.2

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