Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2010

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council was held on 6 May 2010, on the same day as the General Election which led to a much higher turnout than in recent years. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

20 seats were contested with 13 being won by the Labour Party, 6 by the Conservatives and 1 by the Liberal Democrats.

In the Smithills ward, the Lib Dems held the seat but defeated the sitting Councillor, R Silvester, who had previously moved from the Lib Dems to the Labour Party.

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

Election result[edit]

Bolton Local Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 3 0 +3 39.5 48,880 +7.1
  Conservative 6 0 1 -1 33.9 41,919 -8.0
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 2 -2 21.4 26,474 +1.0
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 2,728 -0.3
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 1.5 1,865 +0.3
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.7 2,139 +1.6

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

28 23 9
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

After the election the composition of the council was:

30 22 8
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

Ward results[edit]

Astley Bridge ward[edit]

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Walsh 3,204 46.5 -17.9
Labour Asif Ibrahim 2,034 29.5 +13.9
Liberal Democrat Clive Richard Atty 1,257 18.4 -1.8
Independent Neville Mercer 396 5.7 +5.7
Majority 1,170 16.8 -27.6
Turnout 6,947 69.1 +33.1
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 15.9

Bradshaw ward[edit]

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Brierley 3,464 53.7 -15.0
Labour Kate Challender 1,733 26.9 +10.1
Liberal Democrat Stephen Frederick Howarth 1,090 16.9 +7.6
Green Anne Mumberson 163 2.5 -2.8
Majority 1,731 26.7 -25.2
Turnout 6,478 72.1 +31.4
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 12.5

Breightmet ward[edit]

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynda Jean Byrne 2,787 49.6 +16.8
Conservative Sandra MacNeill 1,951 34.7 -12.4
Liberal Democrat David Charles Tyas Cooper 876 15.6 +11.1
Majority 836 14.8
Turnout 5,655 59.2 +18.6
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 14.6

Bromley Cross ward[edit]

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Wells Greenhalgh 4,236 54.5 -14.4
Labour Anthony Muscat Terribile 1,774 22.8 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Stewart Malcolm Ball 1,456 18.7 +10.9
Green Lynne Hyland 303 3.9 +0.4
Majority 2,462 31.5 -20.8
Turnout 7,821 74.1 +33.3
Conservative hold Swing Con to LD 12.6

Crompton ward[edit]

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sufrana Bashir-Ismail 3,749 62.4 +12.4
Conservative Amina Khilji 1,325 22.0 -6.0
Liberal Democrat Jaleh Salari 938 15.6 -6.4
Majority 2,424 40.3 +18.4
Turnout 6,012 61.7 +22.9
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 9.4

Farnworth ward[edit]

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Noel Spencer 2,612 53.2 +11.7
Conservative Ruth Kenny 1,040 21.2 +2.1
Liberal Democrat David Arthur Connor 994 20.3 -14.1
Green Diana Hayes 260 5.3 +0.3
Majority 1,572 32.0 +24.9
Turnout 4,906 45.9 +20.5
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 12.9

Great Lever ward[edit]

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Ayub 2,844 49.9 +3.3
Conservative Mohammad Idrees 1,805 31.6 -4.7
Liberal Democrat Matthew David Tyas Cooper 785 13.8 +6.9
Green Alan Johnson 270 4.7 -5.8
Majority 1,039 18.2 +8.2
Turnout 5,704 58.3 +21.8
Labour hold Swing Green to LD 6.3

Halliwell ward[edit]

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Akhtar Zaman 3,228 65.1 +2.6
Liberal Democrat Francine Godfrey 882 17.8 +1.3
Conservative Gareth Morris 845 17.1 -4.0
Majority 2,346 47.3 +5.9
Turnout 4,955 55.1 +23.5
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 3.3

Harper Green ward[edit]

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Francis 2,312 44.8 +0.1
Liberal Democrat Wendy Connor 1,203 23.3 +8.5
Conservative Bill Dawson 903 17.5 -23.0
Independent Laurence John Williamson 625 12.1 +12.1
Green Eric Thomas Hyland 114 2.2 +2.2
Majority 1,109 21.5 +17.3
Turnout 5,157 54.0 +27.3
Labour hold Swing Con to Ind 17.5

Heaton and Lostock ward[edit]

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Shaw 4,643 57.6 -13.0
Labour John William Gillatt 1,973 24.5 +7.1
Liberal Democrat Christine Joyce Macpherson 1,265 15.7 +8.9
Green Daniel James Mann 184 2.3 -2.9
Majority 2,670 33.1 -20.1
Turnout 8,065 75.6 +30.3
Conservative hold Swing Con to LD 10.9

Horwich and Blackrod ward[edit]

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Stephen Pickup 2,423 38.1 +7.7
Conservative Michael Hollick 2,229 35.1 -8.6
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Thomson 1,319 20.7 -5.2
Green Graham Chadwick 388 6.1 +6.1
Majority 194 3.0
Turnout 6,359 65.9 +30.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 8.1

Horwich North East ward[edit]

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin P. McKeon 2,243 33.0 +10.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Michael Rock 2,153 31.7 -12.3
Conservative Carol Ann Forshaw 1,970 29.0 -1.7
BNP Ivan Andrew Cooper 421 6.2 +6.2
Majority 90 1.3
Turnout 6,787 69.4 +32.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Labour 11.3

Hulton ward[edit]

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Philip Morgan 2,873 57.5 -6.7
Labour Shafaqat Shaikh 1,928 31.9 -1.4
Liberal Democrat Paul Anthony Harasiwka 888 14.7 +2.2
Green James David Tomkinson 364 6.0 +6.0
Majority 945 15.6 -5.3
Turnout 6,053 61.8 -27.8
Conservative hold Swing Con to Green 6.3

Kearsley ward[edit]

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Derek Burrows 2,706 46.4 +12.2
Liberal Democrat Tracey Kane 1,797 30.8 -15.8
Conservative Diane Bamber 1,331 22.8 +3.5
Majority 909 15.6
Turnout 5,834 56.5 +26.7
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 14.0

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward[edit]

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Maureen Connell 2,036 31.6 -5.5
Conservative Rees Gibbon 1,794 27.8 -17.7
Liberal Democrat Eric John Hyde 1,342 20.8 +9.8
Independent Sean Colin Hornby 1,118 17.3 +17.3
Green Alwynne Cartmell 161 2.5 -3.9
Majority 242 3.7
Turnout 6,451 66.0 +27.3
Labour hold Swing Con to Ind 17.5

Rumworth ward[edit]

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ismail Ibrahim 3,928 70.0 +6.8
Liberal Democrat Glen Carl Atkinson 855 14.7 +14.7
Conservative Michelle Laura Ionn 825 15.2 -6.6
Majority 3,073 54.8 +13.4
Turnout 5,608 56.0 +26.7
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 10.6

Smithills ward[edit]

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Anthony James Radlett 2,741 41.0 -6.6
Labour Co-op Richard Edward Warner Silvester 1,699 25.4 +9.8
Conservative Christine Deidre Flannagan 1,632 24.4 -7.4
BNP Anthony Backhouse 461 6.9 +6.9
Green Rachel Elizabeth Mann 153 2.3 -1.3
Majority 1,042 15.6 +0.8
Turnout 6,686 67.3 +29.4
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing Con to Labour 8.6

Tonge with the Haulgh ward[edit]

Tonge with the Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nick Peel 2,495 48.0 +7.7
Conservative Kath Kavanagh 1,418 27.3 -7.4
Liberal Democrat Michael George Langdon 756 14.6 +8.5
BNP Dorothee Sayers 525 10.1 -5.7
Majority 1,077 20.7 +15.1
Turnout 5,194 57.7 +23.2
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 7.9

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward[edit]

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martyn Cox 2,826 38.2 -9.4
Labour Co-op Karen Louise Lawrinson 2,263 30.6 +6.1
Liberal Democrat Derek John Gradwell 2,087 28.2 +4.2
Green Ian David McHugh 2,22 3.0 -0.9
Majority 563 7.6 -15.5
Turnout 7,398 67.6 +34.4
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 7.7

Westhoughton South ward[edit]

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevan Stanley Jones 2,113 34.6 +7.5
Liberal Democrat Julia Mary Silvester 1,790 29.3 -8.1
Conservative Paul Vernon Wild 1,605 26.3 -5.1
BNP Richard Adam Bates 458 7.5 +7.5
Green Kirsty Rachael Upham 146 2.4 -1.7
Majority 323 5.3
Turnout 6,112 63.5 +31.2
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Labour 7.8

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