Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2011

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 5 May 2011, along with the United Kingdom Alternative Vote referendum, 2011. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 2015.

21 seats were contested, including 2 seats in the Horwich North East ward following Barbara Ronson's resignation. The Labour Party won 15 seats, whilst the Conservatives won 5 and the Liberal Democrats 1.

The Labour Party gained overall control of the Council for the first time since 2003.

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

Election result[edit]

Bolton Local Election Result 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 15 5 0 +5 49.3 38,148 +9.8
  Conservative 5 0 2 -2 33.2 25,745 -0.7
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 3 -3 12.7 9,801 -8.7
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 2,762 +1.4
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 299 -1.1
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 692 -0.8

Council Composition[edit]

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

30 22 8
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

After the election the composition of the council was:

35 20 5
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

Ward results[edit]

Astley Bridge ward[edit]

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Vernon Wild 1,982 46.1 -0.4
Labour Asif Ismail Ibrahim 1,481 34.5 +5.0
Independent Neville Mercer 430 10.00 +4.3
Astley Bridge First Stuart Anthony Lever 202 4.7 +4.7
Liberal Democrat Clive Richard Atty 202 4.7 -13.5
Majority 501 11.6 -5.2
Turnout 4,297 42.9 -26.2
Conservative gain from Independent Conservative Swing LD to Labour 9.2

Bradshaw ward[edit]

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Diana Brierley 2,328 55.7 +2.0
Labour Kate Challender 1,567 37.5 +10.6
Liberal Democrat Stephen Frederick Howarth 285 6.8 -10.1
Majority 761 18.1 -8.6
Turnout 4,209 47.7 -24.4
Conservative hold Swing LD to Labour 10.4

Breightmet ward[edit]

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Byrne 2,045 60.2 +10.6
Conservative Sandra MacNeill 1,176 34.6 -0.1
Liberal Democrat Tracey Odessa Kane 176 5.2 -10.4
Majority 869 25.4 +10.6
Turnout 3,420 36.0 -23.2
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 10.5

Bromley Cross ward[edit]

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Andrew Wilkinson 2,821 59.7 +5.2
Labour Tony Muscat 1,244 26.3 +3.5
Green Rosa Sarah Shaw 336 7.1 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Christopher Atty 327 6.9 -11.6
Majority 1,577 33.2 +1.8
Turnout 4,755 45.0 -29.0
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 8.4

Crompton ward[edit]

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Guy J. Harkin 2,403 68.7 +6.4
Conservative Gareth James Morris 713 20.4 -1.6
Green Alex Shaw 218 6.2 +6.2
Liberal Democrat Gabrielle McDowall 164 4.7 -10.9
Majority 1,690 48.0 +7.7
Turnout 3,522 35.1 -26.6
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 10.6

Farnworth ward[edit]

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Gillies 1,855 68.8 +15.9
Conservative Ibby Ismail 383 14.2 -6.8
Green Diana Hayes 231 8.6 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Wendy Connor 226 8.4 -11.7
Majority 1,472 54.0 +32.0
Turnout 2,726 25.5 -20.4
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 13.8

Great Lever ward[edit]

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Madeline Murray 2,282 68.5 +19.0
Conservative Anjani Kumar 612 18.4 -13.0
Liberal Democrat Aqeel Akhtar 241 7.2 -6.5
Green David William Collins 198 5.9 +1.2
Majority 1,670 49.5 -31.3
Turnout 3,375 35.5 -22.8
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 16.0

Halliwell ward[edit]

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Carol Thomas 2,235 75.8 +10.7
Conservative Joylon Horton Greenhalgh 377 12.8 -4.2
Green Ian David McHugh 195 6.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrat Francine Godfrey 143 4.8 -13.0
Majority 1,858 62.6 +15.3
Turnout 2,969 33.1 -22.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 11.8

Harper Green ward[edit]

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Clare 1,918 69.2 +24.6
Conservative Jay Patel 616 22.2 +4.8
Liberal Democrat David Arthur Connor 236 8.5 -14.7
Majority 1,302 45.2 +23.7
Turnout 2,881 30.0 -24.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 19.6

Heaton and Lostock ward[edit]

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bob Allen 3,175 62.0 +4.7
Labour John William Gillatt 1,394 27.2 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Christine Joyce MacPherson 316 6.2 -9.4
Green Hannah Louisa Middleton 240 4.7 +2.4
Majority 1,781 34.6 +1.5
Turnout 5,149 48.5 -27.1
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 7.0

Horwich and Blackrod ward[edit]

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lindsey Ann Kell 1,851 49.1 +11.3
Conservative John Raymond Birchall Barrow 1,425 37.8 +3.0
Green Graham Chadwick 281 7.4 +1.3
Liberal Democrat Philip Andrew Kane 215 5.7 -14.9
Majority 426 11.2
Turnout 3,804 39.7 -26.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing LD to Labour 13.1

Horwich North East ward[edit]

Two seats were up for election in this ward.

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Joyce Kellett 1,869 24.6
Labour Co-op Richard Silvester 1,526 20.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Michael Rock 1,217 16.0
Conservative Carol Ann Forshaw 1,135 14.9
Liberal Democrat Kenneth Thomson 1,017 13.4
Conservative Peter Sloan 837 11.0
Majority (Kellett) 652
Majority (Silvester) 309
Total votes 7,652
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat
Labour Co-op gain from Liberal Democrat

Hulton ward[edit]

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Philip John Ashcroft 1,671 46.4 -0.8
Labour Shafaqat Shaikh 1,369 38.0 +6.3
Green James Tomkinson 344 9.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Matthew David Tyas Cooper 215 6.0 -8.6
Majority 302 8.4 -7.2
Turnout 3,599 36.7 -25.1
Conservative hold Swing LD to Labour 7.4

Kearsley ward[edit]

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Liam Irving 1,630 52.4 +6.0
Liberal Democrat Margaret Patricia Rothwell 953 30.6 -0.2
Conservative Michelle Ionn 529 17.0 -5.8
Majority 677 21.5 +5.9
Turnout 3,144 30.2 -26.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing Con to Labour 5.9

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward[edit]

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Connell 1,988 50.0 +18.4
Conservative Rees Gibbon 1,057 26.6 -1.2
Liberal Democrat Eric John Hyde 714 18.0 -2.8
Green Alwynne Cartmell 217 5.5 +3.0
Majority 931 23.3 +19.6
Turnout 3,992 41.2 -24.8
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 10.6

Rumworth ward[edit]

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ebrahim Adia 2,677 77.1 +7.1
Conservative Ruth Kenny 374 10.8 -3.9
Green Alan Johnson 300 8.6 +8.6
Liberal Democrat David Charles Tyas Cooper 119 3.4 -11.8
Majority 2,303 66.4 +11.6
Turnout 3,470 34.6 -21.4
Labour hold Swing LD to Green 10.2

Smithills ward[edit]

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Carole R. Swarbrick 1,642 40.0 -0.7
Labour Sean Francis Harkin 1,344 32.8 +7.6
Conservative Christine Deidre Porter 913 22.3 -1.9
Green Rachel Elizabeth Mann 202 4.9 +2.6
Majority 298 7.2 -8.4
Turnout 4,125 41.6 -25.7
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Con to Labour 4.7

Tonge with the Haulgh ward[edit]

Tonge with the Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elaine Sherrington 1,714 55.2 +7.2
Conservative Kath Kavanagh 933 30.0 +2.7
BNP Dorothee Sayers 299 9.6 -0.5
Liberal Democrat Paul Anthony Harasiwka 160 5.2 -9.3
Majority 781 25.0 +4.3
Turnout 3,124 35.1 -22.6
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 8.2

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward[edit]

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Christopher Peacock 2,038 47.8 +17.4
Conservative Patricia Allen 1,837 43.1 +5.1
Liberal Democrat Patricia Cooper 392 9.2 -18.8
Majority 201 4.7
Turnout 4,304 39.3 -28.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing LD to Labour 18.1

Westhoughton South ward[edit]

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Andrew Chadwick 1,718 49.5 +14.9
Conservative Michael Baker 851 24.5 -1.8
Liberal Democrat Derek John Gradwell 841 24.2 -5.1
Independent Glenn George Kaalman 60 1.7 +1.7
Majority 933 26.2 +20.9
Turnout 3,562 37.1 -26.4
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 10.0

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