Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

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Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Third of council elected three years out of four
Coat of arms of Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.png
Coat of arms
Type
Type
Houses Unicameral
Term limits
None
History
Founded 1 April 1974
Structure
Seats 60 councillors
Joint committees
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Police and Crime Panel
37 / 60
15 / 60
5 / 60
3 / 60
Elections
Last election
2014 (one third of councillors)
2015 (one third of councillors)
2016 (one third of councillors)
Next election
2018 (one third of councillors)
2019 (one third of councillors)
2020 (one third of councillors)
Website
www.bolton.gov.uk

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. It is a metropolitan district council, one of ten in Greater Manchester and one of 36 in the metropolitan counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Bolton.

History[edit]

The current local authority was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton on 1 April 1974. The council gained borough status, entitling it to be known as Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political control[edit]

Since 1973 political control of the council has been held by the following parties:[1]

Party Period
Conservative 1973–1980
Labour 1980–2003
No overall control 2003–2011
Labour 2011–present

Leaders[edit]

Leader Party Term
John Hanscomb Conservative 1973–1980
Robert Howarth Labour 1980–2004
Barbara Ronson Liberal Democrat 2004–2006
Clifford Morris Labour 2006–present

Wards and Councillors[edit]

There are 20 wards, each represented by three councillors.[2]

Ward Councillor Party Date first
elected
Astley Bridge
Hilary Fairclough Conservative
04-May-2000
John Walsh Conservative
07-May-1998
Paul Wild Conservative
05-May-2011
Bradshaw
Mudasir Dean Conservative
03-May-2012
Stuart Haslam Conservative
03-May-2012
Jacqueline Radcliffe Conservative
05-May-2016
Breightmet
John Byrne Labour
07-May-1992
Lynda Byrne[3] Labour
10-Jun-2004
Debbie Newall Labour
05-May-2016
Bromley Cross
Norman Critchley Conservative
05-May-1988
David Greenhalgh[4] Conservative
04-May-2006
Alan Wilkinson Conservative
09-Apr-1981
Crompton
Hanif Darvesh Labour
13-Jul-2006
Guy Harkin Labour
01-Oct-2009
Bilkis Ismail Labour
11-Feb-2016
Farnworth
Jean Gillies Labour
05-May-2011
Asif Ibrahim Labour
03-May-2012
Noel Spencer Labour
07-May-1992
Great Lever
Mohammed Ayub Labour
04-May-2006
Mohammed Iqbal Labour
01-May-2008
Madeline Murray Labour
03-May-2007
Halliwell
Cliff Morris[5] Labour
05-May-1983
Linda Thomas[6] Labour
05-Oct-1995
Akhtar Zaman Labour
02-May-2002
Harper Green
Mike Francis Labour
06-May-2010
Susan Haworth Labour
16-Oct-2014
Champak Mistry Labour
01-May-2008
Heaton and Lostock
Robert Allen Conservative
10-Jun-2004
Andrew Morgan Conservative
07-May-2015
Colin Shaw Conservative
05-May-1994
Horwich and Blackrod
Alan Bury Labour
22-May-2014
Ann Cunliffe Labour
03-May-2012
Stephen Pickup Labour
06-May-2010
Horwich North East
Joyce Kellett Labour
05-May-2011
Kevin McKeon Labour
06-May-2010
Richard Silvester Labour Co-operative
05-May-2011
Hulton
Diane Parkinson UKIP
22-May-2014
Shafaqat Shaikh Labour
07-May-2015
Darren Whitehead Labour
05-May-2016
Kearsley
Derek Burrows Labour
04-May-2006
Mark Cunningham UKIP
05-May-2016
Liam Irving Labour
05-May-2011
Little Lever
and Darcy Lever
Rees Gibbon UKIP
05-May-2016
Sean Hornby[7] UKIP
07-May-2015
Paul Richardson UKIP
22-May-2014
Rumworth
Ebrahim Adia Labour
02-May-2002
Ismail Ibrahim Labour
10-Jun-2004
vacant
Smithills
Roger Hayes[8] Liberal Democrat
07-May-1998
Andrew Martin Liberal Democrat
22-May-2014
Carole Swarbrick[9] Liberal Democrat
02-May-1996
Tonge with the Haulgh
Martin Donaghy Labour
03-May-2012
Nicholas Peel Labour
04-May-2000
Elaine Sherrington Labour
06-May-1999
Westhoughton North
and Chew Moor
Martyn Cox Conservative
06-May-2010
Zoe Kirk-Robinson Conservative
07-May-2015
Christine Wild Conservative
05-May-2016
Westhoughton South
David Chadwick Labour
03-May-2007
Kevan Jones Labour
06-May-2010
Anna-Marie Watters Labour
03-May-2012

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BBC News (19 April 2008). "Elections 2008: Bolton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Bolton Council. "Elected Members". Bolton Council. Retrieved 27 July 2016. 
  3. ^ Mayor of Bolton
  4. ^ Leader of the Conservative Group
  5. ^ Leader of the Council
  6. ^ Deputy Leader of the Council
  7. ^ Leader of the UKIP Group
  8. ^ Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group
  9. ^ Deputy Mayor of Bolton