Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2010

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Map of the results of the 2010 Wigan council election. Labour in red and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Elections to Wigan Council were held on 6 May 2010. One-third of the council was up for election.[1][2][3]

Election result[edit]

Wigan Local Election Result 2010
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 24 10 0 +10 96.0 45.5 63,404 +8.2%
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 1 -1 4.0 8.9 12,447 +0.3%
  Conservative 0 0 2 -2 0.0 18.7 26,036 -7.3%
  Community Action 0 0 2 -2 0.0 8.0 11,129 -5.9%
  Independent 0 0 3 -3 0.0 7.3 10,254 -1.6%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 6.5 9,116 +3.2%
  Independent Conservative 0 0 2 -2 0.0 3.1 4,351 +3.1%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.3 1,797 -0.0%
  England First 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 134 +0.1%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 41 51
Conservative 10 8
Independent 10 7
Community Action 6 4
Liberal Democrat 4 3
Wigan Independent Conservative 4 2
BNP 0 0
UKIP 0 0
England First 0 0
Total 75 75
Working majority  7   27 

Ward results[edit]

Abram[edit]

Abram[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Carl Sweeney 2,849 52.7 +4.9
Independent Sandra Atherton 893 16.5 +16.5
Conservative Marie Winstanley 668 12.4 -2.7
BNP Dennis Shambley 659 12.2 +12.2
Community Action John Shale 316 5.8 -30.9
Rejected ballots 20 0.4 -0.1
Majority 1,956 36.2 +25.2
Turnout 5,405 51.8 +26.7
Labour hold Swing -5.8

Ashton[edit]

Ashton[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Dennis Ash 2,208 38.7 +5.1
Community Action Joanne Bradley 1,980 34.7 -18.6
Independent Frank Merry 574 10.1 +10.1
Conservative Malcolm Childs 571 10.0 +2.5
BNP Barry Longstaffe 352 6.2 +0.8
Rejected ballots 20 0.4 +0.1
Majority 228 4.0 -15.8
Turnout 5,705 63.1 +26.2
Labour hold Swing +11.8

Aspull, New Springs, Whelley[edit]

Aspull, New Springs, Whelley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ronald Conway 3,133 49.6 +6.6
Liberal Democrat Trevor Beswick 1,470 23.3 -14.1
Conservative Jane Surples 1,175 18.6 -0.5
BNP Andrew Jones 430 6.8 +6.8
Independent Conservative Ian Bland 90 1.4 +1.4
Rejected ballots 20 0.3 -0.2
Majority 1,663 26.3 +20.7
Turnout 6,318 64.1 +29.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing +10.3

Astley Mosley Common[edit]

Astley Mosley Common[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Barry Taylor 2,339 39.5 +4.2
Liberal Democrat Gavin Clements 1,894 32.0 +10.0
Conservative Nasri Barghothi 1,635 27.6 -14.4
Rejected ballots 47 0.8 +0.2
Majority 445 7.5 +0.8
Turnout 5,915 63.1 +32.2
Labour gain from Independent Swing -2.9

Atherleigh[edit]

Atherleigh[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Pamela Stewart 2,038 43.3 -15.4
Conservative Derek Davies 871 18.5 -21.9
Liberal Democrat Lisa Clements 711 15.1 +15.1
Independent Neil Wade 447 9.5 +9.5
BNP Gary Chadwick 386 8.2 +8.2
Community Action Julie Finch 254 5.4 +5.4
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -0.9
Majority 1,167 24.8 +6.5
Turnout 4,707 56.0 +29.6
Labour hold Swing +3.2

Atherton[edit]

Atherton[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Karen Aldred 2,758 45.2 +19.3
Conservative Vivienne Lee 961 15.7 +2.9
Independent Jamie Hodgkinson 852 14.0 -15.5
Liberal Democrat Gareth Clements 850 13.9 -10.9
Community Action Stephen Hall 655 10.7 +10.7
Rejected ballots 30 0.5 +0.1
Majority 1,797 29.4 +25.8
Turnout 6,106 57.0 +25.6
Labour hold Swing +8.2

Bryn[edit]

Bryn[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Rampling 2,274 40.2 +16.7
Independent Brian Merry 1,697 30.0 -19.2
Community Action Kevin Williams 609 10.8 -1.3
BNP Ken Haslam 531 9.4 +0.7
Conservative Joseph Sheedy 525 9.3 +3.0
Rejected ballots 25 0.4 +0.0
Majority 577 10.2 -15.6
Turnout 5,661 62.4 +26.3
Labour gain from Independent Swing +17.9

Douglas[edit]

Douglas[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Shirley Dewhurst 2,742 58.7 +7.3
Conservative Margaret Atherton 659 14.1 -1.3
BNP Ian Lloyd 461 9.9 +9.9
Community Action Jayne Bryan 396 8.5 -24.2
Independent Anthony Unsworth 380 8.1 +8.1
Rejected ballots 34 0.7 +0.2
Majority 2,083 44.6 +25.9
Turnout 4,672 48.9 +24.4
Labour hold Swing +4.3

Golborne Lowton West[edit]

Golborne Lowton West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Gerard Bretherton 2,554 49.9 +8.9
Community Action Peter Franzen 1,431 28.0 -10.4
Conservative Kathleen Houlton 775 15.2 +5.4
BNP Steven McEllenborough 329 6.4 +0.3
Rejected ballots 26 0.5 +0.3
Majority 1,123 22.0 +19.4
Turnout 5,115 58.0 +25.1
Labour hold Swing +9.6

Hindley[edit]

Hindley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Talbot 2,558 49.2 +24.7
Independent David Culshaw 1,346 25.9 -39.6
Conservative David Ollerton 610 11.7 +2.0
BNP Stephen Bradbury 501 9.6 +9.6
Community Action Peter Solinas 152 2.9 +2.9
Rejected ballots 28 0.5 +0.3
Majority 1,212 23.3 -17.7
Turnout 5,195 52.7 +23.6
Labour hold Swing +32.1

Hindley Green[edit]

Hindley Green[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Stitt 1,658 31.5 +5.0
Independent Francis Carmichael 1,476 28.0 -16.7
Community Action Barry Fagan 1,087 20.6 +6.4
Conservative Margaret Winstanley 593 11.3 -3.0
BNP Darren Mark Taylor 427 8.1 +8.1
Rejected ballots 28 0.5 +0.1
Majority 182 3.5 -14.7
Turnout 5,269 61.7 +32.9
Labour gain from Community Action Swing +10.8

Ince[edit]

Ince[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Moodie 2,559 60.8 +0.3
BNP James Harrison 570 13.5 +13.5
Conservative Raymond Whittingham 402 9.6 -4.6
Community Action Robert Hall 300 7.1 -17.4
Independent Brian Kenrick 224 5.3 +5.3
England First Robert Hague 134 3.2 +3.2
Rejected ballots 18 0.4 -0.3
Majority 1,989 47.3 +11.3
Turnout 4,207 48.3 +25.3
Labour hold Swing -6.6

Leigh East[edit]

Leigh East[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Frederick Walker 2,422 48.2 +4.3
Liberal Democrat Gordon Jackson 1,373 27.3 +0.9
Conservative Richard Short 1,183 23.5 -5.5
Rejected ballots 51 1.0 +0.3
Majority 1,049 20.9 +6.1
Turnout 5,029 55.9 +31.0
Labour hold Swing +1.7

Leigh South[edit]

Leigh South[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Charles Rigby 2,571 40.8 -0.4
Conservative Stanley Walker 1,196 19.0 -11.1
Liberal Democrat Chris Blackburn 1,002 15.9 +15.9
Community Action Clive Charles 583 9.3 -5.0
BNP Adam Lloyd 516 8.2 -5.9
Independent Philip Symonds 279 4.4 +4.4
Independent Conservative Elaine Brown 125 2.0 +2.0
Rejected ballots 24 0.4 +0.1
Majority 1,375 21.8 +10.6
Turnout 6,296 61.6 +29.0
Labour hold Swing +5.3

Leigh West[edit]

Leigh West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Smith 2,509 46.5 -17.8
Liberal Democrat Richard Derricutt 828 15.3 +15.3
BNP Martin Grainey 693 12.8 +12.8
Conservative John Oxley 557 10.3 -23.7
Independent David Hull 280 5.2 +5.2
Independent Brian Turrell 255 4.7 +4.7
UKIP Mary Lavelle 247 4.6 +4.6
Rejected ballots 28 0.5 -1.1
Majority 1,681 31.1 +0.8
Turnout 5,397 51.3 +28.5
Labour hold Swing -16.5

Lowton East[edit]

Lowton East[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Cowley 2,403 38.0 +17.4
Conservative Ed Houlton 2,315 36.6 -17.0
Community Action Ian Franzen 1,591 25.1 -0.5
Rejected ballots 18 0.3 +0.1
Majority 88 1.4 -26.6
Turnout 6,327 65.6 +27.7
Labour gain from Community Action Swing +17.2

Orrell[edit]

Orrell[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Arrowsmith 2,877 46.1 +18.1
Conservative Stuart Foy 2,317 37.2 -9.3
BNP Charles Foy 697 11.2 -4.7
Independent Conservative Paula Thompson 286 4.6 +4.6
Rejected ballots 58 0.9 +0.6
Majority 560 9.0 -9.5
Turnout 6,235 67.5 +29.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +13.7

Pemberton[edit]

Pemberton[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Paul Prescott 3,219 65.5 +9.8
Conservative Jonathan Cartwright 617 12.6 -1.5
BNP Christopher Hilton 596 12.1 -1.3
Community Action Michael Leyland 451 9.2 -7.1
Rejected ballots 32 0.7 +0.1
Majority 2,602 52.9 +13.5
Turnout 4,915 50.1 +24.2
Labour hold Swing +5.6

Shevington with Lower Ground[edit]

Shevington with Lower Ground[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Michael Crosby 2,180 34.3 +3.6
Conservative Anthony Hind 1,404 22.1 -26.3
Independent Conservative Angela Bland 1,210 19.1 +19.1
Liberal Democrat Daniel Clarke 995 15.7 +7.7
UKIP John Atherton 534 8.4 +0.5
Rejected ballots 28 0.4 +0.4
Majority 776 12.2 -5.5
Turnout 6,351 68.3 +34.2
Labour gain from Independent Conservative Swing +14.9

Standish with Langtree[edit]

Standish with Langtree[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Emma McGurrin 2,097 32.1 +1.2
Conservative Steven Surples 1,894 29.0 -21.8
Independent Conservative Neil Dunlop 1,021 15.6 +15.6
Liberal Democrat Alan Robinson 1,009 15.4 +9.1
UKIP Alan Freeman 280 4.3 -4.1
BNP Graham Lawrence 228 3.5 +3.5
Rejected ballots 13 0.2 +0.1
Majority 203 3.1 -16.8
Turnout 6,542 68.4 +32.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.5

Tyldesley[edit]

Tyldesley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Paul Valentine 2,315 39.5 -26.2
Labour Anita Thorpe 1,875 32.0 +10.0
Conservative Hilary Hayden 930 15.9 +4.6
BNP David Peacock 450 7.7 +7.7
Independent Joseph Haley 272 4.6 +4.6
Rejected ballots 13 0.2 -0.8
Majority 440 7.5 -36.2
Turnout 5,855 58.3 +30.5
Liberal Democrat hold Swing -18.1

Wigan Central[edit]

Wigan Central[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour George Davies 2,477 41.9 +11.6
Conservative Robert Gibson 1,522 25.7 -24.5
Independent Conservative Gareth Fairhurst 1,090 18.4 +18.4
UKIP Keith Jones 475 8.0 -4.1
BNP Anthony Farrell 306 5.2 +5.2
Rejected ballots 47 0.8 +0.3
Majority 955 16.1 -3.9
Turnout 5,917 64.8 +30.5
Labour gain from Independent Conservative Swing +18.0

Wigan West[edit]

Wigan West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Phyllis Cullen 3,437 61.4 +17.7
Conservative Christopher McGowan 970 17.3 -1.6
BNP Susan Mather 608 10.9 -3.6
Independent Conservative Andrew Lomax 529 9.5 +9.5
Rejected ballots 50 0.9 +0.7
Majority 2,467 44.1 +19.3
Turnout 5,594 57.5 +32.4
Labour hold Swing +9.6

Winstanley[edit]

Winstanley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clive Morgan 2,465 43.4 +10.1
Independent William Wilkes 1,279 22.5 +22.5
Conservative Victoria Ashurst 852 15.0 -4.4
Community Action Ronald Barnes 433 7.6 -39.3
BNP Adrian Jones 376 6.6 +6.6
UKIP Arnold Foster 261 4.6 +4.6
Rejected ballots 14 0.2 -0.1
Majority 1,186 20.9 +7.2
Turnout 5,680 64.8 +35.0
Labour gain from Independent Swing -6.2

Worsley Mesnes[edit]

Worsley Mesnes[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynne Holland 3,202 64.5 +9.4
Community Action Arthur Fairhurst 891 17.9 -10.6
Conservative Marion Green 834 16.8 +1.1
Rejected ballots 38 0.8 +0.1
Majority 2,311 46.5 +20.0
Turnout 4,965 56.2 +29.9
Labour hold Swing +10.0

By-elections between 2010 and 2011[edit]

Wigan Central By-Election 3 March 2011[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lawrence Hunt 1,165 48.6 +6.7
Conservative Robin Gibson 652 27.2 +1.5
Independent Conservative Gareth Fairhurst 393 16.4 -2.0
UKIP Keith Davies 189 7.9 -0.1
Majority 513 21.4 +5.3
Turnout 2,399 25.6 -39.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +2.6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election 2010: Wigan council". BBC News Online. 19 April 2009. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Local Election Results 06 May 2010". wiganmbc.gov.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Local Elections Archive Project: 2010 - Wigan". andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  4. ^ "Council by-election wins for Labour". London: The Independent. 4 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Local Authority Byelection Results". gwydir.demon.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-06-13.