The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England
The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England

The 1992 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 7 May 1992 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.

20 seats were contested in the election: 11 were won by the Labour Party, 7 by the Conservative Party, and 2 by the Liberal Democrats. After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 1992
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 3 -3 39.6 27,756 -3.4
  Conservative 7 2 0 +2 42.0 29,420 +7.1
  Liberal Democrats 2 1 0 +1 18.3 12,848 -1.4

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

42 14 3 1
Labour Conservative L I

After the election the composition of the council was:

39 16 4 1
Labour Conservative L I

LD - Liberal Democrats
I - Independent

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Shepherd 3,005 67.3 +12.3
Labour O Johnson 1,155 25.9 -9.6
Liberal Democrats B Hackney 302 6.8 -2.7
Majority 1,850 41.5 +21.9
Turnout 4,462 41.4 -8.5
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 12.9

Blackrod ward

Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Johnson 1,454 41.5 -5.3
Conservative J Winnward 1,328 37.9 +7.3
Liberal Democrats I Hamilton 718 20.5 +2.7
Majority 126 3.6 -12.5
Turnout 3,500 36.0 -18.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 6.3

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W Hall 2,752 65.0 +11.9
Labour D Hamer 1,110 26.2 -7.9
Liberal Democrats I Peacock 374 8.8 -3.9
Majority 1,642 38.8 +19.8
Turnout 4,236 39.0 -5.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 9.9

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Byrne 2,012 53.2 -2.4
Conservative J Martin 1,572 41.5 +8.3
Liberal Democrats S Ball 201 5.3 -5.9
Majority 440 11.6 -10.8
Turnout 3,785 35.0 -3.2
Labour hold Swing LD to Con 7.1

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative N Critchley 2,820 67.8 +10.9
Labour A Page 994 23.9 -3.6
Liberal Democrats C Atty 344 8.3 -7.3
Majority 1,826 43.9 -14.5
Turnout 4,158 40.8 -3.6
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 9.1

Burnden ward

Burnden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Eastwood 1,495 52.3 -10.4
Conservative S Rae 721 25.2 +0.7
Liberal Democrats F Harasiwka 640 22.4 +9.6
Majority 774 27.1 -11.1
Turnout 2,856 30.0 -8.9
Labour hold Swing Labour to LD 10.0

Central ward

Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Howarth 1,601 62.6 -4.8
Conservative L Shepherd 735 28.8 +10.5
Liberal Democrats S Howarth 220 8.6 -5.8
Majority 866 33.9 -15.2
Turnout 2,556 32.0 -10.7
Labour hold Swing LD to Con 8.1

Daubhill ward

Daubhill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Anderton 1,515 60.2 -3.8
Conservative L Waterson 811 32.2 +8.1
Liberal Democrats L Baron 192 7.6 -4.3
Majority 704 27.9 -12.0
Turnout 2,518 28.7 -12.3
Labour hold Swing LD to Con 6.2

Deane-cum-Heaton ward

Deane-cum-Heaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Rushton 3,308 65.1 +9.6
Labour R Evans 1,255 24.7 -7.0
Liberal Democrats L Easterman 519 10.2 -1.4
Majority 2,053 40.4 +16.7
Turnout 5,082 39.0 -7.8
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Con 8.3

Derby ward

Derby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Foster 1,962 75.4 -4.6
Conservative F Tebbutt 437 16.8 +4.7
Liberal Democrats M Khan 203 7.8 -0.1
Majority 1,525 58.6 -9.4
Turnout 2,602 28.4 -10.5
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 4.6

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour N Spencer 1,261 63.4 +34.8
Conservative C Adams 536 26.9 +12.1
Liberal Democrats M Rothwell 192 9.7 +3.8
Majority 725 36.4
Turnout 1,989 21.4 -0.7
Labour hold Swing

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Hamer 1,690 54.7 -5.2
Conservative R Pryce 716 23.2 +2.8
Liberal Democrats J Radlett 684 22.1 +2.4
Majority 974 31.5 -8.0
Turnout 3,090 32.6 -11.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 4.0

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Clare 1,495 57.9 -6.6
Conservative H Morton 855 33.1 +13.9
Liberal Democrats P Barnett 232 9.0 -7.3
Majority 640 24.8 -20.6
Turnout 2,582 25.0 -10.2
Labour hold Swing LD to Con 10.6

Horwich ward

Horwich ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats B Ronson 2,852 50.4 +14.8
Labour E Walker 1,508 26.6 -12.1
Conservative J Berry 1,302 23.0 -2.8
Majority 1,344 23.7
Turnout 5,662 50.0 -4.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Labour to LD 13.4

Hulton Park ward

Hulton Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Higson 2,516 59.8 +9.0
Labour T Hyams 1,165 27.7 -2.7
Liberal Democrats C Cooper 529 12.6 -6.2
Majority 1,351 32.1 +11.7
Turnout 4,210 35.6 -9.0
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 7.6

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Alker 1,514 48.4 -2.9
Liberal Democrats J Rothwell 1,199 38.3 +3.4
Conservative P Briscoe 415 13.3 -0.4
Majority 315 10.1 -6.3
Turnout 3,128 31.6 -10.3
Labour hold Swing Labour to LD 3.1

Little Lever ward

Little Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Churchman 1,851 51.9 +4.0
Labour K Cunliffe 1,485 41.6 +0.7
Liberal Democrats W Crook 233 6.5 -4.7
Majority 366 10.2
Turnout 3,569 33.5 -14.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing LD to Con 4.3

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal R Hayes 2,075 56.8 +1.1
Conservative G Gibson 1,147 31.4 +4.5
Labour M Hanif 411 11.3 -1.9
Independent S Graeme 20 0.5 -3.7
Majority 928 25.4 -3.4
Turnout 3,653 42.0 -13.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Lab to Con 3.2

Tonge ward

Tonge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M McFadden 1,477 44.6 -2.2
Conservative I Hardman 1,352 40.9 +11.9
Liberal Democrats B Dunning 479 14.5 -9.7
Majority 125 3.8 -14.0
Turnout 3,308 39.0 -7.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Con 10.8

Westhoughton ward

Westhoughton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative G Twist 1,241 40.0 +9.9
Labour L Thomas 1,201 38.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats D Wilkinson 660 21.3 -8.7
Majority 40 1.3
Turnout 3,102 38.5 -5.5
Conservative gain from Labour Swing LD to Con 9.3

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