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

The 1994 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 1994 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: 15 were won by the Labour Party, 2 by the Conservative Party, and 3 by the Liberal Democrats. After the election, the composition of the council was as follows:

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 1994
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 15 1 2 -1 52.6 42,223 +12.9
  Conservative 2 0 1 -1 24.3 19,553 -17.7
  Liberal Democrats 3 2 0 +2 23.0 18,498 +4.7

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

39 16 4 1
Labour Conservative L I

After the election the composition of the council was:

38 15 6 1
Labour Conservative L I

LD - Liberal Democrats
I - Independent

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Hynes 2,502 48.6 +22.7
Conservative H Fairclough 2,026 39.4 -27.9
Liberal Democrats C Atty 617 12.0 +5.2
Majority 476 9.2
Turnout 5,145 47.4 +6.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 25.3

Blackrod ward

Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Monaghan 2,162 52.2 +10.7
Liberal Democrats I Hamilton 1,044 25.2 +4.7
Conservative J Winward 934 22.6 -15.3
Majority 1,118 27.0 +23.4
Turnout 4,140 40.2 +4.2
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 13.0

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Byrne 2,044 46.7 +22.5
Conservative A Osborn 1,569 35.9 -29.1
Liberal Democrats I Peacock 760 17.4 +8.6
Majority 475 10.8
Turnout 4,373 40.3 +1.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 25.8

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Benjamin 2,462 65.1 +11.9
Liberal Democrats E Hill 678 17.9 +12.6
Conservative S Little 642 17.0 -24.5
Majority 1,784 47.2 +35.6
Turnout 3,782 35.8 +0.8
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 18.2

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Carr 1,860 41.7 -26.1
Labour S Murray 1,728 38.7 +15.1
Liberal Democrats S Ball 875 19.6 +11.3
Majority 132 2.9 -41.0
Turnout 4,463 43.2 +2.4
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 20.6

Burnden ward

Burnden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Howarth 2,280 68.6 +16.3
Conservative F Tebbutt 546 16.4 -8.8
Liberal Democrats M Rothwell 498 15.0 -7.4
Majority 1,734 51.2 +24.1
Turnout 3,324 35.0 +5.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 12.5

Central ward

Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brian Iddon 2,439 75.7 +13.1
Conservative J Bradley 497 15.4 -13.4
Liberal Democrats M Khan 286 8.9 +0.3
Majority 1,942 60.3 +26.4
Turnout 3,222 41.0 +9.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 13.2

Daubhill ward

Daubhill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Harkin 2,126 69.7 +9.5
Conservative L Waterson 533 17.5 -14.7
Liberal Democrats L Baron 393 12.9 +5.3
Majority 1,593 52.2 +23.5
Turnout 3,052 35.2 +6.5
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 12.1

Deane-cum-Heaton ward

Deane-cum-Heaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Shaw 2,449 43.6 -21.5
Labour T Hyams 1,774 31.6 +6.9
Liberal Democrats L Easterman 1,392 24.8 +14.6
Majority 675 12.0 -28.4
Turnout 5,615 43.2 +4.2
Conservative hold Swing Con to LD 18.0

Derby ward

Derby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Riley 2,490 61.0 -14.4
Conservative Y Patel 1,343 32.9 +16.1
Liberal Democrats L Bale 252 6.2 -1.6
Majority 1,147 28.1 -30.5
Turnout 4,085 44.0 +15.6
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 15.2

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Johnston 2,047 77.7 +14.3
Liberal Democrats W Crook 329 12.5 +2.8
Conservative R Wood 260 9.9 -17.0
Majority 1,718 65.2 +28.8
Turnout 2,636 28.3 +6.9
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 15.6

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Kilcoyne 2,199 57.7 +3.0
Liberal Democrats J Radlett 1,204 31.6 +9.5
Conservative D Mercer 407 10.7 -12.5
Majority 995 26.1 -5.4
Turnout 3,811 40.9 +8.3
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 11.0

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Williamson 2,298 73.3 +15.4
Conservative S Kesler 430 13.7 -19.4
Liberal Democrats C Kay 405 12.9 +3.9
Majority 1,868 59.6 +34.8
Turnout 3,133 31.2 +6.2
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 17.4

Horwich ward

Horwich ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R Ronson 2,777 47.3 -3.1
Labour E Walker 2,168 37.0 +10.4
Conservative M Perks 920 15.7 -7.3
Majority 609 10.3 -13.3
Turnout 5,865 52.8 +2.8
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Con to Labour 8.8

Hulton Park ward

Hulton Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Hyland 2,070 44.2 +16.5
Conservative S Tudge 1,673 35.8 -24.0
Liberal Democrats D Cooper 936 20.0 +7.4
Majority 397 8.4
Turnout 4,679 39.3 +3.7
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 20.2

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F Hampson 2,230 58.6 +10.2
Liberal Democrats J Rothwell 1,276 33.5 -4.8
Conservative P Briscoe 298 7.8 -5.5
Majority 954 25.1 +15.0
Turnout 3,804 38.2 +6.6
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 7.8

Little Lever ward

Little Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Connell 2,562 62.1 +20.5
Conservative D Bailey 1,145 27.8 -24.1
Liberal Democrats L Barron 418 10.1 +3.6
Majority 1,417 34.3
Turnout 4,125 44.6 +11.1
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 22.3

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal R Hayes 2,463 59.1 +2.3
Labour A Page 819 19.6 +8.3
Conservative D Price 751 18.0 -13.4
Independent S Graeme 135 3.2 +2.7
Majority 1,644 39.5 +14.0
Turnout 4,168 49.1 +7.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Con to Labour 10.8

Tonge ward

Tonge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F White 2,435 67.1 +22.5
Conservative P Whittaker 841 23.2 -17.7
Liberal Democrats S Howarth 354 9.8 -4.7
Majority 1,594 43.9 +40.1
Turnout 3,630 45.7 +6.7
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 20.1

Westhoughton ward

Westhoughton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats D Wilkinson 1,388 46.0 +24.7
Labour L Fairhurst 1,241 41.3 +2.6
Conservative R Crawford 428 12.7 -27.3
Majority 157 4.7
Turnout 3,361 55.0 +16.5
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Con to LD 26.0

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