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

The 1995 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 4 May 1995 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

21 seats were contested in the election, with 18 being won by the Labour Party, 1 by the Liberal Democrats and 2 by the Conservative. 2 seats were contested in the Kearsley ward.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 1995
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 18 5 0 +5 54.5 40,791 +2.0
  Conservative 2 0 4 -4 23.3 17,392 -1.0
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 -0 20.0 14,936 -3.0
  Other parties 0 0 1 -1 2.2 1,650 +2.2

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

38 15 6 1
Labour Conservative L I

After the election the composition of the council was:

43 11 6
Labour Conservative L

LD - Liberal Democrats
I - Independent

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Murray 2,382 49.5 +0.9
Conservative J Walsh 1,823 37.9 -1.5
Ind. Conservative W Holt 325 6.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrats S Howarth 278 5.8 -6.2
Majority 559 11.6 +2.4
Turnout 4,808 44.0 -3.4
Labour gain from Conservative Swing LD to Ind Con 6.5

Blackrod ward

Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K Helsby 2,261 63.9 +11.7
Conservative D Mercer 770 21.8 -0.8
Liberal Democrats D Watts 507 14.3 -10.9
Majority 1,491 42.1 +15.1
Turnout 3,538 36.1 -4.1
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 11.3

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Fitzpatrick 2,029 49.2 +2.4
Conservative E Crook 1,693 41.1 +5.2
Liberal Democrats I Peacock 400 9.7 -7.6
Majority 336 8.1 -2.7
Turnout 4,121 37.8 -2.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing LD to Con 6.4

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Grime 2,284 73.0 +4.9
Conservative S Little 487 15.6 -1.4
Liberal Democrats E Hill 359 11.5 -6.4
Majority 1,797 57.4 +10.2
Turnout 3,130 29.9 -5.9
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 5.6

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Wilkinson 1,944 46.8 +5.1
Labour B Ramsden 1,745 42.0 +3.3
Liberal Democrats C Atty 461 11.1 -8.5
Majority 199 4.8 +1.9
Turnout 4,150 39.9 -3.3
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 6.8

Burnden ward

Burnden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Birch 2,280 75.0 +6.4
Conservative E Holland 421 13.9 -2.5
Liberal Democrats R Harasiwka 338 11.1 -3.9
Majority 1,859 61.2 +10.0
Turnout 3,039 31.9 -3.1
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 5.1

Central ward

Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M McLoughlin 2,218 77.3 +1.6
Conservative J Bradley 466 16.2 +0.8
Liberal Democrats M Khan 185 6.4 -2.5
Majority 1,752 61.1 +0.8
Turnout 2,869 37.7 +3.3
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 2.0

Daubhill ward

Daubhill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Donaghy 2,023 75.2 +5.5
Conservative F Tebbutt 409 14.5 -2.3
Liberal Democrats L Sullivan 257 9.6 -3.3
Majority 1,614 60.0 +7.8
Turnout 2,689 32.3 -2.9
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 3.9

Deane-cum-Heaton ward

Deane-cum-Heaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Hanscomb 2,342 52.8 +9.2
Liberal Democrats C Kay 2,095 47.2 +22.4
Majority 247 5.6 -6.4
Turnout 4,437 33.9 -9.3
Conservative hold Swing

Derby ward

Derby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K Peters 2,771 73.5 +12.5
Conservative Y Patel 840 12.3 -10.6
Liberal Democrats L Bale 160 4.2 -2.0
Majority 1,931 51.2 +23.1
Turnout 3,771 41.2 -2.8
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 11.5

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Stones 1,496 53.4 -24.3
Independent Labour W Hardman 990 35.3 +35.3
Conservative D Bailey 202 7.2 -2.7
Liberal Democrats A Crook 113 4.0 -8.5
Majority 506 18.1 -47.1
Turnout 2,801 30.4 +2.1
Labour gain from Independent Labour Swing Labour to Ind Lab 29.8

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Morris 2,222 66.7 +9.0
Liberal Democrats A Radlett 770 23.1 -8.5
Conservative D Price 338 10.2 -0.5
Majority 1,452 43.6 +17.5
Turnout 3,330 35.9 -5.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 8.7

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Dennis 2,194 80.5 +7.2
Conservative S Kesler 295 10.8 -2.9
Liberal Democrats D Connor 238 8.7 -4.2
Majority 1,899 69.6 +10.0
Turnout 2,727 27.7 -3.5
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 5.7

Horwich ward

Horwich ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B McCracken 2,335 48.1 +11.1
Liberal Democrats P McGeehan 1,411 29.1 -18.2
Conservative M Perks 1,030 21.2 +5.5
Independent I Cooper 80 1.6 +1.6
Majority 924 19.0
Turnout 4,856 43.5 -9.3
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 14.6

Hulton Park ward

Hulton Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour B Ramsden 1,865 44.6 +0.4
Conservative G Smith 1,129 27.0 -8.8
Liberal Democrats D Cooper 1,122 26.9 +6.9
Independent P Woodcock 61 1.5 +1.5
Majority 736 17.6 +9.1
Turnout 4,177 35.2 -3.6
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to LD 7.8

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Keating 1,987 30.3
Labour P Spencer 1,931 29.4
Liberal Democrats J Rothwell 1,202 18.3
Liberal Democrats M Rothwell 1,107 16.9
Conservative K Ward 176 2.7
Conservative S Jinks 165 2.5
Majority
Turnout 6,568 34.8 -3.4
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Little Lever ward

Little Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Evans 2,090 56.3 -5.8
Conservative D Dziubus 1,382 37.2 +9.4
Liberal Democrats L Barron 243 6.5 -3.6
Majority 708 19.0 -15.3
Turnout 3,715 40.5 -4.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Labour to Con 7.6

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J Higson 2,233 59.2 +0.1
Labour A Page 1,030 27.3 +7.7
Conservative D Bagnall 511 13.5 -4.5
Majority 1,203 31.9 -7.5
Turnout 3,774 44.3 -4.8
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Con to Labour 6.1

Tonge ward

Tonge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Perry 2,271 71.3 +4.2
Conservative J Evans 620 19.5 -3.7
Liberal Democrats S Howarth 296 9.3 -0.5
Majority 1,651 51.8 +7.9
Turnout 3,187 38.8 -6.9
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 3.9

Westhoughton ward

Westhoughton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Finch 1,377 44.7 +0.4
Liberal Democrats E Hill 1,162 37.7 -8.3
Conservative R Crawford 349 11.3 +0.6
Independent D Goddard 194 6.3 +6.3
Majority 215 7.0
Turnout 3,082 38.1 -16.9
Labour hold Swing LD to Ind 7.3

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