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

Elections to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 6 May 1999. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

20 seats were contested in the election, with 11 being won by the Labour Party, 5 by the Liberal Democrats and 4 by the Conservatives.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 1999
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 11 0 6 -6 55.0 46.4 23,459 -0.8
  Liberal Democrats 5 4 0 +4 25.0 21.0 10,634 +1.5
  Conservative 4 2 0 +2 20.0 30.6 15,497 +0.3
  Other parties 0 0 0 +0 0 2.0 999 -1.0

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

47 8 5
Labour Conservative L

After the election the composition of the council was:

41 10 9
Labour Conservative L

LD - Liberal Democrats

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S Lever 1,676 48.4 -0.6
Labour S Murray 1,546 44.5 +1.6
Liberal Democrats C Atty 247 7.1 -0.9
Majority 133 3.8 -2.3
Turnout 3,472 31.0 -1.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing LD to Labour 1.2

Blackrod ward

Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K Helsby 1,111 45.0 +6.3
Conservative R Barrow 896 36.3 +7.2
Liberal Democrats D Watts 462 18.7 +8.2
Majority 215 8.7 -8.3
Turnout 2,469 24.0 -1.1
Labour hold Swing

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative W Hall 1,585 49.1 +4.9
Labour P Fitzpatrick 1,265 39.2 -4.9
Liberal Democrats S Howarth 377 11.7 +0.1
Majority 320 9.9 +9.7
Turnout 3,227 29.0 +3.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to Con 4.9

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Grime 1,071 60.1 +0.4
Conservative P Brierley 468 26.3 -2.9
Liberal Democrats E Hill 242 13.6 +2.5
Majority 603 33.8 +3.3
Turnout 1,781 17.0 -2.2
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 2.7

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Wilkinson 2,870 58.3 -2.1
Labour A Muscat 1,172 32.7 +1.7
Liberal Democrats S Ball 323 9.0 +0.4
Majority 914 25.5 -3.9
Turnout 3,581 32.0 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 1.9

Burnden ward

Burnden ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Birch 1,307 69.1 +2.8
Conservative R Wood 361 19.1 -0.3
Liberal Democrats D Connor 223 11.8 -2.5
Majority 946 50.0 +3.2
Turnout 1,891 20.0 +0.7
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 2.6

Central ward

Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Byrne 1,358 67.4 -1.2
Conservative L Beresford 468 23.2 +2.4
Liberal Democrats M Eidlow 114 5.7 -0.7
Socialist Labour L Lowe 76 3.8 +3.8
Majority 890 44.1 -3.7
Turnout 2,016 24.0 -1.1
Labour hold Swing Labour to Soc Lab 2.5

Daubhill ward

Daubhill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Barlow 1,123 67.9 +4.7
Conservative J Walsh 377 22.8 +0.7
Liberal Democrats L Greensits 153 9.3 -1.6
Majority 746 45.1 +3.9
Turnout 1,653 18.0 -0.9
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 3.1

Deane-cum-Heaton ward

Deane-cum-Heaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Hanscomb 2,150 58.1 +0.9
Labour A Zaman 1,035 28.0 -3.1
Liberal Democrats I Greenhalgh 517 14.0 +2.3
Majority 1,115 30.1 +3.3
Turnout 3,702 27.0 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing Labour to LD 2.7

Derby ward

Derby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Kay 1,819 77.4 -1.3
Conservative F Taylor 387 16.5 +2.8
Liberal Democrats L Bale 143 6.1 -0.6
Majority 1432 61.0 -4.0
Turnout 2,349 24.0 -0.3
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 2.0

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Stones 943 65.7 +2.2
Liberal Democrats M Rothwell 210 14.6 +0.8
Conservative W Woodward 177 12.3 -0.3
Socialist Labour W Kelly 105 7.3 -2.7
Majority 733 51.1 +0.5
Turnout 1,435 15.0 -0.2
Labour hold Swing Soc Lab to Labour 2.4

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Morris 1,362 58.7 -5.0
Conservative J Coombs 524 22.6 +3.1
Liberal Democrats A Karen 319 13.7 -3.1
Socialist Labour H Broadbent 117 5.0 +5.0
Majority 838 36.1 -8.1
Turnout 2,322 24.0 +1.3
Labour hold Swing Labour to Soc Labour 5.0

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Dennis 1,105 65.2 +1.3
Conservative S Kesler 272 16.1 -0.7
Liberal Democrats W Connor 211 12.5 +2.8
Socialist Labour W Kelly 106 6.3 -3.3
Majority 833 49.2 +2.1
Turnout 1,694 16.0 +0.5
Labour hold Swing Soc Lab to LD 3.0

Horwich ward

Horwich ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats P McGeehan 1,345 39.6 -15.4
Labour B McCracken 1,321 38.9 +10.7
Conservative E Perks 734 21.6 +4.8
Majority 24 0.7 -26.2
Turnout 3,400 29.0 -2.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing LD to Labour 13.0

Hulton Park ward

Hulton Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats D Gradwell 1,079 35.2 +25.7
Labour B Ramsden 1,051 34.3 -14.1
Conservative A Walsh 934 30.5 -0.1
Majority 28 0.9
Turnout 3,064 24.0 -0.1
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Labour to LD 19.9

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J Rothwell 1,239 49.1 +3.6
Labour S Keating 1,120 44.4 -1.5
Conservative J Tyler 163 6.5 -2.2
Majority 119 4.7
Turnout 2,522 24.0 +2.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Con to LD 2.9

Little Lever ward

Little Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour R Evans 1,360 51.8 -6.4
Conservative D Bailey 993 37.9 +4.7
Liberal Democrats W Crook 270 10.3 +1.9
Majority 367 14.0 -11.0
Turnout 2,623 28.0 +0.5
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 5.5

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J Higson 1,516 61.0 -0.5
Labour S Hynes 488 19.6 -1.2
Conservative D Bagnall 481 19.4 +1.7
Majority 1,028 41.4 +0.7
Turnout 2,485 29.0 -3.1
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Labour to Con 1.4

Tonge ward

Tonge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Sherrington 1,135 46.1 -20.6
Independent Labour P Perry 595 24.2 +24.2
Conservative D Brierley 569 23.1 -2.1
Liberal Democrats M Langdon 162 6.6 -1.5
Majority 540 21.9 -19.5
Turnout 2,461 30.0 +1.7
Labour hold Swing Labour to Ind Lab 22.4

Westhoughton ward

Westhoughton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats D Wilkinson 1,482 60.6 +17.3
Labour P Finch 767 31.4 -12.9
Conservative S Wallen 197 8.1 -4.3
Majority 715 29.2
Turnout 2,446 26.0 +4.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Labour to LD 15.1

Sources

Notes

  1. ^ "Bolton". BBC News Online. Retrieved 16 December 2009.

References