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 2 May 2002. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1]

21 seats were contested in the election with 2 seats being contested in the Burnden ward. 12 were won by the Labour Party, with 5 won by the Conservatives and 4 won by the Liberal Democrats

After the election, the composition of the council was

Result

Bolton Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 3 -3 57.1 40.3 27,034 +4.2%
  Conservative 5 1 0 +1 23.8 33.7 22,580 -5.6%
  Liberal Democrats 4 2 0 +2 19.0 23.2 15,526 +0.4%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 828 +0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 459 +0.0%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 425 +0.6%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 197 +0.2%

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

34 15 11
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

After the election the composition of the council was:

31 16 13
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Walsh 2,103 53.7 -10.4
Labour S Murray 1,358 34.7 +7.4
Liberal Democrats C McPhearson 452 11.6 +3.0
Majority 745 19.0 -17.8
Turnout 3,913 35.0 +6.0
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 8.9

Blackrod ward

Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour I Seddon 1,255 38.1 +3.8
Conservative M Hollick 1,193 36.3 -2.9
Liberal Democrats I Hamilton 842 25.6 -0.9
Majority 62 1.8
Turnout 3,290 31.0 +5.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 3.3

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative P Brierley 2,117 55.5 -2.4
Labour S Ward 1,110 29.1 -0.4
Liberal Democrats S Howarth 587 15.4 +2.8
Majority 1,007 26.4 -2.0
Turnout 3,814 35.0 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing Con to LD 2.6

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour M Murray 1,329 46.5 -2.8
Conservative R Elliott 1,173 41.1 +0.2
Liberal Democrats S Rock 353 12.4 +2.6
Majority 156 5.4 -3.0
Turnout 2,855 28.0 +7.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to LD 2.5

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative D Carr 2,393 59.7 +2.2
Labour A Muscat 1,050 26.2 -0.4
Liberal Democrats S Ball 563 14.1 -1.8
Majority 1,343 33.5 +2.6
Turnout 4,006 36.0 -9.0
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 2.0

Burnden ward

Burnden ward (2)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Howarth 1,280 22.3
Labour P Spencer 1,159 20.2
Conservative M Idrees 1,154 20.1
Conservative M Iqbal 1,105 19.3
Liberal Democrats D Connor 443 7.7
Liberal Democrats R Harasiwka 340 5.9
Socialist Labour D Entwistle 133 2.3
Socialist Alliance D Sumner 115 2.0
Turnout 5,729 38.0 +9.0
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Central ward

Central ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour H Alli 1,270 44.2 -3.7
Conservative H Simjee 615 21.4 -21.6
Independent V Patel 459 16.0 +16.0
Liberal Democrats M Eidlow 278 9.7 +3.1
Socialist Alliance M Lowe 144 5.0 +5.0
Socialist Labour M McLoughlin 108 3.8 +1.3
Majority 655 22.8 +17.9
Turnout 2,874 34.0 +10.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Ind 18.8

Daubhill ward

Daubhill ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Harkin 1,404 55.7 +3.2
Conservative J Groak 690 27.4 -6.7
Liberal Democrats L Greensit 428 17.0 +3.6
Majority 714 28.3 +9.9
Turnout 2,522 28.0 +7.0
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 5.1

Deane-cum-Heaton ward

Deane-cum-Heaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative C Shaw 2,607 55.4 -4.8
Labour J Gillatt 1,199 25.5 +0.1
Liberal Democrats S Bromley 902 19.2 +4.8
Majority 1,408 29.9 -4.9
Turnout 4,708 34.0 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing Con to LD 4.8

Derby ward

Derby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Adia 2,553 76.7 +31.7
Conservative G Peel 384 11.5 -36.2
Liberal Democrats S McGeehan 228 6.9 +3.0
Socialist Labour A Entwistle 162 4.9 +1.6
Majority 2,169 65.2
Turnout 3,327 34.0 +6.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 33.9

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Lord 1,141 59.0 +3.1
Conservative R O'Neill 344 17.8 -4.5
Liberal Democrats A Higson 317 16.4 +1.0
Socialist Labour W Kelly 133 6.9 +0.5
Majority 797 41.2 +7.6
Turnout 1,935 20.0 -5.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 3.8

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Zaman 1,676 52.8 +4.7
Conservative J Coombs 724 22.8 -10.8
Liberal Democrats M Cox 511 16.1 +5.3
Socialist Labour H Broadbent 169 5.3 +0.6
Green A Cartmel 96 3.0 +0.1
Majority 952 30.0 +15.5
Turnout 3,176 32.0 +9.0
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 8.0

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Williamson 1,295 57.3 +3.8
Conservative R Tyler 506 22.4 -8.0
Liberal Democrats W Cooper 338 14.9 +3.5
Socialist Labour W Kelly 123 5.4 +0.8
Majority 789 34.9 +11.8
Turnout 2,262 21.0 +5.5
Labour hold Swing Con to Lab 5.9

Horwich ward

Horwich ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R Ronson 2,283 55.2 -1.8
Labour M Kilcoyne 1,082 26.2 +4.3
Conservative O Fairhurst 687 16.6 -4.5
Socialist Alliance R Ince 85 2.1 +2.1
Majority 1,101 29.0 -6.1
Turnout 4,137 36.0 +7.0
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Con to Labour 4.4

Hulton Park ward

Hulton Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Morgan 1,540 36.4 -5.8
Liberal Democrats J Cronnolley 1,451 34.3 +5.4
Labour E Hyland 1,236 29.2 +0.4
Majority 89 2.1 -11.2
Turnout 4,227 28.0 +7.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Con to LD 5.6

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats W Collison 1,357 48.4 -5.3
Labour D Burrows 1,182 42.2 +5.7
Conservative S Kesler 263 9.4 -0.4
Majority 175 6.2 -11.0
Turnout 2,802 27.0 +4.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing LD to Labour 5.5

Little Lever ward

Little Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Connell 1,550 49.4 +4.5
Conservative J Tyler 1,153 36.8 -7.1
Liberal Democrats B Crook 351 11.2 +0.0
Socialist Alliance D Kemp 81 2.6 +2.6
Majority 397 12.6 +11.6
Turnout 3,135 34.0 +8.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 5.8

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats R Hayes 1,836 59.0 -5.4
Conservative D Bagnall 605 19.4 -1.0
Labour S Hynes 572 18.4 +3.2
Green F Calvert 101 3.2 +3.2
Majority 1,231 39.6 -4.4
Turnout 3,114 36.0 -6.5
Liberal Democrats hold Swing LD to Labour 4.3

Tonge ward

Tonge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour F White 1,345 52.4 +3.7
Conservative N Ford 879 34.3 +7.7
Liberal Democrats M Langdon 342 13.3 +6.1
Majority 466 18.1 -4.0
Turnout 2,566 32.0 +5.5
Labour hold Swing

Westhoughton ward

Westhoughton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats J Silvester 1,324 49.8 -2.0
Labour D Chadwick 988 37.2 +3.3
Conservative J Batley 345 13.0 -1.2
Majority 336 12.6 -5.3
Turnout 2,657 28.0 +6.0
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing LD to Labour 2.6

Sources

Notes

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

References