Elections to Bury 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.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Bury Local Election Result 2002
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 0 0 +0 46.4 23,400 +4.1%
  Conservative 3 0 0 +0 36.9 18,361 -4.6%
  Liberal Democrats 1 0 0 0 12.9 6,524 -2.2%
  Environment and Wildlife 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 1,636 +2.4%
  Socialist Alliance 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 112 +0.2%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 171 +0.0%

Ward results

Besses
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kenneth Audin 1,277 62.2 +7.2
Conservative Mark Roberts 473 23.0 -10.1
Liberal Democrats Ann Garner 303 14.8 +2.9
Majority 804 39.2 +17.3
Turnout 2,053
Labour hold Swing
Church
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jack Walton 1,936 51.3 -12.0
Labour Andrew McAnulty 1,425 37.8 +12.4
Environment and Wildlife Michael Wellock 410 10.9 +5.0
Majority 511 13.5 -24.4
Turnout 3,771
Conservative hold Swing
East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Connolly 1,410 59.5 -2.8
Conservative Peter Ashworth 575 24.3 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Victor Hagan 231 10.8 +5.6
Environment and Wildlife David Bentley 154 6.5 +6.5
Majority 835 35.2 -1.5
Turnout 2,370
Labour hold Swing
Elton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Costello 1,433 43.9 +2.1
Conservative Kevin Gould 1,248 38.3 -6.9
Liberal Democrats Robert Sloss 351 10.8 +3.5
Environment and Wildlife Louise Llweellyn 230 7.1 +1.4
Majority 185 5.7
Turnout 3,262
Labour hold Swing
Holyrood
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Tim Pickstone 1,436 49.7 -6.7
Labour Susan Worsley 869 30.3 +5.9
Conservative Jeanette Chrystal 465 16.2 -3.0
Majority 557 19.4 -12.6
Turnout 2,872
Liberal Democrats hold Swing
Moorside
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dorothy Cassidy 1,437 45.9 +9.6
Conservative Beverley Sullivan 1,234 39.4 -14.0
Environment and Wildlife Mary Heath 257 8.2 +8.2
Liberal Democrats Winifred Rohmann 206 6.6 -3.8
Majority 203 6.5
Turnout 3,134
Labour hold Swing
Pilkington Park
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joan Grimshaw 1,438 46.6 +2.0
Conservative Peter Redstone 1,350 43.7 -1.2
Liberal Democrats Mary D'Albert 299 9.7 -0.9
Majority 88 2.8
Turnout 3,087
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Andrea Hughes 1,803 64.4 +0.1
Conservative Alan Bigg 616 22.0 +3.7
Liberal Democrats Bryn Hackley 382 13.6 -3.8
Majority 1,187 42.4 -3.6
Turnout 2,801
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Katherine Briggs 1,994 54.0
Conservative Denise Bigg 1,698 46.0
Majority 296 8.0
Turnout 3,692
Labour hold Swing
Radcliffe South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Perkins 1,238 49.1 +3.8
Conservative David Green 909 36.1 -8.9
Liberal Democrats Theodor Tymczyna 209 8.3 -1.3
Environment and Wildlife Bryan Partington 164 6.5 +6.5
Majority 329 13.0 +12.7
Turnout 2,520
Labour hold Swing
Ramsbottom
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothy Gunther 2,301 53.8 +0.8
Labour Vera McClung 1,508 35.3 -1.6
Liberal Democrats Fiona Davison 466 10.9 +0.8
Majority 793 18.5 +2.4
Turnout 4,275
Conservative hold Swing
Redvales
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Farook Chaudhry 1,338 43.8 -16.7
Conservative Azhar Mahmood 1,032 33.8 +6.9
Liberal Democrats Martin Robinson-Dowland 441 14.4 +1.8
Environment and Wildlife Glyn Heath 246 8.0 +8.0
Majority 306 10.0 -13.6
Turnout 3,057
Labour hold Swing
St Mary's
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eric Grime 1,779 53.3 +9.4
Conservative Anthony Barlow 871 26.1 -7.6
Liberal Democrats Michael Halsall 516 15.5 -6.9
Independent Gerard Van Hecke 171 5.1 +5.1
Majority 908 27.2 +17.0
Turnout 3,337
Labour hold Swing
Sedgley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Timperley 1,894 55.5 +12.4
Liberal Democrats Janet Turner 943 27.7 -11.7
Conservative Marilyn Vincent 573 16.8 -0.7
Majority 951 27.9 +24.2
Turnout 3,410
Labour hold Swing
Tottington
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Higgin 2,182 58.0 -2.4
Labour Victor McClung 1,113 29.6 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Jame Eagle 470 12.5 +1.4
Majority 1,069 28.4 -3.5
Turnout 3,765
Conservative hold Swing
Unsworth
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gordon Sharkey 1,444 47.1 +1.4
Conservative Samuel Cohen 1,168 38.1 -7.2
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Young 281 9.2 +0.2
Environment and Wildlife Martin Prescott 175 5.7 +5.7
Majority 276 9.0 +8.6
Turnout 3,068
Labour hold Swing

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