Map of the results of the 2006 Wigan council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Community Action Party in green and Liberal Democrats in yellow.
Map of the results of the 2006 Wigan council election. Labour in red, Conservatives in blue, Community Action Party in green and Liberal Democrats in yellow.

Elections to Wigan Council were held on 4 May 2006. One-third of the council was up for election and the Labour party kept overall control of the council.[1] Overall turnout was 29.2%.[2][3][4]

Election result

Wigan Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 14 3 2 +1 56.0 42.8 29,588 +0.8%
  Conservative 4 2 0 +2 16.0 21.7 15,014 +4.2%
  Community Action 4 0 3 -3 16.0 16.8 11,622 -7.9%
  Liberal Democrats 3 0 0 0 12.0 11.8 8,142 +1.3%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 2.8 1,948 +0.6%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 1,105 +1.6%
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.2 828 -0.5%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 610 -0.5%
  Legalise Cannabis 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 91 +0.1%

This result had the following consequences for the total number of seats on the Council after the elections:

Party Previous council New council
Labour 42 43
Community Action 18 15
Conservative 7 9
Liberal Democrat 8 8
BNP 0 0
UKIP 0 0
Independent 0 0
Green 0 0
Legalise Cannabis 0 0
Total 75 75
Working majority  9   11 

Ward results

Abram[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Sweeney 1,327 52.1 -6.0
Community Action John Shale 541 21.3 +21.3
BNP Dennis Shambley 421 16.5 -4.2
Conservative Marion Green 243 9.5 -10.5
Rejected ballots 13 0.5 -0.5
Majority 786 30.9 -6.4
Turnout 2,545 25.0 -6.6
Labour hold Swing -13.6
Ashton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nigel Ash 1,261 45.3 +13.5
Community Action Claire Daington 1,200 43.1 -14.7
Conservative Marie Winstanley 320 11.5 +1.7
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -0.5
Majority 61 2.2 -23.8
Turnout 2,781 30.4 -14.2
Labour gain from Community Action Swing +14.1
Aspull, New Springs, Whelley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Jean Beswick 1,403 43.8 -1.5
Labour Michael McLoughlin 1,291 40.3 -11.8
Conservative Deborah Fairhurst 506 15.8 +15.8
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -2.5
Majority 112 3.5 -3.3
Turnout 3,200 31.9 -2.7
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +5.1
Astley, Mosley Common[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Joseph Haley 1,472 48.9 +12.7
Labour Alan Stephenson 865 28.7 -11.0
Conservative Sean Ell 674 22.4 +22.4
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -1.0
Majority 607 20.2 +16.7
Turnout 3,011 31.1 -8.6
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +11.8
Atherleigh[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anne Turnock 906 46.0 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Peter Bowdler 676 34.3 +34.3
Conservative Malcolm Parr 387 19.7 -3.5
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -1.3
Majority 230 11.7 -9.6
Turnout 1,969 25.8 -7.9
Labour hold Swing -18.3
Atherton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Karen Aldred 1,507 49.7 +12.3
Liberal Democrats Susan Wilson 960 31.7 -11.3
Conservative Rosina Oxley 331 10.9 -0.4
Green Nicholas Redmond 232 7.7 -0.1
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -0.5
Majority 547 18.1 +12.6
Turnout 3,030 27.6 -8.7
Labour hold Swing +11.8
Bryn[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Action Brian Merry 1,429 45.2 -15.0
Labour George Harrison 1,050 33.2 +1.9
BNP Kenneth Haslam 457 14.5 +14.5
Conservative William Winstanley 171 5.4 -2.8
New Party Duane Phillips 45 1.4 +1.4
Rejected ballots 7 0.2 -0.1
Majority 379 12.0 -16.9
Turnout 3,159 33.7 -8.6
Community Action hold Swing -8.4
Douglas[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shirley Dewhurst 1,369 59.1 +7.8
Community Action Edna Hulme 933 40.3 -6.3
Rejected ballots 15 0.6 -1.5
Majority 436 18.8 +14.1
Turnout 2,317 24.7 -5.4
Labour hold Swing +7.0
Golborne and Lowton West[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Gerard Bretherton 1,410 52.0 +12.9
Community Action Peter Solinas 953 35.2 -14.3
Conservative Jeanette Leigh 347 12.8 +2.1
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -0.7
Majority 457 16.9 +6.6
Turnout 2,710 30.7 -7.6
Labour gain from Community Action Swing +13.6
Hindley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Talbot 1,217 48.4 +9.2
Community Action Debbie Grace 913 36.3 +7.7
Conservative Joan Pietre 387 15.4 +5.4
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -0.6
Majority 304 12.1 +1.6
Turnout 2,517 25.6 -19.5
Labour gain from Community Action Swing +0.7
Hindley Green[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Action Barry Fagan 1,100 47.4 +12.6
Labour John Holland 832 35.9 +0.8
Conservative Denise Young 388 16.7 +3.3
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -0.7
Majority 268 11.6 +11.4
Turnout 2,320 25.9 -16.2
Community Action hold Swing +5.9
Ince[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Moodie 1,279 60.7 -5.8
Community Action Syd Hall 639 30.3 -0.5
Conservative Alicia Eccles 173 8.2 +8.2
Rejected ballots 15 0.7 -1.9
Majority 640 30.4 -5.2
Turnout 2,106 24.6 -1.8
Labour hold Swing -2.6
Leigh East[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Fred Walker 1,120 46.1 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Gordon Jackson 912 37.5 +37.5
Conservative Dorothy Angell 399 16.4 -4.9
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -1.0
Majority 208 8.6 -6.7
Turnout 2,431 26.8 -7.3
Labour hold Swing -19.0
Leigh South[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Rigby 1,273 39.8 -0.8
Conservative Andrew Oxley 763 23.9 -3.2
Community Action Stephen Ellison 621 19.4 -11.4
BNP Richard Close 448 14.0 +14.0
Legalise Cannabis Thomas Hampson 91 2.8 +2.8
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -1.4
Majority 510 16.0 +6.2
Turnout 3,196 30.7 -6.6
Labour hold Swing +1.2
Leigh West[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Smith 1,377 54.9 -3.2
Liberal Democrats Kevin Jones 721 28.7 +28.7
Conservative Alan Lowe 410 16.3 +16.3
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -1.7
Majority 656 26.2 -9.1
Turnout 2,508 23.4 -4.3
Labour hold Swing -15.9
Lowton East[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Action Edward Houlton 1,075 34.1 -10.4
Conservative James Grundy 1,041 33.0 +11.2
Labour Trevor Ward 1,034 32.8 +0.8
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -1.6
Majority 34 1.1 -11.4
Turnout 3,150 32.2 -8.7
Community Action hold Swing -10.8
Orrell[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Peter Thompson 1,308 38.4 -1.0
Labour Michael Barnes 1,266 37.2 +5.6
BNP Charles Mather 622 18.3 +3.1
UKIP Stephen Hawkins 208 6.1 +6.1
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -0.4
Majority 42 1.2 -6.6
Turnout 3,404 37.1 -12.4
Conservative gain from Labour Swing -3.3
Pemberton[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Prescott 1,452 64.8 +18.0
Community Action Robert Beale 320 14.3 -23.3
Liberal Democrats Darren Atherton 281 12.5 +12.5
UKIP Aspey David 189 8.4 +8.4
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -1.3
Majority 1,132 50.5 +41.3
Turnout 2,242 22.7 -8.4
Labour hold Swing +20.6
Shevington with Lower Ground[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Angela Bland 1,827 57.4 +21.6
Labour Michael Crosby 1,311 41.2 -4.1
Rejected ballots 46 1.4 +0.7
Majority 516 16.2 +6.7
Turnout 3,184 33.8 -10.2
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +12.8
Standish with Langtree[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Neil Whittingham 1,866 54.8 +21.6
Labour Diana Davies 1,029 30.2 -4.4
UKIP Gregory Atherton 493 14.5 +14.5
Rejected ballots 17 0.5 -0.2
Majority 837 24.6 +23.1
Turnout 3,405 36.0 -6.5
Conservative hold Swing +13.0
Tyldesley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Richard Derricutt 1,717 58.7 +4.0
Labour Pamela Stewart 565 19.3 -14.1
Green Craig Cohen 378 12.9 +12.9
Conservative Hilary Hayden 266 9.1 -2.2
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -0.6
Majority 1,152 39.4 +18.1
Turnout 2,926 28.9 -11.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing +9.0
Wigan Central[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Gareth Fairhurst 1,905 60.0 +5.9
Labour Marcia Dooley 1,270 40.0 -3.0
Rejected ballots 0 0.0 -2.9
Majority 635 20.0 +8.9
Turnout 3,175 34.6 -8.6
Conservative hold Swing +4.4
Wigan West[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joe Shaw 1,354 49.0 N/A
Independent Philip Parkes 783 28.3 N/A
Conservative Keith Jones 613 22.2 N/A
Rejected ballots 16 0.6 N/A
Majority 571 20.6 N/A
Turnout 2,766 27.0 N/A
Labour hold Swing N/A
Winstanley[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Community Action William Wilkes 1,160 43.5 -4.9
Labour Philip Kelly 905 33.9 -3.3
Conservative Charles Cartwright 382 14.3 +0.3
UKIP Alan Freeman 215 8.1 +8.1
Rejected ballots 7 0.3 -0.2
Majority 255 9.6 -1.5
Turnout 2,669 30.1 -12.5
Community Action hold Swing -0.8
Worsley Mesnes[2][3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Holland 1,318 55.4 +6.6
Community Action Leanne Brotherton 738 31.0 -6.0
Conservative Thomas Sutton 307 12.9 -0.5
Rejected ballots 15 0.6 -0.1
Majority 580 24.4 +12.5
Turnout 2,378 26.0 -10.0
Labour hold Swing +6.3

References

  1. ^ "Local elections: Wigan". BBC News Online. Retrieved 17 December 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Wigan Council results from 1973 to 2008" (PDF). wigan.gov.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 20 November 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Local Election Results 04 May 2006". wiganmbc.gov.uk. Retrieved 28 June 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z "Local Elections Archive Project: 2006 - Wigan". andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 28 June 2012.