Elections to Bury Council were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election. The Conservative Party gained overall control of the council, from previous No Overall Control of any party.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Bury Local Election Result 2008
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 10 3 0 +3 58.8 45.0 25,447 +3.6
  Labour 4 0 4 -4 23.5 25.6 14,469 -8.3
  Liberal Democrats 3 1 0 +1 17.6 17.9 10,121 -0.5
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 8.8 4,958 +2.9
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 354 +0.2
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 89 +0.2
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 2.4 1,352 +2.1

Ward results

Besses ward

Besses ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Derek Boden 1084 41.1 -6.4
Liberal Democrats Julie Baum 614 23.3 +5.3
Conservative Adele Douglas 584 22.2 -12.4
English Democrat Stephen Morris 354 13.4 +13.4
Majority 470 17.8 +4.9
Turnout 2,636
Labour hold Swing

Church ward

Church ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roy Walker 2425 63.9 +8.6
Labour Linda Chesters 789 20.8 -3.6
BNP Julia Kay 292 7.7 -2.1
Liberal Democrats Tamsin Thomson 287 7.6 -2.9
Majority 1636 43.1 +12.2
Turnout 3,793
Conservative hold Swing

East ward

East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Byrne 1148 44.9 -4.8
Conservative Azmat Hussain 1023 40.0 +9.2
Liberal Democrats Emma Davison 384 15.0 +2.9
Majority 125 4.9 -14.0
Turnout 2,555
Labour hold Swing

Elton ward

Elton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Yvonne Creswell 1861 61.2 +8.9
Labour Simon Carter 775 25.5 -6.0
Liberal Democrats Robert Sloss 405 13.3 -3.0
Majority 1086 35.7 +14.9
Turnout 3,041
Conservative hold Swing

Holyrood ward

Holyrood ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Vic DAlbert 1632 51.8 -2.8
Conservative Matthew Hague 852 27.0 +4.6
Labour Benjamin Shatliff 669 21.2 -1.8
Majority 780 24.7 -7.0
Turnout 3,153
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

Moorside ward

Moorside ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Dot Cassidy 1279 40.7 +1.6
Conservative Angela Cane 1197 38.0 +3.8
BNP Phil Sedman 317 10.1 -0.6
Liberal Democrats Nissa Finney 223 7.1 -8.9
Independent Victor Hagan 130 4.1 +4.1
Majority 82 2.6 -2.3
Turnout 3,146
Labour hold Swing

North Manor ward

North Manor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Dorothy Gunther 2694 70.2 +7.5
Labour Nick Parnell 577 15.0 -4.6
Liberal Democrats Ewan Arthur 338 8.8 -4.1
BNP Tom Nuttall 162 4.2 -0.6
Independent Lynette Mitchell (Male) 66 1.7 +1.7
Majority 2117 55.2 +12.1
Turnout 3,837
Conservative hold Swing

Pilkington Park ward

Pilkington Park ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michelle Wiseman 1908 67.0 +5.7
Labour Gill Campbell 637 22.4 -4.2
Liberal Democrats Wayne Burrows 304 10.7 -1.4
Majority 1271 44.6 +9.9
Turnout 2,849
Conservative hold Swing

Radcliffe East ward

Radcliffe East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sam Hurst 1384 45.2 +12.9
Labour Daisy Johnston 907 29.6 -6.2
BNP Tom Rosser 466 15.2 -4.3
Liberal Democrats Mike Halsall 308 10.0 -2.5
Majority 477 15.6
Turnout 3,065
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Radcliffe North ward

Radcliffe North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jackie Harris 1656 45.8 +5.0
Labour Timothy Chamberlain 1265 35.0 -3.6
BNP Peter Hallows 472 13.1 -0.3
Liberal Democrats Lynn Molloy 220 6.1 -1.2
Majority 391 10.8 +8.6
Turnout 3,613
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Radcliffe West ward

Radcliffe West ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Tony Isherwood 1187 44.6 -5.7
Conservative Bernard Slingsby 727 27.3 +4.7
BNP Stewart Clough 484 18.2 -1.3
Liberal Democrats Joanne O'Hanlon 175 6.6 -1.0
UKIP Harold Greenhalgh 89 3.3 +3.3
Majority 460 17.3 -10.5
Turnout 2,662
Labour hold Swing

Ramsbottom ward

Ramsbottom ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Barry Theckston 2010 62.1 +6.4
Labour Val Robinson 872 26.9 -5.0
Liberal Democrats Janet Turner 354 10.9 -1.7
Majority 1138 35.2 +11.3
Turnout 3,236
Conservative hold Swing

Redvales ward

Redvales ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Ijaz Ahmed 1465 43.4 +9.4
Labour Susan Southworth 1093 32.3 -4.8
BNP Brian Jepson 317 9.4 -2.4
Liberal Democrats Paul Jenkins 302 8.9 -8.3
Independent Mike Harling 104 3.1 +3.1
Independent Bill Brison 98 2.9 +2.9
Majority 372 11.0
Turnout 3,379
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Sedgley ward

Sedgley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Ann Garner 1488 41.0 +2.8
Conservative Jonathan Grosskopf 1238 34.1 +2.6
Labour Frank Adam 906 24.9 -5.7
Majority 250 6.9 -2.8
Turnout 3,632
Liberal Democrats hold Swing

St Marys ward

St Marys ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Mary DAlbert 1308 43.4 +0.4
Labour Kevin Lee 1013 33.6 +0.4
Conservative Raymond Soloman 692 23.0 -0.8
Majority 295 9.8 -0.1
Turnout 3,013
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing

Tottington ward

Tottington ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Roger Brown 1700 57.0 +4.7
Labour Jane Lewis 614 20.6 -3.7
Liberal Democrats David Foss 456 15.3 +3.8
BNP Reg Norris 210 7.0 -4.5
Majority 1086 36.4 +8.3
Turnout 2,980
Conservative hold Swing

Unsworth ward

Unsworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Sam Cohen 1821 56.3 +9.8
Labour Ann Audin 1165 36.0 -10.6
Liberal Democrats Theo Tymczyna 248 7.7 +0.7
Majority 656 20.3
Turnout 3,234
Conservative hold Swing

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