2011 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
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2011 local election results in Wigan.
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  Standish Independents

Elections to Wigan Council were held in May 2011. One-third of the council was up for election. These elections were held as part of the 2011 United Kingdom local elections.[1][2][3]

Election result

Wigan Local Election Result 2011
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 21 6 0 +6 84.0 54.5 43,384 +8.6%
  Independent 3 1 1 0 12.0 12.6 10,046 +5.2%
  Ind. Conservative 1 0 1 -1 4.0 3.5 2,809 +0.4%
  Conservative 0 0 2 -2 0.0 19.6 15,603 +0.8%
  Community Action 0 0 2 -2 0.0 4.8 3,836 -3.2%
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 1 -1 0.0 2.7 2,159 -6.2%
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0.0 1.0 777 -5.5%
  UKIP 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.6 498 -0.7%
  TUSC 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.4 320 +0.4%
  England First 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.1 114 +0.0%

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

Party Previous council New council
Labour 52 58
Independent 7 7
Conservative 7 5
Community Action 4 2
Liberal Democrat 3 2
Wigan Independent Conservative 2 1
BNP 0 0
UKIP 0 0
Trade Unionist & Socialist 0 0
England First 0 0
Total 75 75
Working majority  29   41 

Ward results

Abram

Abram[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eunice Smethurst 1,696 56.6 +3.8
Independent Sandra Atherton 774 25.8 +9.3
Conservative Marion Green 271 9.0 -3.3
BNP Dennis Shambley 242 8.1 -4.1
Rejected ballots 16 0.5 +0.2
Majority 922 30.7 -5.4
Turnout 2,999 28.2 -23.6
Labour hold Swing -2.7

Ashton

Ashton[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joel Haddley 1,595 48.5 +9.7
Independent Walter Carney 710 21.6 +11.5
Community Action Leanne Brotherton 626 19.0 -15.7
Conservative Marie Winstanley 344 10.4 +0.4
Rejected ballots 17 0.5 +0.2
Majority 885 26.9 +22.9
Turnout 3,292 36.0 -27.1
Labour gain from Independent Swing -0.9

Aspull, New Springs, Whelley

Aspull, New Springs, Whelley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christopher Ready 2,509 65.7 +16.1
Liberal Democrats Alan Robinson 796 20.8 -2.4
Conservative Jane Surples 482 12.6 -6.0
Rejected ballots 34 0.9 +0.6
Majority 1,713 44.8 +18.5
Turnout 3,821 37.5 -26.6
Labour hold Swing +9.2

Astley Mosley Common

Astley Mosley Common[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Brendan Bowen 2,028 62.7 +23.1
Conservative Nasri Barghothi 1,158 35.8 +8.1
Rejected ballots 50 1.5 +0.8
Majority 870 26.9 +19.4
Turnout 3,236 34.4 -28.7
Labour hold Swing +7.5

Atherleigh

Atherleigh[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Aldred 1,499 58.9 +15.6
Independent Jamie Hodgkinson 537 21.1 +11.6
Conservative Derek Davies 491 19.3 +0.8
Rejected ballots 18 0.7 +0.7
Majority 962 37.8 +13.0
Turnout 2,545 29.6 -26.4
Labour hold Swing +2.0

Atherton

Atherton[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Norman Bradbury 1,517 42.6 +28.6
Labour David Welch 1,271 35.7 -9.5
Conservative Vivienne Lee 437 12.3 -3.5
TUSC Stephen Hall 320 9.0 +9.0
Rejected ballots 17 0.5 +0.0
Majority 246 6.9 -22.5
Turnout 3,562 32.3 -24.7
Independent hold Swing +19.0

Bryn

Bryn[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Gary Wilkes 1,955 54.2 +24.2
Labour John Allen 1,363 37.8 -2.4
Conservative Stuart Foy 274 7.6 -1.7
Rejected ballots 17 0.5 +0.0
Majority 592 16.4 +6.2
Turnout 3,609 39.0 -23.4
Independent hold Swing +13.3

Douglas

Douglas[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Dewhurst 1,867 71.9 +13.2
Independent Anthony Unsworth 393 15.1 +7.0
Conservative Margaret Atherton 321 12.4 -1.7
Rejected ballots 16 0.6 -0.1
Majority 1,474 56.8 +12.2
Turnout 2,597 26.5 -22.5
Labour hold Swing +3.1

Golborne Lowton West

Golborne Lowton West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Keane 1,897 60.1 +10.2
Community Action Peter Franzen 849 26.9 -1.1
Conservative Kathleen Houlton 389 12.3 -2.8
Rejected ballots 19 0.6 +0.1
Majority 1,048 33.2 +11.3
Turnout 3,154 35.0 -22.9
Labour hold Swing +5.6

Hindley

Hindley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Churton 1,831 59.2 +9.9
Independent David Culshaw 1,000 32.3 +6.4
Conservative Stephen Holt 251 8.1 -3.6
Rejected ballots 12 0.4 -0.2
Majority 831 26.9 +3.5
Turnout 3,094 30.7 -22.0
Labour hold Swing +1.7

Hindley Green

Hindley Green[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Francis Carmichael 1,185 39.7 +11.7
Labour Romana Kowalczuk 927 31.1 -0.4
Community Action Barry Fagan 626 21.0 +0.3
Conservative Margaret Winstanley 232 7.8 -3.5
Rejected ballots 14 0.5 -0.1
Majority 258 8.6 +5.1
Turnout 2,984 34.6 -27.1
Independent gain from Community Action Swing +6.0

Ince

Ince[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Sharratt 1,679 66.5 +5.6
BNP Anthony Farrell 296 11.7 -1.8
Independent Brian Kenrick 243 9.6 +4.3
Conservative Raymond Whittingham 177 7.0 -2.5
England First Robert Hague 114 4.5 +1.3
Rejected ballots 17 0.7 +0.2
Majority 1,383 54.8 +7.5
Turnout 2,526 28.2 -20.1
Labour hold Swing +3.7

Leigh East

Leigh East[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anita Thorpe 1,835 69.0 +20.9
Conservative Richard Short 785 29.5 +6.0
Rejected ballots 38 1.4 +0.4
Majority 1,050 39.5 +18.6
Turnout 2,658 28.5 -27.3
Labour hold Swing +7.4

Leigh South

Leigh South[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John O'Brien 2,180 61.5 +20.7
Conservative Stanley Walker 885 25.0 +6.0
Community Action Stuart Preston 450 12.7 +3.4
Rejected ballots 29 0.8 +0.4
Majority 1,295 36.5 +14.7
Turnout 3,544 34.2 -27.4
Labour hold Swing +7.3

Leigh West

Leigh West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myra Whiteside 1,844 64.2 +17.7
Independent Brian Turrell 430 15.0 +5.1
Conservative John Oxley 334 11.6 +1.3
BNP Martin Grainey 239 8.3 -4.5
Rejected ballots 24 0.8 +0.3
Majority 1,414 49.3 +18.1
Turnout 2,871 26.3 -25.0
Labour hold Swing +6.3

Lowton East

Lowton East[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Pamela Gilligan 1,561 40.8 +2.8
Conservative Ed Houlton 1,546 40.4 +3.8
Community Action Ian Franzen 710 18.5 -6.6
Rejected ballots 11 0.3 +0.0
Majority 15 0.4 -1.0
Turnout 3,828 39.3 -26.3
Labour gain from Community Action Swing -0.5

Orrell

Orrell[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Murphy 1,825 48.4 +2.3
Conservative Michael Winstanley 1,693 44.9 +7.7
Independent Brian Merry 236 6.3 +6.3
Rejected ballots 16 0.4 -0.5
Majority 132 3.5 -5.5
Turnout 3,770 40.5 -27.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -2.7

Pemberton

Pemberton[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barbara Bourne 1,864 70.9 +5.4
Community Action Michael Leyland 377 14.3 +5.2
Conservative Jonathan Cartwright 360 13.7 +1.1
Rejected ballots 29 1.1 +0.5
Majority 1,487 56.5 +3.6
Turnout 2,630 26.7 -23.4
Labour hold Swing +0.1

Shevington with Lower Ground

Shevington with Lower Ground[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Collins 1,557 41.7 +7.4
Conservative Callum Chadwick 974 26.1 +4.0
Ind. Conservative Deborah Fairhurst 672 18.0 -1.1
UKIP Arnold Foster 498 13.3 +4.9
Rejected ballots 35 0.9 +0.5
Majority 583 15.6 +3.4
Turnout 3,736 39.9 -28.5
Labour gain from Ind. Conservative Swing +1.7

Standish with Langtree

Standish with Langtree[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Ind. Conservative George Fairhurst 1,672 43.1 +27.5
Labour Andrew Birchall 1,336 34.4 +2.4
Conservative Steven Surples 848 21.8 -7.1
Rejected ballots 27 0.7 +0.5
Majority 336 8.7 +5.6
Turnout 3,883 39.8 -28.6
Ind. Conservative hold Swing +12.5

Tyldesley

Tyldesley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Hellier 1,529 46.8 +14.7
Liberal Democrats Keith McManus 1,363 41.7 +2.1
Conservative David Ollerton 357 10.9 -5.0
Rejected ballots 21 0.6 +0.4
Majority 166 5.1 -2.4
Turnout 3,270 31.9 -26.4
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing +6.3

Wigan Central

Wigan Central[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael McLoughlin 1,684 47.6 +5.7
Conservative Jean Peet 1,161 32.8 +7.1
Ind. Conservative Gareth Fairhurst 465 13.1 -5.3
Community Action Robert Hall 198 5.6 +5.6
Rejected ballots 33 0.9 +0.1
Majority 523 14.8 -1.4
Turnout 3,541 37.8 -26.9
Labour gain from Conservative Swing -0.7

Wigan West

Wigan West[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen Dawber 2,301 74.6 +13.1
Conservative Barry Alder 739 23.7 +6.3
Rejected ballots 54 1.8 +0.9
Majority 1,571 50.9 +6.8
Turnout 3,085 30.7 -26.7
Labour hold Swing +3.4

Winstanley

Winstanley[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rona Winkworth 1,509 47.9 +4.5
Independent Christine Shore 1,066 33.8 +11.3
Conservative Michael Nicholls 552 17.5 +2.5
Rejected ballots 24 0.8 +0.5
Majority 443 14.1 -6.8
Turnout 3,151 35.5 -29.3
Labour hold Swing -3.4

Worsley Mesnes

Worsley Mesnes[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour William Rotherham 2,197 79.5 +15.0
Conservative Joseph Sheedy 551 19.9 +3.1
Rejected ballots 17 0.6 -0.2
Majority 1,646 59.5 +13.0
Turnout 2,765 30.6 -25.7
Labour hold Swing +5.9

References

  1. ^ "Election 2011: Wigan council". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  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 "Local Election Results 05 May 2011". wiganmbc.gov.uk. Retrieved 6 July 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 Elections Archive Project: 2011 - Wigan". andrewteale.me.uk. Retrieved 6 July 2012.