2015 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
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25 of 75 seats to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
38 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
Leader Peter Smith James Grundy
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 1991 2012
Leader's seat Leigh West Lowton East
Seats before 63 2
Seats after 64 3
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1

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2015 local election results in Wigan.
  Labour
  Independent

The 2015 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 7 May 2015 to elect members of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections and the general election.

Overview

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Number of Candidates fielded per party [2]
Party Number
Labour Party (UK) 25
Conservative Party (UK) 25
UK Independence Party 24
Green Party of England and Wales 9
Independent 8
Left Unity 8
Community Action Party 3
Liberal Democrats (UK) 2
TUSC 1

Results Summary

2015 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 23 Increase 1 92 41 64 85.3 71,184 50.4 Decrease 4.1
  Conservative 1 Increase 1 4 2 3 4 27,263 19.3 Decrease 0.3
  Independent 1 Decrease 2 4 7 8 10.7 7,483 5.3 Decrease 7.3
  UKIP 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 29,622 21.0 Increase 20.4
  Green 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 2,837 2.0 New
  Community Action 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 1,115 0.8 Decrease 4.0
  Left Unity 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 990 0.7 New
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 648 0.5 Decrease 2.2
  TUSC 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 99 0.1 Decrease 0.3

Results

Bolton West constituency

Atherton ward

Local Elections 2015: Atherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Luke Aldred 2,508 39.9
Independent Norman Alec Bradbury 1,989 31.7
UKIP Quinton John Smith 950 15.1
Conservative Toby Joseph Hewitt 788 12.5
Left Unity Craig Anthony Wilson 46 0.7
Majority 519 8.2
Turnout 6,281
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Leigh constituency

Astley Mosley Common ward

Local Elections 2015: Astley Mosley Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Christine Lilian Roberts 2,478 42.2
Conservative David John Stirzaker 1,804 30.7
UKIP Joanne Bradley 1,306 22.2
Green Clive James Robert Charles 290 4.9
Majority 674 11.5
Turnout 5,878
Labour hold Swing

Atherleigh ward

Local Elections 2015: Atherleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mark Aldred 2,310 48.2
UKIP Les Leggett 1,005 21.0
Conservative Paul Lambert Fairhurst 859 17.9
Independent Stuart Andrew Gerrard 494 10.3
Left Unity Stephen Michael Hall 125 2.6
Majority 1,305 27.2
Turnout 4,793
Labour hold Swing

Golborne and Lowton West ward

Local Elections 2015: Golborne and Lowton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stuart Arthur Keane 3,046 60.5
UKIP Peter Graham Kearns 970 19.3
Conservative Brian Howard Lobell 793 15.8
Community Action Sophie Aspey 225 4.5
Majority 2,076 41.2
Turnout 5,034
Labour hold Swing

Leigh East ward

Local Elections 2015: Leigh East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anita Thorpe 2,949 58.4
UKIP Gill Gibson 1,088 21.6
Conservative Richard Byrom Houlton 888 17.6
Left Unity Graham Gifford 123 2.4
Majority 1,861 36.8
Turnout 5,048
Labour hold Swing

Leigh South ward

Local Elections 2015: Leigh South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John David O'Brien 3,200 51.3
UKIP Rod Halliwell 1,547 24.8
Conservative Denise Young 1,358 21.8
Left Unity Ian Heyes 135 2.2
Majority 1,653 26.5
Turnout 6,240
Labour hold Swing

Leigh West ward

Local Elections 2015: Leigh West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Myra Joan Whiteside 3,066 56.7
UKIP Mary Therese Lavelle 1,418 26.2
Conservative Andrew John Oxley 645 11.9
Green Paula Unger 278 5.1
Majority 1,648 30.5
Turnout 5,407
Labour hold Swing

Lowton East ward

Local Elections 2015: Lowton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Kath Houlton 3,228 50.3
Labour Pam Gilligan 2,579 40.2
Independent Sandy Franzen 609 9.5
Majority 649 10.1
Turnout 6,416
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Tyldesley ward

Local Elections 2015: Tyldesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Stephen John Hellier 2,780 45.2
UKIP Matthew Robert James 1,530 24.9
Conservative Sue Vickery 1,198 19.5
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Gillon 353 5.7
Green Graham Unsworth 283 4.6
Majority 1,250 20.3
Turnout 6,144
Labour hold Swing

Makerfield constituency

Abram ward

Local Elections 2015: Abram
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Eunice Smethurst 3,217 59.0
UKIP Jim Carmichael-Prince 1,584 28.4
Conservative Joanne Bradley 653 12.0
Majority 1,633 30.6
Turnout 5,454
Labour hold Swing

Ashton ward

Local Elections 2015: Ashton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jennifer Bullen 2,738 49.0
UKIP Alan Freeman 950 17.0
Conservative Marie Winstanley 833 14.9
Community Action Michael Moulding 749 13.4
Independent Peter Merry 318 5.7
Majority 1,788 32.0
Turnout 5,588
Labour hold Swing

Bryn ward

Local Elections 2015: Bryn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nathan George Murray 2,245 39.4
Independent Gary Thomas Wilkes 1,717 30.1
UKIP Stephen Jones 948 16.6
Conservative Judith Anderson 378 6.6
Independent David Wilkes 267 4.7
Community Action Catherine Aspey 141 2.5
Majority 528 9.2
Turnout 5,696
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Hindley ward

Local Elections 2015: Hindley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Eccles-Churton 2,975 54.7
UKIP Sue Ellis 1,457 26.8
Conservative Susan Atherton 712 13.1
Liberal Democrats John Charles Skipworth 295 5.4
Majority 1,518 27.9
Turnout 5,439
Labour hold Swing

Hindley Green ward

Local Elections 2015: Hindley Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frank Carmichael 2,839 55.2
UKIP Sandra Margaret Atherton 1,520 29.5
Conservative Gerard Joseph Houlton 788 15.3
Majority 1,319 25.7
Turnout 5,147
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Orrell ward

Local Elections 2015: Orrell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Murphy 2,812 44.3
Conservative Michael William Winstanley 2,257 35.5
UKIP Philip Easton 950 15.0
Green David Stazicker 325 5.1
Majority 545 8.8
Turnout 6,354
Labour hold Swing

Winstanley ward

Local Elections 2015: Winstanley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marie Teresa Morgan 2,898 49.0
UKIP Andrew Francis Collinson 1,437 24.3
Conservative Allan Atherton 1,182 20.0
Green Steven Charles Heyes 398 6.7
Majority 1,461 24.7
Turnout 5,915
Labour hold Swing

Worsley Mesnes ward

Local Elections 2015: Worsley Mesnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Billy Rotherham 3,039 59.4
UKIP Maureen McCoy 1,332 26.0
Conservative Stephen Gerard Holt 566 11.1
Green Norma Stout 182 3.6
Majority 1,707 33.4
Turnout 5,119
Labour hold Swing

Wigan constituency

Aspull, New Springs and Whelley ward

Local Elections 2015: Aspull, New Springs and Whelley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Chris Ready 3,534 55.3
UKIP Mark Andrew Bradley 1,416 22.2
Conservative Jane Surples 1,282 20.1
Left Unity John Stuart Bolton 156 2.4
Majority 2,118 33.2
Turnout 6,388 63.3
Labour hold Swing

Douglas ward

Local Elections 2015: Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael Anthony Dewhurst 3,145 64.2
UKIP Derek Wilkes 1,130 23.1
Conservative Margaret Atherton 525 10.7
Left Unity Adele Joanne Andrews 98 2.0
Majority 2,015 41.1
Turnout 4,898 50.2
Labour hold Swing

Ince ward

Local Elections 2015: Ince
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Janice Sharratt 2,937 64.1
UKIP Ross Allan Wright 1,192 26.0
Conservative Callum Chadwick 352 7.7
Left Unity Janet Elizabeth Phillips 100 2.2
Majority 1,745 38.1
Turnout 4,581 50.6
Labour hold Swing

Pemberton ward

Local Elections 2015: Pemberton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sam Marc Murphy 3,154 62.9
UKIP Daniel Stephen Wood 1,099 21.9
Conservative Claire Houlton 547 10.9
Green Will Patterson 212 4.2
Majority 2,055 41.0
Turnout 5,012 50.6
Labour hold Swing

Shevington with Lower Ground ward

Local Elections 2015: Shevington with Lower Ground
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Anthony Collins 2,717 43.5
Conservative David Ollerton 1,661 26.6
UKIP Arnold Jefferson Foster 1,439 23.1
Green Joseph Rylance 426 6.8
Majority 1,056 16.9
Turnout 6,243 67.5
Labour hold Swing

Standish with Langtree ward

Local Elections 2015: Standish with Langtree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Standish Independents George Allan Fairhurst 1,999 30.3
Conservative Ray Whittingham 1,848 28.0
Labour Debbie Parkinson 1,735 26.3
UKIP Emma Josephine Appleton 923 14.0
TUSC Sharon Holden 99 1.4
Majority 151 2.3
Turnout 6,604 68.0
Standish Independents hold Swing

Wigan Central ward

Local Elections 2015: Wigan Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael McLoughlin 2,783 46.9
Conservative Jean Margaret Peet 1,391 23.4
UKIP Keith Robert Jones 1,228 20.7
Green Damien Hendry 443 7.5
Independent Brian Parr 90 1.5
Majority 1,392 23.5
Turnout 5,935 63.8
Labour hold Swing

Wigan West ward

Local Elections 2015: Wigan West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Steve Dawber 3,500 62.1
UKIP Janet Markland 1,203 21.3
Conservative Jamie Vickery 727 12.9
Left Unity Hazel Elizabeth Duffy 207 3.7
Majority 2,297 40.7
Turnout 5,637 57.5
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Upcoming elections & referendums". The Electoral Commission. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Local Election Results". apps.wigan.gov.uk.