2016 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
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2016 local election results in Wigan.
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The 2016 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Overview

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:[2]

After the election, the composition of the council was:[3]

Number of Candidates fielded per party
Party Number of Candidates
Labour Party (UK) 25
Conservative Party (UK) 25
UK Independence Party 18
Green Party of England and Wales 9
Liberal Democrats (UK) 7
Independents 7
Wigan Independents 3
TUSC 1

Results Summary

2016 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 19 Increase 1 76 46 65 86.7 35,513 49.8
  Conservative 3 Increase 2 12 2 5 6.7 12,118 17.0
  Independent 3 Decrease 1 12 0 3 4 7,279 10.2
  Wigan Independents 0 Decrease 1 0 2 2 2.7 2,097 2.9
  UKIP 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 11,833 16.6
  Green 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 1,247 1.7
  Liberal Democrats 0 Decrease 1 0 0 0 0 1,154 1.6
  TUSC 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 54 0.1

Results

Bolton West constituency

Atherton ward

Atherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jamie Hodgkinson 1,838 51.3
Labour Elnur Yusifzade 969 27.0
UKIP Quinton John Smith 567 15.8
Conservative Brian Howard Lobell 209 5.8
Majority 869 24.3
Turnout 3,583 34.2
Independent hold Swing

Leigh constituency

Astley Mosley Common ward

Astley Mosley Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Marie Platt 1,548 51.3
Conservative Richard Allan Short 739 24.5
UKIP Steve Mills 731 24.2
Majority 809 26.8
Turnout 3,018 33.0
Labour hold Swing

Atherleigh ward

Atherleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Harding 1,067 46.4
Independent Stuart Andrew Gerrard 533 23.2
UKIP Luke Greenhalgh 446 19.4
Conservative Paul Lambert Fairhurst 207 9.0
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Gillon 49 2.1
Majority 534 23.2
Turnout 2,302 28.2
Labour hold Swing

Golborne Lowton West ward

Golborne Lowton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yvonne Marie Klieve 1,675 70.2
UKIP Peter Graham Kearns 540 22.6
Conservative Toby Joseph Hewitt 170 7.1
Majority 1,135 47.6
Turnout 2,385 27.8
Labour hold Swing

Leigh East ward

Leigh East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Cunliffe 1,513 67.7
Conservative Richard Byrom Houlton 446 20.0
Liberal Democrats John Dowsett 275 12.3
Majority 1,067 47.7
Turnout 2,234 25.5
Labour hold Swing

Leigh South ward

Leigh South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Anderson 1,773 55.6
UKIP Russell Eddison 913 28.6
Conservative Denise Alison Young 503 15.8
Majority 860 27.0
Turnout 3,189 31.6
Labour hold Swing

Leigh West ward

Leigh West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Greensmith 1,610 60.0
UKIP Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves 738 27.5
Conservative Andrew John Oxley 205 7.6
Green Neil Hancox 129 4.8
Majority 872 32.5
Turnout 2,682 26.8
Labour hold Swing

Lowton East ward

Lowton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative James Nelson Grundy 2,327 60.9
Labour Garry Lloyd 1,110 29.1
UKIP Stephen Thomas Darragh 278 7.3
Green Harry John Alderson Snape 104 2.7
Majority 1,217 31.8
Turnout 3,819 40.3
Conservative hold Swing

Tyldesley ward

Tyldesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nazia Rehman 1,235 38.5
UKIP Matthew Robert James 978 30.5
Independent Norman Alec Bradbury 572 17.8
Conservative David John Stirzaker 421 13.1
Majority 257 8.0
Turnout 3,206 31.7
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Makerfield constituency

Abram ward

Abram
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martyn Smethurst 1,495 58.3
UKIP Jim Carmichael 868 33.9
Conservative Claire Houlton 201 7.8
Majority 627 24.4
Turnout 2,564 25.5
Labour hold Swing

Ashton ward

Ashton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bill Clarke 1,204 46.5
Independent Richard Charles Aylett 616 23.8
UKIP Stuart Thomas Plimley 426 16.5
Conservative Marie Winstanley 253 9.8
Liberal Democrats Lesley Barbara Brothwood 89 3.4
Majority 588 22.7
Turnout 2,588 29.6
Labour hold Swing

Bryn ward

Bryn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Steve Jones 1,200 41.1
Labour David Hurst 1,123 38.4
UKIP Thomas Keith Miller 438 15.0
Conservative Margaret Mary Winstanley 161 5.5
Majority 77 2.7
Turnout 2,922 33.6
Independent gain from Independent Swing

Hindley ward

Hindley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul John Blay 1,413 51.2
Independent Jim Ellis 1,040 37.7
Conservative David Marcus John Ollerton 153 5.5
Green Paul Ravenall 79 2.9
Liberal Democrats John Skipworth 76 2.8
Majority 373 13.5
Turnout 2,761 29.4
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Hindley Green ward

Hindley Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Bob Brierley 1,480 57.3
Labour Eileen Winifred Rigby 820 31.7
Liberal Democrats John Thomason 159 6.2
Conservative Gerard Joseph Houlton 126 4.9
Majority 660 25.6
Turnout 2,585 27.4
Independent hold Swing

Orrell ward

Orrell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Michael William Winstanley 1,410 43.2
Labour Joy Susan Bradley 1,333 40.8
Orrell Independents Paula Lynn Boyham 221 6.8
Green Denise Capstick 190 5.8
Liberal Democrats Louise Catherine Bowe 110 3.4
Majority 77 2.4
Turnout 3,264 34.9
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

"Orrell Independents" is a description used by candidates for the Wigan Independents.

Winstanley ward

Winstanley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Terence Kenny 1,350 48.2
UKIP Andrew Francis Collinson 890 31.8
Conservative Jean Margaret Peet 334 11.9
Green Steven Charles Heyes 229 8.2
Majority 460 16.4
Turnout 2,803 31.5
Labour hold Swing

Worsley Mesnes ward

Worsley Mesnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Philip Myles Kelly 1,449 59.9
UKIP Maureen McCoy 699 28.9
Conservative Susan Atherton 221 9.1
Majority 800 31.0
Turnout 2,419 27.7
Labour hold Swing

Wigan constituency

Aspull, New Springs and Whelley ward

Aspull, New Springs and Whelley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Hilton 1,805 52.8
UKIP Mark Andrew Bradley 985 28.8
Conservative Allan Atherton 456 13.3
Liberal Democrats Freda Janet Graham 175 5.1
Majority 820 24.0
Turnout 3,421 35.1
Labour hold Swing

Douglas ward

Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Draper 1,803 84.1
Conservative Margaret Atherton 340 15.9
Majority 1,463 68.2
Turnout 2,143 23.3
Labour hold Swing

Ince ward

Ince
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Trevor Molyneux 1,545 65.8
UKIP Stephen Winstanley 671 28.6
Conservative Judith Atherton 132 5.6
Majority 874 37.2
Turnout 2,348 27.3
Labour hold Swing

Pemberton ward

Pemberton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeanette Prescott 1,631 69.0
UKIP Peter Owen Wheatley-Smith 502 21.2
Conservative Daniel Andrew Whitehouse 137 5.8
Green Norma Stout 93 3.9
Majority 1,129 47.7
Turnout 2,363 24.9
Labour hold Swing

Shevington with Lower Ground ward

Shevington with Lower Ground
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Damian Edwardson 1,239 40.0
Shevington Independents Janet Brown 813 26.3
UKIP Arnold Jefferson Foster 584 18.9
Conservative Jack Joseph Vickery 349 11.3
Green Joseph Robert Rylance 112 3.6
Majority 426 13.7
Turnout 3,097 34.2
Labour hold Swing

"Shevington Independents" is a description used by candidates for the Wigan Independents.

Standish with Langtree ward

Standish with Langtree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Whittingham 1,276 32.4
Standish Independents Gareth William Fairhurst 1,063 27.0
Labour Debbie Parkinson 968 24.6
UKIP Ian Adamczyk 579 14.7
TUSC Sharon Holden 54 1.4
Majority 213 5.4
Turnout 3,940 41.4
Conservative gain from Standish Independents Swing

"Standish Independents" is a description used by candidates for the Wigan Independents.

Wigan Central ward

Wigan Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lawrence Hunt 1,745 55.9
Conservative Susan Vickery 845 27.1
Green William John Patterson 311 10.0
Liberal Democrats Stuart David Thomas 221 7.0
Majority 900 28.8
Turnout 3,122 34.7
Labour hold Swing

Wigan West ward

Wigan West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terence William Halliwell 2,090 80.8
Conservative Jamie Vickery 497 19.2
Majority 1,593 61.6
Turnout 2,587 27.9
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2016 and 2018

Astley Mosley Common ward

Astley Mosley Common, 19th October 2017[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paula Anne Wakefield 773 46.0 Decrease 5.3
Conservative David John Stirzaker 604 35.9 Increase 11.4
UKIP Allan Hogg 185 11.0 Decrease 13.2
Liberal Democrats Stuart David Thomas 73 4.3 New
Green Andy Prentice 46 2.7 New
Majority 169 10.1 Decrease 16.7
Turnout 1,681 17.5 Decrease 15.5
Labour hold Swing

Shevington with Lower Ground ward

Shevington with Lower Ground, 14 December 2017[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Marlaine Teresa Whitham 765 43.4 Increase 3.4
Shevington Independents Janet Brown 552 31.3 Increase 5.0
Conservative Callum David Owen Chadwick 402 22.8 Increase 11.5
Green Joseph Robert Rylance 30 1.7 Decrease 1.9
Liberal Democrats Joshua Michael Hindle 15 0.9 New
Majority 213 12.1 Decrease 1.6
Turnout 1,764 18.7 Decrease 15.5
Labour hold Swing

"Shevington Independents" is a description used by candidates for the Wigan Independents.

References

  1. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  2. ^ Cox, Charlotte (6 May 2016). "Wigan local election results 2016 - who won in Wigan?". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  3. ^ Cox, Charlotte (6 May 2016). "Wigan local election results 2016 - who won in Wigan?". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Elections result 19 October 2017" (PDF). Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 28 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Elections result 14 December 2017" (PDF). Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 28 December 2017.