The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.
The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.
Map showing the results of the 2018 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election.
Map showing the results of the 2018 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election.

The 2018 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Bolton Council in Greater Manchester, England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council with a majority of 1.

21 seats were contested and the Conservative Party won 9 seats, the Labour Party won 8 seats, the Liberal Democrats won 2 seats, and Farnworth and Kearsley First won 2 seats.[2]

After the election, the total composition of the council was as follows:

Election results

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election results
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % No. Net %
  Labour 21 8 1 5 Decrease4 38.0 38.5 29,467 Decrease2.3
  Conservative 21 9 2 0 Increase2 42.8 34.0 26,084 Increase8.4
  Liberal Democrats 21 2 1 0 Increase1 4.7 13.8 10,583 Increase2.7
  Farnworth and Kearsley First 3 2 2 0 Increase2 9.5 5.8 4,460 N/A
  UKIP 7 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 2.9 2,263 Decrease16.4
  Green 13 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.7 2,072 Decrease0.3
  Independent 7 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.0 1,599 Increase1.7
  Totals 93 21 100.0 100.0 76,528 Increase3,956

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

35 17 3 4 1
Labour Conservative LD U FK

After the election the composition of the council was:

31 19 4 3 3
Labour Conservative LD U FK

LD - Liberal Democrats
U - UKIP
FK - Farnworth and Kearsley First

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative John Walsh 1,842 42.5 +0.0
Liberal Democrats Warren Fox 1,564 36.1 +15.6
Labour Zulfi Jiva 930 21.4 -3.7
Majority 278 6.4 -11.1
Turnout 4,336 42.0 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 12.7

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Mudasir Dean 1,949 57.1 +6.5
Labour Tony Shepherd 880 25.8 +1.0
Independent Eric Hyland 278 8.1 +2.7
Liberal Democrats Stephen Howarth 173 5.1 +2.4
Green Laura Diggle 135 3.9 +1.5
Majority 1,069 31.3 +5.5
Turnout 3,415 38.1 -4.8
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 10.3

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adele Warren 1,549 47.4 +21.5
Labour Francesca Platt 1,278 39.1 +3.3
UKIP Harry Lamb 242 7.4 -25.5
Green Dan Bolton 138 4.2 +1.6
Liberal Democrats Richard Bates 61 1.9 -0.8
Majority 271 8.3
Turnout 3,268 34.4 -2.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing UKIP to Conservative 23.5

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative David Greenhalgh 2,928 73.3
Conservative Nadim Muslim 2,257 56.5
Labour Steve Sutton 1,023 25.6
Labour Deb Whenlock 910 22.8
Green Liz Spencer 374 9.4
Liberal Democrats Elliott Bermudez-Galton 303 7.6
Liberal Democrats David Walsh 196 4.9
Majority (Greenhalgh) 1,905
Majority (Muslim) 1,234
Turnout 3,996 38.4
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Bilkis Ismail 2,258 57.1 -10.4
Conservative Daniel Wheatley 737 18.6 +9.2
Independent Siraj Patel 706 17.8 +17.8
Liberal Democrats Michael Langdon 252 6.4 +2.7
Majority 1,521 38.5 -9.5
Turnout 3,953 36.8 +0.9
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Ind 18.6

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Farnworth and Kearsley First Maureen Flitcroft 1,699 53.9 +53.9
Labour Martin McMulkin 1,172 37.3 -11.1
Conservative Jennifer Kirk 142 4.5 -4.1
UKIP Dave Harvey 92 2.9 -33.5
Liberal Democrats David Cooper 44 1.4 -1.6
Majority 522 16.5
Turnout 3,154 30.0
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour Swing UKIP to FKF 43.7

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Ayub 2,422 76.0 +6.5
Conservative Mohammed Waqas 389 12.2 +4.6
Green David Figgins 232 7.3 +1.2
Liberal Democrats Francine Godfrey 143 4.5 +0.6
Majority 2,033 63.8 +7.2
Turnout 3,186 32.9 -1.4
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Labour 9.7

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Akhtar Zaman 2,181 70.2 +3.6
Conservative Jolyon Coombs 418 13.6 +5.1
Liberal Democrats John Falch 120 3.8 -0.2
Green Ian McHugh 118 3.8 -0.7
Independent Martin McLoughlin 114 3.7 +3.7
Independent Sarfraz Nawaz 83 2.7 +2.7
Independent Anthony Massey 71 2.3 +2.3
Majority 1,767 56.8 +6.6
Turnout 3,110 35.2 -0.3
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 10.7

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Hamid Khurram 1,910 53.3 +3.8
Farnworth and Kearsley First Lisa Weatherby 897 25.1 +25.1
Conservative Robert Tyler 477 13.4 +1.7
UKIP Amy Wunderley 157 4.4 -27.9
Green Matthew Barnes 63 1.8 -1.7
Liberal Democrats Kevin Walsh 62 1.7 -1.4
Majority 1,013 28.4 +11.2
Turnout 3,566 36.1 +4.3
Labour hold Swing UKIP to FKF 26.5

Heaton and Lostock ward

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Anne Galloway 3,000 66.4 +10.2
Labour John Gillatt 1,247 27.6 +0.6
Liberal Democrats Garry Veevers 269 5.9 +0.4
Majority 1,753 38.8 +9.5
Turnout 4,516 42.3 -3.6
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 9.3

Horwich and Blackrod ward

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Susan Baines 1,668 47.6 +18.0
Labour Michael Jarvis 1,437 41.0 -1.5
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Forrest 231 6.6 +3.1
Green Keith Cocker 169 4.8 -0.6
Majority 231 6.6
Turnout 3,505 33.7 -2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing UKIP to Conservative 18.5

Horwich North East ward

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin McKeon 1,345 36.0 -4.9
Liberal Democrats Stephen Rock 1,288 34.5 +14.3
Conservative Joan Johnson 887 23.8 +3.5
Green Rod Riesco 213 5.7 +0.8
Majority 57 1.5 -19.1
Turnout 3,733 38.0 -2.7
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 14.0

Hulton ward

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Diane Parkinson 1,858 50.2 +17.5
Labour Rabiya Jiva 1,451 39.2 +2.2
UKIP Beverley Fletcher 215 5.8 -18.7
Green Chris Taylor 107 2.9 -0.4
Liberal Democrats Kevin Mulligan 68 1.8 -0.7
Majority 407 11.0
Turnout 3,699 37.0 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 18.1

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Farnworth and Kearsley First Julie Pattison 1,864 52.3 +52.3
Labour Stephen Langley 882 24.7 -13.5
UKIP Will Pilkington 399 11.2 -34.0
Conservative Kamaran Fathulla 290 8.1 -1.1
Liberal Democrats Connor Goodwin 131 3.7 -3.7
Majority 982 27.5
Turnout 3,566 34.1 +2.3
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour Swing UKIP to FKF 43.1

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Evans 1,249 37.5 +10.1
Conservative David Meehan 1,000 30.0 +19.3
UKIP Paul Richardson 926 27.8 -11.5
Liberal Democrats Christine MacPherson 159 4.8 -15.5
Majority 249 7.5
Turnout 3,334 34.7 -7.5
Labour gain from UKIP Swing Lib Dem to Conservative 17.4

Rumworth ward

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ismail Ibrahim 2,570 75.7 +3.5
Conservative Hafiz Butt 379 11.2 +0.7
Green Alan Johnson 251 7.4 +2.4
Independent Damien Walsh 111 3.3 +3.3
Liberal Democrats Duncan MacPherson 55 2.5 +0.2
Majority 2,191 64.5 +2.8
Turnout 3,396 34.4 -2.6
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Labour 6.7

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Doug Bagnall 2,031 48.9 -1.9
Labour Ryan Quick 1,260 30.3 +4.7
Conservative Sam Rimmer 751 18.1 +8.9
Green Elizabeth McManus 111 2.7 +0.5
Majority 771 18.6 -6.6
Turnout 4,154 40.2 -4.9
Liberal Democrats hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 10.5

Tonge with The Haulgh ward

Tonge with The Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nick Peel 1,379 50.4 +4.5
Conservative Matthew Littler 928 33.9 +19.4
UKIP Derek Wunderley 232 8.5 -24.9
Liberal Democrats Rosalind Harasiwka 113 4.1 +0.6
Green James Tomkinson 82 3.0 +0.3
Majority 451 16.5 +4.0
Turnout 2,734 31.0 -4.3
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 22.1

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Martyn Cox 1,831 42.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrats Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon 1,386 32.2 +23.4
Labour Ged Carter 784 18.2 -14.3
Independent Jack Speight 236 5.5 +5.5
Green Heather Rylance 61 2.6 -0.2
Majority 445 10.5 +4.1
Turnout 4,300 39.7 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 20.2

Westhoughton South ward

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats David Wilkinson 1,934 53.2 +24.2
Labour Ryan Battersby 899 24.7 -8.0
Conservative Martin Tighe 804 22.1 +1.8
Majority 1,035 28.4
Turnout 3,637 37.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 21.1

References

  1. ^ "Notices and results: local election May 2018". bolton.gov.uk. Bolton Council. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Four seats keep Labour in control at town hall". The Bolton News. 5 May 2018. pp. 4–5.