2018 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 Michael Winstanley
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 1991 11 May 2016
Leader's seat Leigh West Orrell
Seats before 65 5
Seats won 60 7
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 2

2018 local election results in Wigan
  Labour
  Independent

The 2018 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council in England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections.

Overview

Number of Candidates fielded per party
Party Number
Labour Party (UK) 25
Conservative Party (UK) 25
Liberal Democrats (UK) 14
Independent politician 12
UK Independence Party 6
Green Party of England and Wales 3
Shevington Independents 1
Standish Independents 1
Democrats and Veterans 1
Party Seats won at Election Total Seats on Council ±
Labour Party (UK) 18 60 Decrease 5
Conservative Party (UK) 3 7 Increase 2
Independent politician (including IN) 3 6 Increase 3
Standish Independents 0 1 Decrease 1
Shevington Independents 1 1 Increase 1

Results

Bolton West constituency

Atherton ward

Atherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Network Stuart Gerrard 1779 53.65
Labour Karen Aldred 1197 36.1
Conservative Marjorie Clayton 334 10.1
Rejected ballots 6 0.18
Majority 582 17.6
Turnout 3316 30.66

Makerfield constituency

Abram ward

Abram
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Sweeney 1479 68.57
Conservative Beverley Bridgwater 404 18.78
UKIP Frank Swift 274 12.7
Rejected ballots 5 0.23
Majority 1075 49.84
Turnout 2157 20.74

Ashton ward

Ashton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony Sykes 1112 53.13
Independent Michael Moulding 793 37.9
UKIP Gillian Gibson 109 5.21
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Matthews 41 1.96
Conservative Marie Winstanley 36 1.72
Rejected ballots 2 0.1
Majority 319 15.24
Turnout 2093 23.54

Bryn ward

Bryn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Andrew Collinson 1065 43.7
Labour Vicky Johnson 973 39.9
Conservative Judith Anderson 198 8.12
UKIP Philip Hayden 133 5.46
Liberal Democrats Denise Melling 67 2.75
Rejected ballots 2 0.08
Majority 92 3.78
Turnout 2438 27.58

Hindley ward

Hindley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Talbot 1063 45.6
Independent Jim Ellis 905 38.8
Conservative Margaret Winstanley 206 8.83
Green Neil Hancox 86 3.7
Liberal Democrats John Skipworth 58 2.5
Rejected ballots 14 0.6
Majority 158 6.8
Turnout 2332 24.13

Hindley Green ward

Hindley Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Paul Maiden 976 41.36
Labour Gena Merrett 787 33.34
Liberal Democrats John Thomason 305 12.92
Conservative Jonathan Cartwright 287 12.16
Rejected ballots 5 0.21
Majority 189 8.0
Turnout 2360 27.35

Orrell ward

Orrell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Richard Clayton 1430 46.47
Labour Eileen Rigby 1273 41.37
Liberal Democrats Denise Capstick 367 11.92
Rejected ballots 7 0.23
Majority 157 5.10
Turnout 3077 32.24

Winstanley ward

Winstanley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive Morgan 1369 57.11
Conservative Daniel Whitehouse 509 21.23
Green Steven Heyes 195 8.14
UKIP Daniel Singleton 177 7.38
Liberal Democrats Neil Stevenson 114 4.76
Rejected ballots 6 0.25
Majority 887 37.0
Turnout 2397 26.15

Worsley Mesnes ward

Worsley Mesnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Holland 1449 66.46
UKIP Maureen McCoy 327 15.0
Conservative Paul Chapman 314 14.40
Liberal Democrats Joshua Hindle 90 4.13
Rejected ballots 2 0.09
Majority 1122 51.46
Turnout 2180 24.07

Leigh constituency

Astley Mosley Common ward

Astley Mosley Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry Taylor 1349 52.43
Conservative Richard Short 1082 42.05
Liberal Democrats Stuart Thomas 131 5.09
Rejected ballots 11 0.43
Majority 267 10.38
Turnout 2573 27.21

Atherleigh ward

Atherleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debra Wailes 938 48.03
Independent Network Anthony Waite 550 28.16
Conservative Paul Fairhurst 394 20.17
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Gillon 68 3.48
Rejected ballots 3 0.15
Majority 388 19.87
Turnout 1953 23.44

Golborne Lowton West ward

Golborne Lowton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Gambles 1280 57.17
Independent William Heaton 612 27.33
Conservative Gerard Houlton 345 15.41
Rejected ballots 2 0.09
Majority 668 29.83
Turnout 2239 25.26

Leigh East ward

Leigh East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Frederick Walker 1189 59.21
Conservative Denise Young 518 25.8
Liberal Democrats John Dowsett 288 14.34
Rejected ballots 13 0.65
Majority 671 33.42
Turnout 2008 22.23

Leigh South ward

Leigh South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Rigby 1531 53.9
Conservative Connor Short 1283 45.16
Rejected ballots 27 0.95
Majority 248 8.73
Turnout 2841 27.49

Leigh West ward

Leigh West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Peter Smith, Baron Smith of Leigh 1308 53.92
Independent Jayson Lomax-Hargreaves 578 23.83
Conservative Richard Houlton 374 15.42
Liberal Democrats Natalie Smalley 158 6.51
Rejected ballots 8 0.33
Majority 730 30.09
Turnout 2426 23.11

Lowton East ward

Lowton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Houlton 2099 60.49
Labour Garry Lloyd 1346 38.79
Rejected ballots 25 0.72
Majority 753 21.70
Turnout 3470 36.05

Tyldesley ward

Tyldesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Marshall 1,344
Independent Julian Marsh 706
Conservative David Stirzaker 587
Rejected ballots
Majority
Turnout

Wigan constituency

Aspull, New Springs and Whelley ward

Local Elections 2018: Aspull, New Springs and Whelley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ronald Conway 1,708 61.4 Increase 15.4
Conservative Michael Owens 764 27.5 Increase 16.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Holland 308 11.1 Increase 11.1
Majority 944 33.9 Increase 12.0
Turnout 2,780 28.2 Decrease 5.0
Labour hold Swing N/A

Douglas ward

Local Elections 2018: Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shirley Dewhurst 1,551 78.6 Increase 18.6
Conservative Margaret Atherton 422 21.4 Increase 13.0
Majority 1,129 57.2 Increase 28.7
Turnout 1,973 20.8 Decrease 4.1
Labour hold Swing N/A

Ince ward

Local Elections 2018: Ince
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Moodie 1,273 69.2 Increase 12.4
Independent James O'Neill 379 20.6 Increase 20.6
Conservative Yamini Gupta 188 10.2 Increase 4.8
Majority 894 48.6 Increase 26.4
Turnout 1,840 20.7 Decrease 5.3
Labour hold Swing N/A

Pemberton ward

Local Elections 2018: Pemberton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Prescott 1,472 74.4 Increase 11.7
Conservative Susan Atherton 322 16.3 Increase 8.8
Liberal Democrats David Burley 185 9.3 Increase 9.3
Majority 1,150 58.1 Increase 22.1
Turnout 1,979 20.6 Decrease 4.8
Labour hold Swing N/A

Shevington with Lower Ground ward

Local Elections 2018: Shevington with Lower Ground
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Shevington Independents Janet Brown 1,107 40.1 Increase 14.9
Labour Mike Crosby 1,045 37.9 Increase 4.6
Conservative Allan Atherton 487 17.7 Increase 6.5
Green Joseph Rylance 120 4.3 Decrease 0.6
Majority 62 2.2 N/A
Turnout 2,759 29.6 Decrease 3.9
Shevington Independents gain from Labour Swing Increase 5.2

Standish with Langtree ward

Local Elections 2018: Standish with Langtree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Adam Marsh 1,200 36.8 Increase 17.5
Labour Debbie Parkinson 1,185 36.4 Increase 18.8
Standish Independents Debbie Fairhurst 872 26.8 Decrease 15.8
Majority 15 0.4 N/A
Turnout 3,257 33.3 Decrease 3.4
Conservative gain from Standish Independents Swing Increase 16.7

Wigan Central ward

Local Elections 2018: Wigan Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Davies 1,518 55.5 Increase 3.7
Conservative Lewis Evans 834 30.5 Increase 10.9
Liberal Democrats Caroline Waddicor 163 6.0 Increase 6.0
Wigan Independents Gareth Fairhurst 130 4.8 Increase 4.8
Independent Tony Spencer 89 3.3 Increase 3.3
Majority 684 25.0 Increase 1.8
Turnout 2,734 29.5 Decrease 3.7
Labour hold Swing N/A

Wigan West ward

Local Elections 2018: Wigan West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phyllis Cullen 1,746 72.0 Increase 11.4
Conservative Jean Peet 363 15.0 Increase 9.6
UKIP Nathan Ryding 176 7.3 Decrease 17.9
Democrats and Veterans Ronnie Clark 140 5.8 Increase 5.8
Majority 1,383 57.0 Increase 21.6
Turnout 2,425 25.4 Decrease 2.6
Labour hold Swing Increase 14.7

References

  1. ^ "Elections: Local elections". wigan.gov.uk. Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council. Retrieved 23 April 2018.