Bolton Council Election 2019

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20 Seats up for Election
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Labour Conservative Liberal Democrats
Seats before 30 19 3
Seats after 23 20 6
Seat change Decrease 7 Increase 1 Increase 3
Popular vote 22,927 20,862 9,283
Percentage 32.8% 29.8% 13.3%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Farnworth and Kearsley First UKIP Horwich and Blackrod First
Seats before 3 3 1
Seats after 5 3 2
Seat change Increase 2 Steady Increase 1
Popular vote 5,162 7,809 3,059
Percentage 7.4% 11.2% 4.4%

  Seventh party
 
Party Independent Politician
Seats before 1
Seats after 1
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 881
Percentage 1.3%

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Leader of the Council before election


Labour

Leader of the Council


Conservative

The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.
The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

The 2019 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 2 May 2019 to elect members of Bolton Council in Greater Manchester, England.[1][2][3] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party, which had run the council since 2006 and had maintained a majority since 2011, lost overall control of the Council.

20 seats were contested and the Labour Party won 6 seats, the Conservative Party won 6 seats, the Liberal Democrats won 3 seats, Farnworth and Kearsley First won 2 seats, Horwich and Blackrod First won 2 seat, and UKIP won 1 seat.

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

The Conservatives formed an agreement with all the other opposition parties, the Liberal Democrats, Farnworth and Kearsley First, UKIP and Horwich and Blackrod First in order to form a minority administration.[4][5] For the first time since the period between 2004 and 2006, the Labour Party went into opposition. This was also the first time in history at Bolton Council that the party with the largest number of seats was not in charge of running the council.

Election results

2019 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 6 Decrease 7 35.0 18 24 40.0 22,920 31.4 –6.6
  Conservative 6 Increase 1 35.0 14 20 33.3 20,862 28.6 –5.4
  Liberal Democrats 3 Increase 2 15.0 3 6 10.0 9,283 12.7 –1.1
  Farnworth and Kearsley First 2 Increase 2 10.0 3 5 8.3 5,162 7.1 +1.3
  UKIP 1 Steady 5.0 2 3 5.0 7,809 10.7 +7.8
  Horwich and Blackrod First 2 Increase 2 10.0 0 2 3.3 3,059 4.2 New
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 2,237 3.1 +0.4
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,607 2.1 +0.1

Council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

31 19 4 3 3
Labour Conservative LD U IND

After the election the composition of the council was:

24 20 6 3 7
Labour Conservative LD U IND

LD - Liberal Democrats
U - UKIP
IND - Independent (politician

Ward results

Winning candidates are highlighted in bold.

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Paul Wild 1,732 39.4 -3.1
Liberal Democrats Warren Fox 1,417 32.2 -3.9
Labour Steve Sutton 597 13.6 -7.8
Independent Mohammed Tanveer Akhtar 369 8.4 +8.4
UKIP Paul Gannon 283 6.4 +6.4
Majority 315 7.2 +0.8
Turnout 4,398 43.0 +1.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Independent 8.1

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Haslam 1,888 55.6 -1.5
Labour Kirith Ahluwalia 464 13.7 -12.1
Independent Eric Hyland 333 9.8 +1.7
UKIP Chris Marcroft 329 9.7 +9.7
Liberal Democrats Stephen Howarth 200 5.9 +0.8
Green Laura Diggle 179 5.3 +1.4
Majority 1,424 42.0 +10.7
Turnout 3,393 38.1 +0.0
Conservative hold Swing Labour to UKIP 10.9

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Beverley Fletcher 1,344 41.2 -6.2
Labour John Byrne 1,060 32.5 -6.6
UKIP Ryan Wood 627 19.2 +11.8
Green Trish Bolton 138 4.2 +0.0
Liberal Democrats Elizabeth Turner 95 2.9 +1.0
Majority 284 8.7 +0.4
Turnout 3,264 35.1 +0.7
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to UKIP 9.2

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Samantha Conner 2,566 62.5 -10.8
Labour James Entwistle-Wilkinson 658 16.0 -9.6
UKIP William Roger Townshend 342 8.3 +8.3
Green Liz Spencer 296 7.2 -2.2
Liberal Democrats Matthew Allen 241 5.9 -1.7
Majority 1,905 46.4
Turnout 4,103 39.9
Conservative hold

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin McMulkin 2,078 50.5 -6.6
Conservative Siraj Patel 1,243 30.2 +11.6
UKIP Jeff Armstrong 470 11.4 +11.4
Green Dan Bolton 164 4.0 +4.0
Liberal Democrats Michael Langdon 158 3.8 -2.6
Majority 835 20.3 -18.2
Turnout 4,113 38.1 +1.3
Labour hold Swing Labour to Conservative 9.3

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Farnworth and Kearsley First Lisa Weatherby 1,864 52.9 -1.0
Labour Jean Gillies 1,270 36.0 -1.3
UKIP John Cotter 176 2.9 -2.1
Conservative Jennifer Kirk 124 4.5 -1.0
Liberal Democrats Christine McPherson 51 1.4 +0.0
For Britain Simon Collins 38 1.1 +1.1
Majority 594 16.7 +0.2
Turnout 3,522 33.7 +3.7
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour Swing

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Madeline Murray 1,928 51.2 -24.8
Conservative Arfan Khan 1,254 33.6 +21.4
UKIP Derek R Wunderley 272 7.3 +7.3
Green David Figgins 169 4.5 -2.8
Liberal Democrats Duncan McPherson 105 2.8 -1.7
Majority 674 18.1 -45.7
Turnout 3,728 38.5 +5.6
Labour hold Swing Labour to Conservative 23.1

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Linda Thomas 1,770 63.6 -6.6
Conservative Yasir Waseem Faisal 370 13.3 -0.3
UKIP Sandra Harvey 295 10.6 +10.6
Green Pamela Spurling 140 5.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrats John Falch 118 4.2 +0.4
Independent Anthony Massey 89 3.2 +0.9
Majority 1,400 50.3 -6.5
Turnout 2,782 32.0 -3.2
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 8.6

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Haworth 1,484 46.5 -6.8
Farnworth and Kearsley First Peter Flitcroft 923 28.9 +3.8
Conservative Robert Tyler 285 8.9 -4.5
UKIP David Harvey 266 8.3 +3.9
Green Matthew Barnes 92 2.9 +1.1
Liberal Democrats Kevin Walsh 52 1.6 -0.1
Independent Harun Abdullahi Mohamed 90 2.8 +2.8
Majority 561 17.6 -10.8
Turnout 3,192 32.5 -3.6
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 5.3

Heaton and Lostock ward

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Robert Allen 2,324 54.2 -12.2
Labour John Gillatt 1,026 23.9 -3.7
Liberal Democrats Sue Priest 437 10.2 +4.3
UKIP Daniel Wheatley 276 6.4 +6.4
Green Heather Rylance 227 5.3 +5.3
Majority 1,298 30.2 -8.6
Turnout 4,290 40.5 -1.8
Conservative hold Swing

Horwich and Blackrod ward

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Horwich and Blackrod First Peter Wright 1,482 37.4 +37.4
Labour Stephen Pickup 1,041 26.3 -14.7
Conservative Michael Baines 978 24.7 -22.9
UKIP Samantha Jane Chadwick 199 5.0 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Forrest 133 3.3 -3.3
Green Keith Cocker 130 3.3 -1.5
Majority 441 11.1
Turnout 3,963 38.2 +4.5
Horwich and Blackrod First gain from Labour Swing Conservative to HBFI 30.0

Horwich North East ward

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Horwich and Blackrod First Marie Brady 1,577 37.5 +37.5
Liberal Democrats Gordon Stone 984 23.4 -11.1
Labour Joyce Kellett 926 22.0 -14.0
Conservative Emily Siddall 370 8.8 -15.0
UKIP Zak Brown 203 4.8 +4.8
Green Rod Riesco 140 3.3 -2.4
Majority 593 14.1
Turnout 4,200 43.1 +5.1
Horwich and Blackrod First gain from Labour Swing

Hulton ward

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Derek Bullock 1,617 46.6 -3.5
Labour Shafaqat Shaikh 1,157 33.4 -5.8
UKIP Amy Wunderley 389 11.2 +5.4
Green Wendy Shepherd 181 5.2 +2.3
Liberal Democrats Derek Gradwell 122 3.5 +1.7
Majority 460 13.3 +2.3
Turnout 3,466 35.0 -2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing Labour to UKIP 5.6

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Farnworth and Kearsley First Paul Heslop 2,376 67.8 +15.5
Labour Kevan Jones 529 15.1 -9.6
UKIP William Pilkington 283 8.1 -3.1
Conservative Kamaran Fathulla 192 5.5 -2.6
Liberal Democrats Connor Goodwin 128 3.6 -0.1
Majority 1,847 52.6 +25.1
Turnout 3,508 34.0 -0.1
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour Swing Labour to FKF 12.5

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
UKIP Sean Hornby 1,395 39.3 +11.5
Conservative David Meehan 1,060 29.8 -0.2
Labour Kevin Allsop 928 26.1 -11.4
Liberal Democrats Kevin Mulligan 169 4.7 -0.1
Majority 335 9.4
Turnout 3,552 37.2 +2.5
UKIP hold Swing Labour to UKIP 11.4

Rumworth ward

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ebrahim Adia 2,541 72.9 -2.8
Conservative Hafiz Butt 380 11.0 -0.2
Green Alan Johnson 275 7.9 +0.5
UKIP Michael Armstrong 221 6.3 +6.3
Liberal Democrats David Cooper 72 2.1 -0.4
Majority 2,161 61.9 -2.6
Turnout 3,489 35.6 +1.2
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 4.5

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Gary Veevers 1,968 52.2 +3.3
Labour Ruth Pitchford 864 22.9 -7.4
UKIP Joe Harris 479 12.7 +12.7
Conservative Sam Rimmer 457 12.1 -6.0
Majority 1,104 29.3 +10.7
Turnout 3,768 36.0 -4.2
Liberal Democrats hold Swing Labour to UKIP 10.0

Tonge with The Haulgh ward

Tonge with The Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Elaine Sherrington 1,152 42.2 -8.2
Conservative Brian Matthews 760 27.8 -6.1
UKIP Trevor Jones 663 24.3 +16.3
Liberal Democrats Rosalind Harasiwka 154 5.6 +1.5
Majority 392 14.4 -2.1
Turnout 2,729 31.3 +0.3
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 12.2

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon 1,565 39.0 +6.8
Conservative Zoe Jennifer Catherine Kirk-Robinson 1,270 31.7 -11.9
Labour Mike Jarvis 565 14.1 -4.1
Westhoughton First Independent Jack Speight 319 7.9 +1.2
UKIP Kieran Boardman 292 7.3 +7.3
Majority 295 7.3
Turnout 4,011 37.3 -2.4
Liberal Democrats gain from Conservative Swing Conservative to UKIP 9.6

Westhoughton South ward

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Deirdrie McGeown 1,114 33.1 -20.1
Labour David Chadwick 889 26.5 +1.8
Conservative Martin Tighe 648 19.2 -2.9
UKIP Jenny Armstrong 349 10.4 +10.4
Majority 225 6.7 -4.5
Turnout 3,369 34.7 +2.3
Liberal Democrats gain from Labour Swing Liberal Democrats to Independents 15.5

References

  1. ^ "Notices and results: local election May 2019". bolton.gov.uk. Bolton Council. Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Local Elections 2019 - Results". bolton.gov.uk. Bolton Council. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ Timan, Joseph (3 May 2019). "Bolton Council election results ward by ward". The Bolton News. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Bolton Tories take over council for first time in 40 years". 10 May 2019.
  5. ^ "'We are not in coalition': Conservatives officially take control of the council". The Bolton News. Retrieved 5 August 2021.