Bolton Council Election 2021

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20 Seats up for Election
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Conservative Labour Liberal Democrats
Seats before 18 18 7
Seats after 20 19 5
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1 Decrease 2
Popular vote 30,255 27,517 7,562
Percentage 38.8% 35.3% 9.7%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Farnworth and Kearsley First Horwich and Blackrod First UKIP
Seats before 4 2 2
Seats after 5 3 1
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1 Decrease1
Popular vote 4,203 2,380 585
Percentage 5.4% 3.0% 0.7%

Bolton UK local election 2021 map.svg
Map showing the results of the 2021 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election

Leader of the Council before election


Conservative

Leader of the Council


Conservative

The 2021 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election to elect members of Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council took place on 6 May 2021, on the same day as other local elections.[1][2]

21 seats were contested, including a by election in Astley Bridge Ward, following the death of Cllr Paul Wild. The Conservative Party won 10 seats, the Labour Party won 7 seats, Farnworth and Kearsley First won 2 seats, Horwich and Blackrod First won 1 seat, and the Liberal Democrats won 1 seat.

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

Election results

2021 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Conservative 10 Increase2 50.0 10 20 33.3 30,255 38.8 Increase9.4
  Labour 7 Increase1 35.0 12 19 32.0 27,517 35.3 Increase3.1
  Liberal Democrats 1 Decrease2 5.0 3 5 8.0 7,562 9.7 Decrease3.3
  Farnworth and Kearsley First 2 Increase1 10.0 4 5 8.0 4,203 5.4 Decrease1.7
  Horwich and Blackrod First 1 Increase1 5.0 2 3 5.0 2,380 3.0 Decrease1.2
  UKIP 0 Decrease1 0.0 1 1 2.0 585 0.7 Decrease10.0
  Green 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 3,168 4.1 Increase1.0
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 1,698 2.2 New
  Independent 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 655 0.8 Decrease1.3
  For Britain 0 Steady 0.0 0 0 0.0 16 0.0 New

Council composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

18 17 6 2 15
Labour Conservative LD U IND

After the election the composition of the council was:

20 19 5 1 15
Conservative Labour LD U IND

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

Ward results

Winning candidates are highlighted in bold.

Astley Bridge

Astley Bridge (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hilary Fairclough 2,569 61.5 +22.1
Conservative Samuel Rimmer 1,746 41.8 +2.4
Labour Safwaan Patel 1,025 24.5 +10.9
Labour Steve Sutton 897 21.5 +7.9
Liberal Democrats Kevin Mulligan 386 9.2 -23.0
Liberal Democrats James Haslam 380 9.1 -23.1
Bolton for Change Paul Eccleshare 311 7.4 +7.4
Majority (Fairclough) 823
Majority (Rimmer) 721
Turnout 40.0
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Jacqueline Radcliffe 2,539 68.4 +12.8
Labour Logan Pratheepan 842 22.7 +9.0
Green Steph Howes 214 5.6 +0.3
Liberal Democrats Caroline Turner-Preece 96 2.6 -3.3
Majority 1,697 46.0 +2.0
Turnout 3,712 41.3 +3.2
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 11.2

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Stuart Hartigan 1,576 49.1 +7.9
Labour Bernadette Gallagher 1,222 38.1 +5.6
Bolton for Change Sandy Holt 262 8.2 +8.2
Green Chich Hewitt 86 2.7 -4.5
Liberal Democrats Jennifer Wilkes 60 1.9 -1.0
Majority 354 11.0 +2.3
Turnout 3,228 33.2 -1.9
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing UKIP to BFC 10.4

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Nadim Muslim 2,748 61.7 -0.8
Labour Emily Mort 1,261 28.3 +12.3
Green Liz Spencer 282 6.3 -0.9
Liberal Democrats Liz Turner 164 3.7 -2.2
Majority 1,487 33.4 -13.0
Turnout 4,455 42.8 +2.9
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Labour 10.3

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Rabiya Jiva 2,266 54.6 +4.1
Conservative Siraj Patel 1,319 31.8 +1.6
Bolton for Change Tracy Fenton 281 6.8 +6.8
Liberal Democrats Francine Godfrey 158 3.8 -0.0
Green Heather Rylance 124 3.0 -1.0
Majority 947 22.8 +2.5
Turnout 4,148 36.4 -1.7
Labour gain from Independent Swing UKIP to BFC 9.1

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Farnworth and Kearsley First Paul Sanders 1,647 49.6 -3.3
Labour Nadeem Ayub 1,335 40.2 +4.2
Conservative Bashim Dean 279 8.4 +4.9
Liberal Democrats Christine McPherson 61 1.8 +0.4
Majority 312 9.4 -7.3
Turnout 3,322 30.4 -3.3
Farnworth and Kearsley First hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 4.9%

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mohammed Iqbal 2,133 58.0 +6.3
Conservative Nalik Nazar 1,190 32.3 -1.3
Green David Figgins 223 6.0 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Duncan McPherson 134 3.6 +0.8
Majority 943 25.6 +7.5
Turnout 3,680 38.5 +0.0
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Labour 6.8

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kate Lewis 2,113 73.4 +9.8
Conservative Malaika Dean 529 18.4 +5.1
Green Christopher Taylor 103 3.6 -1.4
Independent Anthony Massey 79 2.7 -0.5
Liberal Democrats Colin Newall 55 1.9 -2.3
Majority 1,584 55.0 +3.0
Turnout 2,879 31.2 +0.3
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Labour 10.2

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Champak Mistry 1,565 44.9 -1.6
Conservative Fred Khan 922 26.4 +17.5
Farnworth and Kearsley First Peter Flitcroft 777 22.3 -6.6
Green Wendy Shepherd 128 3.7 +0.8
Bolton for Change Paul Gannon 54 1.5 +1.5
Liberal Democrats Jeleh Hayes 39 1.1 -0.5
Majority 643 18.4 +0.8
Turnout 3,485 34.2 +2.6
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 12.9

Heaton and Lostock ward

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andy Morgan 2,799 57.0 +2.8
Labour John Gillatt 1,419 28.9 +5.0
Liberal Democrats Sue Priest 488 9.9 -0.3
Green Katie Jones 205 4.2 -1.1
Majority 1,380 28.1 -2.1
Turnout 4,911 45.9 +5.4
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Labour 5.7

Horwich and Blackrod ward

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Horwich and Blackrod First David Grant 1,303 33.0 -4.4
Conservative Finlay Stanley 1,288 32.6 +7.9
Labour Joan Pritchard-Jones 1,130 28.6 +2.3
Green Andrew Bovill 149 3.8 +0.5
Liberal Democrats Kevin Walsh 80 2.0 -1.3
Majority 15 11.1 -10.7
Turnout 3,950 36.2 -2.0
Horwich and Blackrod First gain from Independent Swing UKIP to Conservative 6.4

Horwich North East ward

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Richard Silvester 1,412 35.2 +13.2
Horwich and Blackrod First Ryan Bamforth 1,077 26.8 -10.7
Liberal Democrats Gordon Stone 794 19.8 -3.7
Conservative Hannah Wright 618 15.4 +6.6
Green Keith Cocker 117 2.9 -1.4
Majority 335 8.4
Turnout 4,018 40.3 -2.8
Labour Co-op hold Swing HBF to Labour 11.9

Hulton ward

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Toby Hewitt 1,695 44.9 -1.7
Labour Shafaqat Shaikh 1,075 28.4 -5.0
Green Paris Hayes 860 22.8 +17.6
Bolton for Change Jeff Armstrong 77 2.0 +2.0
Liberal Democrats Matt Allen 67 1.8 -1.7
Majority 620 16.4 +3.1
Turnout 3,774 37.2 +2.2
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Green 14.4

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Farnworth and Kearsley First Tracey Wilkinson 1,779 52.3 -15.4
Conservative Mark Cunningham 600 17.6 +12.1
Labour Abdul Atcha 528 15.5 +0.4
Liberal Democrats Debbie Newall 493 14.5 +10.9
Majority 1,179 34.7 -17.9
Turnout 3,400 32.4 -1.6
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Conservative Swing FKF to Conservative 13.7

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrea Taylor-Burke 1,536 42.6 +12.8
Labour James Entwistle 1,095 30.4 +4.3
UKIP Rees Gibbon 585 16.2 -23.1
Bolton for Change Brett Varnam 179 5.0 +5.0
Green Gillian Hewitt 148 4.1 +4.1
Liberal Democrats Scott Turner-Preece 46 1.8 -2.8
For Britain Simon Collins 16 0.4 +0.4
Majority 441 12.2
Turnout 3,605 37.0 -0.2
Conservative gain from UKIP Swing UKIP to Conservative 12.9

Rumworth ward

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shamim Abdullah 2,417 63.5 -9.3
Conservative Shafi Patel 1,100 28.9 +18.0
Green Alan Johnson 196 5.1 -2.8
Liberal Democrats David Cooper 90 2.3 +0.2
Majority 1,317 34.6 -27.3
Turnout 3,803 37.5 +1.9
Labour hold Swing Labour to Conservative 13.6

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Democrats Roger Hayes 1,728 44.2 -8.0
Labour Sorie Seesay 986 25.2 +2.3
Conservative Joan Johnson 883 22.9 +10.8
Bolton for Change Daniel Bentham 177 4.5 +4.5
Green David Ebbitt 134 3.4 +3.4
Majority 742 19.3 -10.0
Turnout 3,908 37.4 +1.4
Liberal Democrats hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 11.7

Tonge with The Haulgh ward

Tonge with The Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martin Donaghy 1,272 44.9 +2.7
Conservative Wesley McArdle 1,120 39.6 +11.8
Bolton for Change Trevor Jones 357 12.6 +12.6
Liberal Democrats Becky Forrest 81 2.9 -2.7
Majority 152 5.4 -9.0
Turnout 2,830 30.9 -0.4
Labour hold Swing UKIP to BFC 18.4

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Andrea Finney 1,937 46.6 +14.9
Liberal Democrats Arthur Price 1,207 29.0 -10.0
Labour Zulfi Jiva 652 15.7 +1.6
Westhoughton First Independent Jack Speight 201 4.8 -3.1
Green Amanda Stewart 107 2.6 +2.6
Active for Westhoughton Richard Bates 52 1.2 +1.2
Majority 730 17.6
Turnout 4,156 37.8 +0.5
Conservative hold Swing Lib Dem to Conservative 12.4

Westhoughton South

Westhoughton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Christopher Hill 1,262 36.0 +16.8
Liberal Democrats Neil Maher 955 27.3 -5.8
Labour Mike Jarvis 871 24.9 +0.5
Westhoughton First Richard Brennan 194 5.5 -5.4
Active for Westhoughton Victoria Rowley 129 3.7 +3.7
Green Elizabeth McManus 92 2.6 +2.6
Majority 307 8.7
Turnout 3,503 35.2 +0.5
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 15.0

References

  1. ^ "Notices and results: Local & Mayoral Elections 2021". bolton.gov.uk. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  2. ^ Gee, Chris (7 May 2021). "RECAP: Bolton's borough election 2021 as it happened". Bolton News. Bolton. Retrieved 8 May 2021.