2021 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
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26 of 75 seats to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
38 seats needed for a majority
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Leader David Molyneux[1] Michael Winstanley[2]
Party Labour Conservative
Leader since 15 May 2018[3] 11 May 2016
Leader's seat Ince Orrell
Seats before 57[4] 8[5]
Seats after 57 8
Seat change Steady Steady

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2021 local election results in Wigan.
  Labour
  Conservative
  Labour and Co-op
  Independent
  Independent Network

The 2021 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 6 May 2021 to elect members of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council in England. This election was held on the same day as other local elections. The election was originally due to take place on 7 May 2020,[6] but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[7] A by-election was held on the same day in Orrell ward to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Conservative councillor Richard Clayton.[8]

Overview

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:[9]

After the election, the composition of the council was:[10]

Number of Candidates fielded per party
Party Number of Candidates
Labour Party 26
Conservative Party 26
Liberal Democrats 23
Independents 13
Leigh, Atherton & Tyldesley Together 6
UKIP 1
Reform UK 1
Standish Independents 1

Results Summary

2021 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 19 Steady 73.1 38 57 76 37,261 49.8 Steady
  Conservative 4 Steady 15.4 4 8 10.7 22,788 30.4 Increase 13.4
  Independent 3 Steady 11.5 7 10 13.3 8,945 12.0 Increase 1.8
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 3,212 4.3 Increase 2.7
  Leigh, Altherton & Tyldesley Together 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 1,628 2.2 New
  Standish Independents 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 644 0.9 New
  UKIP 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 242 0.3 Decrease 16.3
  Reform UK 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 121 0.2 New

Results

Bolton West constituency

Atherton ward

Local Elections 2021: Atherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Jamie Hodgkinson 1,669 50.4 Decrease0.9
Labour Julie Ann Hilling 998 30.2 Increase3.2
Conservative Emily Jane Siddall 412 12.4 Increase6.6
Leigh, Atherton & Tyldesley Together Quinton John Smith 231 7.0 New
Majority 671 20.2 Decrease4.1
Turnout 3,310 29.7 Decrease4.5
Independent hold Swing

Leigh constituency

Astley Mosley Common ward

Local Elections 2021: Astley Mosley Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paula Anne Wakefield 1,978 57.3 Increase6.0
Conservative David John Stirzaker 1,476 42.7 Increase18.2
Majority 502 14.6 Decrease12.2
Turnout 3,454 34.2 Decrease1.2
Labour hold Swing

Atherleigh ward

Local Elections 2021: Atherleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour John Arthur Harding 1,073 43.9 Decrease2.5
Conservative Paul Lambert Fairhurst 610 24.9 Increase15.9
Independent Natasha Louise Hodgkinson 587 24.0 New
Leigh, Atherton & Tyldesley Together Zoë Irlam 112 4.6 New
Liberal Democrats Lorraine Gillon 63 2.6 Increase0.5
Majority 463 19.0 Decrease4.2
Turnout 2,445 29.0 Increase0.8
Labour hold Swing

Golborne and Lowton West ward

Local Elections 2021: Golborne and Lowton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Yvonne Marie Klieve 1,619 56.2 Decrease14.0
Conservative Stanley Crook 925 32.1 Increase25.0
Independent Susan Jillian Spibey 276 9.6 New
Liberal Democrats Brian Edward Witt 62 2.2 New
Majority 694 24.1 Decrease23.5
Turnout 2,882 32.0 Increase4.2
Labour hold Swing

Leigh East ward

Local Elections 2021: Leigh East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Keith Cunliffe 1,353 49.6 Decrease18.1
Conservative James Falle Geddes 584 21.4 Increase1.4
Independent Trevor Barton 473 17.3 New
Leigh, Atherton & Tyldesley Together James Edward Morley 249 9.1 New
Liberal Democrats Lewis David Parkin 69 2.5 Decrease9.8
Majority 769 28.2 Decrease19.5
Turnout 2,728 29.4 Increase3.9
Labour hold Swing

Leigh South ward

Local Elections 2021: Leigh South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Kevin Anderson 1,695 49.0 Decrease6.6
Conservative Joshua James Yates 1,423 41.1 Increase25.3
Leigh, Atherton & Tyldesley Together Dave Fraser 213 6.2 New
Liberal Democrats Simon Paul Brooks 131 3.8 New
Majority 272 7.9 Decrease19.1
Turnout 3,462 33.3 Increase1.7
Labour hold Swing

Leigh West ward

Local Elections 2021: Leigh West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Sue Greensmith 1,582 56.6 Decrease3.4
Conservative Gerald Joseph Houlton 714 25.6 Increase18.0
Leigh, Atherton & Tyldesley Together Jayson Michael Allan Lomax-Hargreaves 394 14.1 New
Liberal Democrats Sharron-Lee Honey 104 3.7 New
Majority 868 31.0 Decrease1.5
Turnout 2,794 25.6 Decrease1.2
Labour hold Swing

Lowton East ward

Local Elections 2021: Lowton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marie Elizabeth Cooper 2,395 59.4 Decrease1.5
Labour Gary Peter Lloyd 1,516 37.6 Increase8.5
Liberal Democrats Christopher John Noon 123 3.0 New
Majority 879 21.8 Decrease10.0
Turnout 4,034 38.6 Decrease1.7
Conservative hold Swing

Tyldesley ward

Local Elections 2021: Tyldesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Nazia Tabussam Rehman 1,559 48.7 Increase10.2
Conservative Susan Atherton 771 24.1 Increase11.0
Leigh, Atherton & Tyldesley Together Julian David Marsh 429 13.4 New
Liberal Democrats Jack Eiddon Davies 213 6.7 New
Reform UK James Anthony Fish 121 3.8 New
Independent Antonino Panebianco 105 3.3 New
Majority 788 24.6 Increase16.6
Turnout 3,198 31.2 Decrease0.5
Labour hold Swing

Makerfield constituency

Abram ward

Local Elections 2021: Abram
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Martyn Smethurst 1,411 55.5 Decrease 2.8
Conservative Beverley Anne Bridgwater 628 24.7 Increase 16.9
Independent David William Bowker 425 16.7 New
Liberal Democrats Daniel Jack Simm 77 3.0 New
Majority 783 30.8 Increase 6.4
Turnout 2,541 23.7 Decrease 1.8
Labour hold Swing

Ashton ward

Local Elections 2021: Ashton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Danny Fletcher 1,572 61.5 Increase 15.0
Conservative Edward Francis Sturdy 860 33.6 Increase 23.8
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Stephen Matthews 125 4.9 Increase 1.5
Majority 712 27.9 Increase 5.2
Turnout 2,557 29.3 Decrease 0.3
Labour hold Swing

Bryn ward

Local Elections 2021: Bryn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Steve Jones 2,047 67.0 Increase 25.9
Labour Mary Gwendoline Callaghan 703 23.0 Decrease 15.4
Conservative Judith Atherton 252 8.3 Increase 2.8
Liberal Democrats Denise Melling 51 1.7 New
Majority 1,344 44.0 Increase 41.3
Turnout 3,053 34.7 Increase 1.1
Independent hold Swing

Hindley ward

Local Elections 2021: Hindley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul John Blay 1,497 57.4 Increase 6.2
Conservative Mark Michael Temperton 422 16.2 Increase 10.7
Independent Alan Leslie Baines 305 11.7 New
Independent Hilda Bridget Byrne 292 11.2 New
Liberal Democrats John Charles Skipworth 91 3.5 Increase 0.7
Majority 1,075 41.2 Increase 27.7
Turnout 2,607 27.2 Decrease 2.2
Labour hold Swing

Hindley Green ward

Local Elections 2021: Hindley Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Bob Brierley 1,066 40.7 Decrease 16.6
Labour James Thomas Palmer 1,058 40.4 Increase 8.7
Conservative Paul John Chapman 455 17.4 Increase 12.5
Liberal Democrats Graham Trevor Suddick 37 1.4 Decrease 4.8
Majority 8 0.3 Decrease 25.3
Turnout 2,616 29.7 Increase 2.3
Independent hold Swing

Orrell ward

Local Elections 2021: Orrell (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Marjorie Clayton (Elected to 2023) 1,540 46.2 Increase 3.0
Conservative Michael William Winstanley (Elected to 2022) 1,456 43.7 Decrease 2.8
Labour Mark Ian Tebbutt 1,285 38.6 Decrease 2.2
Labour Joseph Christopher Saunders 1,140 34.2 Decrease 7.2
Liberal Democrats Neil Duncan Stevenson 225 6.8 Increase 3.4
Liberal Democrats Stuart David Thomas 110 3.3 Decrease 8.6
Majority 255 7.6 N/A
Turnout 3,332 35.1 Increase 0.2
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

In the percentage change column, the candidate with the most votes from each party is compared with the 2016 Orrell ward result, whilst the candidate with the least votes from each party is compared with the 2018 Orrell ward result.

Winstanley ward

Local Elections 2021: Winstanley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Terrence Kenny 1,614 58.1 Increase 9.9
Conservative Michael Colin Owens 801 28.8 Increase 16.9
Liberal Democrats Robert Duncan Stevenson 365 13.1 New
Majority 813 29.3 Increase 12.9
Turnout 2,780 30.5 Decrease 1.0
Labour hold Swing

Worsley Mesnes ward

Local Elections 2021: Worsley Mesnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Roland Hurst 1,549 64.1 Increase 4.2
Conservative Cyril Pendlebury 565 23.4 Increase 14.3
Independent Danny Cooke 242 10.0 New
Liberal Democrats John Parrott 61 2.5 New
Majority 984 40.7 Increase 9.7
Turnout 2,417 27.0 Decrease 0.7
Labour hold Swing

Wigan constituency

Aspull, New Springs and Whelley ward

Local Elections 2021: Aspull, New Springs and Whelley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Laura Jean Flynn 1,736 50.8 Decrease2.0
Conservative Luke Christian Marsden 853 24.9 Increase11.6
Independent John Arnold Hulme 719 21.0 New
Liberal Democrats Andrew Julian Lee Holland 112 3.3 Decrease1.8
Majority 883 25.9 Increase1.9
Turnout 3,420 34.4 Decrease0.7
Labour hold Swing

Douglas ward

Local Elections 2021: Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Draper 1,535 70.1 Decrease14.0
Conservative Margaret Atherton 495 22.6 Increase6.7
Liberal Democrats Donald John Macnamara 159 7.3 New
Majority 1,040 47.5 Decrease20.8
Turnout 2,189 22.9 Decrease0.4
Labour hold Swing

Ince ward

Local Elections 2021: Ince
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour David Trevor Molyneux 1,289 67.8 Increase 2.0
Conservative Allan Atherton 369 19.4 Increase 13.8
UKIP Jordan James Gaskell 242 12.7 Decrease 15.9
Majority 920 48.4 Increase 11.2
Turnout 1,900 21.7 Decrease 5.6
Labour hold Swing

Pemberton ward

Local Elections 2021: Pemberton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jeanette Prescott 1,476 69.2 Increase 0.2
Conservative Jean Margaret Peet 477 22.4 Increase 16.6
Liberal Democrats David John Burley 180 8.4 New
Majority 999 46.8 Decrease 0.9
Turnout 2,133 22.4 Decrease 2.5
Labour hold Swing

Shevington with Lower Ground ward

Local Elections 2021: Shevington with Lower Ground
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Michael John Crosby 1,432 44.9 Increase 4.9
Conservative Gary Robinson 798 25.0 Increase 13.7
Shevington Independents Gareth William Fairhurst 739 23.2 Decrease 3.1
Liberal Democrats Brian Craig Duff Crombie-Fisher 220 6.9 New
Majority 634 19.9 Increase 6.1
Turnout 3,189 34.8 Increase 0.6
Labour hold Swing

Standish with Langtree ward

Local Elections 2021: Standish with Langtree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Raymond Whittingham 1,997 54.7 Increase 22.3
Labour Dave Wood 911 25.0 Increase 0.4
Standish Independents Debbie Fairhurst 644 17.7 Decrease 9.3
Liberal Democrats Caroline Waddicor 96 2.6 New
Majority 1,086 29.7 Increase 24.3
Turnout 3,648 34.0 Decrease 7.4
Conservative hold Swing

The "Standish Independents" description was used at the last election by the Wigan Independents, a separate political party.

Wigan Central ward

Local Elections 2021: Wigan Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Lawrence Hunt 2,016 63.1 Increase 7.2
Conservative Joe Worthington 938 29.3 Increase 2.2
Liberal Democrats Benjamin James Thomas 243 7.6 Increase 0.6
Majority 1,078 33.8 Increase 5.0
Turnout 3,197 34.4 Decrease 0.3
Labour hold Swing

Wigan West ward

Local Elections 2021: Wigan West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Terrence William Halliwell 1,664 65.7 Decrease 15.1
Conservative Marie Winstanley 572 22.6 Increase 3.4
Liberal Democrats Ian Dyer 295 11.7 New
Majority 1,092 43.1 Decrease 18.5
Turnout 2,531 26.2 Decrease 1.7
Labour hold Swing

By-elections between 2021 and 2022

Leigh West ward

Leigh West, 14 October 2021[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samantha Brown 1,004 55.9 Increase 2.0
Conservative James Geddes 432 24.1 Increase 8.7
Leigh West Independent Jayson Michael Allan Lomax-Hargreaves 257 14.3 Decrease 9.5
Liberal Democrats Sharron-Lee Honey 103 5.7 Decrease 0.8
Majority 572 31.8 Increase 1.7
Turnout 1,796 16.0 Decrease 7.1
Labour hold Swing

Bryn ward

Bryn, 25 November 2021[12][13][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samuel Flemming 429 31.2 Increase 8.2
Independent James Alan Richardson 412 30.0 New
Independent Gareth William Fairhurst 353 25.7 New
Conservative Paul Martin 142 10.3 Increase 2.1
Liberal Democrats David John Burley 38 2.8 Increase 1.1
Majority 17 1.2 N/A
Turnout 1,374 15.0 Decrease 19.7
Labour gain from Independent Swing

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