2022 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
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← 2021 5 May 2022 2023 →

26 of 75 seats to Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
38 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
 
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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 (defeated)
Seats before 57[4] 8[4]
Seats after 61[5] 7[5]
Seat change Increase3 Decrease1

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

The 2022 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2022 to elect members of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council in England. This election was held on the same day as other local elections. A by-election was held on the same day in Leigh East ward to fill the seat left vacant by the death of Labour councillor Anita Thorpe.[6]

Overview

Prior to the election, the composition of the council was:[7]

After the election, the composition of the council was:[5]

Number of Candidates fielded per party [8]
Party Number of Candidates
Labour Party 26
Conservative Party 26
Liberal Democrats 16
Independents 9
Leigh and Atherton Independents 4
Standish Independents 1
UKIP 1
Wigan Independents 1

Results Summary

2022 Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council election
Party This election Full council This election
Seats Net Seats % Other Total Total % Votes Votes % +/−
  Labour 22 Increase 3 84.6 39 61 81.3 35,544 53.0 Increase 0.7
  Conservative 2 Decrease 1 7.7 5 7 9.3 17,635 26.3 Increase 2.2
  Independent 2 Decrease 2 7.7 5 7 9.3 7,259 10.8 Decrease 2.8
  Liberal Democrats 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 3,631 5.4 Increase 1.6
  Leigh and Atherton Independents 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 1,270 1.9 New
  Wigan Independents 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 783 1.2 Decrease 2.2
  Standish Independents 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 686 1.0 New
  UKIP 0 Steady 0 0 0 0 231 0.3 Decrease 1.6

Results

Bolton West constituency

Atherton ward

Local Elections 2022: Atherton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Stuart Andrew Gerrard 1,518 51.4 Decrease 2.3
Labour Julie Ann Hilling 855 29.0 Decrease 7.2
Atherton Independent Quinton John Smith 306 10.4 New
Conservative Paul Lambert Fairhurst 274 9.3 Decrease 0.8
Majority 663 22.4 Increase 4.9
Turnout 2,953 26.3 Decrease 4.4
Independent hold Swing

Leigh constituency

Astley Mosley Common ward

Local Elections 2022: Astley Mosley Common
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Barry John Taylor 1,368 40.8 Decrease 11.9
Independent Andy Brown 1,122 33.4 New
Conservative David John Stirzaker 867 25.8 Decrease 16.4
Majority 246 7.4 Decrease 3.1
Turnout 3,357 32.3 Increase 5.1
Labour hold Swing

Atherleigh ward

Local Elections 2022: Atherleigh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Debra Susan Ann Wailes 1,099 51.6 Increase 3.5
Conservative Angle Anne Roberts 469 22.0 Increase 1.8
Independent Natasha Louise Hodgkinson 433 20.3 New
Leigh & Atherton Independents Zoë Irlam 127 6.0 New
Majority 630 29.6 Increase 9.7
Turnout 2,128 25.2 Increase 1.8
Labour hold Swing

Golborne and Lowton West ward

Local Elections 2022: Golborne and Lowton West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Susan Gambles 1,488 63.0 Increase 5.8
Conservative James Falle Geddes 695 29.4 Increase 14.0
Liberal Democrats Andrew Julian Lee Holland 180 7.6 New
Majority 793 33.6 Increase 3.8
Turnout 2,363 28.3 Increase 3.0
Labour hold Swing

Leigh East ward

Local Elections 2022: Leigh East (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Shelley Guest 1,418 46.8
Labour Fred Walker 1,123 37.1
Conservative Trevor Halliwell Barton 734 24.2
Conservative Stephen Richard Gunby 495 16.3
Leigh East Independent James Edward Morley 435 14.4
Liberal Democrats Simon Paul Brooks 215 7.1
Majority 684 22.6
Turnout 3,031 25.7
Labour hold Swing
Labour hold Swing

Leigh South ward

Local Elections 2022: Leigh South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Charles Rigby 1,561 51.5 Decrease 2.9
Conservative Joshua James Yates 1,143 37.7 Decrease 7.9
Liberal Democrats Christopher John Noon 327 10.8 New
Majority 418 13.8 Increase 5.0
Turnout 3,031 29.3 Increase 1.8
Labour hold Swing

Leigh West ward

Local Elections 2022: Leigh West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Samantha Clare Brown 1,566 61.5 Increase 7.4
Conservative Tracey Marie Mcclelland 505 19.8 Increase 4.3
Leigh West Independent Jayson Allan Hargreaves 402 15.8 New
Liberal Democrats Sharron-Lee Honey 73 2.9 Decrease 3.6
Majority 1,061 41.7 Increase 11.5
Turnout 2,546 22.7 Decrease 0.4
Labour hold Swing

Lowton East ward

Local Elections 2022: Lowton East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Edward Noel Houlton 1,995 53.0 Decrease 7.9
Labour Gary Peter Lloyd 1,770 47.0 Increase 7.9
Majority 225 6.0 Decrease 15.8
Turnout 3,765 35.2 Decrease 0.9
Conservative hold Swing

Tyldesley ward

Local Elections 2022: Tyldesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Joanne Marshall 1,755 66.4 Increase 15.4
Conservative Gerard Joseph Houlton 890 33.6 Increase 11.3
Majority 865 32.8 Increase 8.6
Turnout 2,645 25.9 Increase 0.4
Labour hold Swing

Makerfield constituency

Abram ward

Local Elections 2022: Abram
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Carl Sweeney 1,240 50.4 Decrease 18.3
Independent David William Bowker 812 33.0 New
Conservative Stanley Crook 290 11.8 Decrease 7.0
Liberal Democrats Graham Trevor Suddick 120 4.9 New
Majority 428 17.4 Decrease 32.5
Turnout 2,462 22.6 Increase 1.9
Labour hold Swing

Ashton ward

Local Elections 2022: Ashton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Anthony John Sykes 1,281 53.4 Increase 0.2
Conservative Paul Martin 557 23.2 Increase 21.5
Independent James Alan Richardson 470 19.6 New
Liberal Democrats Geoffrey Stephen Matthews 92 3.8 Increase 1.8
Majority 724 30.2 Increase 14.9
Turnout 2,400 27.1 Increase 3.6
Labour hold Swing

Bryn ward

Local Elections 2022: Bryn
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Steve Jones 1,772 66.9 New
Labour David Josiah Aitchison 691 26.1 Decrease 13.8
Conservative Sandip Navnit Tailor 128 4.8 Decrease 3.3
Liberal Democrats Stuart David Thomas 58 2.2 Decrease 0.6
Majority 1,081 40.8 N/A
Turnout 2,649 30.0 Increase 2.4
Independent gain from Independent Swing

Hindley ward

Local Elections 2022: Hindley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Jim Talbot 1,304 58.7 Increase 12.8
Conservative Marie Winstanley 397 17.9 Increase 9.0
Liberal Democrats John Charles Skipworth 288 13.0 Increase 10.5
UKIP Jordan James Gaskell 231 10.4 New
Majority 907 40.8 Increase 33.9
Turnout 2,220 23.3 Decrease 0.8
Labour hold Swing

Hindley Green ward

Local Elections 2022: Hindley Green
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Thomas Palmer 1,252 54.8 Increase 21.4
Conservative Susan Atherton 461 20.2 Increase 8.0
Independent Deborah Lloyd 381 16.7 New
Liberal Democrats Gary John Skipworth 191 8.4 Decrease 4.6
Majority 791 34.6 N/A
Turnout 2,285 25.9 Decrease 1.5
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Orrell ward

Local Elections 2022: Orrell
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Co-op Dave Wood 1,387 45.4 Increase 3.9
Conservative Michael William Winstanley 1,353 44.3 Decrease 2.3
Liberal Democrats Neil Duncan Stevenson 313 10.3 Decrease 1.7
Majority 34 1.1 N/A
Turnout 3,053 32.6 Increase 0.4
Labour Co-op gain from Conservative Swing

Winstanley ward

Local Elections 2022: Winstanley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Clive William Morgan 1,428 59.6 Increase 1.2
Conservative Margaret Mary Winstanley 641 26.8 Increase 5.5
Liberal Democrats Robert Duncan Stevenson 327 13.6 Increase 8.8
Majority 787 32.8 Decrease 4.3
Turnout 2,396 26.6 Increase 0.4
Labour hold Swing

Worsley Mesnes ward

Local Elections 2022: Worsley Mesnes
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Patricia Lynne Holland 1,363 60.0 Decrease 6.5
Independent Danny Cooke 396 17.4 New
Conservative Michael Colin Owens 391 17.2 Increase 2.8
Liberal Democrats Donald John Macnamara 122 5.4 Increase 1.3
Majority 967 42.6 Decrease 8.9
Turnout 2,272 25.5 Increase 1.4
Labour hold Swing

Wigan constituency

Aspull, New Springs and Whelley ward

Local Elections 2022: Aspull, New Springs and Whelley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Ron Conway 2,025 71.7 Increase 10.3
Conservative Paul John Chapman 798 28.3 Increase 0.8
Majority 1,227 43.4 Increase 9.5
Turnout 2,823 28.6 Increase 0.4
Labour hold Swing

Douglas ward

Local Elections 2022: Douglas
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Mary Gwendoline Callaghan 1,457 75.2 Decrease 3.4
Conservative Michael Stephen Riley 480 24.8 Increase 3.4
Majority 977 50.4 Decrease 6.8
Turnout 1,937 20.5 Decrease 0.3
Labour hold Swing

Ince ward

Local Elections 2022: Ince
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour James Moodie 1,143 68.8 Decrease 0.4
Conservative Allan Atherton 518 31.2 Increase 21.0
Majority 625 37.6 Decrease 11.0
Turnout 1,661 18.7 Decrease 2.0
Labour hold Swing

Pemberton ward

Local Elections 2022: Pemberton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Paul Prescott 1,187 60.0 Decrease 14.4
Independent Tony Porter 355 17.9 New
Conservative Jean Margaret Peet 311 15.7 Decrease 0.6
Liberal Democrats David John Burley 125 6.3 Decrease 3.0
Majority 832 42.1 Decrease 16.0
Turnout 1,978 20.6 Steady
Labour hold Swing

Shevington with Lower Ground ward

Local Elections 2022: Shevington with Lower Ground
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Vicky Galligan 1,307 43.6 Increase 5.7
Shevington Independents Part Wigan Independents Gareth William Fairhurst 783 26.1 Decrease 14.0
Conservative Gary Robinson 566 18.9 Increase 1.2
Liberal Democrats Brian Craig Duff Crombie-Fisher 339 11.3 New
Majority 524 17.5 N/A
Turnout 2,995 32.9 Increase 3.3
Labour gain from Independent Swing

Standish with Langtree ward

Local Elections 2022: Standish with Langtree
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Judith Atherton 1,382 40.5 Increase 3.7
Labour Terry Mugan 1,346 39.4 Increase 3.0
Standish Independents Debbie Fairhurst 686 20.1 Decrease 6.7
Majority 36 1.1 Increase 0.7
Turnout 3,414 31.0 Decrease 2.3
Conservative hold Swing

The "Standish Independents" description was used at the last election by the same candidate, but standing for the Wigan Independents, a separate political party.

Wigan Central ward

Local Elections 2022: Wigan Central
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour George Davies 1,588 56.3 Increase 0.8
Conservative Cyril Pendlebury 853 30.3 Decrease 0.2
Liberal Democrats Caroline Waddicor 378 13.4 Increase 7.4
Majority 735 26.0 Increase 1.0
Turnout 2,819 30.4 Increase 0.9
Labour hold Swing

Wigan West ward

Local Elections 2022: Wigan West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Phyll Cullen 1,542 62.5 Decrease 9.5
Liberal Democrats Ian Dyer 483 19.6 New
Conservative Margaret Atherton 442 17.9 Increase 2.9
Majority 1,059 44.6 Decrease 12.4
Turnout 2,467 27.5 Increase 2.1
Labour hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Councillor David Trevor Molyneux". Wigan Council. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  2. ^ "Councillor Michael Winstanley". Wigan Council. Retrieved 22 September 2020.
  3. ^ "New leader of Wigan Council names his top priorities". Wigan Today. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  4. ^ a b "Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council". BBC News. n.d. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  5. ^ a b c "Wigan election result". BBC News. 6 May 2022. Retrieved 6 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Sadness at death of 'kind and caring' Wigan councillor". Wigan Today. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  7. ^ "Your Councillors". Wigan Council. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  8. ^ "Statement of Persons Nominated for Local Election" (PDF). Wigan Council. Retrieved 5 April 2022.