Bolton Council
Arms of Bolton Council
Bolton Council Logo.svg
Council Logo
Type
Type
History
Founded1 April 1974
Leadership
Akhtar Zaman,
Labour
since 18 May 2022[1]
Martyn Cox,
Conservative
since 25 August 2021[2]
Chief Executive
Tony Oakman
since 8 January 2018
Structure
Seats60
Political groups
Administration (23)
  Conservative (23)
Other Councillors (37)
  Labour (19)
  Liberal Democrat (5)
  Farnworth and Kearsley First (3)
  Horwich and Blackrod First (2)
  Bolton Independent Group (2)
  One Kearsley (2)
  Little Lever and Darcy Lever First (1)
  Crompton Independent (1)
  Independent (2)
Joint committees
Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Greater Manchester Police, Fire and Crime Panel
Length of term
4 years
Elections
Last election
2019 (one third)
2021 (one third)
2022 (one third)
Next election
2023 (all 60 councillors)
Meeting place
Bolton Town Hall.jpg
Bolton Town Hall
Website
www.bolton.gov.uk

Bolton Council, also called Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council is the local authority of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. It is a Metropolitan Borough Council, one of ten in Greater Manchester and one of 36 in the Metropolitan Counties of England, and provides the majority of local government services in Bolton Metropolitan Borough.

History

The current local authority was first elected in 1973, a year before formally coming into its powers and prior to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton on 1 April 1974. The Council gained Borough status, entitling it to be known as Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Political control

For historical political control and leadership, see Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council elections.

Since the 2019 election, Bolton has been under no overall control, with the Conservatives leading the council with the support of other parties. The leader of the council since August 2021 has been Martyn Cox.[2]

Wards and Councillors

There are 20 Wards, each represented by three Councillors.[3]

Ward Councillor Party Date first elected Term of office
Astley Bridge
Hilary Fairclough[4] Conservative
4 May 2000
2021-23
Samuel Rimmer Conservative
7 May 2021
2021-23
John Walsh Conservative
7 May 1998
2022-23
Bradshaw
Mudasir Dean Conservative
3 May 2012
2022-23
Stuart Haslam Conservative
3 May 2012
2019-23
Jacqueline Radcliffe Conservative
5 May 2016
2021-23
Breightmet
Beverley Susan Fletcher Bolton Independent Group
2 May 2019
2019-23
Stuart Hartigan Conservative
6 May 2021
2021-23
Adele Warren Conservative
3 May 2018
2022-23
Bromley Cross
Samantha Jayne Connor Conservative
2 May 2019
2019-23
Amy Marie Cowen[a] Conservative
28 Oct 2021
2022-23
Nadim Muslim Conservative
3 May 2018
2021-23
Crompton
Emily Mort Labour
5 May 2022
2022-23
Rabiya Jiva Labour
6 May 2021
2021-23
Martin Samuel McMulkin Crompton Independent
2 May 2019
2019-23
Farnworth
Nadeem Ayub Labour
5 May 2022
2022-23
Paul Sanders Farnworth and Kearsley First
9 March 2018
2021-23
Lisa Weatherby Farnworth and Kearsley First
2 May 2019
2019-23
Great Lever
Mohammed Ayub Labour
4 May 2006
2022-23
Mohammed Iqbal Labour
1 May 2008
2021-23
Madeline Murray Labour
3 May 2007
2019-23
Halliwell
Kate Challender Labour
6 May 2021
2021-23
Akhtar Zaman Labour
2 May 2002
2022-23
Linda Thomas[5] Labour
5 October 1995
2019-23
Harper Green
Susan Haworth Labour
16 October 2014
2019-23
Hamid Kurram Labour
3 May 2018
2022-23
Champak Mistry Labour
1 May 2008
2021-23
Heaton and Lostock
Robert Allen Bolton Independent Group
10 June 2004
2019-23
Anne Galloway Conservative
3 May 2018
2022-23
Andrew Morgan Conservative
7 May 2015
2021-23
Horwich and Blackrod
Susan Baines Conservative
3 May 2018
2022-23
David Grant Horwich and Blackrod First
6 May 2021
2021-23
Peter Wright Horwich and Blackrod First
2 May 2019
2019-23
Horwich North East
Marie Brady Conservative
2 May 2019
2019-23
Kevin McKeon Labour
6 May 2010
2022-23
Richard Silvester Labour Co-op
5 May 2011
2021-23
Hulton
Derek John Bullock Independent
2 May 2019
2019-23
Toby Hewitt Conservative
18 January 2018
2022-23
Shafi Patel Conservative
5 May 2022
2022-23
Kearsley
Paul Heslop One Kearsley [6]
2 May 2019
2019-23
Debbie Newall One Kearsley
5 May 2022
2022-23
Tracey Wilkinson Farnworth and Kearsley First
6 May 2021
2021-23
Little Lever
and Darcy Lever
David Meehan Conservative
5 May 2022
2022-23
Sean Hornby Little Lever and Darcy Lever First
7 May 2015
2019-23
Andrea Taylor-Burke Conservative
6 May 2021
2021-23
Rumworth
Shamim Abdullah Independent
6 October 2016
2021-23
Ebrahim Adia Labour
2 May 2002
2019-23
Abdul Atcha Labour
5 May 2022
2022-23
Smithills
Susan Priest Liberal Democrats
5 May 2022
2022-23
Roger Hayes[7] Liberal Democrats
7 May 1998
2021-23
Garry Veevers Liberal Democrats
2 May 2019
2019-23
Tonge with The Haulgh
Martin Donaghy Labour
3 May 2012
2021-23
Nicholas Peel[8] Labour
4 May 2000
2022-23
Elaine Sherrington Labour
6 May 1999
2019-23
Westhoughton North
and Chew Moor
Martyn Cox[9] Conservative
6 May 2010
2022-23
Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon Conservative
2 May 2019
2019-23
Andrea Finney Conservative
6 May 2021
2021-23
Westhoughton South
Christopher Hill Conservative
6 May 2021
2021-23
Deirdre McGeown Liberal Democrats
6 May 2010
2019-23
David Wilkinson Liberal Democrats
3 May 2018
2022-23

^a Elected to complete the term started by David Greenhalgh, who died in office

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Council minutes, 18 May 2022". Bolton Council. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Council minutes, 25 August 2021". Bolton Council. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  3. ^ Bolton Council. "Elected Members". Bolton Council. Retrieved 27 July 2016.
  4. ^ Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group
  5. ^ Deputy Leader of the Labour Group
  6. ^ "Farnworth and Kearsley First founding councillor quits party". The Bolton News. 21 February 2020. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
  7. ^ Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group
  8. ^ Leader of the Labour Group
  9. ^ Leader of the Conservative Group