Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2006

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 4 May 2006. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control, with the Labour Party overtaking the Liberal Democrats as the largest party.

20 seats were contested, with the Labour Party winning 10 seats, the Conservatives 7 and the Liberal Democrats 3 Overall turnout was 34.3%.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 2006
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 2 0 +2 50.0 37.7 25,452 +5.8%
  Conservative 7 2 0 +2 35.0 40.1 27,096 +3.2%
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 4 -4 15.0 18.9 12,789 -11.0%
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 1,500 +1.9%
  Socialist Labour 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 379 +0.3%
  Veritas 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 288 +0.4%

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

20 19 21
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

After the election the composition of the council was:

22 21 17
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Walsh 2,424 65.3 +3.0
Labour Muhammad Rafiq 686 18.5 -1.0
Liberal Democrat Jaleh Salari 351 9.5 -8.7
Socialist Labour Howard Broadbent 250 6.7 +6.7
Majority 1,738 46.8
Turnout 3,711 36.0 -4.0
Conservative hold Swing LD to Soc Lab 7.7

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Paul Brierley 2,319 64.3 +4.8
Labour Janice Sutton 751 20.8 -0.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 539 14.9 -4.6
Majority 1,568 43.5
Turnout 3,609 39.0 -6.0
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 4.7

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynda Byrne 1,435 45.6 +4.0
Conservative Richard Elliot 1,358 43.2 +0.7
Liberal Democrat Edward Hill 351 11.2 -4.6
Majority 77 2.4
Turnout 3,144 31.0 -4.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 4.3

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Greenhalgh 2,725 65.0 -0.2
Labour Anthony Terrible 712 17.0 -2.4
Liberal Democrat Clive Atty 462 11.0 -4.4
Green Elizbaeth Spencer 297 7.1 +7.1
Majority 2,013 47.9
Turnout 4,191 40.0 -8.0
Conservative hold Swing LD to Green 5.7

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sufrana Bashir-Ismail 1,932 44.7 +21.8
Liberal Democrat Valibhai Patel 1,132 26.2 -25.6
Conservative Donald Fairclough 941 21.8 +0.1
Veritas Anthony Backhouse 190 4.4 +4.4
Socialist Labour Lynne Lowe 129 3.0 +1.2
Majority 800 18.5
Turnout 4,324 43.0 +0.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Labour 23.7

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Noel Spencer 1,296 58.9 +7.4
Conservative Peter Taylor 509 23.1 +1.6
Liberal Democrat David Connor 394 17.9 -9.1
Majority 787 35.8
Turnout 2,199 21.0 -6.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 8.2

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Ayub 1,889 58.7 +19.4
Conservative Christine Wild 669 20.8 -19.4
Liberal Democrat Gulamali Jiva 335 10.4 -10.2
Green Alan Johnson 327 10.2 +10.2
Majority 1,220 37.9
Turnout 3,220 34.0 -4.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 19.4

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Akhtar Zaman 2,289 69.4 +12.2
Conservative Jamie Douglas 605 18.3 -2.1
Liberal Democrat Nathan Biney 404 12.2 -10.2
Majority 1,684 51.1
Turnout 3,298 34.0 -1.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 11.2

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Laurence Williamson 1,194 49.4 +6.0
Conservative Robert Tyler 768 31.8 +4.4
Liberal Democrat Geoffrey Willis 454 18.8 -10.4
Majority 426 17.6
Turnout 2,416 25.0 -5.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Labour 8.2

Heaton and Lostock ward

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Shaw 3,329 69.0 +6.4
Labour John Gillatt 828 17.2 -1.3
Liberal Democrat Andrew Snowden 668 13.8 -5.0
Majority 2,501 51.8
Turnout 4,825 46.0 -7.0
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 5.7

Horwich and Blackrod ward

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Hollick 1,151 35.1 +3.7
Labour Isabel Seddon 1,105 33.7 +1.7
Liberal Democrat John Cronnolley 1,025 31.2 -5.4
Majority 46 1.4
Turnout 3,281 35.0 -7.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Con 4.5

Horwich North East ward

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Stephen Rock 1,449 40.0 -16.4
Conservative Stephen Wallen 1,169 32.3 +9.0
Labour Madeline Murray 1,004 27.7 +7.4
Majority 280 7.7
Turnout 3,622 38.0 -8.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing LD to Con 12.7

Hulton ward

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Morgan 1,741 53.5 +9.2
Labour Romanna Kowalczuk 1,051 32.3 -1.9
Liberal Democrat Linden Greensitt 463 14.2 -7.3
Majority 690 21.2
Turnout 3,255 33.0 -8.0
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 8.2

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Derek Burrows 1,158 42.5 +10.4
Liberal Democrat William Collison 1,079 39.6 -16.6
Conservative Diane Bamber 487 17.9 +6.3
Majority 79 2.9
Turnout 2,724 28.0 -5.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Labour 13.5

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sean Hornby 1,573 42.0 +0.8
Conservative David Broadie 1,427 38.1 -0.1
Green Alwynne Cartmell 345 9.2 +2.6
Liberal Democrat Wendy Connor 298 8.0 -6.0
Veritas William Jones 98 2.6 +2.6
Majority 146 3.9
Turnout 3,741 40.0 -4.0
Labour hold Swing LD to Green 4.3

Rumworth ward

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ismail Ibrahim 2,028 68.5 +22.5
Conservative John Heyes 932 31.5 +15.4
Majority 1,096 37.0
Turnout 2,960 29.0 -9.0
Labour hold Swing

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Richard Silvester 1,621 42.4 -10.3
Conservative Dennis Bray 1,345 35.1 +12.3
Labour Joseph Hayes 861 22.5 +3.6
Majority 276 7.3
Turnout 3,827 38.0 -4.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing LD to Con 11.3

Tonge with the Haulgh ward

Tonge with the Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nicholas Peel 1,598 54.2 +1.7
Conservative Mudasir Dean 874 29.6 -6.6
Liberal Democrat Rosalind Harasiwka 252 8.5 -2.8
Green James Tomkinson 227 7.7 +7.7
Majority 724 24.6
Turnout 2,951 31.0 -6.0
Labour hold Swing Con to Green 7.1

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward

Westhoughton North & Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Higson 1,486 43.1 +10.3
Labour David Chadwick 1,146 33.2 +4.3
Liberal Democrat James Gilfallan 515 14.9 -23.4
Green Eric Hyland 304 8.8 +8.8
Majority 342 9.9
Turnout 3,451 35.0 -8.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Con 16.8

Westhoughton South ward

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Julia Silvester 997 36.3 -11.0
Labour Barbara Ramsden 916 33.3 +4.8
Conservative Michael Baker 837 30.4 +6.2
Majority 81 3.0
Turnout 2,750 30.0 -6.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing LD to Con 8.6

References

  • Rallings, Colin; Thrasher, Michael. "Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council Election Results 1973–2012" (PDF). The Elections Centre. The Elections Centre, Plymouth University. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
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