Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2007

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 3 May 2007. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

20 seats were contested with the Labour Party winning 10 seats, the Conservatives 7 and the Liberal Democrats 3.

After the election, the composition of the council was

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 2007
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 10 2 0 +2 36.5 24,426 -1.2
  Conservative 7 2 1 +1 39.8 26,637 -0.3
  Liberal Democrat 3 0 3 -3 19.7 13,187 +0.8
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 2,148 +1.0
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 524 +0.8
  Veritas 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 74 -0.3

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

22 21 17
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

After the election the composition of the council was:

26 22 12
Labour Conservative Lib Dems

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Stuart Lever 1,989 57.7 -12.3
Labour Joe Hayes 822 23.8 +4.0
Liberal Democrat Clive Atty 639 18.5 +8.4
Majority 1,167 33.8 -13.0
Turnout 3,450 33.5 -2.5
Conservative hold Swing Con to LD 10.3

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Diana Brierley 2,334 65.5 +1.2
Labour Jim Cottam 618 17.3 -3.5
Liberal Democrat Steve Howarth 446 12.5 -2.4
Green Anne Mumberson 167 4.7 +4.7
Majority 1,716 48.1 +4.6
Turnout 3,565 38.8 -0.2
Conservative hold Swing Labour to Green 4.1

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour John Byrne 1,691 48.3 +2.7
Conservative Arthur Norris 1,431 40.9 -2.3
Liberal Democrat Edward Rae Hill 241 6.9 -4.3
Green Lynne Hyland 140 4.0 +4.0
Majority 260 7.4 +5.0
Turnout 3,503 34.6 +3.6
Labour hold Swing LD to Green 4.1

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Norman Critchley 2,784 66.7 +1.7
Labour Anthony Muscat Terrible 677 16.2 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Christine MacPherson 362 8.7 -2.3
Green Liz Spencer 350 8.4 +1.4
Majority 2,107 50.5 +2.6
Turnout 4,173 39.6 -0.4
Conservative hold Swing LD to Con 2.0

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Emma Scowcroft 1,662 52.3 +7.6
Conservative Don Fairclough 1,035 32.6 +10.8
Liberal Democrat Anne Warren 482 15.2 -11.0
Majority 627 19.7 +1.2
Turnout 3,179 30.7 -12.3
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Con 10.9

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Cottam 1,107 42.5 -16.4
Liberal Democrat Tariq Aziz 920 35.3 +17.4
Conservative Ruth Kenny 399 15.3 -7.8
Green Ria Greenhalgh 179 6.9 +6.9
Majority 187 7.2 -28.6
Turnout 2,605 24.0 +3.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to LD 16.9

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Madeline Murray 1,601 47.1 -11.6
Conservative Mohammad Idrees 1,276 37.5 +16.7
Liberal Democrat Wendy Connor 306 9.0 -1.4
Green Alan Johnson 219 6.4 -3.8
Majority 325 9.5 -28.4
Turnout 3,402 34.9 -3.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Labour to Con 14.1

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Linda Thomas 1,802 64.8 -4.6
Conservative Martin Grindrod 517 18.6 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Martin McLoughlin 463 16.6 +4.4
Majority 1,285 46.2 -4.9
Turnout 2,782 28.5 -5.5
Labour hold Swing Labour to LD 4.5

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Margaret Clare 1,182 50.9 +1.5
Conservative Robert Tyler 719 31.0 -0.8
Liberal Democrat Dave Connor 419 18.1 -0.7
Majority 463 19.9 +2.3
Turnout 2,320 23.4 -1.6
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 1.1

Heaton and Lostock ward

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Bob Allen 3,199 68.9 -0.1
Labour John Gillatt 908 19.5 +2.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathon Evans 538 11.6 -2.2
Majority 2,291 49.3 -2.5
Turnout 4,645 43.9 -2.1
Conservative hold Swing LD to Labour 2.2

Horwich and Blackrod ward

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Raymond Barrow 1,325 41.2 +6.1
Labour Isabel Seddon 1,162 36.1 +2.4
Liberal Democrat Peter McGeehan 731 22.7 -8.5
Majority 163 5.1
Turnout 3,218 33.6 -1.4
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Con 7.3

Horwich North East ward

North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Robert Ronson 1,807 49.8 +9.8
Conservative Stephen Wallan 1,038 28.6 -3.7
Labour Kevan Jones 787 21.7 -6.0
Majority 769 21.2 +13.5
Turnout 3,632 36.8 -1.2
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Labour to LD 7.9

Hulton ward

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Phillip Ascroft 1,692 52.5 -1.0
Labour Michael Francis 1,088 33.8 +1.5
Liberal Democrat Linden Greensitt 441 13.7 -0.5
Majority 604 18.7 -2.5
Turnout 3,221 32.2 -0.8
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 1.2

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Margaret Rothwell 1,215 42.4 +2.8
Labour Guy Harkin 1,188 41.5 -1.0
Conservative Diane Bamber 463 16.2 -1.7
Majority 27 0.9
Turnout 2,866 28.4 +0.4
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Con to LD 2.0

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anthony Connell 1,667 43.2 +1.2
Conservative Rees Gibbon 1,596 41.3 +3.2
Liberal Democrat Eric Hyde 323 8.4 +0.4
Green Alwynne Cartmell 275 7.1 -1.1
Majority 71 1.8 -2.1
Turnout 3,861 39.8 -0.2
Labour hold Swing Green to Con 2.1

Rumworth ward

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ebrahim Adia 2,079 64.4 -4.1
Conservative John (Jack) Heyes 668 20.7 -10.8
Liberal Democrat Sandra Bridger 480 14.9 +14.9
Majority 1,411 43.7 +6.7
Turnout 3,227 31.1 +2.1
Labour hold Swing Con to LD 12.8

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Carole Swarbrick 1,763 47.6 +5.2
Conservative Dennis Bray 1,044 28.2 -6.9
Labour James Shaw 680 18.4 -4.1
Green Rachel Mann 218 5.9 +5.9
Majority 719 19.4 +12.1
Turnout 3,705 36.7 -1.3
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Con to Green 6.4

Tonge with the Haulgh ward

Tonge with the Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Elaine Sherrington 1,463 44.9 -9.3
Conservative Nigel Ford 831 25.5 -4.1
BNP David Wood 524 16.1 +16.1
Liberal Democrat Rosalind Harasiwka 236 7.2 -1.3
Green James Tomkinson 133 4.7 -3.6
Veritas Anthony Backhouse 74 2.3 +2.3
Majority 632 19.4 -5.2
Turnout 3,261 34.6 +3.6
Labour hold Swing Labour to BNP 12.7

Weshoughton North and Chew Moor ward

Weshoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative June Patricia Allen 1,482 41.9 -1.2
Labour Arthur Price 1,219 34.4 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Ronald Halliwell 651 18.4 +3.5
Green Laura Spencer 188 5.3 -3.5
Majority 263 7.4 -2.5
Turnout 3,540 33.7 -1.3
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrat Swing Green to LD 3.5

Weshoughton South ward

Weshoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Chadwick 1,023 36.0 +2.7
Conservative Christine Wild 815 28.7 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Pamela Rigby 724 25.5 -10.8
Green Eric Hyland 279 9.8 +9.8
Majority 208 7.3
Turnout 2,841 30.0 +0.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrat Swing LD to Green 9.3

References

  • Bolton Council election results in full, The Bolton Evening News, first published 4 May 2007.
  • Labour beat of Tory challenge to tighten grip in council chamber, The Bolton Evening News, first published 4 May 2007.
  • 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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