Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2014

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 22 May 2014, along with the European Parliament elections, 2014. One third of the council was up for election, with each successful candidate to serve a four-year term of office, expiring in 2018.

21 seats were contested, including 2 seats in the Horwich and Blackrod ward following the resignation of Labour councillor Lindsey Kell. The Labour Party won 13 seats, the Conservatives won 5 seats, UKIP won 2 seats and the Liberal Democrats won 1 seat.

After the election, the total composition of the council was as follows:

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 2014
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 13 0 1 -1 40.3 29,891 -9.7
  UKIP 2 2 0 +2 25.3 18,770 +25.3
  Conservative 5 0 1 -1 22.4 16,642 -8.9
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 +0 7.1 5,300 -5.1
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.5 2,626 -0.7
  English Democrat 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 97 -0.7
  BNP 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 109 -0.3
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 743 -0.1


Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

41 16 3
Labour Conservative LD


After the election the composition of the council was:

40 15 3 2
Labour Conservative LD U


LD - Liberal Democrats
U - UKIP

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Walsh 1,481 36.3 -10.2
Labour Stuart William Murray 1,279 31.4 -9.5
UKIP Harry Lamb 1,039 25.5 +25.5
Green Ben Deed 182 4.5 +4.5
Liberal Democrat Clive Richard Atty 85 2.1 -1.2
Rejected ballots 10 0.25
Majority 202 5.0 -0.6
Turnout 4,076 40.44 +5.0
Conservative hold Swing Conservative to UKIP 17.8

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mudasir Dean 1,585 43.7 -13.3
UKIP Arthur Norris 932 25.7 +25.7
Labour Paul Fitzpatrick 786 21.7 -9.2
Liberal Democrat Gaby McDowall 172 4.7 -7.4
Green Daniel Bolton 150 4.1 +4.1
Rejected ballots 0 0.00
Majority 653 18.0 -8.1
Turnout 3,625 40.95 +4.6
Conservative hold Swing Conservative to UKIP 19.5

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lynda Jean Byrne 1,490 43.0 -16.8
UKIP Kathleen Mary Kavanagh 1,217 35.1 +35.1
Conservative Clara Heyes 577 16.7 -13.1
Green Laura Diggle 115 3.3 -3.6
Liberal Democrat Stephen Frederick Howarth 51 1.5 -2.0
Rejected ballots 13 0.38
Majority 273 7.9 -22.1
Turnout 3,463 37.01 +4.5
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 29.5

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Wells Greenhalgh 2,312 53.6 -5.4
Labour Collette Harkin 957 22.2 -10.3
UKIP Lynda Rosewell 878 20.3 +20.3
Liberal Democrat Chris Atty 169 3.9 -4.6
Rejected ballots 0 0.00
Majority 1,355 31.4 +4.9
Turnout 4,316 40.75 +5.1
Conservative hold Swing Labour to UKIP 15.3

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Sufrana Bashir-Ismail 2,363 60.0 -14.9
UKIP George Stanley Bown 826 21.0 +21.0
Conservative Ryan Patrick Haslam 456 11.6 -4.9
Liberal Democrat Anne Sanders Warren 148 3.8 -4.8
Independent Pam Humphreys 121 3.1 +3.1
Rejected ballots 23 0.58
Majority 1,537 39.3 -19.1
Turnout 3,937 39.31 +7.4
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 17.9

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Noel Spencer 1,454 48.9 -18.3
UKIP Jeff Armstrong 1,108 37.3 +37.3
Conservative Aidan Meagan 211 7.1 -6.7
Green Trevor Bonfield 115 3.9 -7.4
Liberal Democrat Doug Bagnall 73 2.5 -5.2
Rejected ballots 12 0.40
Majority 346 11.7 -14.7
Turnout 2,973 28.14 +6.5
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 27.8

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Ayub 2,420 68.6 -5.4
UKIP Dot Sexton 505 14.3 +14.3
Conservative Jay Patel 338 9.6 -0.8
Green David William Collins 127 3.6 -7.1
Liberal Democrat Rebekah Fairhurst 64 1.8 -3.0
Independent Joseph Thomas Holt 54 1.5 +1.5
Rejected ballots 21 0.60
Majority 1,915 54.6 -8.7
Turnout 3,529 36.59 +5.9
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 9.8

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Akhtar Zaman 2,260 66.1 -12.3
UKIP Leo Taylor 607 17.8 +17.8
Conservative Jolyon Horton Coombs 223 6.5 -2.9
Green Ian David McHugh 173 5.1 -3.3
Liberal Democrat Francine Godfrey 95 2.8 -1.0
Independent Andrew Mckenzie 42 1.2 +1.2
Rejected ballots 17 0.50
Majority 1,653 48.6 -20.4
Turnout 3,417 38.32 +6.8
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 15.0

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mike Francis 1,713 56.7 -16.3
UKIP Geoff Hamlett 726 24.0 +24.0
Conservative Rob Tyler 366 12.1 -5.1
Green Kathy Sykes 115 3.8 +3.8
Liberal Democrat Wendy Connor 86 2.8 -7.0
Rejected ballots 13 0.43
Majority 987 32.8 -23.1
Turnout 3,019 31.40 +7.7
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 20.1

Heaton and Lostock ward

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Colin Shaw 2,237 47.5 -12.0
Labour Co-op John William Gillatt 1,154 24.5 -4.3
UKIP Stephen Thomas 933 19.8 +19.8
Liberal Democrat Christine Joyce Macpherson 196 4.2 -0.9
Green Hannah Louise Middleshaw 179 3.8 -2.8
Rejected ballots 14 0.30
Majority 1,083 23.0 -7.7
Turnout 4,713 44.58 +5.5
Conservative hold Swing Conservative to UKIP 15.9

Horwich and Blackrod ward

Two seats were up for election. Stephen Pickup will have to stand again for election in 2016 and Alan Bury in 2018.

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Alan Bury 1,313 21.5
Labour Stephen Pickup 1,310 21.5
UKIP Bob Horsefield 1,147 18.8
Conservative Carol Ann Forshaw 850 13.9
Conservative Daniel Clifford Haslam 708 11.6
Green Keith Michael Cocker 401 6.6
Liberal Democrat Lynne McCartin 201 3.3
Liberal Democrat Lynn Natalie Rock 159 2.6
Rejected ballots 8 0.13
Majority 3
Turnout 3,048 31.39 +0.9
Labour hold
Labour hold

Horwich North East ward

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Peter McKeon 1,324 35.4 -8.2
UKIP Peter McGeehan 888 23.7 +23.7
Conservative Anne Barbara Galloway 743 19.9 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Michael Rock 573 15.3 -4.1
Green Rod Riesco 203 5.4 -4.5
Rejected ballots 9 0.24
Majority 436 11.7 -12.6
Turnout 3,740 37.93 +3.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 15.9

Hulton ward

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Diane Parkinson 1,291 33.7 +33.7
Conservative Andy Morgan 1,150 30.0 -12.5
Labour Shafaqat Shaikh 1,140 29.8 -12.7
Green James Tomkinson 162 4.2 -6.6
Liberal Democrat David Charles Cooper 69 1.8 -0.3
Rejected ballots 15 0.39
Majority 141 3.7
Turnout 3,827 39.24 +8.5
UKIP gain from Conservative Swing Conservative to UKIP 23.1

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Derek Burrows 1,139 35.7 -19.4
UKIP Mark Joseph Cunningham 1,096 34.4 +34.4
Liberal Democrat Margaret Patricia Rothwell 348 10.9 -23.0
Independent Simon Paul Colley 309 9.7 +9.7
Conservative Sandra Macneill 278 8.7 -2.3
Rejected ballots 18 0.56
Majority 43 1.3 -19.8
Turnout 3,188 30.68 +4.7
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 26.9

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Paul Richardson 1,255 33.2 +33.2
Labour Maureen Connell 1,051 27.8 -16.5
Liberal Democrat Eric John Hyde 661 17.5 -3.5
Conservative Rees Gibbon 657 17.4 -9.1
Green Alwynne Cartmell 147 3.9 -4.3
Rejected ballots 7 0.19
Majority 204 5.4
Turnout 3,778 39.51 +3.5
UKIP gain from Labour Swing Labour to UKIP 24.8

Rumworth ward

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ismail Ibrahim 2,876 72.5 -6.0
UKIP Geoffrey David Kay 492 12.4 +12.4
Conservative Jack Heyes 317 8.0 -1.6
Green Alan Johnson 200 5.0 -4.0
Liberal Democrat Jaleh Salari 66 1.7 -1.2
Rejected ballots 16 0.40
Majority 2,384 60.3 -8.5
Turnout 3,967 39.77 +9.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 9.2

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Andrew Martin 1,674 37.5 -3.7
Labour Kevin Patrick Morris 1,329 29.8 -10.2
UKIP Aaron Hepworth 876 19.6 +19.6
Conservative Christine Flanigan 429 9.6 -4.3
Green Richard Alexander Middleshaw 139 3.1 -1.9
Rejected ballots 16 0.36
Majority 345 7.7 +6.5
Turnout 4,463 45.44 +6.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Labour to UKIP 14.9

Tonge with the Haulgh ward

Tonge with the Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nick Peel 1,399 43.3 -19.7
UKIP Derek Fisher 1,053 32.6 +32.6
Conservative Zoe Jennifer Catherine Kirk-Robinson 486 15.1 -8.1
BNP Dorothee Sayers 109 3.4 -6.4
Green Hafsa Patel 91 2.8 +2.8
Liberal Democrat Paul Anthony Harasiwka 66 2.0 -2.1
Left Unity Eric Thomas Hyland 14 0.4 +0.4
Rejected ballots 10 0.31
Majority 346 10.7 -29.1
Turnout 3,228 36.30 +6.2
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 26.5

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martyn Andrew Cox 1,424 34.0 -1.1
Labour Anne Graham 1,278 30.5 -15.9
UKIP Joan Johnson 984 23.5 +23.5
Independent Jack Speight 203 4.8 -6.8
Liberal Democrat Derek John Gradwell 163 3.9 -3.0
Green Heather Rylance 127 3.0 +3.0
Rejected ballots 8 0.19
Majority 146 3.5
Turnout 4,187 38.24 +5.2
Conservative hold Swing Labour to UKIP 19.7

Westhoughton South ward

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin Jones 1,268 39.3 -3.1
UKIP Les Wareing 917 28.4 +28.4
Conservative Stephen Wallen 562 17.4 +4.7
Liberal Democrat David Arthur Wilkinson 361 11.2 -23.6
English Democrat Derek John Bullock 97 3.0 -7.1
Rejected ballots 19 0.59
Majority 351 10.9 +3.3
Turnout 3,224 33.60 +2.8
Labour hold Swing Lib Dem to UKIP 26.0

References

  • "Bolton ready to go to polls". The Bolton News. 26 April 2014. pp. 6–7.
  • "2014 elections". The Bolton News. Retrieved 12 July 2016.

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