Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2016

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2016 local election results in Bolton

The 2016 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2016 to elect members of Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council in Greater Manchester, England.[1][2] This was on the same day as other local elections.

20 seats were contested and the Labour Party won 12 seats, the Conservatives won 5 seats, UKIP won 2 seats and the Liberal Democrats won 1 seat.[3]

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

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 2016
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 12 1 3 -2 60.0 40.8 29,599 +1.9
  Conservative 5 1 1 0 25.0 25.6 18,564 -4.3
  UKIP 2 2 0 +2 10.0 19.3 13,987 +0.8
  Liberal Democrat 1 0 0 0 5.0 11.1 8,028 +3.8
  Green 0 0 0 0 0 3.0 2,193 -0.9
  Independent 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 201 -1.2

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

39 15 3 3
Labour Conservative LD U


After the election the composition of the council was:

37 15 3 5
Labour Conservative LD U


LD - Liberal Democrats
U - UKIP

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Hilary Fairclough 1,891 42.5 +1.1
Labour Kevin Morris 1,114 25.1 -4.6
Liberal Democrat Warren Fox 912 20.5 +16.3
UKIP John Toone 440 9.9 -11.1
Green Benjamin Deed 88 2.0 -1.6
Majority 777 17.5 +5.9
Turnout 4,445 44.0 -24.1
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 13.7

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Jacqueline Radcliffe 1,886 50.5 -0.2
Labour Anthony Shepherd 924 24.8 +1.1
UKIP Stephen Thomas 524 14.0 -2.6
Independent Eric Hyland 201 5.4 +2.9
Liberal Democrat Garry Veevers 100 2.7 -1.4
Green Daniel Bolton 96 2.6 -0.7
Majority 962 25.8 -1.2
Turnout 3,635 42.9 -28.4
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Independent 2.5

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Debrorah Newall 1,230 35.8 -5.1
UKIP Harry Lamb 1,130 32.9 +5.5
Conservative Sandra MacNeill 888 25.9 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 94 2.7 +0.0
Green Pamela Spurling 89 2.6 -1.6
Majority 100 2.9 -10.6
Turnout 3,431 37.0 -22.3
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 5.3

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Alan Wilkinson 2,443 56.8 +0.8
Labour Geoffrey Knowles 1,022 23.7 +3.3
UKIP Brett Varnam 460 10.7 -2.9
Liberal Democrat David Walsh 196 4.6 -0.1
Green Elizabeth Spencer 183 4.3 -1.2
Majority 1,421 33.0 -2.4
Turnout 4,304 41.8 -31.5
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Labour 3.1

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hanif Darvesh 2,432 67.5 +4.6
UKIP Paul Eccles 702 19.5 +19.5
Conservative Nadim Muslim 338 9.4 -12.3
Liberal Democrat Anne Warren 132 3.7 -6.7
Majority 1,730 48.0 +6.7
Turnout 3,604 39.5 -20.8
Labour hold Swing Conservative to UKIP 15.9

Farnworth ward

Councillor Ibrahim resigned in February 2018 due to time pressures.[4] Paul Sanders of the Farnworth & Kearsley First Party won the by-election a month later.[5]

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Asif Ibrahim 1,417 48.4 -1.9
UKIP Andrew Mabon 1,066 36.4 +6.2
Conservative Aidan Meagan 253 8.6 -4.8
Green Trevor Bonfield 103 3.5 +0.2
Liberal Democrat Glen Atkinson 89 3.0 +0.3
Majority 351 12.0 -8.0
Turnout 2,928 28.7 -20.8
Labour hold Swing Conservative to UKIP 5.5

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Iqbal 2,192 69.5 +2.6
UKIP Dot Sexton 407 12.9 -1.8
Conservative Mohammed Waqas 241 7.6 -4.8
Green David Figgins 191 6.1 +2.5
Liberal Democrat Robert Graham 124 3.9 +1.5
Majority 1,785 56.6 +4.4
Turnout 3,156 34.3 -21.2
Labour hold Swing Conservative to Labour 3.7

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clifford Morris 2,042 66.6 +3.5
UKIP Sandra Harvey 503 16.4 -1.5
Conservative Edward Mather 260 8.5 -1.4
Green Ian McHugh 137 4.5 +0.3
Liberal Democrat Jonathan New 122 4.0 +1.5
Majority 1,539 50.2 +5.0
Turnout 3,064 35.5 -19.6
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Labour 2.5

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Champak Mistry 1,489 49.3 -2.3
UKIP David Harvey 978 32.4 +4.7
Conservative Robert Tyler 354 11.7 -3.5
Green Michelle Broderick 105 3.5 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Kevin Walsh 94 3.1 -0.3
Majority 520 17.2 -6.6
Turnout 3,029 31.8 -24.5
Labour hold Swing Conservative to UKIP 4.1

Heaton and Lostock ward

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Andrew Morgan 2,680 56.2
Labour Gerald Carter 1,285 27.0
UKIP Jonathan Baxendale 402 8.4
Liberal Democrat Rebekah Fairhurst 263 5.5
Green Laura Diggle 136 2.9
Majority 1,395 29.3
Turnout 4,766 45.9 -20.9
Conservative hold Swing

Horwich and Blackrod ward

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ann Cunliffe 1,516 42.5 +5.0
Conservative Carol Forshaw 1,054 29.6 -1.5
UKIP Derek Snowden 679 19.0 -2.6
Green Keith Cocker 192 5.4 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Douglas Bagnall 125 3.5 -1.5
Majority 462 12.9 +6.6
Turnout 3,566 35.7 -30.6
Labour hold

Horwich North East ward

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Co-op Richard Silvester 1,612 40.9 +11.3
Conservative Anne Galloway 801 20.3 -4.3
Liberal Democrat Stephen Rock 795 20.2 +6.6
UKIP Jeffrey Armstrong 543 13.8 -1.1
Green Roderick Riesco 193 4.9 +1.2
Majority 811 20.6 +15.4
Turnout 3,944 40.7 -27.1
Labour Co-op hold Swing Conservative to Labour Co-op 7.8

Hulton ward

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Darren Whitehead 1,374 37.0 +3.3
Conservative Derek Bullock 1,214 32.7 +1.6
UKIP Joan Johnson 909 24.5 -4.3
Green James Tomkinson 122 3.3 +0.1
Liberal Democrat David Cooper 92 2.5 -0.7
Majority 160 4.3 +1.7
Turnout 3,711 38.4 -25.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing UKIP to Labour 3.8

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Mark Cunningham 1,480 45.2 +13.7
Labour Carol Burrows 1,248 38.2 +0.6
Conservative Richard Elliot 300 9.2 -7.8
Liberal Democrat Aaron Hepworth 243 7.4 -2.1
Majority 232 7.1
Turnout 3,271 31.8 -27.1
UKIP gain from Labour Swing Conservative to UKIP 10.7

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
UKIP Rees Gibbons 1,572 39.3 +7.5
Labour David Evans 1,098 27.4 -3.7
Liberal Democrat Eric Hyde 813 20.3 +8.2
Conservative Elizabeth Elliot 429 10.7 -11.2
Green Edmund Dunsdon 90 2.2 -0.9
Majority 474 7.1 +6.5
Turnout 4,002 42.2 -23.5
UKIP gain from Labour Swing Conservative to UKIP 9.3

Rumworth ward

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Rosa Kay 2,568 72.2 -5.1
Conservative Hafiz Bhutt 373 10.5 -2.1
UKIP Kathleen Richardson 354 10.0 +10.0
Green Alan Johnson 179 5.0 -2.7
Liberal Democrat Christopher Amos 82 2.3 +0.0
Majority 2,195 61.7 -2.9
Turnout 3,556 37.0 -22.0
Labour hold Swing Labour to UKIP 7.5

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Roger Hayes 2,287 50.8 +14.0
Labour Co-op John Gillatt 1,152 25.6 -1.9
UKIP Roy Marsh 546 12.1 -3.6
Conservative Daniel Haslam 414 9.2 -7.5
Green Richard Middleshaw 98 2.2 -1.1
Majority 1,134 25.2 +15.3
Turnout 4,498 45.1 -23.0
Liberal Democrat hold Swing Conservative to Lib Dem 10.7

Tonge with the Haulgh ward

Tonge with the Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Martin Donaghy 1,415 45.9 +3.1
UKIP Derek Fisher 1,030 33.4 +1.7
Conservative Jennifer Kirk 448 14.5 -3.8
Liberal Democrat Michael Langdon 109 3.5 +0.2
Green Alexander Parkinson 83 2.7 -1.1
Majority 385 12.5 +1.4
Turnout 3,085 35.4 -21.5
Labour hold Swing Conservative to Labour 3.4

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Christine Wild 1,600 39.0
Labour Anne Graham 1,336 32.5
UKIP George Bown 697 17.0
Liberal Democrat Derek Gradwell 360 8.8
Green Heather Rylance 113 2.8
Majority 264 6.4
Turnout 4,106 38.5 -21.5
Conservative gain from Labour

Westhoughton South ward

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Anna-Marie Watters 1,123 32.7 -7.0
Liberal Democrat David Wilkinson 996 29.0 +21.4
Conservative Lynda Winrow Baker 696 20.3 -8.2
UKIP Martin Tighe 621 18.1 -2.5
Majority 127 3.7 -7.5
Turnout 3,436 35.8 -28.6
Labour hold Swing Conservative to Lib Dem 14.8

References

  1. ^ "The full list of candidates". The Bolton News. 8 April 2016. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Guide to May 2016 elections in Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland". BBC News. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Ward results". The Bolton News. 7 May 2016. p. 5.
  4. ^ Holland, Daniel (3 February 2018). "By-elections called in Farnworth and Westhoughton". The Bolton News. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  5. ^ Naylor, Mary (8 March 2018). "Farnworth & Kearsley First win first council seat, Lib Dems take Westhoughton". The Bolton News. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
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