Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election, 2018

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The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

The 2018 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 3 May 2018 to elect members of Bolton Council in Greater Manchester, England.[1] This was on the same day as other local elections. The Labour Party retained overall control of the Council with a majority of 1.

21 seats were contested and the Conservative Party won 9 seats, the Labour Party won 8 seats, the Liberal Democrats won 2 seats, and Farnworth and Kearsley First won 2 seats.[2]

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

Election results

Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election results
Party Candidates Votes
Stood Elected Gained Unseated Net % of total % Net %
  Labour 21 8 1 5 Decrease4 38.0 38.5 29,467 Decrease2.3
  Conservative 21 9 2 0 Increase2 42.8 34.0 26,084 Increase8.4
  Liberal Democrat 21 2 1 0 Increase1 4.7 13.8 10,583 Increase2.7
  Farnworth and Kearsley First 3 2 2 0 Increase2 9.5 5.8 4,460 N/A
  UKIP 7 0 0 1 Decrease1 0.0 2.9 2,263 Decrease16.4
  Green 13 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.7 2,072 Decrease0.3
  Independent 7 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.0 1,599 Increase1.7
  Totals 93 21 100.0 100.0 76,528 Increase3,956

Council Composition

Prior to the election the composition of the council was:

35 17 3 4 1
Labour Conservative LD U FK


After the election the composition of the council was:

31 19 4 3 3
Labour Conservative LD U FK


LD - Liberal Democrats
U - UKIP
FK - Farnworth and Kearsley First

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative John Walsh 1,842 42.5 +0.0
Liberal Democrat Warren Fox 1,564 36.1 +15.6
Labour Zulfi Jiva 930 21.4 -3.7
Majority 278 6.4 -11.1
Turnout 4,336 42.0 -2.0
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 12.7

Bradshaw ward

Bradshaw ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Mudasir Dean 1,949 57.1 +6.5
Labour Tony Shepherd 880 25.8 +1.0
Independent Eric Hyland 278 8.1 +2.7
Liberal Democrat Stephen Howarth 173 5.1 +2.4
Green Laura Diggle 135 3.9 +1.5
Majority 1,069 31.3 +5.5
Turnout 3,415 38.1 -4.8
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 10.3

Breightmet ward

Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Adele Warren 1,549 47.4 +21.5
Labour Francesca Platt 1,278 39.1 +3.3
UKIP Harry Lamb 242 7.4 -25.5
Green Dan Bolton 138 4.2 +1.6
Liberal Democrat Richard Bates 61 1.9 -0.8
Majority 271 8.3
Turnout 3,268 34.4 -2.6
Conservative gain from Labour Swing UKIP to Conservative 23.5

Bromley Cross ward

Bromley Cross ward (2 seats)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative David Greenhalgh 2,928 36.6
Conservative Nadim Muslim 2,257 28.2
Labour Steve Sutton 1,023 12.8
Labour Deb Whenlock 910 11.4
Green Liz Spencer 374 4.7
Liberal Democrat Elliott Bermudez-Galton 303 3.8
Liberal Democrat David Walsh 196 2.4
Majority (Greenhalgh) 1,905
Majority (Muslim) 1,234
Turnout
Conservative hold
Conservative hold

Crompton ward

Crompton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Bilkis Ismail 2,258 57.1 -10.4
Conservative Daniel Wheatley 737 18.6 +9.2
Independent Siraj Patel 706 17.8 +17.8
Liberal Democrat Michael Langdon 252 6.4 +2.7
Majority 1,521 38.5 -9.5
Turnout 3,953 36.8 +0.9
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Ind 18.6

Farnworth ward

Farnworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Farnworth and Kearsley First Maureen Flitcroft 1,699 53.9 +53.9
Labour Martin McMulkin 1,172 37.3 -11.1
Conservative Jennifer Kirk 142 4.5 -4.1
UKIP Dave Harvey 92 2.9 -33.5
Liberal Democrat David Cooper 44 1.4 -1.6
Majority 522 16.5
Turnout 3,154 30.0
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour Swing UKIP to FKF 43.7

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Mohammed Ayub 2,422 76.0 +6.5
Conservative Mohammed Waqas 389 12.2 +4.6
Green David Figgins 232 7.3 +1.2
Liberal Democrat Francine Godfrey 143 4.5 +0.6
Majority 2,033 63.8 +7.2
Turnout 3,186 32.9 -1.4
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Labour 9.7

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Akhtar Zaman 2,181 70.2 +3.6
Conservative Jolyon Coombs 418 13.6 +5.1
Liberal Democrat John Falch 120 3.8 -0.2
Green Ian McHugh 118 3.8 -0.7
Independent Martin McLoughlin 114 3.7 +3.7
Independent Sarfraz Nawaz 83 2.7 +2.7
Independent Anthony Massey 71 2.3 +2.3
Majority 1,767 56.8 +6.6
Turnout 3,110 35.2 -0.3
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 10.7

Harper Green ward

Harper Green ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Hamid Khurram 1,910 53.3 +3.8
Farnworth and Kearsley First Lisa Weatherby 897 25.1 +25.1
Conservative Robert Tyler 477 13.4 +1.7
UKIP Amy Wunderley 157 4.4 -27.9
Green Matthew Barnes 63 1.8 -1.7
Liberal Democrat Kevin Walsh 62 1.7 -1.4
Majority 1,013 28.4 +11.2
Turnout 3,566 36.1 +4.3
Labour hold Swing UKIP to FKF 26.5

Heaton and Lostock ward

Heaton and Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Anne Galloway 3,000 66.4 +10.2
Labour John Gillatt 1,247 27.6 +0.6
Liberal Democrat Garry Veevers 269 5.9 +0.4
Majority 1,753 38.8 +9.5
Turnout 4,516 42.3 -3.6
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 9.3

Horwich and Blackrod ward

Horwich and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Susan Baines 1,668 47.6 +18.0
Labour Michael Jarvis 1,437 41.0 -1.5
Liberal Democrat Rebecca Forrest 231 6.6 +3.1
Green Keith Cocker 169 4.8 -0.6
Majority 231 6.6
Turnout 3,505 33.7 -2.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing UKIP to Conservative 18.5

Horwich North East ward

Horwich North East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Kevin McKeon 1,345 36.0 -4.9
Liberal Democrat Stephen Rock 1,288 34.5 +14.3
Conservative Joan Johnson 887 23.8 +3.5
Green Rod Riesco 213 5.7 +0.8
Majority 57 1.5 -19.1
Turnout 3,733 38.0 -2.7
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 14.0

Hulton ward

Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Diane Parkinson 1,858 50.2 +17.5
Labour Rabiya Jiva 1,451 39.2 +2.2
UKIP Beverley Fletcher 215 5.8 -18.7
Green Chris Taylor 107 2.9 -0.4
Liberal Democrat Kevin Mulligan 68 1.8 -0.7
Majority 407 11.0
Turnout 3,699 37.0 -1.4
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 18.1

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Farnworth and Kearsley First Julie Pattison 1,864 52.3 +52.3
Labour Stephen Langley 882 24.7 -13.5
UKIP Will Pilkington 399 11.2 -34.0
Conservative Kamaran Fathulla 290 8.1 -1.1
Liberal Democrat Connor Goodwin 131 3.7 -3.7
Majority 982 27.5
Turnout 3,566 34.1 +2.3
Farnworth and Kearsley First gain from Labour Swing UKIP to FKF 43.1

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward

Little Lever and Darcy Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour David Evans 1,249 37.5 +10.1
Conservative David Meehan 1,000 30.0 +19.3
UKIP Paul Richardson 926 27.8 -11.5
Liberal Democrat Christine MacPherson 159 4.8 -15.5
Majority 249 7.5
Turnout 3,334 34.7 -7.5
Labour gain from UKIP Swing Lib Dem to Conservative 17.4

Rumworth ward

Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Ismail Ibrahim 2,570 75.7 +3.5
Conservative Hafiz Butt 379 11.2 +0.7
Green Alan Johnson 251 7.4 +2.4
Independent Damien Walsh 111 3.3 +3.3
Liberal Democrat Duncan MacPherson 55 2.5 +0.2
Majority 2,191 64.5 +2.8
Turnout 3,396 34.4 -2.6
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Labour 6.7

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat Doug Bagnall 2,031 48.9 -1.9
Labour Ryan Quick 1,260 30.3 +4.7
Conservative Sam Rimmer 751 18.1 +8.9
Green Elizabeth McManus 111 2.7 +0.5
Majority 771 18.6 -6.6
Turnout 4,154 40.2 -4.9
Liberal Democrat hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 10.5

Tonge with The Haulgh ward

Tonge with The Haulgh ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Nick Peel 1,379 50.4 +4.5
Conservative Matthew Littler 928 33.9 +19.4
UKIP Derek Wunderley 232 8.5 -24.9
Liberal Democrat Rosalind Harasiwka 113 4.1 +0.6
Green James Tomkinson 82 3.0 +0.3
Majority 451 16.5 +4.0
Turnout 2,734 31.0 -4.3
Labour hold Swing UKIP to Conservative 22.1

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Martyn Cox 1,831 42.6 +3.6
Liberal Democrat Bernadette Eckersley-Fallon 1,386 32.2 +23.4
Labour Ged Carter 784 18.2 -14.3
Independent Jack Speight 236 5.5 +5.5
Green Heather Rylance 61 2.6 -0.2
Majority 445 10.5 +4.1
Turnout 4,300 39.7 +1.2
Conservative hold Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 20.2

Westhoughton South ward

Westhoughton South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Liberal Democrat David Wilkinson 1,934 53.2 +24.2
Labour Ryan Battersby 899 24.7 -8.0
Conservative Martin Tighe 804 22.1 +1.8
Majority 1,035 28.4
Turnout 3,637 37.0 +1.2
Liberal Democrat gain from Labour Swing UKIP to Lib Dem 21.1

References

  1. ^ "Notices and results: local election May 2018". bolton.gov.uk. Bolton Council. Retrieved 22 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Four seats keep Labour in control at town hall". The Bolton News. 5 May 2018. pp. 4–5. 
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