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1979 Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.
The Metropolitan Borough of Bolton shown within England.

Elections to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council were held on 3 May 1979 on the same day as the General Election. The Conservatives retained control of the Council by a majority of 1 seat.

24 seats were contested, with 14 being won by the Labour Party, 9 by the Conservatives and 1 by the Liberal Party.

After the election, the composition of the Council was

Election result

Bolton Local Election Result 1979
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 0 10 -10 {{{seats %}}} 46.7 70,549 -4.2
  Labour 14 10 0 +10 {{{seats %}}} 46.4 70,115 +4.3
  Liberal 1 1 1 +0 {{{seats %}}} 6.8 10,279 +2.1

Ward results

Astley Bridge ward

Astley Bridge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Hibbert 5,087 66.6 -7.4
Labour E McCracken 2,546 33.4 +11.5
Majority 2541 33.2 -18.9
Turnout 7,633 78.6 +41.2
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 9.4

Bradshaw North and South ward

Bradshaw North and South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative K Howarth 4,099 73.8 -6.2
Labour C Benjamin 1,457 26.2 +6.2
Majority 2,642 47.6 -12.4
Turnout 5,556 78.9 +47.9
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 6.2

Bradford ward

Bradford ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour C Skull 2,348 79.4 -7.6
Conservative H Kolia 648 21.6 +11.8
Majority 1,700 56.7 -19.5
Turnout 2,996 74.7 +33.7
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 9.7

Bromley Cross, Eagley and Egerton ward

Bromley Cross, Eagley and Egerton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A O'Neil 4,670 36.2
Conservative T Mulligan 4,379 33.9
Labour J Mason 1,981 15.3
Labour M Woodcock 1,878 14.5
Majority
Turnout 12,908 72.9 +35.8
Conservative hold Swing
Conservative hold Swing

Church East and North ward

Church East and North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour J Farmer 2,270 58.4 -5.4
Conservative M Drinkwater 1,618 41.6 +7.8
Majority 652 16.8 -13.2
Turnout 3,888 76.8 +31.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Labour to Con 6.6

Darcy Lever cum Breightmet ward

Darcy Lever cum Breightmet ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour K McIvor 5,203 59.1 +8.5
Conservative A Chadbond 3,598 40.9 -6.9
Majority 1,605 18.2 +15.4
Turnout 8,801 75.3 +37.8
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 7.7

Deane cum Lostock ward

Deane cum Lostock ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative R Ward 3,639 59.4 -12.4
Labour G Harkin 1,928 31.5 +11.2
Liberal S Roberts 563 9.2 +4.0
Majority 1,711 27.9 -23.7
Turnout 6,130 78.9 +40.1
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 11.8

Derby ward

Derby ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour S Walsh 3,382 76.7 +2.6
Conservative J Shore 888 20.1 -2.9
Communist A Johnson 139 3.2 +0.3
Majority 2,494 56.6 +5.5
Turnout 4,409 73.2 +36.2
Labour hold Swing Con to Labour 2.7

Farnworth North ward

Farnworth North ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Butterfield 3,152 47.8 -4.7
Conservative D Jones 2,205 33.4 -5.7
Liberal G Barrow 1,238 18.8 +10.5
Majority 947 14.3 +0.9
Turnout 6,595 71.4 +40.0
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Lib 8.1

Farnworth South ward

Farnworth South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Johnston 3,689 56.3 -4.0
Conservative B Coote 1,598 24.4 -6.0
Liberal L Bale 1,262 19.3 +10.0
Majority 2,091 31.9 +1.9
Turnout 6,549 70.6 +40.6
Labour hold Swing Con to Lib 8.0

Great Lever ward

Great Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour L Williamson 4,408 55.1 +3.9
Conservative L Huyton 3,598 44.9 -3.9
Majority 810 10.1 +8.2
Turnout 8,006 76.9 +42.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 3.9

Halliwell ward

Halliwell ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal J Fish 2,972 43.2 +17.6
Labour R Johnson 2,171 31.5 -5.6
Conservative J Walsh 1,743 25.3 -10.2
Majority 801 11.6
Turnout 6,886 78.0 +37.0
Liberal gain from Conservative Swing Con to Lib 13.9

Heaton ward

Heaton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative B Hurst 3,382 83.0 -4.6
Labour J Jenkins 691 17.0 +4.6
Majority 2,691 66.0 -9.0
Turnout 4,073 83.6 +37.6
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 4.6

Horwich North, Central and East ward

Horwich North, Central and East ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour A Oakley 4,262 66.0 +18.8
Conservative S Dawson 2,193 34.0 -18.8
Majority 2,069 32.0
Turnout 6,455 76.2 +37.3
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 18.8

Horwich South and Blackrod ward

Horwich South and Blackrod ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour E Johnson 2,760 51.9 +14.0
Conservative J Jolley 2,560 48.1 -14.2
Majority 200 3.8 N/A
Turnout 5,320 79.4 +36.5
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 14.1

Hulton and Rumworth ward

Hulton and Rumworth ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour T Anderton 4,046 52.7 +8.1
Conservative R Carr 3,629 47.3 -3.6
Majority 417 5.4
Turnout 7,675 78.2 +39.1
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Labour 5.8

Kearsley ward

Kearsley ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour W Robinson 2,912 43.6 +0.6
Liberal J Rothwell 2,158 32.3 -2.0
Conservative J Tomlinson 1,602 24.0 +1.3
Majority 754 11.3 +2.6
Turnout 6,672 77.5 +34.2
Labour gain from Liberal Swing Lib to Con 1.6

Little Lever ward

Little Lever ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative A Lawton 2,957 45.5 -17.4
Labour L Sanderson 2,542 39.2 +8.2
Liberal W Crook 993 15.3 +9.2
Majority 415 6.4 -25.5
Turnout 6,492 80.5 +41.2
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 12.8

Smithills ward

Smithills ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative S Collier 4,475 52.6 -18.6
Labour J Knight 2,932 34.5 +12.0
Liberal D Walmsley 1,093 12.9 +6.6
Majority 1,543 18.1 -30.5
Turnout 8,500 79.3 +46.2
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 15.3

Tonge ward

Tonge ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour D Eastwood 4,598 53.2 +11.3
Conservative J Rigby 4,050 46.8 -7.8
Majority 548 6.4
Turnout 8,648 76.4 +34.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Lab 9.5

West ward

West Ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour G Hart 3,693 66.4 +2.6
Conservative M Kershaw 1,867 33.6 -0.5
Majority 1,826 32.8 +3.1
Turnout 5,560 70.0 +35.7
Labour gain from Conservative Swing Con to Lab 1.5

Westhoughton East and Hulton ward

Westhoughton East and Hulton ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative J Smith 3,624 66.2 -6.1
Labour P Jones 1,847 33.8 +6.1
Majority 1,777 32.4 -12.2
Turnout 5,471 79.9 +42.1
Conservative hold Swing Con to Labour 6.1

Westhoughton North, Central and South ward

Westhoughton North, Central and South ward
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour P Woodcock 3,419 58.4 -1.8
Conservative A Prince 2,440 41.6 +1.8
Majority 979 16.8 -3.8
Turnout 5,859 75.2 +37.8
Labour hold Swing Labour to Con 1.8

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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