Live: Bolton Elections 2021

Welcome to the BoltonLive.org Live Blog of the 2021 Local Elections count and results.

This Blog does not Update automatically so please refresh for the latest updates.

The team today running the Blog are: Pete Hopkinson (Digital Editor) and extra content by the team

Fast Facts:

Seats up for election

  • There are 21 seats up for election.
  • There are 99 candidates contesting the 21 Bolton Council seats
  • Seats up for election this year are: 6 Labour, 7 Conservative, 2 Liberal Democrat, 1 Crompton Independent, 1 Independent, 1 Farnworth and Kearsley First, 1 UKIP and 2 are vacant

Live Reporting

Counting has started so follow all the action here:


19.13: That`s the end of our coverage for this evening. For the full breakdown of Votes head on over to the Bolton Council Results Tracker HERE. We will be bringing out a full Blog tomorrow with the breakdowns and analysis from our team of volunteers. Thanks for Joining Us.

19.06: Astley Bridge Double result: Hilary Fairclough and Samuel Rimmer Conservative Wins


18.44: Horwich and Blackrod Result: David James Grant Horwich & Blackrod First wins


18.38: Heaton and lostock Result: Andrew Morgan Conservative Wins


18.35: Tonge with the Haulgh Result: Martin Donaghy Labour Wins


18.33: Harper Green Result: Champak Gulab Mistry Labour Wins


18.31: Great Lever Result: Mohammed Iqbal Labour Wins


18.30: Rumworth Result: Shamim Abdullah Labour Wins


18.24: Crompton Result: Rabiya Jiva Labour Wins


18.21: Hulton Result: Toby Hewitt Conservative Wins


18.20: Westhoughton South Result: Christopher Hill Conservative Wins


18.14: Westhoughton North and Chew Moor Result: Andrea Finney Conservatives Wins


18.08: Smithills Result: Roger Hayes Liberal Democrats Wins


18.04: Farnworth Result: Paul David Sanders Farnworth & Kearsley First Wins


18.00: Bradshaw Result: Jacqueline Radcliffe Conservative Wins


17.56: Kearsley Result: Tracey Wilkinson Farnworth & Kearsley First Wins


17:48 Bromley Cross Result: Nadim Muslim Conservative Wins


17:48 Breightmet Result: Stuart Hartigan Conservative Wins


17.43: Result Horwich North East: Richard Sylvester Labour Wins


17.43: Little lever and Darcy Lever Result – Andrea Taylor Burke : Conservative wins


17.27 Halliwell Result

Kate Lewis (Lab) Elected


17.14: Turnouts Ward by Ward

Astley Bridge


Electorate: 10,476 Turnout: 4,196 Percentage turnout: 40.05%


Bradshaw


Electorate: 8,994 Turnout: 3,712 Percentage turnout: 41.3%


Breightmet


Electorate: 9,728 Turnout: 3,228 Percentage turnout: 33.2%


Bromley Cross


Electorate:10,458 Turnout: 4,481 Percentage turnout: 42.8%


Crompton


Electorate: 11,491 Turnout: 4,182 Percentage turnout: 36.4%


Farnworth


Electorate: 10,974 Turnout: 3,335 Percentage turnout: 30.39%


Great Lever


Electorate: 10,408 Turnout: 3,726 Percentage turnout: 35.8%


Halliwell


Electorate: 9,313 Turnout: 2,904 Percentage turnout: 31.2%


Harper Green


Electorate: 10,247 Turnout: 3,503 Percentage turnout: 34.2%


Heaton & Lostock


Electorate: 10,769 Turnout: 4,947 Percentage turnout: 45.94%


Horwich & Blackrod


Electorate: 10,901 Turnout: 3,953 Percentage turnout: 36.26%


Horwich North East


Electorate: 10,012 Turnout: 4,035 Percentage turnout: 40.3%


Hulton


Electorate: 10,202 Turnout: 3,797 Percentage turnout: 37.2%


Kearlsey


Electorate:: 10,614 Turnout: 3,446 Percentage turnout: 32.4%


Little Lever & Darcy Lever


Electorate: 9,766 Turnout: 3,618 Percentage turnout: 37%


Rumworth


Electorate: 10,240 Turnout: 3,840 Percentage turnout: 37.5%


Smithills


Electorate: 10,508 Turnout: 3,933 Percentage turnout: 37.4%


Tonge with the Haulgh


Electorate: 9,248 Turnout: 2,855 Percentage turnout: 30.9%


Westhoughton North & Chew Moor


Electorate: 11,034 Turnout: 4,175 Percentage turnout: 37.84%


Westhoughton South


Electorate: 10,005 Turnout: 3,527 Percentage turnout: 35.25%

13.45:

Our team who have not been on the ground this year due to Covid 19 restrictions have managed to still get live video from the count. Nice work techies!

12.37 PM:

The total number of postal voting applications for this year is 45,915. This is an increase of around 9% from 2019, when 41,956 people opted to vote by post in the last local election.


12.06 Pm:

  • There are 99 candidates contesting the 21 Bolton Council seats:
  • 21 Conservative
  • 21 Liberal Democrat
  • 21 Labour (including 3 Labour and Co-operative)
  • 16 Green Party
  • 8 Bolton for Change
  • 3 Farnworth and Kearsley First
  • 2 Horwich and Blackrod First
  • 2 The Active for Westhoughton Candidates
  • 2 Westhoughton First Independents
  • 1 Independent
  • 1 The For Britain Movement
  • 1 UKIP

11.54 Am

Our team may not be on the ground but we do have a live feed!

Check it out here- https://fb.watch/5kRulDGCz2/



11.03 AM: Our team over on Twitter want to hear from you!


10.44 Am:

In England only 16 Councils out of 143 have declared results so it is looking like a long day across the country with some results coming in over the next few days. Tomorrow sees the Counting and Results of The GM Mayoral Race and we will bring those results to you in a special blog tomorrow. Politically it is going to be a very busy time.

Current council make-up

  • 18 Labour; 17 Conservative; 6 Liberal Democrats; 3 Crompton Independents; 4 Farnworth and Kearsley First; 3 Bolton Independent Group; 2 Horwich and Blackrod Independents; 2 UKIP;1 One Kearsley; 2 Independents  
  • The council has 60 seats (2 currently vacant) and is elected in thirds

10.17 Am:

Each council ward is made up of three seats with one seat up for the vote every election. Each seat is up for election every four years. The seats up for election this year were last contested in 2016.


9.37 Am:

Among those defending seats this year are: 

  • Cllr Hilary Fairclough, Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services
  • Cllr Toby Hewitt, Executive Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing and Planning 
  • Cllr Andrew Morgan, Executive Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care
  • Cllr Nadim Muslim, Executive Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities

9.42 Am:

Among those defending seats this year are: 

  • Cllr Hilary Fairclough, Executive Cabinet Member for Environmental Services
  • Cllr Toby Hewitt, Executive Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing and Planning 
  • Cllr Andrew Morgan, Executive Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care
  • Cllr Nadim Muslim, Executive Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities

9.30 Am:

Welcome to the live blog for today , Everything is starting to build up and we will be keeping you updated remotely this year due to Covid Restrictions but you can expect our usual style of reporting from the Bolton Live Election Team. Head on Over to our Twitter and Facebook to interact with the live team at @BoltonLive

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