| County constituency |
for the House of Commons
Boundary of Bolton West in Greater Manchester
Location of Greater Manchester within England
|Population||94,523 (2011 census)|
|Electorate||71,454 (December 2010)|
|Major settlements||Atherton, Blackrod, Heaton, Horwich, Westhoughton|
|Member of Parliament||Chris Green (Conservative)|
|Number of members||One|
Bolton West is a constituencyrepresented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Chris Green, a Conservative.
The seat is on the outskirts of Greater Manchester with fields making for separate villages and towns, these buffer zones most often designated as Green belt which includes areas for sport, plus features the ground of Bolton Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium. To the seat has been a marginal seatbetween the Labour and the Conservative parties, with two and three-figure majorities for the elections between 2010-2017. However, the 2019 General Election saw it become a relatively safe Conservative seat as Chris Green achieved the highest numerical majority for any candidate in the seat's history, and a majority (55%) of the votes, the first time that has been achieved since 1970.
1950–1983: The County Borough of Bolton wards of Deane-cum-Lostock, Derby, Halliwell, Heaton, Rumworth, Smithills, and West.
1983–1997: The Borough of Bolton wards of Blackrod, Deane-cum-Heaton, Halliwell, Horwich, Hulton Park, Smithills, and Westhoughton.
1997–2010: The Borough of Bolton wards of Blackrod, Deane-cum-Heaton, Horwich, Hulton Park, Smithills, and Westhoughton.
2010–present: The Borough of Bolton wards of Halliwell, Heaton and Lostock, Horwich and Blackrod, Horwich North East, Smithills, Deane Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, and Westhoughton South, and the Borough of Wigan ward of Atherton.
There were major boundary changes to Bolton West in 1983 when part of its area went to create Bolton North East, but compensated by taking most of the former Westhoughton constituency.
|Oct 1974||Ann Taylor||Labour|
|Liberal Democrats||Rebecca Forrest||2,704||5.5||+2.5|
|Liberal Democrats||Becky Forrest||1,485||2.9||−1.1|
|Liberal Democrats||Andrew Martin||1,947||4.0||−13.2|
|Conservative gain from Labour||Swing||+0.9|
|Liberal Democrats||Jackie Pearcey||8,177||17.2||−1.8|
|You Party||Doug Bagnall||137||0.3||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Tim Perkins||7,241||17.9||−0.5|
|Xtraordinary People||Kate Griggs||74||0.2||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Barbara Ronson||7,573||18.4||+7.6|
|Socialist Alliance||David Toomer||397||1.0||N/A|
|Liberal Democrats||Barbara Ronson||5,309||10.8||-2.4|
|Socialist Labour||Doris Kelly||1,374||2.80||N/A|
|Labour gain from Conservative||Swing||+11.3|
|Liberal Democrats||Barbara Ronson||7,529||12.6||−6.9|
|Natural Law||Jacqueline Phillips||240||0.4||N/A|
|Conservative gain from Labour|
|Conservative||B. H. Watson||17,257||43.30||+2.45|
|National Front||K. Bernal||348||0.87||-1.85|
|Liberal||Philip Stefan Linney||5,127||13.07||-7.19|
|National Front||W. Roberts||1,070||2.73||+2.73|
|Labour gain from Conservative|
|Liberal||Philip Stefan Linney||8,264||20.26||+20.26|
|Conservative gain from Labour|
|Conservative||Christopher BS Dobson||14,473||37.74||+ 4.04|
|Conservative||Douglas Sisson||13,522||33.70||+ 33.70|
|Liberal||Arthur Holt||10,086||25.14||- 29.49|
|Labour gain from Liberal|
|Liberal gain from Labour|
|Conservative||Walter Wharton Tong||18,184||34.92||N/A|
|Liberal||Alan Lever Tillotson||10,653||20.46||N/A|
|Labour win (new seat)|
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