Bolton West (UK Parliament constituency)

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Coordinates: 53°34′37″N2°27′04″W / 53.577°N 2.451°W / 53.577; -2.451

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Bolton West
County constituency
for the House of Commons
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Boundary of Bolton West in Greater Manchester
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Location of Greater Manchester within England
County Greater Manchester
Population94,523 (2011 census) [1]
Electorate 71,454 (December 2010) [2]
Major settlements Atherton, Blackrod, Heaton, Horwich, Westhoughton
Current constituency
Created 1950
Member of Parliament Chris Green (Conservative)
Number of membersOne
Created from Bolton

Bolton West is a constituency [n 1] represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament since 2015 by Chris Green, a Conservative. [n 2]

Constituency profile

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 seat [n 3] between 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.

Boundaries

Bolton West in Lancashire, boundaries used 1974-83 BoltonWest1974Constituency.svg
Bolton West in Lancashire, boundaries used 1974-83

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.

Members of Parliament

ElectionMember [3] Party
1950 John Lewis Labour
1951 Arthur Holt Liberal
1964 Gordon Oakes Labour
1970 Robert Redmond Conservative
Oct 1974 Ann Taylor Labour
1983 Tom Sackville Conservative
1997 Ruth Kelly Labour
2010 Julie Hilling Labour
2015 Chris Green Conservative

Elections

Elections in the 2010s

General election 2019: Bolton West [4]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Chris Green 27,255 55.3 +7.4
Labour Julie Hilling 18,40037.3−8.8
Liberal Democrats Rebecca Forrest2,7045.5+2.5
Green Paris Hayes9391.9New
Majority8,85518.0Increase2.svg16.2
Turnout 49,29867.4Decrease2.svg2.8
Conservative hold Swing Increase2.svg8.1
Results of Bolton West, a UK House of Commons constituency created 1950, since 2010 Bolton West 2005 to date.svg
Results of Bolton West, a UK House of Commons constituency created 1950, since 2010
General election 2017: Bolton West
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Chris Green 24,459 47.9 +7.3
Labour Julie Hilling 23,52346.1+7.1
UKIP Martin Tighe1,5873.1−12.2
Liberal Democrats Becky Forrest1,4852.9−1.1
Majority9361.8+0.2
Turnout 51,05470.1+3.3
Conservative hold Swing +0.1
General election 2015: Bolton West [5] [6]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Chris Green 19,744 40.6 +2.3
Labour Julie Hilling 18,94339.0+0.5
UKIP Bob Horsefield7,42815.3+11.3
Liberal Democrats Andrew Martin1,9474.0−13.2
Independent Andy Smith3210.7N/A
TUSC John Vickers2090.4N/A
Majority8011.6N/A
Turnout 48,59266.8None
Conservative gain from Labour Swing +0.9
General election 2010: Bolton West [7]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Julie Hilling 18,327 38.5 −6.8
Conservative Susan Williams 18,23538.3+5.9
Liberal Democrats Jackie Pearcey8,17717.2−1.8
UKIP Harry Lamb1,9014.0+2.6
Green Rachel Mann5451.1N/A
Independent Jimmy Jones2540.5N/A
You PartyDoug Bagnall1370.3N/A
Majority920.19-4.9
Turnout 47,57666.8+3.3
Labour hold Swing −5.9

Elections in the 2000s

General election 2005: Bolton West [8]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Ruth Kelly 17,239 42.5 −4.5
Conservative Philip Allott15,17537.4+3.8
Liberal Democrats Tim Perkins7,24117.9−0.5
UKIP Marjorie Ford5241.3N/A
Veritas Michael Ford2900.7N/A
Xtraordinary People Kate Griggs740.2N/A
Majority2,0645.1-8.3
Turnout 40,54363.5+1.1
Labour hold Swing −4.2
General election 2001: Bolton West [9]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Ruth Kelly 19,381 47.0 −2.5
Conservative James Stevens13,86333.6−1.5
Liberal Democrats Barbara Ronson [10] 7,57318.4+7.6
Socialist Alliance David Toomer3971.0N/A
Majority5,51813.4-1.0
Turnout 41,21462.4−14.9
Labour hold Swing −0.5

Elections in the 1990s

General election 1997: Bolton West [11] [12] [13]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Ruth Kelly 24,342 49.5 +10.4
Conservative Tom Sackville 17,27035.1-12.2
Liberal Democrats Barbara Ronson [10] 5,30910.8-2.4
Socialist Labour Doris Kelly1,3742.80N/A
Referendum Glenda Frankl-Slater8651.76N/A
Majority7,07214.39N/A
Turnout 49,16077.3-6.2
Labour gain from Conservative Swing +11.3
General election 1992: Bolton West [14] [15] [16]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Tom Sackville 26,452 44.4 +0.1
Labour Clifford Morris [17] 25,37342.6+6.5
Liberal Democrats Barbara Ronson [10] 7,52912.6−6.9
Natural Law Jacqueline Phillips2400.4N/A
Majority1,0791.8−6.4
Turnout 59,59483.5+3.5
Conservative hold Swing −3.2

Elections in the 1980s

General election 1987: Bolton West [18] [19]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Tom Sackville 24,779 44.3 -0.8
Labour Guy Harkin20,18636.1+4.6
SDP David Eccles10,93619.6-4.9
Majority4,5938.22
Turnout 80.04+1.9
Conservative hold Swing -2.69
General election 1983: Bolton West [20] [21]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Tom Sackville 23,731 45.09 +1.79
Labour Dennis Green16,57931.50-11.80
SDP Ron Baker12,32123.41N/A
Majority7,15213.59
Turnout 78.14- 1.22
Conservative gain from Labour

Elections in the 1970s

General election 1979: Bolton West [22]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Ann Taylor 17,857 44.81 +1.55
Conservative B. H. Watson17,25743.30+2.45
Liberal J. Fish4,39211.02-2.05
National Front K. Bernal3480.87-1.85
Majority6001.51
Turnout 39,85479.36+ 2.12
Labour hold
General election October 1974: Bolton West [23]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Ann Taylor 16,967 43.26 +4.13
Conservative Robert Redmond 16,06140.95-2.35
Liberal Philip Stefan Linney [24] 5,12713.07-7.19
National Front W. Roberts1,0702.73+2.73
Majority9062.31
Turnout 39,30577.24
Labour gain from Conservative
General election February 1974: Bolton West [25]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Redmond 16,562 40.61 -11.06
Labour Ann Taylor 15,95939.13-9.20
Liberal Philip Stefan Linney [24] 8,26420.26+20.26
Majority6031.48
Turnout 40,68581.06+7.07
Conservative hold
General election 1970: Bolton West [26]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Conservative Robert Redmond 19,225 51.67 +13.93
Labour Gordon Oakes 17,98148.33-2.24
Majority1,2443.34
Turnout 37,21673.99-4.3
Conservative gain from Labour

Elections in the 1960s

General election 1966: Bolton West [27] [28]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Gordon Oakes 19,390 50.57 +9.40
Conservative Christopher BS Dobson14,47337.74+ 4.04
Liberal Robert Glenton 4,48311.69-14.45
Majority4,91712.82
Turnout 40,12778.29+0.14
Labour hold

[29]

General election 1964: Bolton West [30]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour Gordon Oakes 16,519 41.17 -4.20
Conservative Douglas Sisson13,52233.70+ 33.70
Liberal Arthur Holt 10,08625.14- 29.49
Majority2,9977.47
Turnout 38,34678.15-1.67
Labour gain from Liberal

Elections in the 1950s

[31]

General election 1959: Bolton West [32]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Arthur Holt 23,533 54.63 -0.74
Labour Peter Cameron19,54545.37+0.74
Majority3,9889.26
Turnout 43,07879.72+0.65
Liberal hold
General election 1955: Bolton West [33]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Arthur Holt 24,827 55.37 +2.61
Labour James Haworth 20,01444.63-2.61
Majority4,81310.73
Turnout 44,84179.05- 5.74
Liberal hold
General election 1951: Bolton West [34]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Liberal Arthur Holt 26,271 52.76 +32.30
Labour John Lewis 23,52347.24+2.62
Majority2,7485.52-
Turnout 49,79484.79-2.76
Liberal gain from Labour
General election 1950: Bolton West [35]
PartyCandidateVotes%±
Labour John Lewis 23,232 44.62 N/A
Conservative Walter Wharton Tong [36] 18,18434.92N/A
Liberal Alan Lever Tillotson10,65320.46N/A
Majority5,0489.69N/A
Turnout 52,06987.55N/A
Labour win (new seat)

See also

Notes

  1. A county constituency (for the purposes of election expenses and type of returning officer)
  2. As with all constituencies, the constituency elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election at least every five years.
  3. As it has most often given marginal majorities of less than 10%

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