Bolton West (UK Parliament constituency)


Bolton West (UK Parliament constituency)

UK constituency infobox
Name = Bolton West
Map1 = BoltonWest
Map2 = GreaterManchester
Entity = Greater Manchester
Type = County
County = Greater Manchester
Year = 1950
MP = Ruth Kelly
Party = Labour
EP = North West England

Bolton West is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election. It is a marginal seat between Labour and the Conservatives.

Boundaries

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. [http://www.dodonline.co.uk/engine.asp?lev1=6&lev2=401&lev3=0&showpage=constit&tab=1&id=0001&BodyID=19245&GroupID=69&page=Bolton%20West%20:%20Constituency Bolton West constituency profile] . URL accessed 6 June 2007.] Locally, Labour have only one councillor at present, ironically in Atherton, the only ward which does not lie within Bolton MBC's boundaries (it is in neighbouring Wigan MBC); the Liberal Democrats have the most councillors, particularly strong in Horwich and Westhoughton. The only ward from the town of Bolton itself, Heaton and Lostock, is safely Conservative.

Boundary review

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Greater Manchester, the Boundary Commission for England have recommended the creation of three constituencies to represent the Bolton area. The electoral wards used in the creation of a modified Bolton West are:

*From Bolton MBC - Heaton and Lostock, Horwich and Blackrod, Horwich North East, Smithills, Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, and Westhoughton South
*From Wigan MBC - the ward of Atherton

Members of Parliament

Election results

Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Jackie Pearcy
votes =
percentage =
change =
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Susan Williams
votes =
percentage =
change =

Election box begin
title=General Election 2005: Bolton West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ruth Kelly
votes = 17,239
percentage = 42.5
change = -4.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = Philip Allott
votes = 15,175
percentage = 37.4
change = +3.8
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Tim Perkins
votes = 7,241
percentage = 17.9
change = -0.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = United Kingdom Independence Party
candidate = Marjorie Ford
votes = 524
percentage = 1.3
change = +1.3
Election box candidate with party link
party = Veritas (political party)
candidate = Michael Ford
votes = 290
percentage = 0.7
change = +0.7
Election box candidate
party = Xtraordinary People
candidate = Kate Griggs
votes = 74
percentage = 0.2
change = +0.2
Election box majority
votes = 2,064
percentage = 5.1
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 40,543
percentage = 63.5
change = +1.1
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing = -4.2

Election box begin
title=General Election 2001: Bolton West
Election box candidate with party link
party = Labour Party (UK)
candidate = Ruth Kelly
votes = 19,381
percentage = 47.0
change = -2.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Conservative Party (UK)
candidate = James Stevens
votes = 13,863
percentage = 33.6
change = -1.5
Election box candidate with party link
party = Liberal Democrats (UK)
candidate = Barbara Ronson
votes = 7,573
percentage = 18.4
change = +7.6
Election box candidate with party link
party = Socialist Alliance (England)
candidate = David Toomer
votes = 397
percentage = 1.0
change = "N/A"
Election box majority
votes = 5,518
percentage = 13.4
change =
Election box turnout
votes = 41,214
percentage = 62.4
change = -14.9
Election box hold with party link
winner = Labour Party (UK)
swing =

References

*Rayment-hc

See also

* List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater Manchester


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