Bolton West

Parliamentary constituency
CON GAIN FROM LAB

Results

Conservative
, with candidate Chris Green
, have the following results:
  • 19,744 total votes taken.
  • 40.6% share of the total vote
  • +2.3% change in share of the votes
Labour
, with candidate Julie Hilling
, have the following results:
  • 18,943 total votes taken.
  • 39.0% share of the total vote
  • +0.5% change in share of the votes
UKIP
, with candidate Bob Horsefield
, have the following results:
  • 7,428 total votes taken.
  • 15.3% share of the total vote
  • +11.3% change in share of the votes
Liberal Democrat
, with candidate Andrew Martin
, have the following results:
  • 1,947 total votes taken.
  • 4.0% share of the total vote
  • -13.2% change in share of the votes
Independent
, with candidate Andy Smith
, have the following results:
  • 321 total votes taken.
  • 0.7% share of the total vote
  • +0.7% change in share of the votes
TUSC
, with candidate John Vickers
, have the following results:
  • 209 total votes taken.
  • 0.4% share of the total vote
  • +0.4% change in share of the votes

Change compared with 2010

CON majority: 801 1.6%
Turnout
66.8%

Vote share

Party %
CON 40.6
LAB 39.0
UKIP 15.3
LD 4.0
IND 0.7
TUSC 0.4

Vote share change since 2010

-%
+%
UKIP
+11.3
CON
+2.3
IND
+0.7
LAB
+0.5
TUSC
+0.4
LD
-13.2

Latest updates Bolton West

08.05.2015

15:56

Tories make Greater Manchester gains

The Conservatives make three gains in Greater Manchester, taking Bolton West from Labour, and Cheadle and Hazel Grove from the Liberal Democrats.
13:39

MP wins after 'knife-edge' count

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Conservative Chris Green has said he was on a "knife-edge" as the votes were counted for the Bolton West constituency.

He took the seat from Labour's Julie Ann Hilling with a majority of 801.

He said: "Looking at the bundles - I couldn't call it."

Labour also won the seat narrowly at the last general election after several recounts.

05:24
Breaking

Conservative Gain

Chris Green beats Julie Hilling to win Bolton West for the Conservatives.

02:20

Declaration time

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Rosaleen Fenton at Mancunian Matters:

Bolton West not expected until 4:30 at the earliest

00:18

Tory target

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Until the results start flooding in from around the North West from about 02:30, let's give you a taste of the key seats up for grabs...

Labour won the seat in 2010 with a majority of just 96, so the Conservatives have been campaigning hard in Bolton West.

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Despite being home to Bolton Wanderers Football Club, the seat includes little territory actually situated within Bolton. Instead its area covers the suburban and rural land between Bolton and Wigan, and is home to commuters who work in Manchester.

The local economy has attracted a great deal of inward investment - the Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park includes a 12-screen cinema, bowling alley, arena and Macron Stadium, as well as a variety of shops.

This is the most affluent of the Bolton seats, 72.4% are homeowners - one in six of the population is a pensioner, according to ONS 2011 Census figures.

07.05.2015

23:29

Conservatives (part one)

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  • Bolton West (Lab by 92). 0.1% swing needed
  • Wirral South (Lab by 531). 0.6% swing needed
  • Chorley (Lab by 2,593). 2.6% swing needed
  • Blackpool South (Lab by 1,852) 2.6% swing needed
  • Oldham East & Saddleworth (Lab by 103) 2.7% swing needed
22:44

First marginal results

Paul Burnell
BBC News
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By 03:00 we will be finding out the fate of some of the key battleground seats with the results expected for the following marginal seats: Bolton West, Bury North and Bury South.

The results should also be through then for Bolton North East, Bolton South East, Fylde, Preston, Ribble Valley, Wyre and Preston North

30.04.2015

06:31

The passion of political debate

Greater Manchester political reporter Kevin Fitzpatrick on the fine line between passion and over-enthusiasm.

23.04.2015

07:50

This is my truth, tell me yours

BBC political reporter Kevin Fitzpatrick looks at the battle for the truth in the run-up to the general election.

16.04.2015

06:17

Election 'roller coaster' gains speed

Kevin Fitzpatrick on the general election's many twists and turns.
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Constituency profile

Located on the outskirts of Greater Manchester is the seat of Bolton West. Despite being home to Bolton Wanderers Football Club, the seat includes little territory actually situated within Bolton. Instead its area covers the suburban and rural land between Bolton and Wigan, and is home to commuters who work in Manchester.

The local economy has attracted a great deal of inward investment - the Middlebrook Retail and Leisure Park includes a 12-screen cinema, bowling alley, arena and Macron Stadium, as well as a variety of shops. The most affluent of the Bolton seats, 72.4% are homeowners - one in six of the population is a pensioner, according to ONS 2011 Census figures.

At 71.7%, it has one of the higher proportions of people describing themselves as Christian. In 2010, Julie Hilling held the seat for Labour with 38.5% of the votes; Conservatives got 38.3%, Liberal Democrats 17.2% and UKIP 4%.