Bolton

LAB Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Labour Seats 40 Seats +/- -1
Conservative Seats 15 Seats +/- -1
Liberal Democrat Seats 3 Seats +/- 0
United Kingdom Independence Party Seats 2 Seats +/- +2

Council background

Type
Metropolitan District Council
Seats up
21 seats up for election - Third
Boundary change
No

Latest updates Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council

14.04.2017

09:13

The times they are a-changin'

How big a deal is the Greater Manchester mayoral election, and what powers will he or she have?

13.03.2017

12:05

Disabled hit after care budgets devolved

Many disabled people are losing out after their care budget was devolved to local councils, the BBC learns.

07.03.2017

18:02

Football club's free school to close

The school trustees said it was "not financially viable" as it had failed to recruit enough pupils.

08.11.2016

17:04

Council to axe 240 jobs in savings plan

Nearly 240 jobs are to be axed at Bolton Council as the authority agrees to make £12.5m of budget cuts over two years.

08.08.2016

11:43

Council makes £8m from land sales

Bolton News
The Bolton News

Bolton Council made close to £8m in the last financial year from sales of its land and assets

The biggest single asset sale last year was the Smithills estate — which the council sold to the Woodland Trust in July.  

04.02.2016

13:34

Mayoral election date announced

Residents in Greater Manchester will choose their first directly-elected mayor in May next year, the government confirms.

27.08.2015

10:48

Council leader 'opposed to fracking'

The leader of Bolton Council vows to oppose fracking in the region, describing the technique as "a scar on the landscape".

08.05.2015

18:43

Labour in total control of Manchester

Labour takes total control of Manchester City Council in the local elections.
15:07

Labour hold

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Bolton Council remains under Labour control after the party won all 14 seats it was defending.

UKIP gained a seat at the expense of the Conservatives.

01.03.2015

12:12

£8.5m bid to protect upland habitat

An £8.5m conservation scheme to protect threatened upland habitat is announced by the Woodland Trust.
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