Wigan

LAB Hold
Party Seats Change +/-
Labour Seats 62 Seats +/- -1
Independent Seats 11 Seats +/- +1
Conservative Seats 2 Seats +/- +1
Liberal Democrat Seats 0 Seats +/- -1

Council background

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

Latest updates Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council

10.09.2014

20:49

Sex chat councillor refuses to quit

A Wigan councillor refuses to stand down after being accused of sexism towards female council staff - but apologises to women he has offended.

08.09.2014

20:47

Sex chat councillor female staff ban

A Wigan councillor is banned from speaking to female council staff after a phone bill of nearly £2,500 reveals he called sex chat lines and sent explicit text messages.

11.08.2014

10:27

Council to spend £11m on LED lights

Wigan Council is to spend £11m replacing its street lighting with "highly efficient and environmentally friendly" devices.

26.06.2014

04:38

WW1 VC soldiers given civic honour

Four World War One soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross are to be honoured with roads named after them in their home borough.

23.05.2014

17:45

Liberal Democrat vote collapses

The Lib Dems lose seats across Greater Manchester including the former stronghold of Rochdale and in the city of Manchester.
03:11

Results in Wigan

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The results are in for Wigan Council.

Labour won 23 seats, the Conservative Party won one and an independent candidate was elected.

02:57

Independents gain seat

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Wigan Council announces Fairhurst Standish Independents have gained a seat in the Standish with Langtree ward.

02:48

Tory win breakdown

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Conservative candidate Edward Noel Houlton won Wigan Council's Lowton East seat with 1,603 votes.

The next nearest candidate was Labour's Eleanor Mary Blackburn with 1,137 votes.

UKIP's candidate Sandra Margaret Atherton was third with 589 votes and Sophie Aspey from the Community Action Party got 144 votes.

02:48

Labour win in Wigan

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Labour candidate Joanne Marshall won Wigan Council's Tyldesley seat with 1,821 votes.

Conservative Party candidate Margaret Mary Winstanley came second with 551 votes and John Charles Skipworth was third for the Liberal Democrats with 404 votes.

There were 75 spoilt ballot papers.

02:35

Pending count results

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Wigan Council has 17 wards left to declare the results of.

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