LiveBolton Council election count

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Summary

  • Politics reporter Elaine O'Flynn and web editor Julian Thorpe bring you the results of the local election as they happen
  • A third of the council seats are up for election
  • Prospective councillors are gathered at Bolton Arena for the count
  • There are 107 candidates contesting 21 seats
  • There are 20 wards, but two seats available in Horwich and Blackrod ward

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11:35pm Thu 22 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

Come on UKIP, don't disappoint us :-)
Come on UKIP, don't disappoint us :-) Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: -14

11:44pm Thu 22 May 14

Sean-Hornby says...

I suspect a lot of protest voting tonight. Over last couple of days the mood of people changed so much.
I suspect a lot of protest voting tonight. Over last couple of days the mood of people changed so much. Sean-Hornby
  • Score: -6

11:53pm Thu 22 May 14

Sean-Hornby says...

Totally agree may come down to count shortly
Totally agree may come down to count shortly Sean-Hornby
  • Score: -1

11:56pm Thu 22 May 14

emmalou81 says...

What time do you think the votes will be in?? I'm in bed waiting patiently haaa
What time do you think the votes will be in?? I'm in bed waiting patiently haaa emmalou81
  • Score: -2

12:01am Fri 23 May 14

emmalou81 says...

Haa might just set my alarm for in an hour!!
Haa might just set my alarm for in an hour!! emmalou81
  • Score: -2

12:03am Fri 23 May 14

waka flocks flame says...

Randolf Litler !!! wrote:
Come on UKIP, don't disappoint us :-)
Randolf Litler supporting UKIP and UKIP don't understand why they are perceived as racist.
[quote][p][bold]Randolf Litler !!![/bold] wrote: Come on UKIP, don't disappoint us :-)[/p][/quote]Randolf Litler supporting UKIP and UKIP don't understand why they are perceived as racist. waka flocks flame
  • Score: 6

12:13am Fri 23 May 14

Mr Nick says...

Enjoying the coverage - stay strong! Not sure about predictions, but I wouldn't expect any enormous changes tonight. Good that turnout's up though!
Enjoying the coverage - stay strong! Not sure about predictions, but I wouldn't expect any enormous changes tonight. Good that turnout's up though! Mr Nick
  • Score: 1

12:16am Fri 23 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

waka flocks flame wrote:
Randolf Litler !!! wrote:
Come on UKIP, don't disappoint us :-)
Randolf Litler supporting UKIP and UKIP don't understand why they are perceived as racist.
Well i got a leaflet through my door this morning.

it said "people like you vote UKIP"

how did they know i'm an ignorant racist :-)
[quote][p][bold]waka flocks flame[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Randolf Litler !!![/bold] wrote: Come on UKIP, don't disappoint us :-)[/p][/quote]Randolf Litler supporting UKIP and UKIP don't understand why they are perceived as racist.[/p][/quote]Well i got a leaflet through my door this morning. it said "people like you vote UKIP" how did they know i'm an ignorant racist :-) Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 8

12:36am Fri 23 May 14

jellbellkell says...

Eyes sleepy
Eyes sleepy jellbellkell
  • Score: 2

12:41am Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

I don't fully trust UKIP but at least they don't have a track record of lying unlike the Labour Party so they got my vote today. The Farnworth mosque outrage was the last straw for me. My big wish is next year when i hope everyone will vote tactically in Bolton SE to get Qureshi out.
I don't fully trust UKIP but at least they don't have a track record of lying unlike the Labour Party so they got my vote today. The Farnworth mosque outrage was the last straw for me. My big wish is next year when i hope everyone will vote tactically in Bolton SE to get Qureshi out. Reality50
  • Score: -3

12:54am Fri 23 May 14

liziii says...

Ah yes, UKIP. The party that doesn't lie, but thinks that the gays control the weather.
Why wouldn't you want them in power, I mean really.
Ah yes, UKIP. The party that doesn't lie, but thinks that the gays control the weather. Why wouldn't you want them in power, I mean really. liziii
  • Score: 0

12:59am Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

It wasn't so much that the mosque was passed,it was the fact the planning meeting was without sufficient warning and a total refusal by the council to listen to objectors or to defer the decision. It said everything about the lack of democracy and behind closed door mentality of this council. At the very least,the mosque issue should have been deferred.
It wasn't so much that the mosque was passed,it was the fact the planning meeting was without sufficient warning and a total refusal by the council to listen to objectors or to defer the decision. It said everything about the lack of democracy and behind closed door mentality of this council. At the very least,the mosque issue should have been deferred. Reality50
  • Score: 13

1:07am Fri 23 May 14

dreamy21 says...

Fed up with council cannot believe a three storey mosque will be built in farnworth! "fantastic landmark". No it's not in keeping with the area. Guess what labour counsellors my household has voted UKIP. You should have deferred your decision.
Fed up with council cannot believe a three storey mosque will be built in farnworth! "fantastic landmark". No it's not in keeping with the area. Guess what labour counsellors my household has voted UKIP. You should have deferred your decision. dreamy21
  • Score: 4

1:08am Fri 23 May 14

vixlou says...

I'd have brought you a brew and a butty... If I wasn't tucked up in bed!
I'd have brought you a brew and a butty... If I wasn't tucked up in bed! vixlou
  • Score: -4

1:24am Fri 23 May 14

dreamy21 says...

lookin forward to the pie chart lol, great job tonight ladies and gents thanks for the live update.
lookin forward to the pie chart lol, great job tonight ladies and gents thanks for the live update. dreamy21
  • Score: 4

1:39am Fri 23 May 14

mr.mark.c says...

So many people voting, so many wasted votes, Labour are still in control as they didnt put any unsafe seats up for election.
So many people voting, so many wasted votes, Labour are still in control as they didnt put any unsafe seats up for election. mr.mark.c
  • Score: -11

1:43am Fri 23 May 14

jellbellkell says...

1:37am

The Labour leader of Rotherham council has just lost his seat to UKIP, according to that Twitter.

Lol at that twitter !! 😁 how long do you guys think it will take, For final result ?
Yawwwwwm 😑
1:37am The Labour leader of Rotherham council has just lost his seat to UKIP, according to that Twitter. Lol at that twitter !! 😁 how long do you guys think it will take, For final result ? Yawwwwwm 😑 jellbellkell
  • Score: -1

1:49am Fri 23 May 14

dreamy21 says...

are there anymore turnout figures available yet?
are there anymore turnout figures available yet? dreamy21
  • Score: 2

1:56am Fri 23 May 14

Mr Nick says...

Any analysis of the mood amongst the different parties at the count, Elaine?
Any analysis of the mood amongst the different parties at the count, Elaine? Mr Nick
  • Score: 2

2:12am Fri 23 May 14

dreamy21 says...

Only put up safe seats! Don't think farnworth is a safe seat. Lets see
Only put up safe seats! Don't think farnworth is a safe seat. Lets see dreamy21
  • Score: 0

2:19am Fri 23 May 14

liziii says...

you should ask the ukip rep how they feel about gay weather control
you should ask the ukip rep how they feel about gay weather control liziii
  • Score: -2

2:27am Fri 23 May 14

Mr Nick says...

Is UKIP's increased share of the vote a result of its European policy, or just a broad desire to 'punish' the other parties?
Is UKIP's increased share of the vote a result of its European policy, or just a broad desire to 'punish' the other parties? Mr Nick
  • Score: -1

2:29am Fri 23 May 14

jellbellkell says...

2:25am

A senior Labour figure has just said: "If UKIP get elected it could stir up ethnic tensions in Bolton - an area that is traditionally very stable between diverse communities."

Sounds like the senior L figure is stirring it !!
2:25am A senior Labour figure has just said: "If UKIP get elected it could stir up ethnic tensions in Bolton - an area that is traditionally very stable between diverse communities." Sounds like the senior L figure is stirring it !! jellbellkell
  • Score: -6

2:32am Fri 23 May 14

waka flocks flame says...

Anti-UKIP petition? With what aim?
Anti-UKIP petition? With what aim? waka flocks flame
  • Score: -2

2:35am Fri 23 May 14

waka flocks flame says...

Why did Christine Flanagan resign for political or personal reasons?
Why did Christine Flanagan resign for political or personal reasons? waka flocks flame
  • Score: -1

2:47am Fri 23 May 14

dreamy21 says...

llI am disgusted to read that there is anti UKIP petition in the counting hal this is a democratic country and the peoples voices can only be heard when we vote. As for living side by side in harmony yes some areas do and have a great communtiy spirit however others don't and maybe the xouncil shoulf look at themselves as they have clearly caused a huge divide in farnworth which needn't have been there at all, by just having sensible planning. We are not apposed to a new mosque but come on three storeys and a landmark thanks. Finally what have you done for farnwoerth town centre and then our community college is shutting down. Nevermind our Christmas light! Thanks s labour for looking after farnworth and splitting our community
llI am disgusted to read that there is anti UKIP petition in the counting hal this is a democratic country and the peoples voices can only be heard when we vote. As for living side by side in harmony yes some areas do and have a great communtiy spirit however others don't and maybe the xouncil shoulf look at themselves as they have clearly caused a huge divide in farnworth which needn't have been there at all, by just having sensible planning. We are not apposed to a new mosque but come on three storeys and a landmark thanks. Finally what have you done for farnwoerth town centre and then our community college is shutting down. Nevermind our Christmas light! Thanks s labour for looking after farnworth and splitting our community dreamy21
  • Score: -9

3:13am Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

I see the Muslim block vote has been successful in Crompton and Halliwell. What is evident elsewhere is how close UKIP are getting to Labour. Close but not close enough. Farnworth could go to UKIP as the mosque issue has been a huge issue. If nothing else,UKIP have made a mark tonight and Labour will be worried in the General Election next year in Bolton. The 3 Bolton Labour MP's seats will not be as secure as they may have thought. What is evident too,is a vote for the Tories or Lib Dem is a wasted vote in Bolton in next years GE..
I see the Muslim block vote has been successful in Crompton and Halliwell. What is evident elsewhere is how close UKIP are getting to Labour. Close but not close enough. Farnworth could go to UKIP as the mosque issue has been a huge issue. If nothing else,UKIP have made a mark tonight and Labour will be worried in the General Election next year in Bolton. The 3 Bolton Labour MP's seats will not be as secure as they may have thought. What is evident too,is a vote for the Tories or Lib Dem is a wasted vote in Bolton in next years GE.. Reality50
  • Score: -3

3:15am Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

Add Great Lever now to the "block vote" list.
Add Great Lever now to the "block vote" list. Reality50
  • Score: -4

3:32am Fri 23 May 14

hcrompton says...

Big thanks to all the counters.
Big thanks to all the counters. hcrompton
  • Score: 7

3:33am Fri 23 May 14

Feed The Goat says...

How many votes did David Wilkinson get in Westhoughton South please? There's no number posted on your live feed.
How many votes did David Wilkinson get in Westhoughton South please? There's no number posted on your live feed. Feed The Goat
  • Score: 3

3:38am Fri 23 May 14

Feed The Goat says...

Thanks
Thanks Feed The Goat
  • Score: 5

3:46am Fri 23 May 14

hcrompton says...

Labour looks like they are leading. Do people think this will change next year with it being a general election? Higher turnouts? What do we think?
Labour looks like they are leading. Do people think this will change next year with it being a general election? Higher turnouts? What do we think? hcrompton
  • Score: 4

3:48am Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

What is evident in many of these seats,Rumworth the fifth by my reckoning-is the ethnic vote is keeping Labour in power on the council. Without that,they would be seriously struggling. The stats back this up. UKIP at least win a seat and they ran Labour close in Farnworth. It's a matter of time maybe 3-4 years until these Labour seats like Farnworth and Little Lever fall to UKIP. Rotherham has shown the way tonight and towns like Bolton will follow.
What is evident in many of these seats,Rumworth the fifth by my reckoning-is the ethnic vote is keeping Labour in power on the council. Without that,they would be seriously struggling. The stats back this up. UKIP at least win a seat and they ran Labour close in Farnworth. It's a matter of time maybe 3-4 years until these Labour seats like Farnworth and Little Lever fall to UKIP. Rotherham has shown the way tonight and towns like Bolton will follow. Reality50
  • Score: 9

3:54am Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

hcrompton wrote:
Labour looks like they are leading. Do people think this will change next year with it being a general election? Higher turnouts? What do we think?
Basically next year in Bolton will see a straight UKIP v Labour shoot out in the 3 Bolton Westminster seats. Labour can rely on the ethnic vote but that may not be enough in general elections. Certainly Tories in Bolton next year at the GE,need to switch to UKIP as voting Tory will be a wasted vote.
[quote][p][bold]hcrompton[/bold] wrote: Labour looks like they are leading. Do people think this will change next year with it being a general election? Higher turnouts? What do we think?[/p][/quote]Basically next year in Bolton will see a straight UKIP v Labour shoot out in the 3 Bolton Westminster seats. Labour can rely on the ethnic vote but that may not be enough in general elections. Certainly Tories in Bolton next year at the GE,need to switch to UKIP as voting Tory will be a wasted vote. Reality50
  • Score: 2

3:58am Fri 23 May 14

hcrompton says...

Sean Harrissssssssssssss the councils very own ssssssssnake. 200k per year. Oh well I suppose staying up this late once a year warrants this propostorous salary whilst other workers are struggling on the breadline. PATHETIC!!!!!!!!
Sean Harrissssssssssssss the councils very own ssssssssnake. 200k per year. Oh well I suppose staying up this late once a year warrants this propostorous salary whilst other workers are struggling on the breadline. PATHETIC!!!!!!!! hcrompton
  • Score: 5

4:07am Fri 23 May 14

Feed The Goat says...

Hello Elaine and Julian, thanks for your coverage tonight. Please can you clarify whether Sean Harkin ran for any local seats? You ran a story a couple of days ago saying there had been complaints about him being a Westhoughton Councillor as, he lives (mostly) in Cumbria. Does his absence from tonights lists mean he now doesn't have to consider the question of resignation?
Hello Elaine and Julian, thanks for your coverage tonight. Please can you clarify whether Sean Harkin ran for any local seats? You ran a story a couple of days ago saying there had been complaints about him being a Westhoughton Councillor as, he lives (mostly) in Cumbria. Does his absence from tonights lists mean he now doesn't have to consider the question of resignation? Feed The Goat
  • Score: 0

4:36am Fri 23 May 14

Feed The Goat says...

Thanks
Thanks Feed The Goat
  • Score: 4

9:52am Fri 23 May 14

TheOneTrueWord says...

So Mohammed Ayub for Labour kept his seat in Great Lever with 2420 votes… I wonder what kind of people voted for him then!

The guy can’t even run a post office (Crescent Road) without making endless errors and mistakes – how on earth can he be a local councillor is beyond me!
So Mohammed Ayub for Labour kept his seat in Great Lever with 2420 votes… I wonder what kind of people voted for him then! The guy can’t even run a post office (Crescent Road) without making endless errors and mistakes – how on earth can he be a local councillor is beyond me! TheOneTrueWord
  • Score: 10

10:49am Fri 23 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

Reality50 says...
What is evident in many of these seats,Rumworth the fifth by my reckoning-is the ethnic vote is keeping Labour in power on the council.

100% Correct, what on earth has happened to our town and counry is beyond me, disgusting ;-(
Reality50 says... What is evident in many of these seats,Rumworth the fifth by my reckoning-is the ethnic vote is keeping Labour in power on the council. 100% Correct, what on earth has happened to our town and counry is beyond me, disgusting ;-( Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 4

11:19am Fri 23 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

"Country"
"Country" Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: -2

7:20pm Fri 23 May 14

laura bee says...

What happened to the literal pie chart???
What happened to the literal pie chart??? laura bee
  • Score: 0

7:59pm Fri 23 May 14

Julian Thorpe says...

laura bee wrote:
What happened to the literal pie chart???
I must confess... I ate the pie. We may still do something with in our analysis over the next few days, however.
[quote][p][bold]laura bee[/bold] wrote: What happened to the literal pie chart???[/p][/quote]I must confess... I ate the pie. We may still do something with in our analysis over the next few days, however. Julian Thorpe
  • Score: 2

8:42am Sat 24 May 14

Hotshot5 says...

Labour still took Farnworth despite the mosque protests? Sounded like a massive issue on BN. I guess not!
Labour still took Farnworth despite the mosque protests? Sounded like a massive issue on BN. I guess not! Hotshot5
  • Score: 2

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