UKIP gains two seats on Bolton Council in shock 2014 local election result night

UKIP councillor Diane Parkinson, who now represents the people of Hulton

UKIP councillor Diane Parkinson, who now represents the people of Hulton

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UKIP gained two seats in the council chamber as the tense Bolton Council local election count offered shock results across the town.

The party took a seat off veteran Labour councillor Maureen Connell, who was ousted in Little Lever and Darcy Lever, while deputy leader of the Conservatives Andy Morgan finished second in Hulton.

In total Labour won 13 seats, Conservatives five, UKIP two and the Liberal Democrats kept their stronghold in Smithills, with Cambridge law graduate Andrew Martin becoming the town's youngest councillor.

Cllr Martyn Cox kept off competition in Westhoughton North and Chew Moor - the first councillor to keep their seat since the ward was created.

Labour's dominance in Kearsley was significantly challenged, with just 43 votes between winning candidate Cllr Derek Burrows to UKIP's Mark Cunningham.

Cllr Nick Peel in Tonge with the Haulgh also fought off stiff competition from the Euro sceptic party, who scored 1,053 votes against his 1,399.

In total Labour still have a controlling majority with 40 members, against 15 Conservatives, three Liberal Democrats and two UKIP councillors.

See our live coverage of tonight's count here.

See the full breakdown of results here.


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6:58am Fri 23 May 14

gigglebox3 says...

well done UKIP!!
well done UKIP!! gigglebox3
  • Score: 25

7:04am Fri 23 May 14

Wolfie190 says...

Thought UKIP would have done better actually.
Thought UKIP would have done better actually. Wolfie190
  • Score: 37

7:21am Fri 23 May 14

Jackael says...

Great result , UKIP came second in a lot only missing out by a few votes, i think they'll very happy though.
Great result , UKIP came second in a lot only missing out by a few votes, i think they'll very happy though. Jackael
  • Score: 21

7:30am Fri 23 May 14

stepvan says...

It's a wake up call to the major parties. Watch how the rhetoric from the main parties change over the next 12 months. They have already started to talk a lot about immigration policies, EU etc.This could be interesting....
It's a wake up call to the major parties. Watch how the rhetoric from the main parties change over the next 12 months. They have already started to talk a lot about immigration policies, EU etc.This could be interesting.... stepvan
  • Score: 52

8:01am Fri 23 May 14

Gomacadeshez says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
Thought UKIP would have done better actually.
May be others who like me voted UKIP for Euro's, would vote UKIP in the general election, but didn't vote UKIP for the council.
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: Thought UKIP would have done better actually.[/p][/quote]May be others who like me voted UKIP for Euro's, would vote UKIP in the general election, but didn't vote UKIP for the council. Gomacadeshez
  • Score: -54

8:10am Fri 23 May 14

adatherton says...

Very interesting. UKIP beat the Tories in most Labour wards and vice versa, ie they came second in nearly every ward. This must be the strongest protest vote in political history. Odd that In Heaton & Lostock, traditional golf club type area, and solid Tory, UKIP were beaten by Labour. Champagne socialists?
Very interesting. UKIP beat the Tories in most Labour wards and vice versa, ie they came second in nearly every ward. This must be the strongest protest vote in political history. Odd that In Heaton & Lostock, traditional golf club type area, and solid Tory, UKIP were beaten by Labour. Champagne socialists? adatherton
  • Score: 47

8:10am Fri 23 May 14

Gomacadeshez says...

If the voting patterns are repeated at the general election, UKIP could be in with a chance of nabbing Bolton South East from Labour.
If the voting patterns are repeated at the general election, UKIP could be in with a chance of nabbing Bolton South East from Labour. Gomacadeshez
  • Score: 13

8:24am Fri 23 May 14

lassogaia says...

Clearly there are some very frightened people in Bolton. The big businesses, energy companies and fat cats will be rubbing their hands with glee at the proles as they are pitted against one another. Working classes against working classes. Divide and conquer.
Clearly there are some very frightened people in Bolton. The big businesses, energy companies and fat cats will be rubbing their hands with glee at the proles as they are pitted against one another. Working classes against working classes. Divide and conquer. lassogaia
  • Score: 46

8:36am Fri 23 May 14

Rawenergy says...

Big push for 2015 UKIP
Big push for 2015 UKIP Rawenergy
  • Score: -1

8:36am Fri 23 May 14

temujin says...

Loss of ward by Tories to UKIP in Bolton West will delight Labour, whose current majority (92) is a result of the UKIP vote (1901).

Vote UKIP = vote Labour = no referendum.
Loss of ward by Tories to UKIP in Bolton West will delight Labour, whose current majority (92) is a result of the UKIP vote (1901). Vote UKIP = vote Labour = no referendum. temujin
  • Score: 7

9:06am Fri 23 May 14

BIG ERN says...

Diane Parkinson will never represent me. I vote IQ tests for voters from next year. A small test, such as counting how many fingers they have on each hand. Inbreds.
Diane Parkinson will never represent me. I vote IQ tests for voters from next year. A small test, such as counting how many fingers they have on each hand. Inbreds. BIG ERN
  • Score: 5

9:06am Fri 23 May 14

Chrome1 says...

Like UKIP's going to make a difference. All councillors are the same. Useless dummies who know no better than to talk about statistics, accronyms and flipping bin collections.
Like UKIP's going to make a difference. All councillors are the same. Useless dummies who know no better than to talk about statistics, accronyms and flipping bin collections. Chrome1
  • Score: 49

9:12am Fri 23 May 14

Gore Seer says...

UKIP Better Watch There Backs, The Witch Hunt Will Gather Pace From Now On.
UKIP Better Watch There Backs, The Witch Hunt Will Gather Pace From Now On. Gore Seer
  • Score: 9

9:28am Fri 23 May 14

Jim271 says...

Id love to have seen the results if UKIP had had Asian candidates in certain areas.
Id love to have seen the results if UKIP had had Asian candidates in certain areas. Jim271
  • Score: 31

9:56am Fri 23 May 14

Ant111 says...

People have fought Fascism and given us the right to vote it back in!
People have fought Fascism and given us the right to vote it back in! Ant111
  • Score: 28

9:57am Fri 23 May 14

Valiant One says...

temujin wrote:
Loss of ward by Tories to UKIP in Bolton West will delight Labour, whose current majority (92) is a result of the UKIP vote (1901). Vote UKIP = vote Labour = no referendum.
No wards in Bolton West were lost to UKIP last night
If you are thinking of Hulton Ward and Andy Morgan then that ward is in Bolton SE.
[quote][p][bold]temujin[/bold] wrote: Loss of ward by Tories to UKIP in Bolton West will delight Labour, whose current majority (92) is a result of the UKIP vote (1901). Vote UKIP = vote Labour = no referendum.[/p][/quote]No wards in Bolton West were lost to UKIP last night If you are thinking of Hulton Ward and Andy Morgan then that ward is in Bolton SE. Valiant One
  • Score: -3

10:05am Fri 23 May 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

Gore Seer wrote:
UKIP Better Watch There Backs, The Witch Hunt Will Gather Pace From Now On.
Learn to put a sentence together first, with the correct spelling and punctuation.
[quote][p][bold]Gore Seer[/bold] wrote: UKIP Better Watch There Backs, The Witch Hunt Will Gather Pace From Now On.[/p][/quote]Learn to put a sentence together first, with the correct spelling and punctuation. FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: -1

10:13am Fri 23 May 14

TopoGigio says...

ust done a quick add up regarding Bolton Metro Borough total votes for the following parties:

Labour: 31260
UKIP: 18813
Conservatives:17390
Lib Dem: 5279

very interesting........"
This is only the Beginning".....
ust done a quick add up regarding Bolton Metro Borough total votes for the following parties: Labour: 31260 UKIP: 18813 Conservatives:17390 Lib Dem: 5279 very interesting........" This is only the Beginning"..... TopoGigio
  • Score: 6

10:13am Fri 23 May 14

bluemeanie63 says...

made up that Hulton ward got rid of andy morgan, well done UKIP and all who voted for them. Hopefully the main parties might just listen to the little people for once
made up that Hulton ward got rid of andy morgan, well done UKIP and all who voted for them. Hopefully the main parties might just listen to the little people for once bluemeanie63
  • Score: 12

10:33am Fri 23 May 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

bluemeanie63 wrote:
made up that Hulton ward got rid of andy morgan, well done UKIP and all who voted for them. Hopefully the main parties might just listen to the little people for once
Here here. Welcome to Hulton Ward - Now run by UKIP!
[quote][p][bold]bluemeanie63[/bold] wrote: made up that Hulton ward got rid of andy morgan, well done UKIP and all who voted for them. Hopefully the main parties might just listen to the little people for once[/p][/quote]Here here. Welcome to Hulton Ward - Now run by UKIP! FreedomOfSpeech1945
  • Score: -2

11:02am Fri 23 May 14

roadsweeper says...

Does anyone know why only a third of the seats at the town hall were up for grabs? Just trying to understand how this all works!
Does anyone know why only a third of the seats at the town hall were up for grabs? Just trying to understand how this all works! roadsweeper
  • Score: 8

11:08am Fri 23 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

Rumworth ward and the ethnic vote is keeping Labour going .
What has happened in this country over 40 years is nothing short of disastrous, uncontrolled immigration from the 60s to this present day will come back to haunt this country especially with terrorism because they just let anyone in and even with eastern europeans coming here in tens of thousands..... there is no way this country will ever be safe from now on.
Rumworth ward and the ethnic vote is keeping Labour going . What has happened in this country over 40 years is nothing short of disastrous, uncontrolled immigration from the 60s to this present day will come back to haunt this country especially with terrorism because they just let anyone in and even with eastern europeans coming here in tens of thousands..... there is no way this country will ever be safe from now on. Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 23

11:43am Fri 23 May 14

itsnotthatbad says...

BIG ERN wrote:
Diane Parkinson will never represent me. I vote IQ tests for voters from next year. A small test, such as counting how many fingers they have on each hand. Inbreds.
or ban anyone with surnames beginning with A...
[quote][p][bold]BIG ERN[/bold] wrote: Diane Parkinson will never represent me. I vote IQ tests for voters from next year. A small test, such as counting how many fingers they have on each hand. Inbreds.[/p][/quote]or ban anyone with surnames beginning with A... itsnotthatbad
  • Score: 2

12:03pm Fri 23 May 14

Jim271 says...

Where is TRO?

I've not heard from him yet!!!!
Where is TRO? I've not heard from him yet!!!! Jim271
  • Score: 17

12:04pm Fri 23 May 14

leigh81 says...

Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.
Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead. leigh81
  • Score: 16

12:12pm Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

My overview of last nights Bolton Council results are that UKIP with two wins and several second places,have now sown seeds in the town and will be a real threat in next years three Bolton general election seats,as it is clear that voting Tory or Lib Dem in Bolton West,South East or North East will be wasted votes.
Secondly,having viewed each ward result last night,it is evident that it is only the ethnic vote-and in particular,the Muslim vote-that is keeping Labour in power on Bolton Council,as proved in Rumworth,Great Lever,Halliwell and Crompton. Indeed,had it not been for the massive ethnic vote last night,Labour would have been humiliated.
Thirdly,apart from leafy areas like Bromley Cross and Lostock,the Tories have no support in Bolton and as for the Lib Dems,they are an irrelevance.
My overview of last nights Bolton Council results are that UKIP with two wins and several second places,have now sown seeds in the town and will be a real threat in next years three Bolton general election seats,as it is clear that voting Tory or Lib Dem in Bolton West,South East or North East will be wasted votes. Secondly,having viewed each ward result last night,it is evident that it is only the ethnic vote-and in particular,the Muslim vote-that is keeping Labour in power on Bolton Council,as proved in Rumworth,Great Lever,Halliwell and Crompton. Indeed,had it not been for the massive ethnic vote last night,Labour would have been humiliated. Thirdly,apart from leafy areas like Bromley Cross and Lostock,the Tories have no support in Bolton and as for the Lib Dems,they are an irrelevance. Reality50
  • Score: 3

12:12pm Fri 23 May 14

Jim271 says...

leigh81 wrote:
Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.
You have to examine to positives.

It has proved that the common man still has the vote and that the main parties can no longer be complacent in how they treat people,

Halliwell and Crompton were tactical candidates but the large number of second placings is showing that people are taking a more active interest.
[quote][p][bold]leigh81[/bold] wrote: Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.[/p][/quote]You have to examine to positives. It has proved that the common man still has the vote and that the main parties can no longer be complacent in how they treat people, Halliwell and Crompton were tactical candidates but the large number of second placings is showing that people are taking a more active interest. Jim271
  • Score: -2

12:19pm Fri 23 May 14

655321 says...

Jim271 wrote:
leigh81 wrote:
Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.
You have to examine to positives.

It has proved that the common man still has the vote and that the main parties can no longer be complacent in how they treat people,

Halliwell and Crompton were tactical candidates but the large number of second placings is showing that people are taking a more active interest.
As Jim stated, if you had had a UKIP Muslim councillor in these areas (Halliwell and Crompton), then the outcome would've been very different.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leigh81[/bold] wrote: Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.[/p][/quote]You have to examine to positives. It has proved that the common man still has the vote and that the main parties can no longer be complacent in how they treat people, Halliwell and Crompton were tactical candidates but the large number of second placings is showing that people are taking a more active interest.[/p][/quote]As Jim stated, if you had had a UKIP Muslim councillor in these areas (Halliwell and Crompton), then the outcome would've been very different. 655321
  • Score: -6

12:23pm Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

Bolton South East will be very interesting next year. I have long said that we can-by tactical voting-remove Yasmin Qureshi and Labour from this seat. It won't be easy with the huge Muslim vote behind her but yesterdays UKIP win in Little Lever and strong polling in Farnworth,suggests UKIP-as long as the Tory vote goes to UKIP-in Bolton South East,could see a UKIP win next year. Let's hope so andi urge all Conservatives to vote UKIP in next years Bolton South East general election,in order to get the dreadful Yasmin Qureshi out.
Bolton South East will be very interesting next year. I have long said that we can-by tactical voting-remove Yasmin Qureshi and Labour from this seat. It won't be easy with the huge Muslim vote behind her but yesterdays UKIP win in Little Lever and strong polling in Farnworth,suggests UKIP-as long as the Tory vote goes to UKIP-in Bolton South East,could see a UKIP win next year. Let's hope so andi urge all Conservatives to vote UKIP in next years Bolton South East general election,in order to get the dreadful Yasmin Qureshi out. Reality50
  • Score: 11

12:25pm Fri 23 May 14

Chris2000 says...

temujin wrote:
Loss of ward by Tories to UKIP in Bolton West will delight Labour, whose current majority (92) is a result of the UKIP vote (1901).

Vote UKIP = vote Labour = no referendum.
Hulton isn't in Bolton West. Unbelievably this has been mentioned above and has been voted down. Are these people deaf, dumb and blind?
[quote][p][bold]temujin[/bold] wrote: Loss of ward by Tories to UKIP in Bolton West will delight Labour, whose current majority (92) is a result of the UKIP vote (1901). Vote UKIP = vote Labour = no referendum.[/p][/quote]Hulton isn't in Bolton West. Unbelievably this has been mentioned above and has been voted down. Are these people deaf, dumb and blind? Chris2000
  • Score: 7

12:32pm Fri 23 May 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Ant111 wrote:
People have fought Fascism and given us the right to vote it back in!
Who are the fascists? UKIP certainly are not... that is just it... you have been beating off to the mainstream and political propaganda and know nothing of the actual party you are trying to slate.

UKIP members include.

Asian Sikh
Asian Muslim
Chinese
Black
Pink

UKIP are a British Multicultural party, when those of you that voted Liebore and Conmanservatives educate yourselves perhaps you will get it right next time.
[quote][p][bold]Ant111[/bold] wrote: People have fought Fascism and given us the right to vote it back in![/p][/quote]Who are the fascists? UKIP certainly are not... that is just it... you have been beating off to the mainstream and political propaganda and know nothing of the actual party you are trying to slate. UKIP members include. Asian Sikh Asian Muslim Chinese Black Pink UKIP are a British Multicultural party, when those of you that voted Liebore and Conmanservatives educate yourselves perhaps you will get it right next time. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: 5

12:33pm Fri 23 May 14

Chris2000 says...

roadsweeper wrote:
Does anyone know why only a third of the seats at the town hall were up for grabs? Just trying to understand how this all works!
You get a four year term. The vote is rotated between the 3 ward councillors every election. They skip a year once (Bolton was last year) in every 4.
[quote][p][bold]roadsweeper[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know why only a third of the seats at the town hall were up for grabs? Just trying to understand how this all works![/p][/quote]You get a four year term. The vote is rotated between the 3 ward councillors every election. They skip a year once (Bolton was last year) in every 4. Chris2000
  • Score: 10

12:42pm Fri 23 May 14

twowok says...

Hmmmm interestingly … UKIP'S Suzanne Evans said London population is 'Well educated, which is why Ukip hasn't done well there, just saying!
Hmmmm interestingly … UKIP'S Suzanne Evans said London population is 'Well educated, which is why Ukip hasn't done well there, just saying! twowok
  • Score: 26

12:53pm Fri 23 May 14

heaton watcher says...

adatherton wrote:
Very interesting. UKIP beat the Tories in most Labour wards and vice versa, ie they came second in nearly every ward. This must be the strongest protest vote in political history. Odd that In Heaton & Lostock, traditional golf club type area, and solid Tory, UKIP were beaten by Labour. Champagne socialists?
In Heaton and Lostock - Labour 1,154 (+0.09%), Conservatives 2,237 (-9.96%), Lib-Dems 196 (-11.51%), Greens 179 (+1.93%), UKIP 933 (+19.86%). There's nowt wrong with a glass or two of Champagne, comrades!
[quote][p][bold]adatherton[/bold] wrote: Very interesting. UKIP beat the Tories in most Labour wards and vice versa, ie they came second in nearly every ward. This must be the strongest protest vote in political history. Odd that In Heaton & Lostock, traditional golf club type area, and solid Tory, UKIP were beaten by Labour. Champagne socialists?[/p][/quote]In Heaton and Lostock - Labour 1,154 (+0.09%), Conservatives 2,237 (-9.96%), Lib-Dems 196 (-11.51%), Greens 179 (+1.93%), UKIP 933 (+19.86%). There's nowt wrong with a glass or two of Champagne, comrades! heaton watcher
  • Score: 11

12:53pm Fri 23 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War.

Now it's official.

"Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".
As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War. Now it's official. "Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots". Puffin-Billy
  • Score: 27

12:57pm Fri 23 May 14

heaton watcher says...

temujin wrote:
Loss of ward by Tories to UKIP in Bolton West will delight Labour, whose current majority (92) is a result of the UKIP vote (1901).

Vote UKIP = vote Labour = no referendum.
Hulton Ward isn't in Bolton West!
[quote][p][bold]temujin[/bold] wrote: Loss of ward by Tories to UKIP in Bolton West will delight Labour, whose current majority (92) is a result of the UKIP vote (1901). Vote UKIP = vote Labour = no referendum.[/p][/quote]Hulton Ward isn't in Bolton West! heaton watcher
  • Score: 4

12:58pm Fri 23 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

And being any one of these:
Asian Sikh
Asian Muslim
Chinese
Black
Pink
doesn't stop you from being a racist or a bigot.
And being any one of these: Asian Sikh Asian Muslim Chinese Black Pink doesn't stop you from being a racist or a bigot. Puffin-Billy
  • Score: 27

12:59pm Fri 23 May 14

heaton watcher says...

FreedomOfSpeech1945 wrote:
bluemeanie63 wrote:
made up that Hulton ward got rid of andy morgan, well done UKIP and all who voted for them. Hopefully the main parties might just listen to the little people for once
Here here. Welcome to Hulton Ward - Now run by UKIP!
Er, actually there are three Councillors in each Bolton ward and in Hulton there are now two Tories and one UKIP!
[quote][p][bold]FreedomOfSpeech1945[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bluemeanie63[/bold] wrote: made up that Hulton ward got rid of andy morgan, well done UKIP and all who voted for them. Hopefully the main parties might just listen to the little people for once[/p][/quote]Here here. Welcome to Hulton Ward - Now run by UKIP![/p][/quote]Er, actually there are three Councillors in each Bolton ward and in Hulton there are now two Tories and one UKIP! heaton watcher
  • Score: 11

1:02pm Fri 23 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

Puffin-Billy wrote:
As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War.

Now it's official.

"Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".
No just people with an opinion and who are sick of uncontrolled immigration for over 40 years to present day, and still coming over now. :-)
Our streets and shops and communities have changed forever, what on earth has gone wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War. Now it's official. "Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".[/p][/quote]No just people with an opinion and who are sick of uncontrolled immigration for over 40 years to present day, and still coming over now. :-) Our streets and shops and communities have changed forever, what on earth has gone wrong. Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: -2

1:04pm Fri 23 May 14

heaton watcher says...

Puffin-Billy wrote:
As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War.

Now it's official.

"Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".
No, it's not run by the racists and bigots of UKIP. Although they did undeniably well last night the makeup of the council is now 58 (mostly) reasonable people, 2 UKIP!
[quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War. Now it's official. "Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".[/p][/quote]No, it's not run by the racists and bigots of UKIP. Although they did undeniably well last night the makeup of the council is now 58 (mostly) reasonable people, 2 UKIP! heaton watcher
  • Score: 9

1:42pm Fri 23 May 14

655321 says...

Randolf Litler !!! wrote:
Puffin-Billy wrote:
As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War.

Now it's official.

"Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".
No just people with an opinion and who are sick of uncontrolled immigration for over 40 years to present day, and still coming over now. :-)
Our streets and shops and communities have changed forever, what on earth has gone wrong.
It seems the 'racist' tag is banded about a lot these days by people of low intelligence, simply because you disagree with them.
[quote][p][bold]Randolf Litler !!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War. Now it's official. "Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".[/p][/quote]No just people with an opinion and who are sick of uncontrolled immigration for over 40 years to present day, and still coming over now. :-) Our streets and shops and communities have changed forever, what on earth has gone wrong.[/p][/quote]It seems the 'racist' tag is banded about a lot these days by people of low intelligence, simply because you disagree with them. 655321
  • Score: 3

2:22pm Fri 23 May 14

Reality50 says...

Bottom line is now that this Labour Council is kept in power by the immigrant vote which now numbers 30,000 plus. For the rest of us we seem split between UKIP,the Tories and a large apathetic non voting section of the community.
Labour can no longer claim to represent the British born white working classes of the town or the middle classes of the town for that matter.
Bottom line is now that this Labour Council is kept in power by the immigrant vote which now numbers 30,000 plus. For the rest of us we seem split between UKIP,the Tories and a large apathetic non voting section of the community. Labour can no longer claim to represent the British born white working classes of the town or the middle classes of the town for that matter. Reality50
  • Score: 16

4:00pm Fri 23 May 14

DENBO1948 says...

Wolfie190 wrote:
Thought UKIP would have done better actually.
next time hopefully
[quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: Thought UKIP would have done better actually.[/p][/quote]next time hopefully DENBO1948
  • Score: 3

4:10pm Fri 23 May 14

DENBO1948 says...

Gomacadeshez wrote:
Wolfie190 wrote:
Thought UKIP would have done better actually.
May be others who like me voted UKIP for Euro's, would vote UKIP in the general election, but didn't vote UKIP for the council.
the arrogance of the other parties the con-lab-lib's tells its own story of how they view the electorate in this country with contempt, vote for UKIP next year and give them a chance, if they don't do any better than the other three then vote them out, simple.......
[quote][p][bold]Gomacadeshez[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Wolfie190[/bold] wrote: Thought UKIP would have done better actually.[/p][/quote]May be others who like me voted UKIP for Euro's, would vote UKIP in the general election, but didn't vote UKIP for the council.[/p][/quote]the arrogance of the other parties the con-lab-lib's tells its own story of how they view the electorate in this country with contempt, vote for UKIP next year and give them a chance, if they don't do any better than the other three then vote them out, simple....... DENBO1948
  • Score: 2

6:02pm Fri 23 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

UKIP Cllr Diane Parkinson, who represents the people of Hulton in Bolton, admires UKIP and all that they stand for; and she gives her full support to Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP.

Is she and the people of Hulton aware that Nigel Farage is co-President with Francesco Speroni, of a far right European group of parties?

Is Cllr Parkinson aware that UKIP is a member of a group called Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) ?

Are Cllr Parkinson and her supporters aware that the EFD is composed of the Danish People’s Party, the True Finns Party, the Dutch SGP and the Italian Lega Nord - and that Francesco Speroni, a leading member of the Northern League, has maintained that the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's ideas are "...in defence of western civilisation." ?

Does Cllr Parkinson, and do her supporters agree with Speroni?

Is Cllr Parkinson aware that Mario Borghezio of the EFD, has said in a radio interview that Breivik had some "excellent" ideas? Does Diane Parkinson agree with Borghezio?

Is Cllr Parkinson aware that Borghezio also pronounced on radio: "Long live the Whites of Europe, long live our identity, our ethnicity, our race… our blue sky, like the eyes of our women. Blue, in a people who want to stay white."? Does she agree with him?

Does Cllr Parkinson not question why the person she admires so much, Nigel Farage, continues to co-preside over the EFD along with the leader of Lega Nord ?

Does Cllr Parkinson not question why MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been expelled from Ukip? She was in fact expelled for refusing to take part in the EFD because of their “extreme views”. Is Diane Parkinson not worried by this fact?

Is Cllr Parkinson aware that Ukip’s only female MEP, Marta Andreasen, has threatened to leave the party, labelling Farage as an “anti-women Stalinist dictator” whose view is that “women should be in the kitchen or in the bedroom”. Does Diane Parkinson agree with Andreasen?

Is Cllr Parkinson aware that Olly Neville, the former UKIP Youth Chairman, has been sacked for supporting same-sex marriage - does she agree that Neville should have been sacked?
UKIP Cllr Diane Parkinson, who represents the people of Hulton in Bolton, admires UKIP and all that they stand for; and she gives her full support to Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP. Is she and the people of Hulton aware that Nigel Farage is co-President with Francesco Speroni, of a far right European group of parties? Is Cllr Parkinson aware that UKIP is a member of a group called Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) ? Are Cllr Parkinson and her supporters aware that the EFD is composed of the Danish People’s Party, the True Finns Party, the Dutch SGP and the Italian Lega Nord - and that Francesco Speroni, a leading member of the Northern League, has maintained that the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik's ideas are "...in defence of western civilisation." ? Does Cllr Parkinson, and do her supporters agree with Speroni? Is Cllr Parkinson aware that Mario Borghezio of the EFD, has said in a radio interview that Breivik had some "excellent" ideas? Does Diane Parkinson agree with Borghezio? Is Cllr Parkinson aware that Borghezio also pronounced on radio: "Long live the Whites of Europe, long live our identity, our ethnicity, our race… our blue sky, like the eyes of our women. Blue, in a people who want to stay white."? Does she agree with him? Does Cllr Parkinson not question why the person she admires so much, Nigel Farage, continues to co-preside over the EFD along with the leader of Lega Nord ? Does Cllr Parkinson not question why MEP Nikki Sinclaire has been expelled from Ukip? She was in fact expelled for refusing to take part in the EFD because of their “extreme views”. Is Diane Parkinson not worried by this fact? Is Cllr Parkinson aware that Ukip’s only female MEP, Marta Andreasen, has threatened to leave the party, labelling Farage as an “anti-women Stalinist dictator” whose view is that “women should be in the kitchen or in the bedroom”. Does Diane Parkinson agree with Andreasen? Is Cllr Parkinson aware that Olly Neville, the former UKIP Youth Chairman, has been sacked for supporting same-sex marriage - does she agree that Neville should have been sacked? Puffin-Billy
  • Score: 1

6:26pm Fri 23 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

Advice given to children at exam time in school:
"Answer all the questions"
Advice given to children at exam time in school: "Answer all the questions" Puffin-Billy
  • Score: -3

6:45pm Fri 23 May 14

holloway_david says...

Randolf Litler !!! wrote:
Puffin-Billy wrote:
As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War.

Now it's official.

"Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".
No just people with an opinion and who are sick of uncontrolled immigration for over 40 years to present day, and still coming over now. :-)
Our streets and shops and communities have changed forever, what on earth has gone wrong.
Newspaper reports this morning another 201,000 plus. so far.
[quote][p][bold]Randolf Litler !!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: As Bolton commemorates those who died in the First World War, it's citizens comprehensively demonstrate that they have learned nothing from that tragic event, or from the Second World War. Now it's official. "Welcome to Bolton; a town ruled by racists and bigots".[/p][/quote]No just people with an opinion and who are sick of uncontrolled immigration for over 40 years to present day, and still coming over now. :-) Our streets and shops and communities have changed forever, what on earth has gone wrong.[/p][/quote]Newspaper reports this morning another 201,000 plus. so far. holloway_david
  • Score: 3

10:37am Sat 24 May 14

Puffin-Billy says...

By voting for UKIP you spit on the graves of The Fallen.

You have voted for a party which, through its membership of the EFD officially supports:
Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny.

You have legitimised, and officially welcomed Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny into Bolton Town Hall.

You have given them respectability, and they are now officially sanctioned, free to stalk the streets of Bolton.

By voting for Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny, you have insulted the memory of the fallen of the First and Second World Wars.

.....From Wilfred Owen's Futility:
"Was it for this the clay grew tall?
—O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth’s sleep at all?"

.....Inscription on Bolton Cenotaph:
“Tell ye your children our brothers died to win a better World our part must be to strive for truth goodwill and peace that their sacrifice be not in vain” .
By voting for UKIP you spit on the graves of The Fallen. You have voted for a party which, through its membership of the EFD officially supports: Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny. You have legitimised, and officially welcomed Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny into Bolton Town Hall. You have given them respectability, and they are now officially sanctioned, free to stalk the streets of Bolton. By voting for Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny, you have insulted the memory of the fallen of the First and Second World Wars. .....From Wilfred Owen's Futility: "Was it for this the clay grew tall? —O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth’s sleep at all?" .....Inscription on Bolton Cenotaph: “Tell ye your children our brothers died to win a better World our part must be to strive for truth goodwill and peace that their sacrifice be not in vain” . Puffin-Billy
  • Score: 4

2:39pm Sat 24 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

Puffin-Billy wrote:
By voting for UKIP you spit on the graves of The Fallen.

You have voted for a party which, through its membership of the EFD officially supports:
Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny.

You have legitimised, and officially welcomed Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny into Bolton Town Hall.

You have given them respectability, and they are now officially sanctioned, free to stalk the streets of Bolton.

By voting for Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny, you have insulted the memory of the fallen of the First and Second World Wars.

.....From Wilfred Owen's Futility:
"Was it for this the clay grew tall?
—O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth’s sleep at all?"

.....Inscription on Bolton Cenotaph:
“Tell ye your children our brothers died to win a better World our part must be to strive for truth goodwill and peace that their sacrifice be not in vain” .
ANDERS BREIVIK - I suspect what this guy did is not to far away from happening here,
Also with more recent terrorist activity in this country it will only inflame matters, you saw it here first !!!
[quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: By voting for UKIP you spit on the graves of The Fallen. You have voted for a party which, through its membership of the EFD officially supports: Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny. You have legitimised, and officially welcomed Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny into Bolton Town Hall. You have given them respectability, and they are now officially sanctioned, free to stalk the streets of Bolton. By voting for Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny, you have insulted the memory of the fallen of the First and Second World Wars. .....From Wilfred Owen's Futility: "Was it for this the clay grew tall? —O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth’s sleep at all?" .....Inscription on Bolton Cenotaph: “Tell ye your children our brothers died to win a better World our part must be to strive for truth goodwill and peace that their sacrifice be not in vain” .[/p][/quote]ANDERS BREIVIK - I suspect what this guy did is not to far away from happening here, Also with more recent terrorist activity in this country it will only inflame matters, you saw it here first !!! Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 4

4:19pm Sat 24 May 14

Jackael says...

Puffin-Billy wrote:
By voting for UKIP you spit on the graves of The Fallen.

You have voted for a party which, through its membership of the EFD officially supports:
Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny.

You have legitimised, and officially welcomed Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny into Bolton Town Hall.

You have given them respectability, and they are now officially sanctioned, free to stalk the streets of Bolton.

By voting for Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny, you have insulted the memory of the fallen of the First and Second World Wars.

.....From Wilfred Owen's Futility:
"Was it for this the clay grew tall?
—O what made fatuous sunbeams toil
To break earth’s sleep at all?"

.....Inscription on Bolton Cenotaph:
“Tell ye your children our brothers died to win a better World our part must be to strive for truth goodwill and peace that their sacrifice be not in vain” .
So, it seems your'e back Christopher, AKA TheRighteousOne, BWFC71, MaplinsHolidayCamp and a multitude of others, you do know that it is against the rules to open a new account don't you ??
[quote][p][bold]Puffin-Billy[/bold] wrote: By voting for UKIP you spit on the graves of The Fallen. You have voted for a party which, through its membership of the EFD officially supports: Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny. You have legitimised, and officially welcomed Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny into Bolton Town Hall. You have given them respectability, and they are now officially sanctioned, free to stalk the streets of Bolton. By voting for Fascism, Racism, Homophobia, and Misogyny, you have insulted the memory of the fallen of the First and Second World Wars. .....From Wilfred Owen's Futility: "Was it for this the clay grew tall? —O what made fatuous sunbeams toil To break earth’s sleep at all?" .....Inscription on Bolton Cenotaph: “Tell ye your children our brothers died to win a better World our part must be to strive for truth goodwill and peace that their sacrifice be not in vain” .[/p][/quote]So, it seems your'e back Christopher, AKA TheRighteousOne, BWFC71, MaplinsHolidayCamp and a multitude of others, you do know that it is against the rules to open a new account don't you ?? Jackael
  • Score: 7

6:40pm Sat 24 May 14

Jim271 says...

Dear Labour,

Nows the time to get your act together,

Drop this One Nation rubbish

Drop Milliband

Start focussing on responsible capitalism like you promised in 1997.
Promise you will start using tax payers money more sensibly,

and above all, start working for the people of Britain instead of the people of London,

You may drag a few votes back then.
Dear Labour, Nows the time to get your act together, Drop this One Nation rubbish Drop Milliband Start focussing on responsible capitalism like you promised in 1997. Promise you will start using tax payers money more sensibly, and above all, start working for the people of Britain instead of the people of London, You may drag a few votes back then. Jim271
  • Score: -3

10:26am Sun 25 May 14

philipwalduck says...

people vote UKIP for a number of reasons. some people only vote for a candidate whose registered address is in the ward in which they are hoping to be elected, some because they agree with the national policies of the party they are voting for, some as a protest about the main parties treatment of the people of this country. My choice for the local election differs from my choice in the General and/or European Elections.
people vote UKIP for a number of reasons. some people only vote for a candidate whose registered address is in the ward in which they are hoping to be elected, some because they agree with the national policies of the party they are voting for, some as a protest about the main parties treatment of the people of this country. My choice for the local election differs from my choice in the General and/or European Elections. philipwalduck
  • Score: 2

2:51pm Sun 25 May 14

Lawlesschat says...

655321 wrote:
Jim271 wrote:
leigh81 wrote:
Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.
You have to examine to positives.

It has proved that the common man still has the vote and that the main parties can no longer be complacent in how they treat people,

Halliwell and Crompton were tactical candidates but the large number of second placings is showing that people are taking a more active interest.
As Jim stated, if you had had a UKIP Muslim councillor in these areas (Halliwell and Crompton), then the outcome would've been very different.
How can you make such a narrow assumption ?

Again, racist tones by those hell bent on blaming others for their lacking success in life.

You people really neeed to come out of you're hole'd open your eyes and breath some air of reality .., it's apparent by your comments you are lacking oxygen to the brain.
[quote][p][bold]655321[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leigh81[/bold] wrote: Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.[/p][/quote]You have to examine to positives. It has proved that the common man still has the vote and that the main parties can no longer be complacent in how they treat people, Halliwell and Crompton were tactical candidates but the large number of second placings is showing that people are taking a more active interest.[/p][/quote]As Jim stated, if you had had a UKIP Muslim councillor in these areas (Halliwell and Crompton), then the outcome would've been very different.[/p][/quote]How can you make such a narrow assumption ? Again, racist tones by those hell bent on blaming others for their lacking success in life. You people really neeed to come out of you're hole'd open your eyes and breath some air of reality .., it's apparent by your comments you are lacking oxygen to the brain. Lawlesschat
  • Score: -22

6:48pm Sun 25 May 14

holloway_david says...

Chris2000 wrote:
roadsweeper wrote:
Does anyone know why only a third of the seats at the town hall were up for grabs? Just trying to understand how this all works!
You get a four year term. The vote is rotated between the 3 ward councillors every election. They skip a year once (Bolton was last year) in every 4.
Should be every year and keep them on their toes.
[quote][p][bold]Chris2000[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]roadsweeper[/bold] wrote: Does anyone know why only a third of the seats at the town hall were up for grabs? Just trying to understand how this all works![/p][/quote]You get a four year term. The vote is rotated between the 3 ward councillors every election. They skip a year once (Bolton was last year) in every 4.[/p][/quote]Should be every year and keep them on their toes. holloway_david
  • Score: 0

7:49pm Sun 25 May 14

holloway_david says...

BIG ERN wrote:
Diane Parkinson will never represent me. I vote IQ tests for voters from next year. A small test, such as counting how many fingers they have on each hand. Inbreds.
Your one handed statement means to me that you will be required to use an abacus next year as an IQ test for you, just to show everybody else how outstanding you are. One question ----- who did you get to put your statement online? and while your thinking about it you just might miss next years vote .
[quote][p][bold]BIG ERN[/bold] wrote: Diane Parkinson will never represent me. I vote IQ tests for voters from next year. A small test, such as counting how many fingers they have on each hand. Inbreds.[/p][/quote]Your one handed statement means to me that you will be required to use an abacus next year as an IQ test for you, just to show everybody else how outstanding you are. One question ----- who did you get to put your statement online? and while your thinking about it you just might miss next years vote . holloway_david
  • Score: 3

12:41pm Mon 26 May 14

Rivertin says...

I am not one for conspiracy theories but I am sure UKIP are a very intelligent group of mature students that are carrying out something called ' The Gullibility experiiment '

(also I think Farage's mask has mafuncioned somewhere, maybe he would be better off exposing his lizard face, I may vote for him then)
I am not one for conspiracy theories but I am sure UKIP are a very intelligent group of mature students that are carrying out something called ' The Gullibility experiiment ' (also I think Farage's mask has mafuncioned somewhere, maybe he would be better off exposing his lizard face, I may vote for him then) Rivertin
  • Score: -6

8:48pm Mon 26 May 14

Randolf Litler !!! says...

If it hadn't been for the failure of previous governments over the decades to address the problem and control immigration into this country then UKIP would never had come into existence but thankfully they are now here.
Between 1997 and 2010 labour belatedly apologised for their disastrous open door policy into this country which allowed 3.2 million into the uk, among of which were criminals, murderers, rapists, etc,etc, not to mention the benefit fraudsters and increased demand on our public services, so you see this is why we have UKIP today.
The majority of these around daubhill are a drain on our society, as i fail to see how all these walking around our streets all day can have any positive effect on our economy...so i'm only too willing to see them all back where they came from over the last 30 years to the present day.
If it hadn't been for the failure of previous governments over the decades to address the problem and control immigration into this country then UKIP would never had come into existence but thankfully they are now here. Between 1997 and 2010 labour belatedly apologised for their disastrous open door policy into this country which allowed 3.2 million into the uk, among of which were criminals, murderers, rapists, etc,etc, not to mention the benefit fraudsters and increased demand on our public services, so you see this is why we have UKIP today. The majority of these around daubhill are a drain on our society, as i fail to see how all these walking around our streets all day can have any positive effect on our economy...so i'm only too willing to see them all back where they came from over the last 30 years to the present day. Randolf Litler !!!
  • Score: 4

11:24am Tue 27 May 14

Ernagy2 says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Like UKIP's going to make a difference. All councillors are the same. Useless dummies who know no better than to talk about statistics, accronyms and flipping bin collections.
I you're so clever, why don't you sit as a councillor?
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Like UKIP's going to make a difference. All councillors are the same. Useless dummies who know no better than to talk about statistics, accronyms and flipping bin collections.[/p][/quote]I you're so clever, why don't you sit as a councillor? Ernagy2
  • Score: 3

11:30am Tue 27 May 14

Ernagy2 says...

Jim271 wrote:
leigh81 wrote:
Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.
You have to examine to positives.

It has proved that the common man still has the vote and that the main parties can no longer be complacent in how they treat people,

Halliwell and Crompton were tactical candidates but the large number of second placings is showing that people are taking a more active interest.
No, it's showing Labour have a stranglehold on this ~Town. That's what the vote is about.
[quote][p][bold]Jim271[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]leigh81[/bold] wrote: Very worrying that UKIP are gaining seats - this is not a positive step. The focus on the EU by UKIP is just a smoke screen. More worryingly is that they have openly discussed scrapping maternity pay, social care for older people, and the most worrying call came from Farages right hand man who asserts that women who are pregnant with down syndrome children should have their pregnancies terminated !!! Eugenics ???? Worrying times ahead.[/p][/quote]You have to examine to positives. It has proved that the common man still has the vote and that the main parties can no longer be complacent in how they treat people, Halliwell and Crompton were tactical candidates but the large number of second placings is showing that people are taking a more active interest.[/p][/quote]No, it's showing Labour have a stranglehold on this ~Town. That's what the vote is about. Ernagy2
  • Score: 4

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