WESTHOUGHTON’S new mayor will be defending his seat on Bolton Council in the forthcoming local elections.

Cllr Kevan Jones, pictured, is fighting for re-election in Westhoughton South, with Liberal Democrat town councillor David Wilkinson joining UKIP’s Les Wareing and Stephen Wallen, of the Conservatives, on the card.

Derek Bullock, of the English Democrats, a self-described “environmentalist” is the fifth candidate.