The UK’s general election is just weeks away and there’s no doubt that households in Bolton will be considering their options when it comes to voting.

Among the party leaders hoping to be successful are the Conservative's Rishi Sunak and Labour's Sir Keir Starmer and in recent weeks they’ve been travelling across the UK as part of their campaigns.

The last general election took place in 2019 and with the next one due on July 4, you might wonder how your area voted all those years ago.

We have put together a map showing how the entire UK voted, but let’s take a closer look at Bolton.

How did Bolton vote in the 2019 general election?

Here is how Bolton voted in the last general election five years ago:

  • Bolton West: Conservative
  • Bolton South and Walkden: Labour
  • Bolton North East: Conservative

You can see how all areas of Greater Manchester and the rest of the UK voted in the 2019 general election below:

What were the UK general election results in 2019?

In 2019, the Conservative Party won a majority with a total of 365 seats.

The Conservatives gained 47 seats which was up from the previous election two years earlier.

Boris Johnson, who was Prime Minister at the time, needed 365 seats to claim a Tory majority.

In contrast, the Labour Party lost 59 seats which brought them to 203 in total.

Across the country, 81 parliamentary seats changed hands.

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The Scottish National Party gained 13 seats which took them to 48 seats.

Meanwhile, the Liberal Democrats won 11 seats (losing one from 2017) and the DUP won 8 (losing two).

Sinn Féin reported 7 seats won, whilst Plaid Cymru secured 4 seats.

Meanwhile, other parties (including the speaker) won 9 seats to take the total to 650 in the House of Commons.