Independent 7, Farnworth and Kearsley First 4, UK Independence Party 2, Horwich and Blackrod First 2. A large district in Greater Manchester, north-west of Manchester itself; includes Farnworth, Westhoughton and Horwich.
Westhoughton North and Chew Moor has a vacant seat (held by the Conservatives). Bob Allen (Heaton and Lostock) is suspended from the Conservative group. All three Compton ward councillors (Hanif Dervesh, Bilkis Ismail and Martin McMulkin) moved from Labour to Independent in June 2020. Ann Cunliffe (Horwich and Blackrod) moved from Labour to Independent in May 2020.
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