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.
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. Paul Heslop (Kearsley) moved from Farnworth and Kearsley First to Independent in February 2020. Anna-Marie Watters (Westhoughton South) moved from Labour to Independent in February 2020. Mark Cunningham (Kearsley) moved from Brexit Party to Conservative in February 2020. Westhoughton North and Chew Moor has a vacant seat (held by the Conservatives).
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