Independent 8, Farnworth and Kearsley First 4, UK Independence Party 2, Horwich and Blackrod First 2, non-aligned 1. A large district in Greater Manchester, north-west of Manchester itself; includes Farnworth, Westhoughton and Horwich.
Astley Bridge, and Westhoughton North and Chew Moor, have vacant seats (both held by the Conservatives). Beverley Fletcher (Breightmet) and Diane Parkinson (Hulton) moved from Conservative to Independent, while Anna-Marie Watters (Westhoughton South) moved from Independent to Conservative, in January 2021. Bob Allen (Heaton and Lostock) is suspended from the Conservative group.
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