Bolton's council elections are right around the corner.

More than a third of seats are up for grabs when the polls open on Thursday, May 6.

Candidates will stand in votes across 20 areas of the borough, with the Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats putting up one prospective councillor for each seat.

There are a total of 60 seats on Bolton council, with Labour holding 18 and the Conservatives 17.

But, because of an agreement made between all the other parties in the borough except Labour, the Conservatives currently control the council.

This means that a swing in one direction or another could completely change the authority's leadership.

There are two extra seats also available this year following the tragic deaths of married councillors Paul and Christine Wild over the last 12 months.

There are also a number of local parties vying for seats, including Farnworth and Kearsley First, Active for Westhoughton, Horwich and Blackrod First Independents, Westhoughton First Independents and Bolton For Change.

In addition, candidates from the Green Party will run in many areas across the borough.

Here is the list of candidates in full:

Astley Bridge

Bradshaw

Breightmet

Bromley Cross

Crompton

Farnworth

Great Lever

Halliwell

Harper Green

Heaton and Lostock

Horwich and Blackrod

Horwich North East

Hulton

Kearsley

Little Lever and Darcy Lever

Rumworth

Smithills

Tonge with the Haulgh

Westhoughton North and Chew Moor

Westhoughton South